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Mothers Matter

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

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...


Sep 15, 2019

When children leave home to go to university or start a job, it's an exciting time for them but a deeply emotional time for their mothers and fathers.  It signifies the end of an era and a fundamental shift in relationship.  It is a time to reflect on the previous 18 or so years as a mother, which is what Sarah Sear...


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...