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Equality for all

by Claire Paye 30 Sept 2016 It is clear I have my work cut out for me. The Conference fringe events ‘Improving life chances’ (organised by Bright Blue with Child Poverty Action Group) and ‘Working women: is gender equality beyond reach’ (also organised by Bright Blue) have been scheduled to run simultaneously, with no recognition […]

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Why is our family unit penalised for the time spent caring for our daughter?

I have a confession to make; I’m a SAHM by choice! Not due to childcare costs or because I’m not ambitious, which political parties seem to think are the only possible reasons. It’s for the simple reason that I want to be the one who looks after my child on a daily basis. To be […]

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Lighting up Young Brains

Lighting up Young Brains  by Claire Paye, MAHM   According to Professor Torsten Baldeweg, Professor of Neuroscience and Child Health, from University College London’s Institute of Child health, the early years ‘are absolutely critical’.  The report in which he is quoted, ‘Lighting up Young Brains’ also identifies 130,000 children a year who are ‘falling behind’, […]

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Debating Maternal Care – HoL needs to launch independent inquiry

The House of Lords will be debating Maternal Care on Thursday 17th March. Good news. Click here  for more information. Worth tuning in at 1pm to see if the debate stays firm on topic to examine the vital importance of maternal care and how it might be best supported, or whether it mutates into discussion of […]

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International Women’s Day – Urgent Progress needed around CARE Matters

On behalf of the wider membership and Mothers at Home Matter supporters, we are delighted that Global Women’s Strikewill be in Parliament today campaigning about the importance of CARE.  We are sorry that our MAHM mothers cannot be there,  mainly due to care responsibilities at home. Your event on International Women’s Day is an essential […]

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Talking about Motherhood on TV

by Claire Paye 2nd February 2016 ‘Are working mothers better mothers’ ended up being the title of the tv debate I participated in on ITVAre working mums ‘better’ mums?, 2 Feb 2016.  I had thought it was going to be a conversation about whether stay at home mothers can exist without living vicariously through their […]

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