A WOMAN has raged online after her mum said that she was anorexic so that she could get a sabbatical from work.The woman, 32, took to Mumsnet to reveal that her mum had been granted the six month break from work because she’d claimed to need “time off ” to help her “recover from an anorexia relapse”.She wrote: “I am not, nor have I been, suffering from anorexia since I was 24 years old.“I am now 32. I am fit and well and living in London, 200 miles not nearly enough away from her.“What is laughable, as when I did have anorexia and was attending an outpatient clinic bi-weekly, she didn’t want to know.“She did not drive me to appointments. (I walked, it was four miles each way) she did not attend the joint therapy session.“Her general attitude at the time was ‘what do you want me to do, force you to eat?’“Long story short, I got over it with the help of my then-boyfriend, and we moved to London, so I … [Read more...] about Mumsnet user rages after her mum pretends she is anorexic so that she can get SIX MONTHS off work to ‘help her daughter recover’
AN ANGRY woman has criticised high-street shoe chain Office for sending out an email reminding female customers to shave their legs.Mumsnet user Katy, whose surname and location is unknown, was appalled that the brand sent out the mailer and said she would not be made to “feel bad” for going outside with hairy pins.The 24-year-old vented her fury in an online forum and received messages of support from other outraged shoppers.Katy received a promotional release from Office last week called “Show a little leg”, while the tagline read: “Just don’t forget to shave them.”Venting her fury, she took to the parenting website and wrote: “I got an email this week from Office trying to sell me summer shoes, the email also told me to forget to shave my legs.“AIBU (Am I being unreasonable) to not want a business who wants female customers telling them they need to shave their legs?“I shave my legs because I know people I encounter … [Read more...] about Angry Mumsnet user slams shoe brand Office for telling women to keep their legs fuzz-free this summer
A MUM has sparked a debate after her daughter was apparently told not to “pull up” her tights in front of male teachers.The mum, who has a 14-year-old daughter, took to parenting forum Mumsnet to ask others what they thought about the proposed ruling.She explained: “Dd (darling daughter) 14 had her first assembly of the year this morning, and head mistress/principle has a list of new rules, one including female students are banned from pulling up/ adjusting their 60 denier tights in front of male teachers as she feels this is inappropriate and it must be done in private in bathrooms.“Surely this is crazy?”Needless to say, other parents were quick to wade into the discussion – with many saying that they’d be “livid” if their kids were told the same.One user wrote: “Is she saying girls are wrong to do this? If I were a male teacher I would be offended.”Another added: “What? I’d be livid if this was announced in … [Read more...] about Mumsnet user rages after her 14-year-old daughter is banned from pulling up tights in front of male teachers at school
A WOMAN took to Mumsnet to ask if it was acceptable to lie to get IVF provided on the NHS – and was slammed by users of the site.The lady, who goes by the username of LittleMissNew, explained that she has been desperately trying and failing to have a baby with her partner naturally.Her partner’s child, nine, lives with the pair and this has sprung up a moral dilemma when it comes to her qualifying for free IVF on the NHS.She explained on the Mumsnet thread: “I started going to the doctors saying we have been TTC [trying to conceive] for over a year she asked if we had any previous children living with us.“I said no, and she said ‘good’, because otherwise you can’t have IVF on the NHS if you do.“I know morally I’m being wrong but I desperately want a baby and we can’t afford IVF and to say that I can play parent to his DC [darling child] couldn’t be further from the truth, I have no say in what she does or doesn’t … [Read more...] about Woman asks if she should LIE to get IVF on the NHS… and Mumsnet users are fuming
A WOMAN has taken to Mumsnet to ask other women how they would feel about a male beautician doing their intimate WAXING.The post, which was shared in the “Am I being Unreasonable?” section of the parenting forum, started quite the debate amongst mums – with many saying they wouldn’t want “strange men down there”.In a post titled “Male beauticians and waxing”, the woman asked: “This is based on a friend’s experience.“We've been discussing it at length and I'm interested in others thoughts.“So would you be ok with a male beautician doing intimate waxing?“Would it depend on quite how intimate, so a bikini wax would be OK, but all off not so much?“I'm not actually sure myself. A part of me thinks it's no different to a male doctor or nurse and I'd be fine with that.“Definitely wouldn't have a problem with any other beauty treatments being done by a man, but waxing that involves no underwear, I'm not … [Read more...] about Mumsnet user sparks debate by asking if other women would ‘be OK’ with a man doing their bikini wax… so what do YOU think?
