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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:
  • 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.
  • Watch out for Multiple Birth Awareness Week in early March.  We hold lots of special events during this time.
  • Want to get more involved? We have positions vacant on our committee.
Upcoming Special Events

 Friday 29 January, 2020
School Aged Multiples Holiday Catch up 
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: TBA

 Saturday 13 February, 2021
Expectant and New Families Information Session
Time: 2pm
Venue: Rotating Venues - Rosny, Glenorchy and Kingston Libraries.  Zoom meeting access is also available.
RSVP to family-support@tasmba.org.au

 Saturday 27 February, 2021
TasMBA Committee Meeting
Time: 5pm
Venue: CWA gift shop, Hobart

TasMBA Parents Dinner
Time: 7pm
Venue: Metropolitan Pizza

 Sunday 21 March, 2021
Multiple Birth Awareness Week launch party
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Puddleduck Vineyard
Join us for a park play to kick off Multiple Birth Awareness Week.

 Tuesday 30 March, 2021
Sleep Consultant
Time: 10am
Venue: Clarence Plains Child & Family Centre, 25 Mockridge Road, Clarendon Vale
RSVP to family-support@tasmba.org.au
Join us for a special talk by a guest sleep consultant speaker

 Sunday 28 March, 2021
Southern Multiple Birth Awareness Week BBQ
Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: John Doggett Park, Hobart
Join us for a BBQ to celebrate Mutliple Birth Awareness Week in the South

 Saturday 28 March, 2021
Northern Multiple Birth Awareness Week BBQ
Time: 12PM
Venue: Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston
Join us for a BBQ to celebrate Mutliple Birth Awareness Week in the North

 Saturday May 1 and 8, 2021
123 Magic
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
RSVP to family-support@tasmba.org.au
Join our resident 123 Magic expert for some tips on keeping those toddlers under control

 Saturday 15 May, 2021
Expectant and New Families Information Session
Time: 2pm
Venue: Rotating Venues - Rosny, Glenorchy and Kingston Libraries. Zoom meeting access is also available.
RSVP to family-support@tasmba.org.au


And our regular events...
.
 Every Thursday morning
Southern Playgroup 
Every Thursday during school terms TasMBA host a Playgroup and Parent Support Program in the South
For details contact events@tasmba.org.au
Please bring some morning tea to share with the adults and children if you would like to (Not presently allowed due to COVID).

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: 9am to 11am
Venue: Clarence Plains Child & Family Centre, 25 Mockridge Road, Clarendon Vale

 Every Monday morning
Northern Playgroup and Parent Support Program
Every Monday during school terms starting 15 February, Bec from Playgroup Tas will host a Playgroup and Parent Support Program in the North
For details contact events@tasmba.org.au
Please bring some morning tea to share with the adults and children if you would like to (Not presently allowed due to COVID).

The Playgroup Tasmania Inc playspace 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 double pram parking!   All children (from crawlers to runners) will enjoy exploring a challenging yet safe indoor/outdoor space.

Cost: FREE to members or $4/family for non-members.
Time: 10am to 12am
Venue: Playgroup Tasmania, 35 Holbrook St, Invermay

 Fortnightly on Wednesday night
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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