Safer Internet Day: how to help your kids stay secure online

Internet Safety: The internet is a huge and positive part of everyday life for many children – but it also poses risks. To give you peace of mind and help your children to stay safe (and happy!) online, take a look at our guides.


It's Pancake Day! What's your flavour?

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Food: It's Shrove Tuesday today – time to get flipping. Whether you like your pancakes savoury or sweet, thick or thin, or stuffed with Nutella, we've got you covered.

"Abortion must be decriminalised"

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Guest post: The 1967 Abortion Act doesn't go far enough – no woman should be prosecuted for ending her pregnancy, says Ann Furedi of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.



The misery of endometriosis

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In the news: As Lena Dunham announces she'll be taking time off to deal with her endometriosis, Rachel Buchanan describes the agony of 'the woman's disease'.

  

Helpful tips for life with a newborn

Parenting: Finding yourself in possession of a new baby is wonderful and daunting in equal measure. We've pulled together advice from people who've been there before to give you a hand.





Happy Chinese New Year!

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Year of the Monkey: Celebrate the beginning of the new zodiac year by find out more about your sign, or learning some key Mumsnet phrases in Mandarin.

Tired Parents: Geneva

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Watch the latest video: One of the Tired Parents is off on a work trip – well, it's alright for some isn't it? Catch up on the new episode now.



Stuffocation - James Wallman 50 book giveaway

Books: Feeling stuffocated in your house? Learn how to live more with less with James Wallman. Read his top 5 tips for a clutter-free home and apply for a free copy.

Zika virus: first case in Europe

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In the news: A pregnant woman in Spain has been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to birth defects – here's what you need to know.



The KonMari method: what you need to know

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Lifestyle: ​Japanese author Marie Kondo's ruthless decluttering and organisation system (keep what 'sparks joy', chuck the rest, and assign a home for everything that's left) is THE way to get your house in order in 2016.

Film of the Month: Spotlight

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Film: Our February Film of the Month is Spotlight, based on the true story of how the Boston Globe newspaper uncovered a child abuse scandal that shook the Catholic Church to its foundations.



Blythe Danner Q&A

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Actress, campaigner AND Gwyneth Paltrow's mum, Blythe Danner joins Gransnet for a Q&A to talk about her new film, I'll See You In My Dreams and life as an actress, mum and gran.

St John Ambulance

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Guest campaign: Baby CPR can be a frightening concept, so St John Ambulance have removed the fear factor and made it as easy as possible to learn.





Pregnancy calendar: week-by-week from conception to birth

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Week by week: From bundle of cells to bundle of joy, find out how your body and your baby are changing, in our calendar.



Potty training without panic

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Mumsnetters have heaps of advice on helping your toddler make the transition from nappies to pants with minimal stress.

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.