Meet our Team
Muscat Mums is run entirely by volunteers and many of them take up more than one role within the organisation. Here is a short introduction by each coordinator to give you an idea of their background and experience at Muscat Mums. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the roles please do let us know as there are always opportunities coming up as mums move country or their children grow up.
Chair, Communications (Website & Facebook) & Book Library Coordinator
Hello! My name is Nicky and I am the current Chair as well as communications coordinator for Muscat Mums. I also run the Book Library. Originally from NZ, I arrived in Muscat in August '15. I have a 6 year old son and a Cheeky Monkey daughter. I have found Muscat Mums such a valuable resource for new mums arriving in Muscat and I hope you will find it useful too.
Vice-Chair and Scallywags Co-ordinator
Hi everyone, I'm Alison! Originally from the UK, but been living abroad for the last 15 years. After spending several years in the Middle East, we relocated back to Europe...but just couldn't settle! Nothing beats the Middle East! We have now been in Oman since April 2015 and love it! I'm mummy to 2 boys; 1 Cheeky Monkey and 1 'Scally'. I joined Muscat Mums immediately on arriving to Muscat and have been an active member ever since. Being a part of Muscat Mums really helped us settle in, encouraged us to get out and about and helped us make new friends! We love being part of the group, and hope you will too!
Financial Officer, Bumps and Babes Coordinator & Cakes and Bakes Coordinator
Hi! I'm Mikaela. I arrived in Muscat April 2016, moving from Cornwall in the UK. I have 3 children, Oli who's 4 (Oct 2012), Belle who's 3 (Oct 2013) and Lotte (March 2017). As a family we're new to expat life and are enjoying every second of it. Muscat is great and we are discovering new things all the time. I joined Muscat Mums pretty much as soon as we arrived and its been fab! Most of my friends here I've met through MM. I took on the roll of Bumps and Babes coordinator March 2017 (when Alisons son graduated to Scallys). I also took on the role of Financial Officer Feb 2017.
Board Secretary & Cheeky Monkeys Coordinator (Thursday group)
I'm Carla, from the UK. I moved to Muscat in June 2016 after 4 years in Dubai. I am a full time mum to my son, a Cheeky Monkey, but I am shortly due our second child. I joined Muscat Mums as soon as I arrived in Oman and was commandeered on my first playdate to take on the Scallywags coordinator role, which I have passed on to Alison as we graduated and as of February 2017, the Secretary position.
Business Partner Coordinator
Hi I am Cassie. I am an Indian, however I have been in Oman since my childhood going back and forth to India for studies and then finally settled in here, found a job, husband and have a beautiful girl who is 4 years old. I joined MM after I had my baby. I found it such a great support system to help me with all my new mother questions, doubts and worries. The mums come out to help me like I am family. I was working until my daughter turned 1 after which I quit and decided to stay home with her. I did have time on my hands after she started play school and thought this was perfect timing to give back to MM all that I have received and volunteer for the community. I am the night out and business partner coordinator and I love doing this! I have been involved in this role close to 2 years. And part of MM for close to 4 years.
Business Partner Coordinator
Hey everyone, I'm Pavithra, a full time mum to my 3 year old boy. I'm originally from the South of India but have lived in the Middle East for most part of my life. It's been 4 years since I've moved to Muscat and I'm thoroughly enjoying life here. I became a member of Muscat Mum when I was pregnant and this has been a blessing for me and my son. I took over as a Business Partner coordinator last year as a way to give back to this group. I've been actively participating and most of the events and play dates and hope to continue contributing to this fab group!
Breastfeeding Support Coordinator
Hi I' m Anne, I am french-portuguese and I arrived in Muscat nearly 4 years ago. I have a 4 year old son. We love living in Oman, which we call home after many years of living abroad in exciting but hard countries lik Gabon, Madagascar, Domincan Republic and Angola. I have been a member of MM since I arrived here.
