If you’d asked me 12 months ago, I would have said that I have plenty of friends, thank you very much.  However, fast forward through a trouble free pregnancy and birth, to me scrolling through Facebook while feeding a small baby, looking at all the things my friends are doing which I currently can’t, when the Mush app comes into my newsfeed.

Intrigued, I download it, and a couple of months later I find myself organising a Mush Mum Meet Up in Twickenham and making lots of mum friends who can be alongside me in this particular aspect of my life.  It keeps me from being a Baby Bore with ‘normal’ people, and gives me the support I need.  

Mush was born when Katie and Sarah struck up conversation in a rainy London playground, both with two small children. After keeping each other sane and happy in the months that followed, they realised that all mums should have access to a free and fun way to make friends nearby in the same boat. The app was launched in May 2016.

Mush is the number one social app for mums. It celebrated its first birthday in May this year. Mush’s mission is to make the lives of mums more fun and less lonely by connecting with other local, like-minded mums with kids the same age – a mission The Duchess of Cambridge recently endorsed.

The Duchess said to the founders: “That’s fantastic. It is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated but actually so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through. But it’s being brave enough, as you obviously were, to reach out”.

Article supplied by Rosalind O'Dowd