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October 17, 2011

Along with our name change we now have a new, improved web site: This fulltimemothers site will no longer be maintained.

“What Babies Need Parents to Know” conference

January 23, 2011

The annual national conference of “What About The Children?”, a charity that focusses on the emotional needs of under threes and that has much common ground with Full Time Mothers, is taking place on 8 March. Click here for more.

Do women really want to marry for money?

January 6, 2011

Click here for a Daily Telegraph story based on research from Catherine Hakim, a former FTM AGM speaker, and a researcher at the London School of Economics.

Realities of Mothers in Europe

November 18, 2010

Click here for this report, an author of which spoke at the FTM AGM earlier this month.

FTM members contributed to the report, which was recently presented to the Platform of European Social non-governmental organisations. (more…)

Child benefit and binocular man

October 11, 2010

This Guardian article points out the inconsistencies in the government’s proposed review of Child Benefit.

Motherly love ‘does breed confidence’

July 30, 2010

Being lavished with affection by your mum as a young child makes you better able to cope with the stresses and strains of adult life, say researchers.

Click here for this BBC article.

The stigma of being a housewife

July 21, 2010

Click here for a New York Times article about the disappearance of housewives in Sweden.

Save the Children suggests families learning together

May 19, 2010

This article reports on a scheme to encourage families to spend time together. But how practical is this when all parents are now out of the home working? A long-time FTM member comments. (more…)


May 11, 2010

Here’s a piece written my a long-time FTM member (and now a grandmother) “expressing anger at some of the policies promoted by my own sex on our behalf” (more…)

The future for QUANGOs

May 11, 2010

Bearing in mind the probable axing of the London Childcare team, (see here) Anna Line’s FTM’s chair, writes:

I encountered members of this Childcare Team some years ago when I was invited to take part in a discussion on the Politics Show one Sunday lunchtime in that oddly shaped London Assembly building by the Thames. The discussion centred around the question of providing childcare for mothers of very young children who might just want to work short hours in, say, schools at lunchtime, and they would of course need to have their children looked after. (more…)