In the Papers

Hardly a week goes by without at least one paper publishing an article that supports or opposes our cause. We do our best to keep up with the papers and place links to these articles for you to read and also for our own use in our campaigning work.

I am a childcare provider

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/vanessa-olorenshaw/i-am-a-childcare-provider_b_8165002.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-parents&ir=UK+Parents  I am a childcare provider.  I am mum. Huff Post article 22nd September 2015

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Debates about right age to send kids to school

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/09/debates-about-the-right-age-to-send-kids-to-school-preoccupy-those-who-are-already-advantaged

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Does ‘doing the right thing’ now mean both parents working full time?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/katie-schmuecker/living-standards-parenting_b_8099874.html  Government is encouraging all parents to work full time. And of course ‘equality’ campaigners also want both mothers and fathers in work at all times,  rather than taking a longer family life cycle approach to work and care.   We say:   There’s a time for everything but surely it doesn’t have to be […]

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Chaos, shower queues and free babysitting: what’s it like living in a big family?

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/aug/25/britain-boom-big-families-45-year-high  Great to see an article celebrating family life. August 25th 2015

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Revealed: The hidden lives of the UK’s 6.5 million carers

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/26/chris-steele-perkins-exhibition-documenting-millions-of-uk-carers  As the article says,  we can all expect to be givers or recipients of care at some point in the family life cycle…  when we’re young, sick, can’t cope alone or in later life when we often need to depend on more help from others. MAHM asks this…Why do our systems fail to recognise […]

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New living wage will put the nursery sector under more pressure

New living wage will put the nursery sector under pressure Nursery World 11th August 2015 Seems the nursery sector will need to use cheaper staff aged under 25s or risk getting into financial difficulty.  More qualified experienced staff or mothers returning to work, who tend to be older and therefore unaffordable when the so-called ‘living […]

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Sarah Vine in the Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3170220/SARAH-VINE-m-proof-nanny-make-worse-mum.html  22nd July 2015 Judging by this story it means a heck of a lot to a child when it’s mum collecting from the school gate. rather than someone who is paid to do it, no matter how well qualified and caring.   It doesn’t even matter if mum is habituallylate!! Related story:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3168840/How-hiring-nanny-left-decade-parent-Jenny-Eclair-Comedienne-admits-hysterical-neurotic-mother-took-daughter-12.html

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The sadness and joys of the family life cycle and what it means to be a grandmother

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/11741633/I-lost-my-father-but-can-console-myself-with-becoming-a-grandmother.html  The Telegraph 15th July 2015

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Should women really be rushing back to work after giving birth?

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/11/should-women-really-be-rushing-back-to-work-after-giving-birth  The Guardian 11 July 2015 At last –  some positive affirmation of wonderful motherhood. A gem of an article –  a ‘must-read’.  

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Thank God George Osborne is making young people pay for the crash – they caused it after all

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/thank-god-george-osborne-is-finally-making-young-people-pay-for-the-crash–they-caused-it-after-all-10379270.html  The Independent 10th July 2015 MAHM says:     trong words from Mark Steel –  which reminds us all that new life is for celebrating and that families should be afforded dignity.   Instead too many families around the UK are forced to grapple with a new set of challenges on a daily basis […]

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