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Judith Collins - The Importance Of Being Mum

23 April 2008

The Importance Of Being Mum 

As a Member of Parliament I meet a lot of important people doing important jobs.  I know that the most important role is that of being a good parent.  May 11 is Mother’s Day and I want to encourage families to think about how to celebrate. It’s too easy for Mothers to be taken for granted.  The changing roles of Mothers can be very stressful and can take its toll.  Perhaps you know of a Mother that would appreciate a “random act of kindness” for her and her family. Also, don’t forget elderly mothers who have contributed much over many years.

Personally, I think Mother’s Day is a great chance for Fathers and children to
A new support group for mothers has been set up by Masada Community Trust. It’s called Mothers Understanding Mothers Support (MUMS) and meets every Tuesday morning from 10am at Glenhouse, 6 Glenside Avenue, Pakuranga. It’s for Mum’s of all ages with children at any stage – babies, pre-schoolers or attending school. It’s free and kids are welcome too. Plunket is holding a free course for expectant mothers on May 3 and 10 from 10am to 12noon. The course covers crying, sleeping, feeding and more to help parents survive the first six weeks with a new baby.  

The Family Court is looking for counsellors to tender for Family Court Counselling services. Tenders close 5pm, April 30. Contracts take effect from July 1.

Judith Collins
MP for Clevedon




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