Help us celebrate National Mothering Week 2020
4-10 May 2020 | We're in it together
This year National Mothering Week is celebrating mums everywhere rallying together in a show of solidarity. As a mother, you are never alone. Support is available when you need it, whether it’s from your circle of family and friends or from organisations like ABA. It’s important that mothers feel like they can acknowledge when they are not ok. We know that having enough support is the key to this. That’s why we are making the message loud and clear: We’re in it together.
There is no doubt Mother’s Day will look a little different this year, with families across Australia practising social distancing. But now more than ever is the time to stand together. Take some time to focus on your overall wellbeing. Reach out to your friends, your family or your neighbour. Pick up the telephone and call, send a text, chat online or write someone a letter. Do something that makes you feel great this National Mothering Week.
Local ABA groups will be hosting virtual community events to celebrate National Mothering Week this year. Please visit your local group page for more information on what groups are doing in your area. You can also join ABA’s new national Facebook group, Breastfeeding with ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association), for mother-to-mother support, to connect with other parents and to learn from the experiences of others.
National Mothering Week 2020 Competition
Help us celebrate National Mothering Week 2020 by sharing all the ways that you are taking care of yourselves and each other. This might be having a group video chat with other mums, getting outside for a breath of fresh of air, baking something delicious, or simply taking the time to enjoy a hot cup of tea. Tag us and use the hashtags #inittogether #nmw2020. One lucky entry will receive a $200 prize from our friends at Ripe Maternity. A winner will be announced on Tuesday 12 May, 2020.
Loved by mums around the world, Ripe is dedicated to making women feel confident, stylish and comfortable in their journey through motherhood. Their mission is to inspire women to celebrate and embrace the amazing moments of pregnancy, nursing and beyond through their specialised product offering that is contemporary and complimentary to her lifestyle. Learn more and shop the range ripematernity.com
Join the conversation on social media
During these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that mums feel supported. One of the best ways to do this is through social media. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to join the National Mothering Week celebrations. We are using the following hashtags for National Mothering Week, so please be sure to use them when discussing, sharing photos or posting.
Do you wish to support ABA's work?
ABA has a range of services available to support pregnant women and new mothers, including the National Breastfeeding Helpline (1800 686 268) and LiveChat. You can also download our app, Mum2Mum, via the App Store and Google Play. The work that we do is crucial in ensuring mothers have the support they need to feed their babies.
If you would like to help us continue this support and expand our services, please consider donating to ABA during National Mothering Week. Your gift will go a long way in helping us give Australian families the information, compassion and mother-to-mother support in 2020 and beyond.