A MUM has started a debate about whether or not it was okay for her friend to tell off her child.Taking to parenting forum Mumsnet, the mum revealed how her friend, who she’d been out with at the time, had "firm" words with her daughter.She wrote: “Just been to see a show with friends and our children.“Children sat on the front row, and us behind. There was a scene with smoke coming off the stage. My dd [darling daughter] was moving her hand (not dramatically) to move it out her face.“Friend then taps her on the shoulder and tells her to stop doing that right now as she's wafting smoke into her dds face.“My dd was upset; friend was really sharp with her. She's a child and she wasn't doing it in purpose.”Needless to say, the post garnered numerous replies from other mums on the forum.Some users thought that both mums were being “precious”, one added: “Sounds like you are both being really precious. Is there a history of rivalry or … [Read more...] about Mumsnet user rages after her friend ‘tells off’ her daughter… but is she overreacting?
THE weekend means you can shed your stuffy work clothes and slip into something a little bit more comfortable.But one wife says she is at odds with her husband who insists she wears a bra when she's not at work - even though she doesn't want to.The woman took to Mumsnet where she explained she had been involved in a spat with her spouse over the issue who told her not supporting her chest was "indecent".She wrote on the forum: "Obvs I wear a bra to work, but find them really uncomfortable and quite frankly don't want to wear one. I am of the larger boob variety."I of course wear proper clothes and I don't feel like I'm being indecent but he feels like I am. Who do you BU (back-up)?"And it appears that other Mumsnet users were firmly in the woman's camp and were outraged that her husband got a say in what she wore. MYTHS BUSTED Model gets told she’s a 36DDD in Victoria’s Secret but a 30HH in Bravissimo as we investigate just how much bra measurements vary on the high … [Read more...] about Wife reveals how her husband insists she wears a bra on weekends even though she doesn’t want to… and Mumsnet users are outraged
MANY mums despair of Peppa Pig - especially after watching the same episode for the twentieth time.But several Mumsnet users have admitted having a secret adoration of the show - for it's "hidden" adult-friendly jokes.Several have taken to a post on the site to share their favourite moments.While some take great pleasure in the "grown-up" gags, others have highlighted what they believe to be thinly-veiled sexual innuendos.And a number of Mumsnetters reckon the spats between Peppa Pig's mum and dad remind them of arguments they've had with their other halves.The cheeky discussion started when Mumsnetter Wobblebeans said she'd been watching the show and "snorted" when Freddy Fox told his dad he'd just had his dinner "down a rabbit hole".Others quickly chimed in with their favourite laugh-out-loud moments from the show.You'll never look at the children's cartoon in the same light again after reading some of these. In April we revealed how parents couldn’t stop laughing at this … [Read more...] about Giggling Mumsnet users share the rudest innuendos they’ve ever spotted in episodes of Peppa Pig
A DISTRAUGHT woman has taken to Mumsnet after her gran said the name she has chosen for her baby sounds like an abbreviation of Leukaemia.The user called ‘Truntscump’ revealed she has called her three-week-old daughter Luca, however relatives believes it sounds too much like the blood-related cancer her mother died of.She wrote on the parenting forum: “DH [Dear Husband] & I loved the name Luca for a girl throughout my pregnancy.“I know it’s generally used as a boy’s name especially in Italy but her middle name is Rose and I love that it means ‘light’.”She continued: “Anyway, my dear mum very sadly died of Leukaemia and my (usually lovely) Granny (aged 96 and grieving) first said that Luca reminds her of the phrase ‘dirty Luca’ then a week later she asked if it was too late to change the name because it reminds her of Leukaemia.”She concluded: “I was so upset, my baby (3 weeks old) really suits her … [Read more...] about Woman takes to Mumsnet after gran accuses her of giving baby THIS ‘inappropriate’ name
A MUMSNET user has shared a list of holiday complaints from her “miserable b*****d husband” – and it’s hilarious.Her partner’s gripes include the beach being “too sandy” and the gorge they visited proving “too rocky”.Titling the post: “Anybody else on holiday with a miserable b*****d husband?”, the user who goes by the name Nettletheeif wrote: “I seem to have found myself on holiday with Victor Meldrew”.She explained that her “DH” – Mumsnet code for Darling Husband – had suggested visiting a hot Mediterranean island for a week in the sun without the kids.Nettletheeif, who is 45, told how she and her partner, 52, are both “very fit and healthy” and happily married – except on THIS holiday, where she admitted she had been tempted to “murder him”.She then listed his complaints, one of which was being too hot.Nettletheeif observed: “We’re in the … [Read more...] about Mumsnet user shares list of holiday complaints from her ‘miserable b*****d husband’ including the beach being ‘too sandy’ and it’s the funniest thing you’ll read all day