Viewpoints

Your contributions to:[email protected] (or suggested links) are very welcome. The views and opinions expressed in our Viewpoints section are not necessarily reflective of the views of MAHM which has three core aims (see ‘About Us’), but they do demonstrate that support for mothers at home comes from diverse places and people and reaches across the political spectrum. 

Viewpoints touches upon a range of wide issues which impact on the politics of the family – including Employment Legislation, Economics, Theories of Child Development, Parenting Culture, Feminism, and Relationship Support, to name a few. We aim to give space for open discussion on issues that impact on family life and family time. If you would like to contribute please send your article for consideration

Laura Perrins: Family policy matters to millions and Tories must get it right

Laura Perrins: Family policy matters to millions and Tories must get it right Laura Perrins writing for Conservative Home, October 11th 2013

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Childcare: what childcare? Dr Spock must be turning in his grave

Childcare: what childcare? Dr Spock must be turning in his grave Kathy Gyngell writes on the move away from parenting to ‘childcare’ carried out by unfamiliar professionals   Women voters desert Conservatives after child benefit and childcare debacles

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Championing women whose home is emptying

Championing women whose home is emptying Thanks to Kerry,  one of our Facebook members, for bringing this article to our attention.  The author Ross Mountney notes that women said to be suffering from ’empty nest syndrome’ (a term she abhors, as do I) deserve care and support from society at this time of adjustment, rather […]

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Do American feminists care about women?

Do_American_feminists_care_about_women.pdf by Laura Perrins 19 September 2013 Do American Feminists care about women? Feminists in the US have claimed their latest scalp in the form of Larry Summers. He has pulled out of the race to become Chairman of the Federal Reserve after a number of Democratic Senators made it clear they would not confirm […]

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Happy 1st Birthday! Now it’s time to leave the nest.

Happy 1st Birthday! Now it’s time to leave the nest. A report from New Zealand by Mariola O’Brian who reflects on the Swedish daycare system.

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Hands off our maternity leave

Hands off our maternity leave Laura Perrins writing in The Telegraph

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The importance of talking to babies

The importance of talking to babies Laura Perrins    19th July 2013

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The war against marriage is a war against social mobility and social justice

The war against marriage is a war against social mobility and social justice    Click on article above from campaigner Laura Perrins.    MAHM comment: One of MAHM’s  campaigning aims is to support the parent-as- carer who takes time out of work to look after children at home and to recognise that households operate as a […]

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Playdate last weekend in June 2013

Dear Mothers at Home, We are proposing to have a Sponsored Playdate on the last weekend of June! By Sponsored Playdate we mean – you choose whatever activity you like to celebrate the fact that you are a Mum at Home.  So it can be a traditional get-the-toddlers-round-to-wreck-the-house playdate. Or a bike ride playdate for […]

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Family-friendly taxation in France

Family friendly taxation in France Ministers claim the UK govt is equally supportive of Mums at home as Mums who go out to work.  The French can claim this.   The UK cannot.     The French tax system is a much more family friendly one for one-earner couples on above median income.    In France the tax unit […]

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