How 'Mummy Madness' found its place online

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 9 November 2017

13 mins

Being a first time mum is hard. Being a second time mum is hard. In fact being a mum full stop is hard. 

Kat Di Marco needed an online community of people going through the same thing as her to bounce ideas off, to vent, to support and be supported.

What was a relatively small group on Facebook group called Mummy Madness for her close friends, has now grown to over 40,000 members Australia wide.

Kat opens up about just how much work goes into running these pages, the abuse so freely sent her way when a member doesn't approve of how the group guidelines are enforced, and how this little idea to create a safe space for fellow mums exploded to such epic proportions. 

To find out more about Mummy Madness, or to request to join the closed group, head to their public Facebook page.

Listen to more Parents & Carers segments

Could you be a surrogate for a stranger?

Surrogacy in Australia is illegal unless done altruistically Keira Alexander has two daughters. She has also been a surrogate twice for other families. She opens up about the experience; an…
26 mins

Understanding postnatal depletion with Dr Oscar Serrallach

In the weeks and months following childbirth you feel tired, overwhelmed, emotional. It's totally normal right? Well yes, and no These could all be signs you’re experiencing what Dr Oscar
19 mins

How Emma Isaacs turned her business into an international movement (and had 5 kids along the way)

When Emma Isaacs was 18 she started her own business, Business Chicks. Fast forward to today and Business Chicks has become an international success, Emma has been mentored by…
16 mins

How to make love last

 Newsflash: Your partner can't read your mind Dr Emma Agnew is a clinical psychologist and faculty member at The School of Life. She takes a very practical look at the…
15 mins

Could you love and care for someone else's children?

Luke and Samantha  Gillett’s children had just emerged from their most time consuming phase when they decided to start again from the beginning. Almost When they realised they had more…
15 mins

Is sleep deprivation affecting your relationship?

We all know that when we don’t get enough sleep we’re often irritable When you have a small baby, the sleep deprivation can go on for months. What impact does…
18 mins