Tag: mumsnet


Happy International Women’s Day

Traditionally in Germany, the women take over the country on Weiberfastnacht – the last Thursday before Lent. As part of the Karneval celebrations, this day is the official start of the carousing. Our first year in Düsseldorf, I… Read More


Social Media Fatigue

            Do you have an account with any of the following services:   Twitter, Facebook, Mumsnet, Britmums, Linkedin, Klout, Google+, Pinterest, Foursquare, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress, Flickr, Vine, AskFM, Kik… If you have answered “Yes” more than four times then you are in danger of Social… Read More

Blogs, Damned Lies and Statistics

With apologies to Disraeli, who may or may not have said the famous, “Lies, damned lies and statistics” quote. What is the mark of a successful blogger? Is a successful blogger one with lots of subscribers? One with… Read More

My Silent Miscarriages – A Guest Post

Sarah, my guest blogger today, talks about the care she received during her missed miscarriages. A missed miscarriage is one where the baby stops growing but the body does not recognise this. Most missed miscarriages are discovered when… Read More

Mumsnet Campaign for Better Miscarriage Care

‘How is the new Mummy this morning then?’. The words could not have hurt more. I turned my head away from the breakfast bearing hospital auxiliary. She had obviously not been informed that I was on the labour… Read More


Mumsnet Campaign – Kick Off Thread – Lets Get Blogging

The campaign kicks off on Monday, 10th October and will carry on throughout the week. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the reality of miscarriage, often a taboo topic, brushed under the carpet of life. It… Read More


Do You Have a Parenting Philosophy – Your Children are not Your Children

Attachment Parenting, Benign Neglect,  Authoritarian, Helicopter Parent, Tiger Mum – which one describes your parenting method best? Can you put a name to your Parenting Philosophy, explain it in two or three words?   In those first hazy… Read More

Waxing Children – Bannatyne vs Mumsnet

When is an acceptable age to allow your daughter to wax? And would you take her to a salon to have this done? Tricky question, and one I have been pondering this morning since reading on Twitter that… Read More

Coping with an Interfering Granny

It is a topic touched on with some regularity on Mumsnet, and I am sure on other parenting websites. Mothers, and in particular Mother-In-Laws. MILs.  Not a day goes by without a MIL bashing thread, some of them… Read More


Using Social Media to Increase Readership on Your Blog

Following on from yesterday’s post about starting blogging, this post is about increasing your readership, particularly with the usage of Social Media.         When I started blogging, there were not really many outlets to get… Read More