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

Hello! I'm Hanan. I am an Omani married to an Irishman. When I found out I was pregnant, I quit the corporate world (any excuse to leave work right?) and I am now a full time mummy to my 1 year old daughter, Jenna. I enjoy outdoor adventures, art, travel, going to the gym, and roller-skating. I struggled with severe postpartum depression and anxiety after Jenna's birth. After 6 months of what seemed like a never-ending nightmare, I finally decided to seek help. Joining Muscat Mums and meeting other mothers and their babies really helped me in healing. I took over the role of chair this year, and I'm excited for what's in store for us! 


Financial Officer

Hi! I'm Mikaela.  I arrived in Muscat April 2016, moving from Cornwall in the UK. I have 3 children, Oli 7 (Oct 2012), Belle 6 (Oct 2013) and Lottie 3 (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 have been the co-ordinator for all age groups over the last 3 years, cakes and bakes, Financial Officer, Chair and now back to FO. 


Vice Chair

Vacant


Treasurer

Hi, I’m Anna. I’ve lived in Muscat since 2013. I’m British and my husband is Omani so as a family we have a big connection to this beautiful country. My daughter was born here in 2015 and I joined Muscat Mums when she was about 6 months old and have loved it ever since. I’ve made great friends along the way and it has been more than a lifeline in adapting to my new life. I’ve helped out in various areas, but now I’m the Treasurer.



Board Secretary 

vacant


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!


Website Coordinator

vacant


Bulletin Coordinator

Ayshe Ismail


Bumps Coordinator

Vacant



Cheeky Monkeys

Sara Rashid





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.
As I am a breastfeeding counselor I volunteered to be Breastfeeding support group coordinator since last year and happy to share my experience supporting breastfeeding families.


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.


Multiples and mores coordinator

This is Anusya. I am the multiples and mores coordinator. I have a set of boy/girl twins myself who are two years old now. I have been living in Oman for the last 12 years. 

I love photography, and before the twins that was keeping me busy. Looking forward to meeting more mums of twins and sharing stories. 

Book Library

My name is Leanne and I am the Muscat Mums book library coordinator. 

I have been living in Muscat with my family for just over 2 years, flying the nest from Scotland for the first time! 

I have 3 children, Jayke my son who is 13, Hallie my daughter who is 5 and my littlest one Sadie who is 2 and a regular at play dates, libraries and of course our fabulous parties!!! 

I have been running the library for almost a year and love to welcome old and new members and their little ones into my home to exchange books, have a cups and a chat with other mummy’s while the children play and explore.

I love living in Muscat, spending quality time with my husband and children, meeting new friends from all over the world, having beach days, brunch days, pool days. And a few cheeky ladies nights of course! 

I look forward to meeting you all in the near future. 



Cakes and Bakes Library Coordinator

Vacant


Toy Library Coordinator

Jenny will introduce herself soon!



Toy Library Coordinator

Hello! My name is Denise and I co-coordinate the Toy Library with Jenny! Though I am Chinese-Filipino, I spent the majority of my childhood in Japan and most of my adulthood in the USA. I recently moved to Muscat nine months ago, from teaching in Sohar to becoming a full-time mommy. We have been very fortunate to have lots of support through my husband’s family. They have allowed us to continue saving the world through Pandemic or conquering the lands of Catan, some of our favorite board games. I also enjoy eating out or making a mess in the kitchen. I look forward to meeting you all!


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.

Large Toy Library Coordinator

Vacant 

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