‘It takes a village’: SuperMamas connects Berlin moms

If you’re a mother, you might be familiar with how difficult the early days of #motherhood can be. Emilie Salonen and Marjike Hermans started the SuperMamas Berlin network in 2016 as a means to provide new mothers with extra support.

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Emilie Salonen and Marjike Hermans started the SuperMamas Berlin network in 2016 as a means to provide new mothers with extra support. They got the idea from midwife Elisa Kerrache, who started the concept in Switzerland in 2015.

“SuperMamas is just, ‘I’m going to knock at your door, I don’t know who you are. But I have time for you, and even if your apartment is not clean, I don’t care. I’m here to help.’ We need this. As a community of women, we need to have this support,” Kerrache says.

Salonen says she started the group in Berlin because she met many moms in this city who live far from their friends and family. One thing nearly all moms have in common, she says, is difficulty asking for help. The network is available throughout every neighborhood in Berlin.

 

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