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.

David Nicholls reads from his new book, Us

Video: David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day, 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.

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.

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.

Join the webchat with best-selling author Jojo Moyes


Me Before You author Jojo Moyes is joining us for a webchat on Tuesday 30 September, 9-10pm to discuss this month's bookclub choice: The One Plus One, as well as her other novels. Put the date in your diary or post a question in advance.

'Body shaming and food - let's change the message'

Guest post: From adverts presenting chocolate as a 'guilty treat' to strangers chirping that 'you'll not have room for dinner', kids are absorbing the message that there's nothing straightforward about food. Chrissy Chittenden says it's time for a re-think.

Blogfest '14: great writing and big ideas

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This year's programme is packed with fabulous speakers - including Rebecca Front, Francesca Martinez and Camila Batmanghelidjh - gripping panel sessions, expert advice and plenty of goodies and extras. Join us! 

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.

Potty training

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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.

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.

Baby names: your one-stop shop


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: Ask for Evidence


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

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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?


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.