How to Have a Poncetastic Christmas

Sarah Crown | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Crown

A truly Poncetastic Christmas (TM) requires precision-planning, commitment, heroics and, occasionally, martyrdom. Think you can handle it? Here's what you need to know.

Building Mumsnet - From the Dotcom Crash to a Sustainable Business

Justine Roberts | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justine Roberts

It's hard not to feel a tiny bit fraudulent when giving advice; as Mumsnet's early business trajectory was so - frankly - flat, I'd be hard pushed to genuinely recommend that anyone try to emulate it. That said, it worked - and while our story is very much a slow-burner, it also features things like dotcom crashes, working out of back bedrooms, and very small children...

Mumsnet Accounts Hacked And Armed Police Sent To Founder's Home

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

Parenting website Mumsnet has come under attack from hackers who posted from user's accounts and had armed police sent to the founders' home. Mumsn...

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Politician By Their Favourite Biscuit?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Comedy

The defining point of any election, leadership hustings or slow news day is the critical point when a politician reveals their favourite biscuit to ba...

How Not to Make a Tit Out of Yourself in a PR Crisis

Melissa Davis | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Melissa Davis

Social media is a valuable tool in getting your message across and communicating with customers and clients, but as this story has demonstrated, it can also be extremely damaging if something takes hold. We have used Primark's experience and response to develop three basic principles of how to handle a viral nightmare...

Liz Kendall Answers The Biscuit Question During Mumsnet Chat...And It's Not Gone Down Well

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics

Hip hop, vests and biscuits all came under the spotlight today when Labour leadership contenders Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall took questions from Mum...

Jeremy Corbyn Gives His Response To Mumsnet's "Sexy" Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn today vowed to tackle “everyday sexism” if he became Labour Party leader as he unveiled his women’s manifesto. The leadership c...

Phawoar! Jeremy Corbyn Is Getting Mothers' Hearts Racing Online

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn has won over the minds of many Labour members, at least if the latest Times poll is to be believed. But t...

5-Year-Old Makes Heartwrenching 999 Call: 'My Mummy's Had A Fit'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Parents

The incredible bravery of a five-year-old girl who called 999 when her mother had an epileptic fit was captured on tape. The heartwrenching recordi...

Marmite Mumsnet

Cheryl Giovannoni | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Cheryl Giovannoni

In essence, Mumsnet is everything a brand, political or otherwise, wants in an advocate. Its Mumsnetters are credible, highly engaged and active users of social media, who will happily take your idea and run with it.

Mums Reveal The Weirdest Things They've Found In Teenagers' Bedrooms

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

After the penis beaker fiasco, we thought Mumsnet wouldn't get any weirder. But then all sorts of stuff happened. Now they've started chatting about a...

Mumsnet Users Aren't Taking Plans To Recruit Them As Spies Seriously...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Politics

Users of Mumsnet have mocked MPs' suggestion that the parenting website could be a good recruiting agent for the nation's intelligence agencies. A...

Mums Are Rallying Against The Threat Dinosaurs Pose To Their Children

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An over-protective mother has been banned from Mumsnet after a religiously fueled rant about dinosaurs. CADministry, a user on the popular online p...

The Best Thing About Being a Doctor? It's Not What You Think...

Dr Ellie May | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dr Ellie May

There are so many excellent aspects of being a doctor you may think it difficult to pick the best one. Fear not. The good news is I have the answer. The bad news is, it's not what you think...

Why Breastfeeding Is Not Like Peeing - At All

Sophie Brown | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Brown

We're still puzzling out what ostentatious breastfeeding might look like - flashing bosom beacons? Blinged-up breasts? A regal wave of a tiny hand? Whatever he had in mind, the act of feeding an infant is as likely to be ostentatious as the act of feeding oneself: which is to say, very unlikely.

Can You Baby-Proof Your Career?

Marina Gask | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

Caroline is passionate about empowering women to make themselves vital to their employers and their industry, so they don't end up getting sidelined on returning to work. "I help women look at how they can build their career and prove their worth long before they get pregnant so that any employer would give their right arm to keep them, even on a flexible basis.


Helen Chandler | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Chandler

Every twinge and cramp caused me to panic, and I tortured myself with endless Google searches. One moment I could be wildly optimistic having read of a woman whose measurements had been the same as mine and yet went on to have a healthy baby, seconds later I would be in floods of tears imagining myself going through the next seven months of pregnancy...

Abortion: It's Nothing to be Ashamed Of

Melanie Scagliarini | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Scagliarini

A woman having an abortion is considered to be a cold and heartless whore unless she regrets and apologises for it. The truth is the majority of women don't regret it - I certainly don't. I knew straight away that I would have an abortion and I've never looked back with remorse. Sometimes you have to make the least-worst choice out of a bad bunch of options.

Cut Gwyneth Some Slack: No Fault Divorce Is the Future

Catherine Thomas | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Thomas

Each case and each divorce is unique. None has provoked such a uniquely vitriolic reaction as the headlines that have been spinning for the past few weeks on Gwyneth Paltrow's request on her website for privacy during her divorce.

Mumsnet Hit By Heartbleed Hackers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Mumsnet, has been targeted by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug. It could not be determined how many of the site's 1.5 million users was affect...

Are You a Mum Looking to Return to Work?

Liz Nottingham | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Nottingham

There just aren't enough women with a wealth of life experience available to hire and there are many businesses out there lacking this demographic of strong, capable, 'life' savvy women who could add great value to their work-force.

Combating Cultural Femicide: Founding Room of our Own, A Feminist/ Womanist Network

Louise Pennington | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

I have created the blogging network A Room of our own: A Feminist/ Womanist Network as a way to combat cultural femicide. The network is collecting, archiving and sharing women's writings, art, music, photography and any other medium of expression that can be posted online.

Mumsnet Users Talk Dirty (Again)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mumsnet users are at it again, doing exactly what they do best and talking downright dirty. This week's topic of conversation? Things that smell li...

'If You're Not Getting Any.. I'm Happy To Travel Up To An Hour'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems that when a single man from Sheffield decided to try his luck with the ladies on Mumsnet, he discovered that mothers might not be as desperat...

Can You be a Mummy Blogger and a Feminist?

Louise Pennington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Writing about making jam and homemade baby food and wearing high heels because they are something that you enjoy and something that brings you pleasure is a good thing but that doesn't necessarily make it a feminist choice. This doesn't mean there is something inherently wrong with making jam or wearing high heels but these are 'choices' that are made within patriarchal constraints.