Happy Mama supports Mother and Baby Wellness in our Community. Whether you are looking to make a new mummy friend, seek local support and advice or want to find out about local classes and services running...we are a growing community of mamas ready to support and nurture each other
Hi, I'm Kelly - Mum of two and Founder of Happy Mama
Happy Mama launched in February 2020 - originally a weekly wellbeing session for new mums, to come and sit with their babies, enjoy a hot cuppa and biscuits and feel 'looked after' for an hour. It was a chance for mums to meet and connect with others, feel less isolated and share their experience of becoming a new mother.
So often new mums get asked "How is the baby doing? Are they sleeping and feeding ok?" That often people forget to ask how the mother is doing. I wanted us to be the place where we ask "How are YOU doing?" something that I wish I had as a new mum!
When the pandemic hit in March 2020, we had to quickly adapt, I still wanted to continue to support new parents but had to find different ways of doing so. I immediately set up a Facebook Support Group, weekly zoom meet ups and WhatsApp chats to help keep parents talking and connecting. I arranged live Q&A's with local businesses and support services from the community, then when it was safe for us to do so, we started to offer FREE buggy walks.
Within a few months, everything we had done started to snowball and we found ourselves supporting almost 1000 families in our Facebook Support Group by the end of the pandemic. During the various lockdowns, Kayleigh and I took some further training in Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Baby Development so that we were able to offer baby classes, parent workshops and toddler sessions alongside our wellbeing sessions - a way to support parents further.
Since then Happy Mama has evolved and grown into the wonderful community that it is today...a community of 'mums supporting mums', something that I would have loved to have in my own early days of motherhood..
We now host a whole range of classes, workshops and sessions to take you from newborn right through to your child starting school.
We have a host of wonderful contributors including sleep and feeding support, fitness and wellbeing specialists too.
We want every mum at Happy Mama to feel supported, be given the opportunity to meet and make new mum friends alongside taking some wellness for themselves.
Much love, Kelly x
The Family Hub
In September 2022 we opened our very own Family Hub...a place for us to run our classes and sessions from PLUS an onsite toddler friendly cafe too - the perfect place to meet and socialise with other families!
It has been such a whirlwind of a journey getting to where we are today...something that would not have been possible without the support everyone has shown us at Happy Mama! It has been a dream come true but the hard work really starts now and I hope that you will love visiting us at the Hub as much as we look forward to welcoming you along!
Meet the Team
Kelly - Founder of Happy Mama
Hi, I'm Kelly, Dance Teacher, Baby Yoga Instructor, Baby Development Practitioner, Potty Training Facilitator and Founder of Happy Mama.
I did not transition well into Motherhood when my daughter was born in 2013. There were many things that I struggled with in the early days and never really found my village. My journey into motherhood has laid many of the foundations for our ethos at Happy Mama...I never want other mothers to feel as lost and lonely as I did.
I want Happy Mama to be a welcoming place for all mums to feel nurtured, cared for and 'heard' no matter their journey.
I look forward to meeting and getting to know you and your little one!
Kayleigh - Principal Teacher
Hi, I'm Kayleigh, I’m a mummy of two, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga Instructor, Baby Development Practitioner and Weaning Specialist,
My children keep me very busy and I love being their mummy more than anything in the world. That said, at times it is and has been a challenge and I hope that I can use my experiences to help other mamas who are going through similar things.
I love being outdoors, socialising and meeting new people. I have a background in working within the early years sector and for the children's centres too.
I really hope I get the opportunity to meet and welcome you along to a class, session or workshop with us soon!
Emma - Teacher
Hi, I'm Emma, mother of 2 boys, Baby Yoga Instructor, Baby Development Practitioner and Play Cafe Leader.
I joined Happy Mama as a parent during the pandemic after the birth of my youngest. I wanted to find a place where I could connect with other local mums and Happy Mama seemed like the perfect place. I experienced firsthand the benefits of what a mum community was like, the friendliness of the baby sensory classes and the enjoyment of the toddler groups too.
I have been a secondary teacher for many years and since having my two boys, I wanted to work in an environment more suited to my life as a new mummy.
I love teaching at the Hub and I cannot wait to welcome you along soon!
Lizzie - Teacher
Hi, I'm Lizzie mum of two, Nature Tots Facilitator, Sling Peer Supporter, Early Years Practitioner and Buggy Walk Leader.
I joined Happy Mama during the pandemic as a way to connect with other mums whilst most groups were closed. I enjoy everything that Happy Mama provides and can't wait to support more mamas in our community.
I have a background working as a Nanny for many years and have a passion for crafts and early years.
I look forward to meeting you at a class or session with me soon!