UK Handmade Magazine Summer 2014

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What do you think the future holds for #somum? Well, I can’t believe that I’ve already fulfilled two big Story of Mum dreams in 2014 - the live Mamas’ Retreat and the DIY Kits - and I’m hoping that the year just keeps rolling on out like that! We had support from the Arts Council for the exhibition last year, which also included a chance to investigate all sorts of different ways to take our message out and work towards sustainability. Generating some sources of income would allow us to engage with more mums, as well as support other incredible organisations giving mothers a voice, like the Museum of Motherhood and Womankind Worldwide (10% of DIY Mamas’ Retreat Kit sales are going to these two). We’ll be hosting a series of workshops on and offline with Child and Community Psychologist Dr Emily Jane and a UK/French businesswomen’s network, B-New (Working Mama, Happy Kids) later this month that we hope to expand to all mums (not just mums who balance work and mothering). We’ll also be exploring an online Mamas’ Retreat and e-course that can take our vision direct to Mamas’ inboxes in a more interactive way. Finally, I’d love to host another Mamas’ Retreat too! For more information, visit: Photo Credits: Pat Kelman Chris Webber Ian Kingsnorth

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