It was a happy birthday for Mums on the Go last Sunday. Sydney weather put on a good show as did lush new venue, The Mama Club that comfortably seated and treated us as we celebrated the success of the parent resource site founded by Linda Anderson two years ago.
Linda, who’ll be welcoming baby number three in August, shared how Mums on the Go grew from a small list of child friendly places in the Inner West to its current directory of child friendly businesses across Sydney and Melbourne. She also shared her vision of expanding the service to the rest of Australia.
However, Mums on the Go, Linda emphasised, is more than online listings, it is about our
broad yet defined community. My fellow birthday party people certainly reflected this. I met women of various postcodes, career paths and stages of motherhood, and in true spirit, we nattered and networked. We even learnt a thing or two with a tea tasting of divine organic tea by The Rabbit Hole. Then all too soon, it was time to go.
On saying goodbye to my newbie network, I mentioned I was on the way to the Surry Hills pub, The Beresford, to which one yummy mummy shared: “Last time I was there all the windows were blacked out and some half-naked, toothless midget started dancing with me – long time ago of course, but it scared me enough to never return”.
Well, as it turns out I can report a large number of toothless midgets were at The Beresford Hotel last Sunday but none of them scary. In fact, it was a very child friendly venue with great food, atmosphere and service – I’ll have to mention it to Linda!
- www.catchlightpictures.com – Thanks for the pics Dayna!