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Mothers Matter

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

May 27, 2021

Attachment parenting is largely about meeting the needs of the child for love, security and closeness in the early days and beyond.  It has become possibly the mainstream parenting approach, or aspiration.  In this podcast Michelle McHale, Founder and Director of Attachment Parenting UK, outlines what it does and...


May 5, 2021

Three mothers join me to talk about what home means to them, what the role of mothers is in creating and maintaining the home, the essentials of a happy home and why the idea of homemaking is so undervalued in society.  You can follow Molly, Elain and Caz on Instagram on Mothering Through the Seasons (Molly), Five...


Apr 12, 2021

£3,763 was the amount of total unsecured debt per UK adult in Jan 2021. Lone parents are the most likely group to suffer persistent poverty, and single mothers are the most likely to experience in-work poverty.  In this podcast, Fiona Lloyd, from the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), explains, step by step, how...


Feb 15, 2021

My neighbour, Kate, and I are both first time dog owners.  In this episode we go into the challenges we've faced and are still struggling with, and, despite this, the overwhelming love we feel for our dogs.  Kate has Toph, a one year old black cockerdor, I have Lola, a 4 year old golden retriever.  For more harrowing...


Jan 21, 2021

In just a few lines of poetry my guest, Sarra Culleno, can encapsulate the experience of being a new mother, the deep-rooted impact our own mothers still have on us as mothers, the agony of separation from our loved ones in lockdown, the fear of waiting for a medical test result, the shift in identity between couples...