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Beware surveys about ‘childcare’

Stay at home mums and dads have a message for the organisers of Labour’s online survey which claims to capture parents’  views on ‘childcare’ costs.    But first a look at the questions asked: Can you afford regular childcare? Do you rely on family (eg parents) for regular childcare? Does the cost of childcare make […]

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MAHM extends a warm welcome to Dame Sarah Cowley as our Health Advisor

Emeritus Professor Dame Sarah Cowley Emeritus Professor of Community Practice Development, Kings College, London Mothers at Home Matter extends a warm welcome to Dame Sarah Cowley as our new Health Advisor.    April 2014 Professor Dame Sarah Cowley retired in spring 2012 after a career that started in nursing in 1964, but has focused on […]

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Boyzone and Burnt Chips!

by Imogen Thompson MAHM committee volunteer Imogen Thompson writes about the ups and downs of being a media spokesperson 24th April 2014 Twelve months ago I was planning a celebration for our 10th wedding anniversary. In the busy lead up to the party, and as a result of my MAHM membership, I was approached to […]

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What makes a happy mum?

by Sue Palmer 19th April 2014 Last week I was contacted by a radio researcher about a Mumsnet survey showing that the majority of working mums don’t feel guilty about being away from their families.  Since I was down in the address book as a ‘child development expert’ would I like to comment on this? […]

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Dear Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg from A.N. Slacker

In the run-up to Mother’s Day one MAHM volunteer reflects on her own upbringing!! Dear Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg As a mother of two young children, you know that I like nothing more than going out to work full time.  I consider myself hard-working and aspirational, which is why I am delighted to be […]

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Childcare: an engine for local growth?

by Imogen Thompson March 2014 Mothers at Home Matter attended a recent event held in Manchester entitled ‘Childcare: an engine for local growth?’ Its lead speaker was Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central and Labour’s Shadow Minister for Childcare and Children. The second member of the panel was Dr Helen Norman, Research Associate in the […]

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