We endeavour to represent the interests of parents who look after their children at home and whose families consequently manage on one income (often known as single-earner families or one-wage families) or they have one and 'a bit' incomes (with the second earner often in low paid part-time work around school hours). We also realise that many more mothers who share our concerns have had to go back to work but wish they had a real choice to follow their hearts and spend longer at home. As such our campaigning group is not about actual employment status, but rather about a shared vision for family life. MAHM, run by volunteers, therefore has three core aims:
As individuals or as an organisation we put these aims across to the public whenever we can through public forums, letters to national and local papers and through media interviews. We also organise Open Meetings in London.
We send our Newsletter to supportive journalists, politicians and other organisations and foster contacts wherever possible, both in the UK and the wider European context.