Paying it forward Moms
In Singapore, being a mom can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Between managing the household and raising children, it can be easy to feel isolated and overwhelmed. However, the mommy community in Singapore is incredibly supportive of one another, often paying it forward by sharing clothing and used items or selling them at a low cost for those in need.
There are many chat groups and social media groups that have formed over the years to give support to one another. These groups provide a space for moms to share advice, offer emotional support, and even swap items they no longer need. It's not uncommon to see moms post items like strollers, clothes, and toys for sale at a fraction of the original cost, making them accessible to those who may not have the means to purchase new items.
Beyond the practical support, the mommy community in Singapore also provides a sense of community and belonging. Being a mom can be a lonely experience, especially for new moms who may not have a support system. The mommy groups in Singapore offer a space for moms to connect with one another, share their experiences, and build friendships.
Here are a few:
One such group is the "Mums & Babies Playdates" was initiated by a close friend who wanted to create a small community of mothers and their children to organise playdates, provide support to each other, and share their experiences of the postpartum journey.
“Bumpwise” is a supportive community for new and expectant parents. Led by Johanna, an experienced doula, Bumpwise offers a platform to connect, share experiences, and seek advice. With a focus on promoting positive parenting practices, Bumpwise provides a wealth of information and a caring network of individuals to guide parents through the journey of parenthood.
"Singapore Mom Bloggers" Facebook group, which has over 2,000 members. The group was started by a few mom bloggers who wanted to create a space where Singaporean moms could share their experiences and connect with one another. Members of the group share everything from parenting tips to recipes to their favourite places to shop for baby items.
Another group is the "Singapore Moms in Business" Facebook group, which has over 8,000 members. The group was started by a mom who wanted to create a space for other moms who were running their own businesses. Members of the group share their business ideas and tips, offer support and encouragement, and even collaborate on projects together.
The mommy community in Singapore is a shining example of how women can come together to support one another, especially during challenging times like pregnancy, childbirth, and raising young children. By providing practical support, emotional support, and a sense of community, these groups are making a real difference in the lives of many moms in Singapore.
I for one, am grateful for the support I received during my pregnancy and post-pregnancy from the wonderful people of Singapore. Thank you 🙏