Brilliant Bumpfest offer: bring your friends

babies at bumpfest

Bumpfest latest: Expecting a baby, and a bit befuddled by the reams of info and advice out there? Too busy to sift through it all? You need Bumpfest, our one-day event on all things birth and baby-related. Bring two friends, and grab our brilliant group offer - just £43.55 per person, including a delicious lunch, refreshments, AND a fab goody-bag!

 

18 signs you may have PFB syndrome

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Warming cucumber sticks so your PFB won't get a chiilly mouth? Read this and other manifestations of Perfect First Born syndrome - and do add your own shameful examples to the thread.

Richard Dawkins on rape

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Mumsnetters respond to Richard Dawkins' tweet that 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'. Our blog of the day also takes Dawkins to task - and our We Believe You campaign busts some rape myths. 


Are they bored yet?

bored kid

If your kids are already moping and making you twitchy, we've a whole range of ideas to keep them amused - whatever their age and (crucially) whatever the weather.

14 ways Mumsnetters made their sibling's life hell

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Most parents hope for harmony between their offspring - but were Mumsnetters little angels with their own siblings, back when they were nippers? Um, that'll be a no.



Bumpfest: those birth myths busted

Childbirth: mainly breathing and Rescue Remedy, right? Read Mumsnetters biggest pre-birth misconceptions - and don't forget, there'll be loads more no-nonsense advice from those in the know, at our inaugural BumpFest.

Mumsnet hack: microwave meringues!

Video how-to: No-whisk microwave meringues. Yes, really. Takes three to four minutes and all you need is one egg white and 300g of icing sugar. Cook, serve, take a bow. 


Looking for local hair and beauty services?

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With the wedding and holiday season undeniably underway, you might be in the market for a bit of gussying-up - so our Mumsnet Local editors have rounded up the best hair and beauty spots in your area.

Loom Band Challenge: amazing entries

loom band rabbit swimming costume

Some amazing entries to our Loom Band Challenge - we've £200 of Hobbycraft vouchers up for grabs, so get your DC involved (we'll take their ages into account!).


Mumsnet reviews: travel cots

Travel cot

In need of a travel cot for the holiday season? It's well worth checking out our Mumsnet Best recommendations in Mumsnet Reviews to avoid costly errors. Pay it forward by sharing your own recommendations.

300 free books up for grabs

The Secret Place

We’re really excited to be giving away 300 copies of The Secret Place this week. It's a beautifully-written suspensedful tour de force - and we haven't been able to stop talking about it here at MNHQ. 


Guest Campaign: TCAA

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This week, we're supporting The Children's Air Ambulance – the UK's only dedicated paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service – who work to safely transport critically ill children to the care they desperately need.

BlogFest: Early Bird tickets selling out fast

blogfest

BlogFest: Our glittering celebration of sharp writing and big ideas will take place on Saturday 8 November. Book now, and you can grab an Early Bird ticket for £75.



Pregnancy symptoms

morning sickness

Wondering whether to test? Take a look at the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy - from sore breasts to weeping over TV adverts - and if you're still not sure, mull it over on our Pregnancy Talk board.

Baby names: your one-stop shop

Baby

Baby name finder: Still racking your brains for the perfect moniker? Consult our baby name finder for information, inspiration, and a before-it's-too-late objective view.


Trying to conceive?

Ovulation

Thinking about having children? Chart your fertile dates with our ovulation calendar, try the tips on our advice pages, and talk to others in the same boat on our conception boards.

Family competitions: enter now

Celtic Manor

July's prizes include a family ticket to Camp Bestival, £100 to spend at The White Company, two nights in a luxury lodge in Wales  and loads more.