Teachers' strike: are you affected?

indoor fun

School closed today? An unplanned day at home with the offspring has been known to strike fear into the heart of many, but fret not - we've cherry-picked Mumsnetters' best tips for keeping your children entertained.

Which type of parent are you?

Quiz: Irredeemably hands-on, or terrifyingly free-range? Lentil weaver, or benignly neglectful? Take our quiz to find out once and for all where it is you stand on the parenting scale.

'Mental health care for new mothers is broken'

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Guest post: As doctors warn of 'shocking gaps' in maternal mental health care, Beth Bone - who suffered severe postnatal illness - says we're being badly let down.


Weddings: the Mumsnet guide

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Just in time for the wedding season, here's our guide to weddings, Mumsnet-style. Looking to avoid bridezilla status, buy the right outfit or just moan about OTT hen parties? You've come to the right place.

"I asked to be relieved of the responsibility. I was not."

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Video, Hillary Clinton: The former US Secretary of State answers Mumsnetters' questions - throwing new light on her role defending a rapist, her position on abortion rights and whether, as a feminist icon, she regrets 'standing by her man'.



"It came from having to cope with my grandmother's murder"

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Tanya Byron's The Skeleton Cupboard is July's non-fiction book of the month. She talked about how a family tragedy was the catalyst for her work in mental health and answered your questions.

BlogFest '14 - 59 if you book right now

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BlogFest 2014: our glittering celebration of sharp writing and big ideas will take place on Saturday 8 November. Not long to go before our brilliant Super Early Bird ticket offer expires: just £59.


Sticky Chinese chicken: here's how

Sticky Chinese chicken strips

Video: This one's guaranteed to become a family fave - super-simple sticky Chinese chicken. Perfect with rice - and a brilliant option for packed lunches and summery picnics. 

Mumsnet reviews: baby carriers and slings

Baby in sling

Want to try baby transportation the hands-free way? Read up on the five carriers and slings voted Mumsnet Best, and many others, in our reviews section - and share your own recommendations too.


Moving abroad with your family

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Doing your research and preparing as much as possible will help you and your family settle in to a new life abroad. See our 10 things to consider if you're planning a move to foreign shores.

Review of the Month competition

Gulliver's theme park

Looking for an end of term treat to get the holidays off to a flying start? For July's competition, write a day out review and you could win a family Gulliver's theme park ticket.


100 free books up for grabs!

Spare Brides

This week, get your hands on one of 50 copies of Spare Brides, the compelling new novel by Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks, or Supertato - the hilarious new picture book by Sue Hendra.

Guest Campaign: HeadSmart

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We're supporting HeadSmart, who have a nation-wide initiative to help make it easier to spot the symptoms of brain tumours in children.



Pregnancy symptoms

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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

JL vouchers

June's prizes include four nights in Scotland, an iPad Mini, £500 worth of John Lewis gift vouchers and loads more.