Your Views: What Parents Say

We regularly receive supportive comments from members of the public – parents, grandparents, carers, early years educators, policy makers and journalists. This section features a range of  quotes from all over the UK and further afield.

If you would like to contribute your views and experiences of family life please contact us at [email protected]   stating clearly that it is FOR THE MAHM WEBSITE. All quotes /stories will be anonymous and confidentiality assured. Send us your ideas on how family life could be better supported and motherhood more valued. MAHM reserves the right to edit down for length.

I feel I have a voice and can help make a difference

I have just found out about your group – MAHM –  from reading an article about prejudice against stay at home mums where you were mentioned.  I am so happy to find a group that supports stay at home parents.  I am very concerned about how attitudes have changed towards stay at home parents which has been heightened […]

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The One-Income Parenthood Trap

The one-income parenthood trap:     A parent asks:  ”How can we  strive to improve our family income? When you work at getting promotion and a much-needed pay increase you lose out in child benefit but other families keep this allowance despite being jointly far higher earners.  Also, the fact I have dependents doesn’t count […]

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A Policy to Keep Families Apart

Published in The Independent 19th December 2013 A policy to keep families apart Once again the Government wishes families to spend as little time together as possible. Liz Truss, the minister for education and childcare, announced her desire for schools to open 8am-6pm for the convenience of both working parents. The modern living arrangements that […]

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Quotes from parents

A selection of quotes from members of public sent to MAHM: LIFE HAS SEASONS  I was delighted when I saw Lynne on Sky News and quickly looked up Mothers At Home Matter online.  I’m passionate about this issue and believe it’s one of the central issues of our time.  Who is raising our children and […]

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