Make your voice heard. Tell your MP what matters to you.

by Mel Tibbs I just took a whistlestop tour of our national democracy… By this I mean I was up at 5am, tiptoed out of the house in the dark and cold, leaving my family behind.  I drove through the countryside to the train station and took a 2 hour journey to London.  By the […]

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The impact of one mother’s love and support is incalculable

Posted on Facebook page MAHM TOO on 27th December 2014.         Someone writes to share with us their story of a mother’s love and support over many years.    Dear MAHM,   I wanted to thank you for the campaigning you do on behalf of volunteer carers like myself (I am a […]

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To my fellow failed parents

by Karem Roitman To my fellow failed parents   I have been where you are. Sitting in the dark. Almost too tired to cry. Too drained to call a friend and talk. Too exhausted to read, or think, or be. Another day of feeling like a failure. Another day of raising early, working hard, so […]

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The 6 ways a motherhood is like a PhD

by Karem Roitman I have a PhD. When I introduce myself as a ‘Dr’ people are impressed, they smile and comment on my hard work and how much I must know. Bull. I have worked harder and learned more as a mother than I ever did as a doctorate student. Thanks to motherhood I can […]

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Improving children’s health must include better support for family life

by Julie Maxwell I attended a seminar with MAHM in mid November at the House of Commons about improving the nurture and health of our youngest children. As a parent and a community paediatrician this is a subject I am very interested in. I heard a mixture of encouraging and discouraging things during the meeting. It […]

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Making the Economy Fit for Family Life

Making the Economy Fit for Family Life: Modern Attacks on the Family, and What Can Be Done about Them by Dr Richard House This talk was given as a keynote address to the Mothers At Home Matter annual conference, London, 11 November 2014  ‘When mothers are impoverished, children suffer’. (Global Women’s Strike) Introduction I begin […]

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One step forward, two steps back?

by Mel Tibbs Karren Brady, Apprentice star and now Tory peer, is on the front page of the Telegraph with a brilliant headline today: Karren Brady: stay at home mums should be valued as highly as businesswomen‘  , it says.  Fantastic! What an endorsement! Turning the capitalist system on its head and suggesting that it’s […]

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Mum’s the Missing Word!

The Department for Work and Pensions have managed to put together a Guidance document for government departments entitled The Family Test   without mentioning the word ‘mother’ even once.  Have a quick read through  – it’s only 9 pages long-   have we missed it?  Is there to be no acknowledgement of the time mothers spend bringing […]

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The Business of Conception

by Mel Tibbs Some of the most visible companies in the world (Facebook and Apple) offering to freeze female employees’ eggs as a ‘perk’ of the job?  Aldous Huxley will be spinning in his grave. Or perhaps just shouting, “What was I trying to tell you!?”  This brave new world of appropriating the female reproductive […]

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Make love, not chores

by Mel Tibbs This week saw The Chore Wars take place on BBC4’s Woman’s Hour.  It bills itself as ‘a week of programmes that will try to answer the difficult questions about who is really doing what in 21st century British households’ and includes an online quiz. I’m all for a bit of internet fun, […]

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