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.



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.

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

Karin x


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.


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