Our mission:

Tmuffin helps parents and kids connect. We have evolved over the years. In 2009, Tmuffin started as an Etsy shop. The company quickly expanded into a parenting blog, and in 2012, Tmuffin became a local playspace for kids in Wilmington, NC. We were the first playspace in the area to offer a products and classes that focus on birth, babywearing, play and parenting.  We provided a community-centered space where parents and children could gather to engage, learn, and connect.

Our philosophy:

Our philosophy is that parents should do what comes naturally.

  • It’s natural to want your birth to be perfect but be apprehensive about labor and delivery. Tmuffin gives you the information to make the right decisions for you.
  • It’s natural to want to hold your baby all of the time but still want to get things done for yourself. Tmuffin offers baby carriers and classes that let you do both.
  • It’s natural to want to be creative with your child but long for a few moments of “me time.” Tmuffin gives you the tools to offer your child engaging activities that can be done together or alone.
  • It’s natural to be nervous about parenthood and wonder if you’re doing the right thing. Tmuffin offers an honest, supportive environment where you can really figure out what works for you and your family.

So What’s Going on at Tmuffin Now?
Tmuffin–the playspace–closed its doors on January 31, 2016, after a 4-year run. We loved providing a village for the community, but also realized that community doesn’t exist behind 4 walls. Gaby, Tmuffin’s founder, evolved what she started with Tmuffin into Make Your Perfect, a company that provides motherhood hacks for moms who need to reawaken their identities again after becoming mothers. Because honestly, your kids will have fun playing anywhere. It’s you who needs to focus on fulfillment.

Tmuffin is still a virtual community, and you can connect with local moms on Facebook by joining the Tmuffin Chitchat group.

Gaby also teaches Lamaze classes Wilmington NC. You’ll find that these classes are so much more fun than you ever thought a birth class could be, and they are honest, open, an evidence-based. If you want to have a birth that’s empowering and satisfying, take the Tmuffin Lamaze class to find out all of your options and how to advocate yourself during your birth in Wilmington.

 Who’s Behind Tmuffin:

Gaby Merediz is the owner and mom behind Tmuffin. She is an artist, writer, and Lamaze-certified childbirth instructor. Having children gave her the inspiration to create a place where parents can connect–not only with their kids, but with other parents. Gaby is also a professional artist and has worked as a portrait and mural painter for more than a decade. Gaby designed the logos for the non-profit groups Women in the Center and the Port City Breastfeeding Bag Project, and she brings her Pinterest-y, DIY style inside the walls of Tmuffin. In her art as well as in her life, she has always focused on bringing women together. She knows that it takes a village to raise a child, and she is passionate about creating that village.