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Mothers Matter

Mothers Matter is a podcast about mothers and the children who love them.

Jul 13, 2019

Philippa Nicholson is an enthusiastic advocate for the value of home schooling, having been home educated herself.  She home schools her four children, aged 4 to 12. In this podcast Philippa explains how she makes it work, both practically in terms of how she manages the different demands of four children, and...


Jun 14, 2019

Sam Jackson,father of 4 and Managing Editor of Classic FM and Smooth Radio, author of the book Diary of a Desperate Dad, chats about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. We discuss the research which highlights the important ways in which fathers differ from mothers and the unique, essential role they play in helping...


Jun 10, 2019

Carolina Allen explains why she set up the lobby and support group Big Ocean Women. Applying the principles of maternal feminism, Carolina and Big Ocean Women work through groups of mothers to make a difference locally in their neighbourhoods across the United States, and internationally, through lobbying the United...


May 28, 2019

Sarah Douglas-Pennant discusses bravely, eloquently and extremely poignantly the lives of her three children and how she has found the strength to live on after bereavement.  She has been forced to come to an understanding of the purpose of life and find some meaning in death. Sarah's wisdom on the role of mothers in...


May 10, 2019

Lynette Dudman's sons, Max and Fred, are top BMX riders with Fred (age 10) competing at an international level. Lynette is typical of so many mothers providing the emotional and practical support to help their children achieve their dreams, with her husband, Sean Dudman, a former motocross champion, providing...