Out of the Blues Coordinator
Hi there, my name is Sharee. I am an Australian mum who has been living abroad for 8 years (4 in Dubai, 4 in Muscat). I have 2 boys under 7. My background is HR and administration and I also have a BA in Psychology. I run Muscat Out if the Blues coffee morning meet ups. Out of the Blues is a peer support group for mums suffering with post natal illnesses (depression / anxiety etc). The group originated in Dubai, however as I was moving to Oman I liased with the founder and asked if I could bring it here also. We now have meet ups all over the GCC.
Hi. I'm Jade. I moved to Muscat late last year from Sydney, Australia, and am very much enjoying our life in Oman so far. I'm due to have my first child in mid-November. I've recently joined Muscat Mums and have found it a great resource for meeting other mums and bumps, and keeping up to date with family events in Muscat.
Cheeky Monkey's Coordinator
Hey! I’m Leila and am the new Rug Rats coordinator. I’m a Jordanian – Serbian married to a Turkish – American. Simply we are the “Hybrid family”
We moved to Muscat in Nov. 2015 and I Joined MM as soon as I arrived to Oman. I have a 20 month Scallywag daughter. I believe the MM community is great to anyone who is trying to socialize and have such a strong support system in their lives.
Muscat Multiples Coordinator
Hi, I’m Vanessa, and I have two year old boy/girl twins. I am an Aussie, married to a Brit and I have been living ex-pat for the last 15 years. I did 6 years in Scotland, 4 years in London, 2.5 years in Angola and then a 1.5 year stint back home in Australia while I had my babies and I have been in Muscat since December 2015. I joined Muscat Mums immediately and found it to be a lifeline in helping me get out and about with the kids and also meeting new friends. I’ve been a regular user of the toy library and was thankful for the large toy library when it came time for the twins second birthday party! It’s a fantastic resource. I am keen to help other mums settle in, and I am especially passionate about helping new twin mums find their feet with their babies (especially in those early days of sleep deprivation!) I tandem breastfed my twins for 15 months and did gentle sleep training with them at 4 months old, and I am always happy to talk to anyone who wants help or support in these areas.
Toy Library Coordinator
Hello, I'm Anette! I'm from South Africa and have been living in Oman for about 4 years. I'm a mummy to a cute, busy boy called Riley. I'm so happy I joined the group, it gave me the opportunity to meet some amazing mummies and their babies. Muscat Mums has so much to offer that its impossibl not to love it. And now, as a way to say thank you, I would like to try my best to help where I can.
Toy Library Coordinator
Hi there, I'm Anna. I'm from the UK and I am married to an Omani. We got married in the UK and I moved out here in 2013. It took a while to adjust, but then our little sweetheart, Aisha, came along in Dec 2015 and I joined Muscat Mums when she was around 6 months old. She is now a Scallywag and loves the play dates! Muscat Mums has been such a great way to meet people and bond with other like minded mums, I can't praise it enough. I volunteered to run the Toy Library with my friend Anette as a way of giving something back.
Large Toy Library Coordinator
Hi everyone, I'm Mayyada and I am currently the large toy library coordinator. Although originally from Egypt, I have been living abroad most of my life and have relocated from Dubai to Muscat 2 years ago. I have one toddler, a cheeky monkey, and expecting another on the way. I have been a member of Muscat Mums since I have been here and it has always helped me a lot through everything and helped me make a lot of friends! Hoping to return the favor and help others, I try to volunteer in Muscat Mums whenever needed as well as continuing to run the library.
Baby Gear Library Coordinator
I'm Funda, the baby gear library coordinator. I'm from Turkey and I have been living in Muscat since August 2015. I lived in Kazakhstan and Qatar before. I have a daughter who is almost 1.5 years old. I am a secondary school mathematics teacher, but I have taken a break from full time working since my daughter was born. I have been a member of Muscat mums since I arrived here and recently taken the role of baby gear library coordinator.