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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.

Miscarriage

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.

Gay: Let's Get The Meaning Straight #GetOverIt

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Homophobic language in Britain’s schools is being tackled head-on by a leading gay rights charity. Stonewall’s campaign comes in response to r...

Twerking at Work: Images of Women in Society

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

It's not just about the twerking. It's about working, and it's about living. In a strange way, many women have to metaphorically twerk at work and in their private lives, and it's time for this to stop.

Did Russell Brand Really Mean That We Should Govern With Facebook?

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

It's been two weeks since Russell Brand was on the BBC Newsnight programme telling Jeremy Paxman that voting is a waste of time. Since then, it feels a little like democracy itself has been drowned in a political cacophony as Brand lovers and haters debate his prediction of revolution in the UK.

14 Other Hilarious Mumsnet Forum Threads

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Thought 'Do you dunk your penis?' was an odd title for a Mumsnet forum thread - or indeed any thread, on any forum, anywhere? Think again! Yes, Mum...

A Guide To Penis Beakers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It's the hot Twitter topic of the day - thanks to this thread on Mumsnet. So here's our handy guide to using a penis beaker: SEE ALSO: 14 Oth...

School Uniforms: Reinforcing Patriarchal Norms?

Louise Pennington | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Clothing is the outward signifier of respect: those in power require these to make a clear distinction between those with power who have value and those who have neither. As a society, we are reaping serious social damage due to our lack of respect for our children.

My Journey to the G8

Sarah Robinson | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK
Sarah Robinson

Going to the G8 is so far outside my comfort zone I might as well be travelling to the moon, but I'm doing it because the issues being tackled by the IF Campaign are so important, and very close to my heart.

Working Mums: An Asset to Our Business

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsay Pattison

Being super-organised is another essential part of the package. Coordinating school drop-offs and pick-ups and after-school activities around the working day means that working mums have to focus and plan their time precisely.