852 Mamas is the brain child of Mallori Steele along with a small group of volunteer Mamas. Mal loves to dance and socialize and after having her second child, she hit the internet searching for social activities, desperate to find other people to dance with! When she saw that there was limited options, she decided to set up a baby-wearing dance class as a way of meeting other moms and keeping active, with her youngest son, Malachi.
From here, she met a fantastic group of like-minded moms, who wanted to get together and be active too. It was during these social interactions that Mal noticed that sometimes women wouldn’t feel confident about joining in group meet ups, or “putting themselves out there”. When your baby is little and needs you 24/7, it is an isolating feeling, and mamas need other mamas. Realising that there are often multiple due date, location or special interest WhatsApp groups for moms, there was a feeling that social activities were sporadic and not widely publicised, even if they were open to everyone.
Mal reached out to the group about trying to set up a community and a group of excited and enthusiastic mamas stepped forward. Over a coffee in Mal’s apartment, the mamas tossed around names and ideas for such a community and 852 Mamas was born!
852 Mamas aims to connect moms with other moms, providing a centralized community that is open to all mamas out there. We’re a community that celebrates and supports Mompreneurs and Bloggers; working mamas and stay-at-home mamas. Whether you want to join a coffee morning, a dance class, get some advice or just meet some mamas in your area, 852 Mamas is here to help.
Interested in connecting or collaborating with 852 Mamas? Email Mal@852Mamas.com