Mould and condensation: household hacks

Good housekeeping: Hate waking up to sopping windows? Sick of the sight of mould in your bathroom? You need Mumsnetters' tips for getting rid of them both, for good. 
 

Discuss the award-winning book Elizabeth is Missing

Emma Healey has just scooped the Costa First Book Award for her novel Elizabeth Is Missing. She'll be joining us for a webchat next Wednesday at 9pm. Share your thoughts on the book and post your questions to Emma.

Sugar-free: how to get started

Davina

Keen to cut down on your family's sugar intake, but not sure where to start? We asked Davina McCall - mother, TV presenter and self-confessed former sugar-addict - to share her top tips and bust some popular myths.


Cauliflower - it's the new kale, honest!

cauliflower recipes

Recipes: you can mash it, roast it, bake it - Mumsnetters share their recipes for the remarkably versatile, counter-intuitively low-carb cauliflower.

Brrr! Time for Mumsnet's heating hacks

Keeping warm

It's colder than Elsa's castle outside, but fear not: from bubble-wrapping your windows to bulk-buying flannelette sheets, Mumsnetters share their ingenious (and thrifty) tips.



Childcare costs surge to 67,000 per child

In the news: The cost of childcare is said to have risen to a total of £67,586 per child - and mothers believe that they need to earn £26,000 a year to make returning to work worthwhile. How has the cost of childcare affected your family? 

Nadia Sawalha's 60-second pesto

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Family food: This has to be the quickest-ever homemade sauce - heaps tastier than the jarred stuff, and (hoorah!) it's freezable. Pot to table in ten minutes tops. 


Review of the Month: win a Sage slow cooker

Sage Risotto Plus

Slow cookers: the kitchen gadget that Mumsnet dreams are made of. If you fancy getting your hands on a luxury Sage by Heston Blumenthal Risotto Plus model worth £100, simply write any household appliance review and you'll automatically be entered into our draw.

Mumsnet Best... family holidays

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Family travel: Ignoring the grotty weather and dreaming of your family hols? Don’t book till you’ve seen which hotels, cottages, and campsites were so beloved by MNers that they’ve won a Mumsnet Best badge.


The Sun brings back Page 3...

No More Page 3

Guest post: Today's print edition of The Sun once again features a topless young woman. Here, MN blogger Glosswitch argues that the paper's actions will strengthen, rather than strangle, the No More Page 3 campaign.

Pregnancy exercise and wellbeing classes near you

Local: When you're pregnant, gentle exercise and wellbeing classes can be a great way to prepare for - and recover from - the big day. Our Local editors have rounded up the best where you are.


Home away from home

Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families who have sick children being treated in hospital, for as long as they need.

Book giveaway: The Winter Horses

The Winter Horses

We're giving away 50 copies of the new young adult novel by bestselling author Philip Kerr. The Winter Horses follows Kalinka as she sets out on a treacherous journey to save two horses under threat of extermination by the Nazis.



Competitions: what can you win?

January's prizes include a £250 supermarket voucher, six weeks of organic juice boxes from Abel & Cole, a HTC One mini 2, a beauty consultation and make-over and loads more.

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.


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.