About Us


Founder and Manager of The Mum's Chinwag
and Chinwaggers cards

Having worked in the Design industry for 3.5 years as an Interior Architect, with clients in both High-End Retail and Cosmetics Design sectors, one would have thought that requesting to go back to work after maternity leave (with my first child) on a part-time basis would have been granted or at least some offer of flexibility? Well, not quite so, as I was asked to return full-time and commit to all onsite travel (including overnight) requirements.

So I threw in the towel, felt defeated and continued to be a SAHM (stay at home mum).

Hi, I’m Shamira Scott, a wife and mother of two very active boys aged 2 and 4 years old. I moved to the area of West London after getting married in 2013. Since having my first born the following year I was given the best advice from my health visitor which was to go to our nearest Children’s Centre to attend their baby classes. It’s now been 4 years and not only had going to all the different classes, meeting so many incredible parents and their babies, and exploring a host of amazing places been amazing, but I had made some truly awesome friends which I hope to hold on to for the rest of my life.

These experiences are what helped me to create a parent-only WhatsApp group for local parents in our area of London, and then The Mum’s Chinwag which was a launch of amateur YouTube videos that I created with the help of my mama pals, to showcased some of our trips and outings as well as discussing topics relevant to our modern day parenthood. Now recently launched the Chinwaggers card, a discount card for parents and people with children aged 0-13yrs old. 

Knowing that being a parent can be expensive business, we shop not just for leisure but because we just have to. Things need to be paid for, whether activities for the children or food etc.  Either way a lot of expenses are going out, and for some exceeding what’s coming in. 

I wanted to do something which benefits us as parents and also gives back to our local communities and Independent businesses.

 

Co-founder and Manager of Chinwaggers cards

Hi, i'm Hana Nikodimos, originally from Ethiopia but now a Londoner and a mum to two girls aged 2 and 4 years old. Currently dedicating myself to cultivating my girls for tomorrow’s generation (full time mum). Prior to this position, I worked with young people (known as care leavers) aged between 16 to 18 years of age. I am a social work graduate and loved my job. Currently exploring motherhood/parenthood and all that it represents. And in doing so I found myself chinwagging and walked myself into the Chinwaggers lane. 

 

Co-founder and Manager of Chinwaggers card

I'm Stephanie Dang, mother of two (3.5 year old and an 8 month old) still trying to figure out this motherhood thing. Before being a mum, I was an MBA holder with a family business to run, my hobbies were unnecessarily physical like running marathons, CrossFit, Yoga and diving but I had all the time on my hands, so I got certified as a trainer for all of the above. I met my husband in Malaysia, we got married and the plan was to travel the world for a couple of years, however 5 months in, we flew to London from deep in Guatemala, for a family affair, and also found myself pregnant! We ditched the rest of our backpacking plans and settled down in Fulham for three years and now recently moved to Dulwich which we hope to put roots down. But who knows what may happen, it doesn't seem like anything we plan goes our way. 






Shortlist finalists for Hammersmith and Fulham’s Brilliant Business Awards, in category ‘Best New Business’ 2018