Stella has been working for a long time to make this happen:
“After several years in the making, Mum and Me magazine is now ready. It has been decided that the best way forward is to place this issue of the magazine online, free of charge. This will enable everyone to get a good idea of what the magazine is like. If everyone likes it and shares the link with their friends and in their social network groups, I can show the stats to potential advertisers and this will enable either the Winter 2012 or the Spring 2013 issue to appear in print, paving the way to helping new mums and their support groups.
My dream is to be able to prevent the closure of mothers’ support groups due to lack of funding. We all know that funding is very hard to come by and even when it has been obtained, it doesn’t last forever.
When the magazine appears in print, it will be available for resale by mothers’ support groups. The substantial profit can then be used by the groups to fund themselves – with no restrictions. Someone said it is a bit like ‘The Big Issue’ for babies!”
You can read the magazine for free at http://issuu.com/mumandmemagazine/docs/autumn-2012
Stella wants lots of people to be involved in this venture too, and looks forward to receiving your birth stories, as well as your comments and suggestions for future issues of the magazine.
You can email Stella at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can join the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mum-Me-magazine/61302053853