To bring positive experiences to Mummas through the medium of craft.
To provide free workshops to Mummas who need it most.
To create space and conversation to relieve post-natal pressure, stress and anxiety.
To own a purpose-built craft van to travel to remote communities and deliver workshops.
Hi, I'm Carlie
I am the founder of Mumma Got Skills. I am also an arts teacher, wife to Shannon and mum of, Ziggy (born dec 2017) and one old lady pug, Tuppie (born 2000). I had always felt my creative side provided relief from overthinking things. It was through doing crafty projects that I realised my mind became ‘quiet’ and this helped me get through difficult times.
After the birth of Ziggy, I reached out for some kind of creative group where I could also take my baby. Alas, no such crafty mothers group existed...so I made one up. I hosted an informal workshop with some friends who were also new parents (yes, dads too!). I taught the group how to make visual mobiles for new babies. This was how Mumma Got Skills was born.
With over 10 years experience as a children's performer, workshop facilitator and teacher, it seems natural that I should share what I know with new mothers. Support networks are so incredibly important after having a baby. Mumma Got Skills provides an alternative to traditional mother' groups.
Post natal anxiety and depression affects 1 in 7 new mums (PANDA) but there is no doubt that every new parent experiences some levels of stress after baby. Mumma Got Skills provides a service where new mothers (and dads too) can take a much needed break whilst also creating simple projects that match the developmental needs of your babies. Mumma Got Skills workshops are a time where you can refocus attention and simply breathe.
Teacher of the arts- Maternal wellness advocate- Consultant-Leader
B. Of Creative Industries (Drama)
Grad Dip Education (Middle Years)
We put back into the business 100% of our profits in order to continue research and develop quality experiences for mothers who need it most.
We are all about creating craft workshops at low cost so that mummas from all backgrounds can join in. We provide free workshops for mothers at risk by using a percentage of donated funds through ticket sales. Our goal for 2019 is to develop partnership with hospitals in order to provide workshops for perinatal mothers.
It is our longterm aim that we raise enough money to deck out a craft van that can travel to regional and remote communities delivering craft relief to mums who need it most.
We love to partner with organisations to deliver solutions that promote positive perinatal health and wellbeing through art. We love to travel, develop new workshops, collaborate and solve logistical nightmares!
Nothing is too small (or big!). If you have an idea, grant opportunity, proposal (or even an old van) that you think would work well with what we do, please get in touch!