Dear Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg from A.N. Slacker

In the run-up to Mother’s Day one MAHM volunteer reflects on her own upbringing!! Dear Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg As a mother of two young children, you know that I like nothing more than going out to work full time.  I consider myself hard-working and aspirational, which is why I am delighted to be […]

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Childcare: an engine for local growth?

by Imogen Thompson March 2014 Mothers at Home Matter attended a recent event held in Manchester entitled ‘Childcare: an engine for local growth?’ Its lead speaker was Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central and Labour’s Shadow Minister for Childcare and Children. The second member of the panel was Dr Helen Norman, Research Associate in the […]

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House of Commons Presentation on Economic Issues Facing Families

On 25th March 2014, Anne Fennell MAHM Vice-Chair presented at the House of Commons on the economic isues facing single income families On behalf of Mothers at Home Matter thank you for coming today. There is a desperate need to tackle the economic issues which disadvantage and impoverish families and particularly families where one parent […]

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We do not value unpaid care

18th March 2014 MAHM Response to Budget announcement on expansion of tax-free childcare when parents work and use some form of paid daycare:   ‘We do not value unpaid care’, says Anne Fennell, Vice-Chair of Mothers at Home Matter “Families where two parents work are far more deserving of state support for the care of […]

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An inconvenient truth – the great nursery debate

An inconvenient truth – the great nursery debate Claire campaigns for Mothers at Home Matter and regularly edits the members’ newsletter.    An inconvenient truth – the great nursery debate   A mother holds up her child. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ve written this blog following my brief 30 seconds on the BBC Breakfast sofa this morning […]

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‘Why we bother’ explains mum Imogen Thompson

Imogen_Thompson_-_Why_we_bother.pdf  Writing for the MAHM Blog,  mum Imogen Thompson  (volunteer and media representative for MAHM)  talks about what motherhood means in her life and what it means to the family.  Beautiful article.  Thank you Imogen.  Please read more stories from parents in our ‘What Parents Say’ section. What do parents say? Parents share their personal […]

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Send a letter to your MP re proposed childcare vouchers for two-working parents

Suggestion_for_Standard_Letter_in_response_to_Childcare_Vouchers_Consultation.pdf This is a template letter you may wish to send to your MP to voice your concerns about the detail of the proposed childcare voucher scheme for dual earning working parents on incomes up to £299,999 between them.  At present single-earner households are being sidelined in policy despite the fact that their childcare ‘costs’ […]

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Endings and Beginnings

Endings and Beginnings Claire Paye, volunteer for Mothers at Home Matter and editor of our members’ newsletter              18th July 2013  It’s a time of transition for many of us with our children ending Pre-School, school or university.  It’s at this point that having been able to be at home […]

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In defence of the stay-at-home mother

IN DEFENCE OF THE STAY-AT-HOME MOTHER                                                April 11th 2013 by Laura Perrins who campaigns for Mothers at Home Matter In the past few years stay-at-home mothers have been criticised by a head of state (Helle Thorning-Schmidt), a wife of a former head of state (Cherie Blair), and numerous commentators (Catherine Bennett).    There is something about […]

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Mommy Wars in the U.S.

Last week in the U.S. the ‘Mommy Wars’ got political when Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen incensed stay at home mothers by accusing Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, of ‘never having worked a day in her life’, despite the fact that she has raised a family of 5 boys. The comedian Bill Maher then added fat to […]

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