Stay at Home Mothers

It's International Women's Week, so Here's to Mothers - The Minions of the World

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Vanessa Olorenshaw

So, where does that leave a mother who wishes to stay at home and raise her family? Between a party who loathes them, a party who patronises them and a party who ignores them.

Why Stay at Home Mums Love the Bad Days Best

Charlene Allcott | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Allcott

On the bad days we feel like we're where we're supposed to be; secure in the knowledge that we're the only one that can deal with the calamity caused by a broken biscuit. Those evil hours give us the chance to do mothering the verb and not just be passive, nouny old Mum.

I Asked My Daughter What She Wants to Be When She Grows Up... Her Answer Surprised Me

A. Dassu | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

Have you ever heard someone say that they want to be 'just' a mum or a dad when they are an adult? If they have, I wonder what the reaction was? We are always expected to have another role. Mothers are now expected to go to work, have a career, and play a role financially even if a partner supports them.

Women and Whaling: Scientifically Women Should be Mothers First, and Career Should Come Third (After Their Husband)

Olga Levancuka | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.

No Such Thing as a Bad Mother

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I was 16 when I first fell pregnant (accidentally, of course), and again at 20. I didn't want my first two children. "Daddy, I have changed my mind," I cried big tears when I was being wheeled into the delivery room. "I don't want a baby!" In the beginning, I never felt that I was a good mother. In fact, I have always believed that I was a bad mother, blaming my youth for my shortcomings.

How to Be a Useful Woman

Adele Barlow | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

If you're an entrepreneur, you're a hunter: you're looking to grow your resources to bring back to the cave and there's something fundamentally masculine about that. Meanwhile, females are socially conditioned to focus on nesting - on making the cave look pretty and taking care of the children.

Luisa Zissman Hits Out At Stay-At-Home Mums

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

One thing you could never say about Luisa Zissman is that she doesn't know how to form an opinion. This time around the 'Celebrity Big Brother' hou...

Cameron And Osborne 'Betraying Traditional Families'

PA | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron and George Osborne have been accused of "leading a charge" against the traditional family in an attack by the leader of the UK Independe...

Talking About My Generation

Kate Gunn | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Gunn

This morning I got up at 6 o'clock with the baby. I then went straight to the kitchen to begin preparing food for my eight children for the day ahead....

I Felt Like I Was Wasting My Life on My Children

Adrian Millar | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

How did I walk out of my job as lecturer in Japanese to bring up one, then two, then three children, I think? How did I put up with the dirty nappies, the night feeds, the parking two children in the play-pen so as to get to the toilet - the blizzard years?

Parenting - It Doesn't Happen Overnight

Adrian Millar | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

A journalist phoned me the other day. ''I see from your blog that you've been a stay-at-home dad for the past 13 years. I wonder if you have any tips for men who are suffering from the economic downturn and are finding it hard being stuck at home all day with the kids.' "How long have you got?" I felt like saying.

The PM Plans to Offer Cash to Get Mothers Back to Work. What Does This Say to the Millions Who Choose to Stay Home?

Melanie Batley | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Melanie Batley

The problem is that this policy implicitly encourages women to make the choice to go back to work, even though there are millions of women that choose fulltime motherhood and believe that the choice of caregiving represents a significant contribution to society.

Mumpreneurs - The Only Way Forward!

Lana Citron | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Four and a half months in and I am finding having a decent telephone conversation hard enough, never mind a full night's sleep. So why would a mere mortal mother bother to compare herself with a mumpreneur?

Oi, Housewife! Call Yourself A Feminist? | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Over the weekend, I argued with my husband about the housework. Afterwards (in a post-row huff), I read a long article in The Guardian in which Zoe Wi...