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Skippko Project - What's Good About Being a Mum

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They said:

“Questions and discussions about the differences between past and present parenting brought much laughter and some unbelievable comments!”

Skippko ran a series of eight sessions bringing together young mums and grandmothers (many of whom were kinship carers) using art as a vehicle to discuss motherhood.

Getaway Girls and the Grandparents Association each participated in their own individual sessions in preparation for the 6 joint sessions.

The sessions explored themes of positive motherhood, sharing experiences, emotions and commonalities between the two generations. Each group also got the opportunity to ask each other questions “The young mums asked the grans and the grans asked the mums. This was so interesting, fun and very lively.”

The completed artwork is hanging in the maternity unit at St James’s Hospital.