Welcome to the
Tasmanian Multiple Birth

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:
  • 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
  • Copies of our enewsletters to hear about all things multiple.
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 Boodle Beasley. 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
 Sunday March 15, 2020
POSTPONED: Multiple Birth Awareness Week Launch
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Puddleducks Vineyard, Richmond
Food provided, guest speaker and more!

 Tuesday March 17, 2020
POSTPONED: Sleep Consultant workshop - Settle Petal (Jan Murray)
Time: 11am - 1pm
Venue: Clarence Plains Child and Family Centre

 Sunday March 22, 2020
POSTPONED: Multiple Birth Awareness Week Annual BBQ
Time: 9am - 12 noon
Venue: John Doggett Park, West Hobart
Food and entertainment provided

 TBD May 2020
POSTPONED: Magic 1-2-3 information session
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: TBA - Check our Facebook event

  Saturday May 2, 2020
CANCELLED: TasMBA Multiples' Parent Night Out
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: TBA - Check our Facebook event

TasMBA General Meeting
Time: 6 - 7pm
Venue: Online Meeting

 Saturday May 16, 2020
CANCELLED: Expectant and New Families Information Session
Time: 2pm
Venue: Rosny Library
RSVP to hlo-south@tasmba.org.au

 Saturday August 15, 2020
Expectant and New Families Information Session
Time: 2pm
Venue: Glenorchy Library
RSVP to hlo-south@tasmba.org.au

 Saturday November 14, 2020
Expectant and New Families Information Session
Time: 2pm
Venue: Kingston Library
RSVP to hlo-south@tasmba.org.au

And our regular events...

Northern Playgroup 
The twins of our Northern Playgroup hosts from 2019 have started school, can you help host a new playgroup?  We'd love to still be able to bring families of multiples together in the north.

 Thursday morning
ON HOLD: Southern Playgroup 
Every Thursday 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
ON HOLD: TasMBA Trivia Group 
Every fortnight TasMBA meet at Boodle Beasley 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: 7.30pm
Venue: Boodle Beasley, 315 Elizabeth, North Hobart

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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