The NHS, Twiglets and each other: what Mumsnetters are thankful for

Thanksgiving: Whether you're American or not, taking a moment to count your blessings is never a bad idea. In fact you could end up with a serious case of the warm fuzzies, as our list of things Mumsnetters are thankful for proves.

Unusual Advent calendars for all

Christmas pudding

Christmas: You've just got time to head out and buy an Advent calendar, but which one to choose? Mumsnetters pick their most-coveted calendars this year.

Autumn statement - your thoughts?

baby sleeping

Politics: George Osborne set out the government's spending plans in the Autumn Statement – the first since the Conservatives were elected. What did you think?

An outfit Mumsnet will approve of

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Swears By: This weeks list of top-rated products features the ultimate drape top, comfy-yet-stylish boots and jeggings described as 'awesome'. So that's a your entire winter look sorted!

"You don't get over bereavement, you get on with it"

Beth Phillips

Guest post: Two and a half years after her husband's sudden death, Beth Phillips says the initial shock and exhaustion has passed, but she and her sons still take each day as it comes.

How to make your child's bedroom magical


You'll be amazed at what a bit of fabric and some imagination can achieve. Find out how a little decorating ingenuity can transform a bedroom into an enchanted space.

Changes to grading in primary school - what you need to know

Jeff Kinney

Education: The levels system is being replaced – find out what this means for your child's exams and progress reports.

The top toys for Christmas 2015


Christmas: What's going to be on every child's must-have list? From Hamleys to Amazon, we've got all the toy toy lists right here*Bold*

The best new picture books for Christmas

Picture books

Books: Even the dreariest of winter nights can be cheered up by snuggling down with a great book – and our choice of this season's best titles would make fantastic Christmas presents.

The best toys for babies

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Reviews: They may not be able to fully support the weight of their own head – but babies still have discerning tastes. Check out MNers reviews of the best toys to keep your little ones entertained.



Guest campaign:This #GivingTuesday, support the charity changing the face of aid in Africa: AfriKids is strengthening local communities, supporting families and brightening the futures of Ghana’s most vulnerable children.

Tell your MIL where to go

Tell your mum about Gransnet

To Gransnet of course. Refer her today and if she joins she'll get LOADS of top tips about being a brilliant gran (plus the chance to win fantastic prizes including shopping vouchers and a Lakeland hamper.

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

Pregnant woman

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?

Baby names

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

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.