The Tired Parents: "I feel really ill"

In this week's episode, one of the Tired Parents is feeling poorly, and the other is perfectly understanding about it. Up to a certain point…

"This Valentine's Day, I refuse to settle"


Guest post: MN blogger Kate Sutton has been single for four years, but says that after a run of bad dates and a stint of online dating, she has finally realised her self-worth.

Valentine's Day - the unvarnished truth

Whether you like it or not, love is in the air. Take heart with Mumsnetters' more realistic experiences of love.

Valentine's beef wellington

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Video: Rich, delicious, deceptively easy AND made from scratch in under an hour – the beef wellington recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day. All you have to provide is the argument about the washing up.

Things to do this half-term

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Half term: Keep your kids entertained and excited with these top activities all over the UK, recommended by Mumsnet Local editors.

"Why aren't we up in arms about the UK's stillbirth rate?"


Guest post: Judith O'Reilly describes the trauma of losing her son 16 years ago, and Eleanor Mills introduces The Sunday Times Safer Births Campaign.

9 pieces of advice for new parents

Parenting: Having a new baby to look after is wonderful and daunting in equal measure. Here's a helping hand from those who have done it all before.

Looking for a job that fits around family?

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Jobs: If you're trying to find a career that doesn't mean sacrificing the school run, check out Mumsnetters' tips for bagging a family-friendly role.

Moneysaving hacks for your family holiday

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Travel: Worrying about the cost of this year's family holiday? Mumsnetters have all manner of tips and ideas to help you get the most out of your budget.

Stuffocation - James Wallman 50 book giveaway

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

World Book Day 2016

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Books: World Book Day is on 3 March – if you need costume inspiration for the kids or want to check out the books on offer, step right this way.


The ten least romantic gifts ever?


The partners of gransnetters who found themselves in the dog house after these clangers were unwrapped…

British Heart Foundation

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Guest campaign: Time for a DECHOX?

The British Heart Foundation is challenging the nation to give up chocolate for March and get sponsored for doing so, to raise money for life saving research.

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


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.