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Motherhood and Mrs Jones

by Dr Pam Jarvis Earlier this year, I blogged on this website about the effects of childcare upon infants (‘Some Reflections on Infancy in the 21st Century’) and in doing so, I quoted from a UNICEF report, ‘The Childcare Transition: A great change is coming over childhood in the world’s richest countries. Today’s rising generation is […]

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Why is my family taxed so heavily compared to others?

From a mother: To HMRC Why are we taxed so heavily compared to other families on the same household income? My husband is a fantastic father to our children,  hard-working, decent earner (it took time to get there), supportive, loving, and fully committed to supporting our family through paid employment and in other ways.  We […]

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From Canada: Chicken and Eggs in the Tax System – a reflexion on bias and women’s rights

by Beverley Smith  There was with Aristotle’s theory of drama the idea that if you watch violence at the theatre it purges you of your natural appetite for violence. You do not become violent by watching such plays, but rather you are able to live out vicariously any natural impulse for violence. So in theory […]

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Free Range Parenting in Spain

by TyLean Polley It’s been nearly five months since my family moved from Luton, England to Paterna in Valencia, Spain. Settling in took longer than we expected as we didn’t anticipate the bureaucracy that we were about to step into. Now that the dozens of trips to various government offices are out of the way, […]

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Laura Perrins: Pity infants don’t have a vote: They would not buy Dave’s purge of childhood

by Laura Perrins, writing for The Conservative Woman blog 16th April 2015 It is the boys I feel sorry for. They are the ones who will really suffer this new Conservative Party push to get three-year-olds in institutional care from 9 – 6, five days a week. Do you think that George Osborne, or boy […]

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Tory and Labour impose harshest tax regime on the planet on a million one earner families

http://conservativewoman.co.uk/david-binder-tory-and-labour-impose-harshest-tax-regime-on-the-planet-on-a-million-one-earner-families/  click above for excellent article from The Conservative Woman blog by David Binder, Freelance Writer Other articles: Also from Laura Perrins at The Conservative Woman , challenging policies and the new norms that undermine family care. http://conservativewoman.co.uk/laura-perrins-pity-infants-dont-have-a-vote-they-would-not-buy-daves-purge-of-childhood/

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30 hours of childcare? No thank you.

by Karem Roitman I am a terrible mother. I am keeping my child from socializing with his peers. I am thwarting his language development. Undermining his physical skills… You see I am a stay at home mother and I have chosen to keep my children with me during the day. With political candidates now offering […]

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No one is trying to win the vote of mothers caring for children

by Kerry Hedley Who is standing up for families with a stay at home parent? In the run up to the general election we’ve heard an awful lot from all the major parties about appealing to women voters, supporting ‘hard working families’ & having ‘family friendly’ policies. Labour had it’s infamous pink bus & a […]

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The Art of Doing Nothing: Just Being There

by Karem Roitman In my early 20s my best friend gave me a little book titled ‘The Art of Doing Nothing’. Its advice fell on deaf ears. I was born ‘a doer’. It is my nature to do things and this was lauded in my adopted land, the USA. So I did things: degrees, internships, […]

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Kathy Gyngell: Our poor children will never know the point of Mothering Sunday

http://conservativewoman.co.uk/kathy-gyngell-another-commercial-day-our-poor-children-will-never-know-the-point-of-mothering-sunday/  Kathy Gyngell writing for The Conservative Woman 15th March 2015

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