Presenting: the Mumsnet CV

parenting cv

They say parenting is the hardest job in the world - but when pressed, it can be difficult to point to specifics. Next time anyone asks you what it is you do, hand them this...

David Nicholls reads from his new book, Us

Video: The bestselling author of One Day, David Nicholls reads an extract from his new book, Us, in which his hapless hero Douglas tries in vain to impress his son at the school quiz.

How to talk to your teenagers about porn

Guest post: Lots of teens will experiment with pornography, but how should we broach the subject with them? Stephanie Davies-Arai writes that trust is key - and that speaking frankly to your kids is the best way to show you have confidence in them.


What to acquire when you're expecting

newborn buys

Baby buying guide: Infant in the offing? What should you be spending your money on? Take a look at the products Mumsnetters say were worth the money - and the ones that really, really weren't...

Slow cooker recipes and tips

slow cooker stew

As the nights draw in, a hearty slow-cooked meal will help warm everyone up. Find out how to get the most out of your slow cooker - or which one to buy if you're a newbie - and browse our top recipes.



Blogfest is back!

blogfest

This year's programme is packed with fabulous speakers, gripping panel sessions, and expert advice - plus lots of goodies and extras and a swanky evening reception. 

Bumpfest next weekend - don't miss out!

baby

Last chance to book: Bumpfest - our amazing one-day event dedicated to all things birth and baby - is happening next Saturday! Grab your ticket now for only £45 - just use the code MUMSNETTER. 


Mumsnet Reviews: juicers

Juicer with fruit and vegetables

Thinking of dipping your toe into the green waters of vegetable juicing? Get the best tool for the job with Mumsnetters' reviews - and don't forget to share your own recommendations too.

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The Marshmallow Test

We've got 50 copies of The Marshmallow Test to give away this week. Delve into the fascinating topic of self-control and delayed gratification with this brand new book by world renowned psychologist Walter Mischel. 


Potty training

Toddler on potty

Everything you need to know: Tips on how to tell when your toddler's ready for potty-training, and how to go about the whole messy business - plus, getting your child to stay dry through the night.

Lib Dem support for Miscarriage Care Campaign

Miscarriage care logo

Update: Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Health Minister, has said he will personally argue for the inclusion of our Miscarriage Care Campaign in the party's manifesto - so please keep the pressure up on Jeremy Hunt.


Flying while pregnant: your questions answered

Pregnant women travel by air every day, and there's no evidence that doing so is harmful to you or your baby. We've rounded up the rules, regulations and risks - plus tips on making the experience comfortable.

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.



Guest Campaign: Run on Sun

run on sun

Run on Sun - from Friends of the Earth - aims to make it easier for schools to save thousands through clean energy. Now you can nominate your child's school to win free solar panels.

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.