MAHM Blog

The MAHM Team are interested in your views and experiences. Please send your comments by email to:[email protected]Alternatively write to Mothers At Home Matter, PO Box 43690, London SE22 9WN

Can you promise us time to care?

Policymakers don’t believe that motherhood and decent family time makes a difference to children’s wellbeing.  Or at least not until we provide ”evidence-based” proof! Politicians want us to do a cost-benefit analysis on motherhood and the time spent away from the paid workforce doing ‘family stuff’.  They want us to prove it makes a difference […]

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We need policies to support parents to put children’s needs first, however it best works for them

‘Children are the losers in this bidding war with Labour”  says Jill Kirby, writing for Conservative Home.    We agree.   She asks:  ”… why does the Prime Minister think that it would be a good idea to put pre-school children in daycare for 30 hours a week, at public expense?”   We all know the […]

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‘Toxic Childhood’, by Sue Palmer: Reviewed by Claire Paye

by Claire Paye My response as I devoured Toxic Childhood in record time alternated between ‘oh dear’ and ‘phew’. The ‘oh dears’ were related to the many challenges facing children and their parents in the world we are unwittingly creating today. The ‘phews’ were that many of the solutions suggested are much easier to carry […]

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30 hours of childcare, no thank you

by Karem Roitman, Committee member MAHM I am a terrible mother. I am keeping my child from socializing with his peers. I am thwarting his language development. Undermining his physical skills… You see I am a stay at home mother and I have chosen to keep my children with me during the day. With political […]

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The myth about so-called ‘free’ childcare. There’s no such thing!

Let’s be clear, despite politicians trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes, there’s simply no such thing as ‘free’ childcare – there never was and never will be!! Taking care of a young child takes a lot of time and one to one attention, hence the need for good quality ratios of adult:children.  It’s […]

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What would happen if mothers went on strike?

Grandparents and Fathers   Mothers at Home Matter is often criticised for its focus on the lack of policies for women caring for their young children. ‘What about the dads?’ they protest..     Well we definitely do support dads –  we love our own dads and our children love their dads  – and grandfathers, […]

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