My daughter and I at a local event organised by the St John’s Wood Society in 2012.

It’s great to be an NW8-mum.

My name is Karin and I am the mother of two lovely children; a girl who was born in 2009, and a boy who was born in 2014. I am married and live with my husband in the wonderful part of London that is NW8 and St John’s Wood.

I am quite active in our neighbourhood. Becoming a mum has opened so many unexpected doors to me and I am constantly meeting new people. It is quite wonderful! Some would say I know almost everyone, and this has happened since I had my daughter.

After her birth, I started organising coffee mornings; very much to my own surprise as I suffered from quite bad postnatal depression and anxiety where even leaving the house was a struggle for me. I felt as if everyone looked at me as if I were a weirdo and not coping well.

Our group of mums used to meet in our local Carluccio’s every Friday morning. Those Friday mornings became a lifeline for me. Gradually I started writing to the group about various child related things and doing what later went on to become the NW8-mums’ website, but back then in a very unofficial way.

Many of my friends urged me to turn my ‘knowledge’ into a website, so that I could share it with many more, and a few years later, here we are. I hope you like my website and find it useful.

One of our Friday morning meetings at Carluccio's

Just a few of the original NW8-mums meeting up in autumn 2009.

Disclaimer: I am not a health professional, nor am I pretending to be one. The information on NW8-mums is based on my own experiences, and in cases of experiences of others there will be a note to say so. Always speak to your GP, health practitioner or other professional if you have questions or concerns about something.

Having a support network is imperative, and having gone through a huge amount personally related to traumatic pregnancies, miscarriages, postnatal depression (PND) and pregnancy depression, bereavement, etc, I am happy to be a listener should you want to share something with me.

I run many WhatsApp support groups from IVF, pregnancy, all different age groups, postnatal anxiety and depression, menopause to divorce and separation and more.

Please feel free to email me on NW8mums@gmail.com if you would like to learn more or if you need support. x

Please note that NW8-mums doesn’t do advertising. Everything mentioned on the site is because NW8-mums like it and/or has had experience with it.