Women and the general election: all to play for

Mumsnet, Gransnet and Ipsos MORI conducted an in-depth study of women's voting intentions, policy priorities and opinions of the party leaders in the run-up to the 2015 general election - and found that the women's vote is still very much in the balance. Take a look at the full results.

Changes to SEN legislation - what you need to know

Guest post and Q&A: Extensive changes have been made to Special Educational Needs provision. Barristers Natasha Joffe and Samantha Cooper explain the new laws, and on Friday between 1-2pm, charity exec Jane McConnell will answer questions on the thread. 

Family baking: how to do it

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Food: Inspired by GBBO but daunted by the prospect of the school cake stall? From baking hacks and healthy bakes to Halloween recipes, we've got your oven-based conundrums covered.


'Midwives deserve fair treatment - so we're striking'

Guest post: On Monday, the Royal College of Midwives voted for strike action for the first time in their 133 year history. Here, their chief executive Cathy Warwick explains why - and how the strike will affect expectant mothers.

Six nasty stains children make - and how to zap 'em

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... the stains, we mean. Have a look at MNers' top tips for getting rid of the pesky stains that kids seem biologically programmed to make.



Family eyecare: first specs

family eyecare

Health: Our all-new eyecare section will help you see clearly (sorry) when it comes to dealing with eye tests, kids' glasses and your own eyesight.

Baby names: your one-stop shop

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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.


"Social media helped save my career"

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Jojo Moyes joined us for a webchat and talked about the film adaptation of Me Before You, the positives and perils of social media and her measures to avoid cliche when writing male romantic leads (enter the Argentinian male midwife).

Halloween party ideas

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How to celebrate: Whether you've already planned your haunted house and have face paint and pumpkins ready to go, or you'd rather hide away from the ghastly holiday, we've tips for conjuring up the perfect Halloween.


Book giveaway: Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

When a holiday of a lifetime turns into a nightmare, Evie is forced to find reserves of strength and ingenuity she never dreamt existed; or die trying. Don't Look Back is the nail-biting new thriller by Gregg Hurwitz.

Mumsnet Reviews: dishwashers

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In search of the perfect dishwasher? Find it with Mumsnet Reviews - and don't forget to share your own recommendations too.


24 hours in...Lambeth

Got a day to spend in Lambeth? Our Local editor Nikki gives the inside track on a borough with its own windmill, quirky culture, and excellent transport links to boot.

24 hours in...Lambeth

Got a day to spend in Lambeth? Our Local editor Nikki gives the inside track on a borough with its own windmill, quirky culture, and excellent transport links to boot.



Guest Campaign: Ask for Evidence

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Ever wondered if you can trust the claims made by companies, politicians, or even celebrities, in the media? Ask for Evidence empowers you to separate fact from misleading information.

Pregnancy symptoms

morning sickness

Wondering whether to test? Take a look at the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy - from sore breasts to weeping over TV adverts - and if you're still not sure, mull it over on our Pregnancy Talk board.


Trying to conceive?

Ovulation

Thinking about having children? 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.

Family competitions: enter now

September's prizes include a family break to Holland, a £100 John Lewis voucher, three months of fruit and veg boxes and loads more.