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Parents Reveal The Most Brutal Things Their Kids Have Said

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are sharing the brutal things they’ve heard their kids say and it’s proof children definitely put your ability to laugh at yourself to the...

Mum Shocked By What Woman With Baby Does In A Café, But Was She Being Unreasonable?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who was having lunch in an art gallery’s café, was shocked when a woman next to her changed her baby’s nappy on the table. Mumsnet user Cat...

Mumsnet Users In A Pickle Over The Right Way To Grate Cheese

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Grating cheese: it’s one of those menial tasks that you don’t tend to think too much about. Until now, that is. A debate is taking place on Mumsne...

Women Are Talking About Their 'Fanny Condensation' On Mumsnet And It's Too Much To Handle

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Mums have once again taken to Mumsnet for a no-holds-barred discussion on bodily functions. The topic that’s got us all giggling this time? “Fanny...

The New-Style Radicalism Of Parenting Bloggers

Justine Roberts | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Justine Roberts

Being a parent can be hard work, even if your life is generally A-OK. It can tire you out, use up your energy reserves and feel enormously stressful at times, not least because you care so much about the outcome.

12 Signs You Are Being A Dick On The Internet

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

The Internet is great for parents. Not only can you find information on ALL THE STUFF, there are an abundance of chat forums, Facebook groups and websites where you might just find your 'virtual village'. However, there are a few people who just have to ruin it for everyone...

Jeremy Corbyn Gave The Most Jeremy Corbyn Answer To The Mumsnet Biscuit Question

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn took part in a Mumsnet webchat today, and his answer to the infamous biscuit question proved controversial. As is now tradition, a Mumsn...

Parents Who Requested Handmade Christening Gifts Branded 'Ungrateful F*****s'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Parents

Parents who asked for handmade gifts for their daughter’s christening have been branded “cheeky, ungrateful fuckers” by a friend on Mumsnet. The...

How to Have a Poncetastic Christmas

Sarah Crown | Posted 23.12.2016 | 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 11.10.2016 | 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 19.09.2016 | 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 30.07.2016 | 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.

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...