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.
Hi everyone ! I'm Deeksha. Born & brought up in Delhi, I've been in Muscat from 4 years and have a son who's about an year and a half old.
Hi, I'm Mayyada, originally from Egypt, but have spent most of my life in the gulf region. I'm originally a pharmacist but took a break to be with my kids. This is my 5th year in Oman and Muscat Mums has been my support group through it all. I have made a lot of friends through it and continue to do so. I am a mother to 2 boys, Rayan, a 5 year old and Malik, a 20 month old. Muscat Mums has been there for me through it all and I find volunteering to help run it is a great way to give back and to help others get the same support that I had been given.
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.
Hi! I’m Sana. I arrived in Muscat in 2013 from Leeds, UK. I have two children, Haris (6) and Aidan (18 months). Both have been a part of Muscat Mums from the beginning and my saviour in those early days was definitely the play dates and the libraries and they continue to be so. In 2013, I volunteered to write up the newsletter and now I have accepted the role of Secretary. I am a teacher and have worked in Muscat but I’m taking some time out at the moment.
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.
Hello! I am Eline and I have been living in Muscat since September 2017. This is my first experience living abroad and so far I am really enjoying living here. I come from the Netherlands and have my own business in Holland. My son is born in the beginning of 2018, during my pregnancy I became already a member of Muscat Mums. This has given me the chance to get to know other woman and to share experiences about giving birth in Muscat.
Hi, I'm Reshmi and I moved to Muscat in 2016. I was born and raised in the UK and I am originally of Bangladeshi descent. I got married in 2014 to my Australian husband, moved from London to Sydney, then relocated to Muscat soon afterwards. We have been blessed to become parents to a beautiful daughter who is now 16 months old. I have only just discovered Muscat Mums and wish I had sooner! I think it's great that we have this support network. I'm really looking forward to meeting other mums and for my baby to interact with other bubbas too!
Cakes and Bakes Library Coordinator
Hi all, my name is Victoria and I am the Cakes and Bakes Library coordinator. We have been to Muscat for 3 years now but have previously lived in London and Moscow.
I am a mum of 4 children under 7 and a keen cook and baker (when I get a spare half an hour!).
My background is in Finance and Business Development but I have taken a career diversion since having my first son ;).
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.
Toy Library Coordinator
Hi, my name is Sophie, I am French/British/Luxembourgish and I have two young daughters that keep me busy! We arrived in Muscat in February and we are loving our life here. Favourite activities include: swimming and spending some time on the beach. I hope to see many of you at the toy library.
Toy Library Coordinator & Cheeky MonkeysI'm Helen, from the UK. I have been here in Muscat since January 2014 and have 2 boys, aged 5 and 2. We have loved exploring Oman and have met so many great friends through the Muscat Mums community.
I've been involved with Muscat Mums in varying capacities since 2014 and am currently coordinating the Cheeky Monkeys, ages 2-4, group.
Alison Youngh Bumps and Babes Coordinator
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
Hi I’m Annie from Mongolia and I’ve lived in Oman since 2009. I’ve previously lived in Russia, HongKong and Singapore before Oman. I have 3 children my older son David born Feb 2012 and twin boys Peter & James born Feb 2018. I joined Muscat Mums in 2011 when I was pregnant with my first and met many lovely friends through MM’s. We love Oman and are enjoying every moment here.