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Mothers Matter

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

Dec 9, 2019

At this bijou Mothers Matter Christmas party are two guests, Vicki and Kate, surnames withheld to protect the innocence/make sure the in laws don't listen, who join with Claire in celebrating the joys of present buying/allocating/receiving, Christmas catering, parties - or lack of, managing toddlers in the grandparents'...


Nov 28, 2019

Why is it so difficult to earn your way out of poverty?  Why do families on a single income often struggle financially? The first answer is the 90.6% METR (Marginal Equivalent Tax Rate) which anyone earning up to £30,295 will pay on each extra £1 they earn.  The second answer is the extra tax of at least £200...


Nov 19, 2019

How does a mother's love shape and form her baby's brain and what happens if an infant is separated from his or her mother?  Diana Dean, Research Director of the charity What about the Children?, answers these questions by referring to the science behind the outcomes.  We also talk about the emotional and physiological...


Nov 1, 2019

What is a genuinely family friendly policy?  It is not giving more hours of subsidised childcare so children spend ever longer hours away from the loving care of their parents.  It is not ensuring families to spend less time together by 'encouraging' mothers out of the home to work because they are not financially...


Oct 7, 2019

However many years you are able to dedicate to raising your children, the time will come when they (hopefully/eventually) leave home so at some point almost all mothers will return to paid work.  In this podcast Ronnie Cloke Browne of CareerBreak People helps mothers value the time they spend out of the workplace, not...