Plum Parenting opened in 2007 and since then over 700 families nationwide and internationally have benefited from this unique service. Parents receive one-on-one, in-depth mentoring sessions, covering all ages and issues.
From 2009 to 2012 Plum Parenting was based at the Plum Garden Parenting Centre in Brooklyn, Wellington (see slideshow below). During this time, Mary facilitated playgroups with an emphasis on parent education.
In 2012 Mary embarked on a two-year road trip around New Zealand, in response to requests from parents and schools, offering lectures and mentoring in their communities.
On return to Wellington in 2014 Mary re-established her practice with a full focus on individual parent mentoring, deepening her knowledge and continuing to hone precise tools to help parents and teachers.
At the end of 2018 Mary relocated to Masterton but continued to travel to Wellington weekly to visit clients. She began devoting more time to refining the Plum Parenting foundational concepts in preparation for the eventual release of an online video course.