MOTHERhood – A Powerful Experience

by Marie Peacock 21st October 2015   The dominant narrative in family policy at the moment is the need for more men to be involved in care and for women to focus far less on caregiving and more on paid work with fewer gaps in their CVs. Let’s be clear… both parents actively earning and […]

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Feminism in London with MAHM

by Mel Tibbs We’re very pleased to be hosting a panel event at the forthcoming Feminism in London conference  www.feminisminlondon.co.uk  on Sunday 25th October.  What is absolutely at the core of MAHM is the breadth of our membership and interests.  We all approach the importance of the maternal bond, family time and developmentally appropriate care for […]

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Women working together finding common ground at ‘Feminism in London’ conference

by Mel Tibbs It’s been a very busy few weeks for Mothers at Home Matter.  Our annual Open Meeting was quickly followed by theFeminism in London weekend.  The MAHM presence at the FiL conference ttook a three pronged approach. Firstly, we had our MAHM stall manned by a team of volunteers, as we have successfully done […]

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Security, stability, opportunity

by Claire Paye 6th October 2015 The Conservative Party Conference motto is ‘Security.  Stability.  Opportunity.’  Brilliant!  This is exactly what mothers and fathers can offer their children when they care for them.  ‘Life chances’ is the new buzz word on the block.  Excellent! Nothing improves a child’s life chances, including those born into poverty, more than […]

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The V Word

By Mel Tibbs October 5th  2015 When did volunteering become a dirty word?  Instead of seeing it as the pinnacle of human achievement, having time to devote to others without seeking financial recompense, it is scorned as an indulgence or something people are embarrassed to have the time to do. We live in a culture […]

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Life set to get harder for families with care responsibilities, struggling to make ends meet

1st October 2015 Care-giving parents, whether it’s mum or dad at home busy with the daily work of looking after children, will find it a lot more difficult from next year when predicted cuts in tax credits start changing the shape of family life  and childhood as we know it – and not for the […]

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