Welcome to Mothers and Fathers Matter (MAFM). Here’s everything you need to know about who we are, why we do what we do, and what makes us stand out.

Who Are Mothers and Fathers Matter?

Mothers and Fathers Matter is a site for self-care, mental health, and parenting advice for parents.

Why Did We Make Mothers and Fathers Matter?

We made Mothers and Fathers Matter because so many parenting resources forget that how the parent thinks and feels matters too!

It doesn’t matter what approach you take: gentle parenting, Montessori, Waldorf Steiner, or the old fashioned way… If you don’t look after yourself, you’ll find it harder to do your job as a parent. It’s like the old adage that you can’t love someone until you love yourself.

The easiest way to explain is to explain how we write our content. Take a common question: why don’t children clean their rooms? Well, every parenting resource will explain common reasons like feeling overwhelmed, not having the right mental or physical tools for the job, maybe even feeling depressed. Every parenting resource will offer a few helpful hints and tips on how to encourage your child to keep their room clean.

Where we differ is that we center the parental experience, helping you understand, control and accept the way you feel to make parenting easier.

We believe that parenting is an 18-year-long lesson in what you can control and what you can’t. You can control how you think and feel, but sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can’t control your child every hour of every day. That’s why alongside helpful advice on parenting, MAFM gives self-care and self-help advice that helps reassure parents and keep them grounded in difficult times.

The Mothers and Fathers Matter Team

The MAFM team is made up of expert parents, nannies, content writers, editors, and digital executives. You can meet each of them, read about their qualifications, and learn more about them on our Meet the Team page.

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