The Mumsnet Scottish Referendum debate: watch the video

Referendum

Video: When Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling joined us live for the final Scottish Referendum debate, we grabbed them for a short video in which they answer some additional questions from the thread. See what they had to say (and their answers to the critical Biscuit Question...)

"I feel comfortable eating meat from animals I've killed myself"

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall dropped into MN Towers today to tell us about his new book, River Cottage Light and Easy, and offer tips on cooking for vegetarians, dairy-free puds and getting kids to eat their veg.

Two under two: a survival guide

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced they're expecting their second child, just over a year after the birth of Prince George. We've rounded up Mumsnetters' top tips for getting through the hopefully-not-so-terrible two under twos.


How to get through university

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DC starting university? Impart some wisdom before they head off with Mumsnetters' top tips for surviving student life - and advice for parents on getting used to an empty nest.

First aid techniques every parent should know

World First Aid Day: It's all too easy to bury our heads in the sand and cross our fingers the worst will never happen, but if you did have to act in an emergency, you'd be better off for knowing a few basic skills.



Announcing... the Blogfest '14 line-up!

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Bafta-winning actress Rebecca Front, game-changing comedian Francesca Martinez and firebrand campaigner Camila Batmanghelidjh will all be joining us on November 8. Browse the line-up, and buy your tickets now.

Child grooming Q&A: how do you spot the signs?

Following a powerful guest post from a mother whose daughter was groomed and abused, Louise Vaughan from Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation took part in a Q&A on the thread. 


"An epic novel to immerse oneself and luxuriate in"

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Webchat: Bookclubbers have been gripped by August bookclub choice, The Signature of All Things over the summer and author Elizabeth Gilbert joins us for a chat on Tuesday 16 September at 9pm.

Grab a Bumpfest ticket for 45

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Expecting a baby, and befuddled by the reams of advice and info out there? Too bloomin' busy to wade through it all? You need Bumpfest: our one-day event dedicated to all things birth and baby-related. Book now using the code MUMSNETTER to nab a ticket for just £45.


Toddlers: good at swearing

All toddlers slip up when they're first getting their tongues around the whole talking business - but as Mumsnetters have learned, there's only a dropped letter between cute mispronunciation and downright obscenity...

Mumsnet Reviews: baby car seats

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Child Passenger Safety Week starts on Sunday - if you're due a trip to the shops, see how Mumsnetters rate some of the extended rear-facing baby car seats on the market, or share your own review.


Potty training

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Everything you need to know: Tips on how to tell when your toddler's ready for potty-training, and how to go about the whole messy business - plus, getting your child to stay dry through the night.

Guest Campaign: Balance

Balance

This week, Balance is helping to raise awareness of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) as part of a national campaign to help parents understand the risks of FASD, and the ways to prevent it.



Find things to do near you

Family days out

What's on: Take a look through the calendar on your local site to find upcoming activities, classes and events in your area. You can also share recommendations with other families round your way on the Local Talk boards.

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.


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

September's prizes include a family break to Holland, a £100 John Lewis voucher, three months of fruit and veg boxes and loads more.