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.
In the Papers
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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’.
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 […]
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/09/budget-2015-how-it-affects-parents-families-children_n_7760110.html?1436443253 Analysis from leading policy analysts and heads of charities and parenting organisations of how the Budget 2015 is likely to affect families with children and young people more than any other group in contrast to the ‘triple lock’ for pensioners. Send us your views [email protected]