Thanksgiving: what Mumsnetters are really thankful for

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Thanksgiving: Already worn down by the relentless commerciality of Christmas? Embrace Thanksgiving - a family festival without any presents - and find out what other Mumsnetters are truly thankful for.  

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? 

How to win Black Friday

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Grab a deal rather than a dud on Black Friday - check out Mumsnetters' reviews and best bargains before you buy.


Win a Harvey Nicks hamper

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One way to kickstart your Christmas preparations without spending money would be to sign up for our new food and competition newsletters which could win you a Harvey Nichols hamper.

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.



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! 

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!


Your teen present woes solved

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Hard-to-please teenager in your house? We've scoured the internet for a selection of gifts to amaze and delight the fussiest of teens this Christmas.

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.


Where to go for festive fun

Want to get in the Christmas spirit? Find this year's festivities in your local area. From seasonal markets and craft fairs to pantos and carol concerts - plus catching a glimpse of Santa himself.

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.