Stay at Home Mothers

Six Reasons to Love Working Part Time

Laura Clark | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Clark

I always imagined I'd love being a stay-at-home-mum. Although I've always enjoyed working, and I'm pretty good at it, I've never been what you'd describe as a career girl. I assumed once I became a mum I would find my forte in life and never look back. I figured I would eventually go back to work part time but it would be because we needed the money, not because I actually wanted to return.

Staying at Home, Keeping Mum

Julia Burness | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Parents
Julia Burness

Prior to being a mum I enjoyed being busy in London, developing a little jewellery business, which was starting to bud. I loved making the pieces and then having them cast so that multiples could be made to order directly from shops.

When Are You Going Back to Work?

Victoria Leith | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Parents
Victoria Leith

I got asked this question quite soon after the birth of both our babies. Like raising a tiny human is not work? Like somehow, every bit of work I did up until the point of giving birth was valid and worthwhile and now this is... well, what exactly is it?

Lies, Damn Lies, and Childcare

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Parents
Vanessa Olorenshaw

When are the actual wishes of mothers, overwhelmingly for greater financial support to care and freedom to make choices which honour their wishes, going to be addressed? In the spirit of democracy. When are the human beings at the heart of all this going to be the priority instead of human capital at the centre of capitalist neoliberalism?

Six Ways of Making a Stay-At-Home Wife Happy

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

Six things to keep a SAHW/SAHH happy, valued and loved - personal experience from the two wonderful men in my life who makes me the happiest woman in the world...

Work at Home Parents Neglect Their Children

Kate Tunstall | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

I know the furtive checking of your mobile phone - ahem, office - like a crack addict seeking their next fix. Worse - it's often executed under the guise of 'Oh, shall we see if it that's Daddy, letting us know he's on his way home?' Even when it was blatantly an email notification.

Dad Writes Poignant Tribute Dedicated To Mother Of His Child

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents

A new dad has posted a heartwarming tribute to his stay-at-home wife who "works her ass off" to look after their baby while he works. Tony Emms sha...

Working Mum or Stay at Home Mum?

Louise Gillett | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents
Louise Gillett

I do usually manage to fit in some writing during the day but it is sometimes hard to find the motivation as well as the time. So by last weekend, after a whole week of not writing, it was tempting to think that perhaps I should find a job and contribute to the family in a more measurable way - i.e. financially.

Becoming a Mother: Expectation Vs Reality

Nicola Appleton | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents
Nicola Appleton

So, if you're an expectant mum, here are a few parenthood lessons I've learned from the front line. But the take home point is basically thus - being a mum is bloody hard work, more so than I ever expected. But is it all worth it? A thousand times yes!

Quest to the Bottom of the Basket

Mark Bryce | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Bryce

On a recent quest to the bottom of the washing basket, I made a remarkable discovery. Not only could I carbon date my housework from within the mountain of clothes, but also my life.

How You Too Can Get a "Wife Bonus"

Megan Ainsworth | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Megan Ainsworth

Sure you have access to the joint bank account, but most of that money goes towards the kids and household items. It's nice to have some money ear-marked just for you and your frivolous indulgences. Where's your Jimmy Choo shoe fund?

I Never Planned to Be a Stay-at-Home Mum

Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Powell-Corbett

I know I am lucky that my husband has a job where this is financially viable for us to do. I know I am luckier still that I am out in Dubai as a stay at home mum, where it is the "normal" to stay at home so both myself, and the toddler, have a great social network.

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

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 09.05.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 30.03.2015 | 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?