Kia ora, I had a vision for this space to be used to give everyone access to more māmā and connect with more information in one place. I know many of us pātai on Facebook groups or on instagram polls but this is a space exclusively for māmā to awhi each other.
This is intended to be a safe, no judgement zone, ask and answer away. I'll start us off in each category to get going and feel free to contribute as much or as little as you like. You can manage your profile to share as much or as little as you like with your post, feel free to use a nickname or other username if you would prefer to stay anonymous or be a bit more undercover or you just feel more comfortable doing so, we tautoko all the same. No matter what stage you are in with your tamariki, whether it be hapū just starting out, navigating life with a newborn, terrible two's, right up to school-aged there is space here for you.
Having the categories should help you to pick up and relate the right info to the right stage for your current māmā season. It will also make it easy to skip ahead to see what might be coming for you, or to go back and share your knowledge and tips with those in a stage you've just made it through. This first post is in 6-12months purely because that is our current season at the time we are starting our wānanga ipurangi.
Enjoy! We all got this māmā!