Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA)
Multiples Celebrate in Canberra and the Region
DATE: 28 Febraury 2014
Parents of multiple birth children in Canberra and the region are not alone, that is the message of the upcoming Multiple Birth Awareness Week (9 - 16 March 2014) and from the Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA).
“This is an important week for us to let families out there know there is a group of people in their community who want to lend support in a variety of ways. CARMBA is a vibrant and active organisation which can provide a soft landing for those families welcoming multiple babies into their lives,” said CARMBA President, Amelia Haddock.
“Our theme for 2014 is “You’re not alone” and there is growing evidence that getting involved in a support group such as CARMBA can have real benefits to the mental health and coping skills of parents. Many people are unaware of the wellbeing benefits of joining a support group like CARMBA support groups can be a great place to find services, practical tips, resources and social events with like-minded people.”
Member of CARMBA and mum of five children including a set of twins, Teresa Duve said “Being a member of CARMBA means I’m not alone in this special journey. It’s that knowing smile another parent of multiples gives you when you walk in the room feeling like no one else in the world could possibly understand what you have been through the past week, no words need be exchanged, it's just a silent thumbs up ‘I've been there, I understand, it will be OK’.”
Multiple Birth Awareness Week Activities in the ACT and region
Bateman’s Bay catch up
Sun Mar 9, 2014, 10 am – noon EST
Come along to have a play date at this Corrigan's Beach playground. Bring a plate of food to share.
Multiplay in the Park
Mon Mar 10, 2014, 10 am – 12:30 pm EST
A casual gathering in Queanbeyan Park, off Campbell Street.
Tue Mar 11, 2014, 10 am – noon EST
This event is run by Milton-Ulladulla Family Support Service. Activities vary each week and the group provides childcare so parents can have a break.
Family Support 158 Green Street, Ulladulla
CARMBA general meetings
Tue Mar 11, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30 pm EST
Thu Mar 13, 2014, 10 am – noon EST
CARMBA's Fun Day
Sat Mar 15, 2014, 2–5 pm EST
Join us at CARMBA's biggest event of the year, the 2014 Fun Day! In 2014 we'll have fantastic entertainment by Jam On Toast, pony rides, reptile display, patting paddock, the Molonglo Rural Fire Service truck, jumping castles galore from CCC Jumpn' Castles, a visit by Capital Chemist's Billie Bilby, Puggy House decorating a family photo booth by Twins of Australia, a special play space for babies, face-painting, free sausage sizzle plus Black Magic Coffee and delicious Pure Gelato available for purchase. This year we're introducing a Breastfeeding and Baby Change facility sponsored by Huggies.