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Mothers Matter

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

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...


Jan 3, 2021

The cultivation of joy and the virtues which make up a developed character are the subjects of this in depth and thought-provoking discussion with Dr Matthew Kuan Johnson, a Research Fellow on the Oxford Character Project and possibly the leading researcher on the philosophy of joy.  


Dec 21, 2020

Playing with children can be great fun, but also hard work, especially at 6am.  In this podcast Dr Pat Preedy offers parents excellent examples of how to enjoy our children through play, whether they are 4 months or 14 years old.  

Dr Pat jointly led the Parents and Carers as Play Partners Project through Middlesex Uni...


Dec 3, 2020

Thanks in large part to Diane Danzebrink and Rachel Weiss, my guests on this podcast, the menopause is being covered more often in the media, but there is still a huge amount of ignorance as to what the symptoms are and how to cope with them.  Diane, the founder of Menopause Support and the driving force behind the