16 things we learned from the Mumsnet Labour leadership hustings

Labour leadership: Catch up on our webchats with the four Labour leadership candidates, in which we learned that the Bambi joke is wearing a bit thin with Andy Burnham, Jeremy Corbyn buys his vests from a market on Holloway Rd, Liz Kendall doesn't like ANY biscuits <shock> and Yvette Cooper has to ask her kids how to set up parental controls on the computer.

It's not you - it's ME

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Childbirth: If your other half's having a baby, heed this advice. There are a few things every partner should know - such as that egos and ineptitude have NO place in the delivery room.

"I've had my knees botoxed (wear and tear in the 90s)"

Webchat: Julian Clary joined us to talk about The Bolds, his first book for children. Catch up on what he had to say on everything from Rupert the Bear to how he survived Celebrity Big Brother.


Depression: "After a while even misery becomes stale"

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In a blistering Blog of the Day, The Belle Jar describes the exhausting monotony of depression. "All of the things I do feel like nothing," she writes. "At least bad would be something. But nothing is nothing is nothing."

Driving in Europe: what you need to know

Travel: Continental car trip on the horizon? Here's everything you need to know - from speed camera detection laws (THEY'RE A THING) to what to pack for the picnic.



School's out for summer!

Rising sense of panic? YANBU. But fret not - turn those thumb-twiddling DC into mini Picassos with our crafts for kids (and adults too!) from Hobbycraft, and, if it's outdoor pursuits they're after instead, our Local editors have put together the best playschemes in your area. 

Get your ticket to Bumpfest now

Whether you're a first-timer or simply feeling a wee bit rusty since your last baby, our pregnancy event Bumpfest, on Saturday 26 September, brings you up to speed in just one day! Buy your ticket now for just £35, or £60 for two.


Holy grail? How to work from home

Careers: Looking for a job that'll allow you to earn money without having to be in an office? Mumsnetters share their tips on finding a job where you can work from home.

Bake Off's back! Win a Mary Berry book

Mary Berry books

This week on Gransnet: To mark the new series of the Great British Bake Off, we're giving away TWO brilliant Berry books. Plus, we've teamed up with the RSPB to give you the chance to win a sleep-out kit worth £600.


Win a My Baby's Name Is sleeping bag

Baby in sleeping bag

Review your pushchair this month and you'll be automatically entered into our draw to win a My Baby's Name Is cotton sleeping bag. Perfect for settling tiny ones on hot nights.

Get your hands on free books

The Kelly Sisters

Giveaway: Looking for a last minute holiday read? We're giving away 50 copies of The Kelly Sisters by bestselling author (and queen of the saga) Maureen Lee.


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

Pregnancy

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



Baby names: Moon Unit or plain Jane?

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Naming baby: Stumped for monickers? Fending off in-law suggestions to name your child after Great Aunt Hildegard? You need our patented Baby Name Finder...

Potty training? Take heart...

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


Getting pregnant: advice and tips

Ovulation

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.

Helping Disabled Children Thrive

Wheelchair

Specially adapted trikes for disabled children cost around £1,200, making then unaffordable for many families. Children Today funds trikes and other equipment to help improve the lives of disabled children.