Facebook explains why they removed our breastfeeding photo

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Update: Earlier this week a Mumsnet Facebook post, which included an image of a woman breastfeeding her young baby, was removed by Facebook for breaking their Community Standards: find out what Facebook said today. 

Mumsnet Advent Calendar: what's behind today's door?

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If your Christmas spirit is wilting ever so slightly, boost it with a daily peek at our Advent calendar with festive tips, tricks and amazing competitions. Today's offering may help calm your nerves.

Festive food and drink: sorted

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Food: Whether you're prepping for the big day, or looking for some festive treats to get you in the mood, we've got all the recipes and tips you need - from party nibbles and edible gifts to seasonal tipples.


Six ways to avoid family ski holiday hell

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Planning a family ski holiday? Things are a little different with kids in tow - so find out how to swerve a ski holiday disaster with our tips from ski-seasoned Mumsnetters. 

New abuse law: 'it could have helped me'

Breaking news: 'Coercive and controlling behaviour' within relationships will now be a crime - Katie Portman, herself a victim of domestic emotional abuse, says this is the right decision.



Nicky Morgan: 'The quality of teaching is critical'

Nicky Morgan

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan answered your questions on all things education, from SEN provision to faith schools and her plan to tackle teachers' workloads.

'Pro-life protesters have no idea of the harm they cause'

Guest post: Following the sentencing of Bernadette Smyth, Dawn Purvis - the Director of Marie Stopes Northern Ireland, whom Smyth harassed - says it's essential that women can access abortions without fear. 


There's still time to get creative this Christmas

It's the weekend before Christmas - just the right time to spend an hour (or two) on a Christmas craft project.  We've got gorgeous wrapping ideas and last minute decorations - perfect for getting the kids involved.

Last minute gifts? The best books this Christmas

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Christmas: still looking for presents and rapidly running out of time? Use our shortlists of the best cookery books and modern fiction for adults as well as the best titles for children.


Review of the Month competition: win a hotel break

Hotel in snow

Fancy a luxurious overnight stay for two to start the new year? At the Jesmond Dene House Hotel, you'll get bed and breakfast, plus a glass of champagne. To enter, simply write a review. What are you waiting for?

Netflix: Watch with Mumsnet

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There's nothing like cosying up on the sofa for a good movie night. Here's Mumsnet blogger Anna (and three-year-old Rafik) on what they'll be watching with Netflix over the holiday season. 


Book giveaway: The Bookstore

The Bookstore

We've got 100 copies of The Bookstore to give away this week. When Esme discovers she's pregnant whilst studying in Manhattan, she starts work at a small bookstore to make ends meet.

Baby names: your one-stop shop

Baby

Baby name finder: Still racking your brains for the perfect moniker? Consult our baby name finder for information, inspiration, and a before-it's-too-late objective view.



Learn to code with Elsa

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code introduces individuals to coding in a fun and engaging way through tutorials - such as creating your own Angry Bird or learning to code with Elsa from Frozen - whilst also furthering digital understanding for the future.

Competitions - brilliant family prizes

December's prizes include a cookery course worth up to £500, £100 worth of supermarket vouchers, a family ski holiday, a Christmas hamper, £500 of Love2Shop vouchers and loads more.


Potty training your toddler

Get advice on helping your toddler make the transition from nappies to pants, without too many accidents. From how to know when your child is ready to getting through nights - 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.