It's Black Friday: buy nothing

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...until you've checked out Mumsnetters' reviews and best buys. Make sure you grab a deal and not a dud - find out which products MNers rate before you splash the cash!

Kids' obesity crisis: is 'treat culture' to blame?

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In the news: One in five UK children are now predicted to be obese by the age of 11 - is 'treat culture' creating a generation of overweight kids? 

Vegetarian Christmas inspiration

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There's no reason why vegetarians should miss out on the theatre of a cracking centrepiece to the Christmas dinner. Here are five of our favourite festive veggie Mumsnetter recipes for the big day


Got food you always chuck?

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If you've got food you buy with the best of intentions, but always end up binning, have a look at these MNer-sourced recipes to use the blighters up - and join in with Unilever’s #ClearAPlate campaign.

'Yes, private schools must do more, but it's not that simple'

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Guest post: Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has called on private schools to 'do more' for the state sector if they want to keep their tax breaks - here, Dr. Anthony Seldon says it should be a two-way street.



Fancy a Harvey Nicks foodie hamper?

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Eat, drink and be merry:  Gussy up your Christmas larder with this rather fabulous Harvey Nicks hamper - just sign up for our new food and competition newsletters for a chance to win it. 

Where to go for festive fun

Want to get in the holiday spirit? From Christmas markets and craft fairs to pantos and carol concerts - and of course, the obligatory visits to Santa - find out what's happening round your way.


Christmas for bookworms

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Get prepped for Christmas: We've rounded up the best new books to give as gifts this year - for children of all ages, and grown-ups too. Come and browse!

Mumsnet is online comment site of the year

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We won it: We're thrilled that Mumsnet has won the Comment Award for online comment site of the year - testament to the extraordinary quality of debate on Mumsnet. Congrats to you all! 


Want to blitz your house before the holidays?

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Hacks and tips: There's plenty of time to get your house in order before the festive rush kicks in. From decluttering your cupboards, to getting rid of pongs and stains - get on top of it all with tips and tricks from Mumsnetters.

Dance like a dad!

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Guest campaign: Dance can build the self-confidence, independence and friendship networks of deaf and blind young people - support Dance4Change by dancing like a dad: here's how.


Competitions - brilliant family prizes

November's prizes include a £100 spa voucher, Hobbycraft vouchers, Louise Galvin haircare products, £500 worth of vouchers of your choice and loads more.

Christmas giveaway

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas

We've got 50 free copies of The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas. This wintery tale features a whole cast of fairytale folk in their festive finery - perfect for getting DCs in the Christmas spirit.



Am I pregnant?

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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 - or consult our Pregnancy Talk board.

Potty training your toddler

Get advice on helping your toddler make the transition from nappies to pants, without too many accidents. From how to know when your child is ready to getting through nights - with minimal stress.


Baby names: your one-stop shop

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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.

Getting pregnant - advice and tips

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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.