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Welcome to the
Tasmanian Multiple Birth
Association.


The Tasmanian Multiple Birth Association (TasMBA) is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteer parents of multiples, affiliated with the Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA). We recognise the unique situation that, as parents and carers of twins, triplets (and more!), we find ourselves in and provide support, discussion, friendship, education and strategies that will make all of our lives even more enjoyable.

Why not become a member…

When you become a member of TasMBA you’ll receive great benefits:
  • Free box of HUGGIES nappies (conditions apply)
  • A supportive online community of multiple parents
  • An Australian Baby Card valued at $30 which gives you access to great discounts nationwide
  • Free attendance to all TasMBA events
  • Publications including copies of our enewsletters and the national AMBA Magazine
Join online today…

How to get involved…
  • Come along to playgroup
  • Join our next special event
  • Join our Trivia team. Every second Wednesday night at the Waratah Hotel. See our Facebook group for details
  • Join our Facebook closed group TasMBA Members. It is a wonderful private community where we have loads of conversations about raising multiples.
  • View our Facebook open page Tasmanian Multiple Birth Association. It’s a great place to view all our events. Be sure to like the page to receive all event invites.
  • Want to get more involved? We have positions vacant on our committee.
Upcoming Special Events

 Thursday October 11, 2018
School Holiday Multiples Play Date 
Time: 11am
Venue: Huonville Foreshore Playground, 13 The Esplanade, Huonville

 Saturday October 13, 2018
Expectant and New Parent Information Session
Please join us for an information session which provides an opportunity for expectant and new parents to receive practical information from other mums and dads with multiples about things such as pregnancy, birth and where to from there. These sessions provide an opportunity to tap into the wealth of knowledge our multiple parents have as well as giving people the opportunity to meet other expectant and new families and begin to develop support and friendship. Tea, coffee and afternoon tea provided. For any questions or to RSVP please email hlo-south@tasmba.org.au
Time: 3pm
Venue: Rosny Library, 46 Bligh Street, Rosny.  Easy parking and flat access for prams and pregnant mums!

 Thursday November 29 1, 2018
Northern Branch Family Get-together
TasMBA Members family BBQ.
Bring your own bikes/scooters and helmets
BYO drinks
BBQ provided
Please RSVP with numbers via our facebook event.
Time:
4.30pm
Venue: Transport & Road Safety Centre  - Lawrence Vale Road, Launceston

 Saturday December 1, 2018
TasMBA General Meeting
Time: 5pm
Venue: Hobart CWA – 1/165 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

TasMBA Christmas Dinner

Time: 7pm
Venue: Bar Wa Izakaya – 216 – 218 Elizabeth Street, Hobart www.barwaizakaya.com

 Sunday December 2, 2018
TasMBA Christmas Breakup
Time: 11am
Venue: Hut #2 Tolosa Park, Glenorchy https://www.gcc.tas.gov.au/community/sports-and-recreation/tolosa-park-huts.aspx
And our regular events...

 First Thursday of the month
Northern Playgroup 
On the firsth Thursday of the month TasMBA host a Playgroup and Parent Support Program in the North
Please bring a nut free afternoon tea for your children.
For details contact Elly Grant or Jo Lacco or north@tasmba.org.au

Cost:
FREE to members or $4/family for non-member
Time: 1pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Ravenswood Child and Family Centre, 8 Prossers Forest Road, Launceston

 Wednesday morning
Southern Playgroup 
Every Wednesday during school terms TasMBA host a Playgroup and Parent Support Program in the South
For details contact events-south@tasmba.org.au
Please bring some morning tea to share with the adults and children if you would like to.

The Clarence Plains CFC is a child centred, child friendly, comfortable and warm environment for all families with young children from birth to age 5.  There is a safe area for young babies to play or relax with plenty of space for pram parking! Toddlers and 3-5s will enjoy exploring in a challenging yet safe indoor/outdoor space, including homecorner, sandpit, indoor treehouse, bike track, swings and much more!

Cost: FREE to members or $4/family for non-members.
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Venue: Clarence Plains Child & Family Centre, 25 Mockridge Road, Clarendon Vale

 Fortnightly on Wednesday night
TasMBA Trivia Group 
Every fortnight TasMBA meet at The Waratah Hotel to connect, have fun, have a laugh and combine to make one super brain. Free for TasMBA members. Check the TasMBA Facebook site for the next date, with trivia clues out on the Tueday.
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Waratah Hotel, 272 Murray Street, Hobart




2018  TasMBA Committee


Meet our president


 Allison Young
Hi I’m Allison,

I am Mum to fraternal twins James and Jefferson who came into our lives via c-section at 36+3 weeks on the last day of May 2013- even after daily instructions from me that they were to stay inside until June- pushing the boundaries from a young age! I am also Mum to Leo who was born in 2015, 3 days after the twins 2nd birthday.

We brought our two bundles home 16 days after they were born, what seemed like forever at the time, but a short stay in hindsight compared to others’ stories. I discovered quickly that breastfeeding wasn’t for me and made the decision to formula feed early on, mainly for the sake of my mental health.

I engaged with TasMBA early in my pregnancy and found talking to both experienced and expectant Mums invaluable. I formed connections in those early days that helped me through the first few years with twins. Having a regular playgroup where everyone was ready and waiting to hold a baby for me gave me a reason to get out of the house each week. Going to a dinner where I would walk in a stranger and walk out firm friends with new people over this amazing thing we have in common-parenting multiples.

I have volunteered with TasMBA on the committee since early 2015. I wanted to be the person to continue the hand of support and friendship that those wonderful mums showed me when I joined.

I am a firm believer in making connections with, and for people. Putting people together who can benefit from each other, in person and online. Helping families, and particularly mums, find their tribe.

My husband Dean and I own a newsagency where I work 2 days a week; I jokingly call these my days off, as they are easier than being home with 3 children! I co-host the Southern Branch Playgroup for TasMBA each week and I am the current President of the association. I am also the Deputy Chair of the school association of the primary school that my boys attend.

If you ever have any questions about TasMBA or about parenting multiples, please contact me or any of the committee, we are more than happy to help, or put you in contact with someone who can! If you see me in the street call out and say hello- chances are if I’ve seen you in the street with your multiples, I’ve probably already said hello to you and told you how amazing you are- yes I’m one of those people!


Meet all of our committee









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