A MUM has sparked a debate after her child’s headteacher “from a different era” told pupils to only ask their mums to a 1pm parents’ meeting because “all dads will be at work”. The angry Mumsnet user ranted on the parenting forum and asked whether she was being unreasonable to think that the headmistress was “living in another era” after the peculiar request. She wrote: “Picked DS [darling son] one up from school today and he informed me that I had to be at his school on Monday at 1pm for ‘parents evening’. “Sorry but since when did evening start at 1pm. “I told DS I couldn’t get then as I would be working but he could ask his dad to attend as he is self-employed so could juggle stuff around to fit it in. “DS says ‘headmistress says I had to ask you(mum) because she says all the dads won’t be able to go as they’ll be at work’. “Not sure what I’m more [shocked] … [Read more...] about Mum rages after headteacher tells kids to only ask mums to parents’ meeting
A MUM has slammed her daughter’s school for cancelling the annual Halloween disco – because some parents are “offended by the witches and wizards costumes”. Taking to Mumsnet to rant, the cheekily named witchesandwizards labelled the decision “PC gone mad”. Apparently, the disco has been held every year since the mum’s Year 4 daughter joined the school. Witchesandwizards wrote: “It’s been great – the PTA earns some easy money and there’s no need to go trick or treating. “However this year there is no disco because some parents are offended by the witches and wizards costumes / it is culturally offensive for some families.” She added: “The disco happens out of school hours, is manned by parent volunteers, and the kids f***ing love it”. Most of her fellow mums agreed it was ridiculous – with one labelling the decision “PC bulls*** gone mad”. Among them was Willow2017, who … [Read more...] about School cancels Halloween disco in case parents are offended by witches and wizards
PARENTS frequently complain that it’s unfair to invite a whole class of children to a child’s birthday party bar one – but this mum definitely disagrees. In an emotional – and shocking – post on Mumsnet, one user revealed why she believes it’s OK to purposefully omit one child from after school festivities. In a post titled ‘For those who say it’s cruel to not invite one child to a class party’, she listed in graphic detail the hellish experiences her daughter had had at the hands of a class bully, and why she would never invite that child to any social events. Ercoldiningchair wrote: “Those of you who say never exclude any child from a class party. Not even one and not even if they are a bully - you’re wrong, in my opinion and based on my experience. “My child was bullied so severely from nursery up to 3rd year at secondary that children have been excluded and have criminal records for GBH and more. “It … [Read more...] about This mum says it’s OK to snub one child from a birthday party – but is she right?
A WOMAN has slammed her mother-in-law for arranging a surprise birthday dinner for her 10-year-old daughter, without checking that she was free. Taking to Mumsnet, user 2ndSopranos explained that the grandma is now “upset” that the birthday girl already has plans, and has accused her son of “cutting her out” of their lives. The mum-of-two explained that the family can’t do the birthday buffet because they made plans for today a month ago, and tomorrow is her daughter’s party with friends. 2ndSopranos added: “We’re so busy: both work full time… We see MIL (mother-in-law) every couple of weeks and dh (dear husband) phones every other night. “She’s begged dh not to cut her out… AIBU (am I being unreasonable) to think we haven’t actually done anything wrong here?” Her fellow mums have rallied around her, with SpikeGilesSandwich writing: “Let her be upset. She didn’t check with you, you are … [Read more...] about Woman slams mother-in-law over this birthday drama… so who’s in the wrong?
A FURIOUS mum asked Mumsnet if Claire's Accessories was wrong to be selling BDSM-inspired chokers aimed at school children and got a VERY mixed response. User TheActualMarilynManson was horrified when she saw leather-look chokers with metal studs and rings being sold in the popular tween store. But it wasn't only because she thought it was wrong for children to be dressed up as consenting sexual slaves. She also felt that that particular area of sexual kink had been "damaged" enough by films like Fifty Shades of Grey without children now unintentionally parodying her subculture. As all outraged mothers do, she headed straight to Mumsnet to ask other parents if she was being unreasonable to "to think it's inappropriate to sell these in a shop aimed at pre-teens?" She wrote: "For starters, anyone who knows what these items are intended to be used for will not buy one from Claire's Accessories. "Secondly, I don't know a person over 13 who buys anything from this shop, they are unlikely to … [Read more...] about Mum claims Claire’s is selling ‘BDSM’ choker for kids… but others disagree
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 do and she doesn't … [Read more...] about Woman asks if she should LIE to get IVF on the NHS… and Mumsnet users are fuming
MUMS have been revealing their biggest pet peeves when it comes to women talking about motherhood. Some of most “irritating” phrases, according to the online thread, were terms such as “yummy mummys”, “boobie milk” and “mum boss”. The disgruntled mums took to a Mumsnet thread to share their biggest annoyances when it comes to language of other mums. The thread was started by user HashtagTired, who wrote: “I’m probably setting myself up for a fall here, but it really irritates me when people use terms like ‘mummy milk’ or ‘boobie milk’ or ‘yummy mummy’s’ or ‘mummy friends’ or ‘mummy ....[^enter word^]’. “Just say it for what it is! I see it less on MN but it’s all over FB and I find it just so irritating. Is it just me? Aibu?!?” Her post struck a chord with online users and has had over 60 messages with other mums sharing their own … [Read more...] about Mums reveal the things they HATE other mums saying… so how many are you guilty of?
THIS mum accidentally walked in on her husband’s webcam meeting when she was completely NAKED, and now she’s absolutely mortified. Taking to Mumsnet, the woman explained that she sleeps naked and walked into the living room “starkers” this morning, unaware that her husband was working from home and mid conference call. “I’m going to have to leave the country, aren’t I? Or do you think I could get away with radical plastic surgery and a new identity?” Baggypants wrote. “I’m afraid the client probably did see me, because as I walked into the room I noticed over DH’s (dear husband’s) shoulder there was somebody on the screen talking. And that it was me…” Her fellow mums found the entire story hilarious, and were quick to offer some tongue-in-cheek advice. Among them was FadedRed, who wrote: “I think NASA are still recruiting for the Mars project. “That would get you safely off this … [Read more...] about Mum walks in on husband’s webcam meeting completely NAKED and now she’s mortified
A WEARY mum has sought advice about her bossy mum-in-law, who constantly tells she is caring for her baby wrong and is driving her “insane”. The mum said that the troubles started soon after she and her partner moved in with her mum-in-law. Taking to Mumsnet, user @Lovingtyrells explained: “She is obsessed with the newborn which I guess is natural. But she constantly tells us what to do, more me I guess. “Takes the baby off me when she wants, barges in when I am changing the nappy and tells me I am doing it wrong. “I have to keep telling her not to put the baby on his side as it's now the back. I really can't take it and getting snappy with her now because I needn't to do things my way.” She said that she does appreciate the support, especially as some new mothers have no one to help, but said she “can't take being critiqued constantly for small things.” The Mumsnet user said her husband has reasoned that letting her mum-in-law help is … [Read more...] about Mum seeks advice over her bossy mother-in-law… who insists on telling her she’s doing everything wrong
A MUM has revealed how she is horrified that her adult son is moving back home and wants to ban him from staying because she loves having an empty nest. The woman, who has not been named, says that her eldest child aged 24, would be coming back to the family home so he could save money despite having moved out when he went to university. And after writing about her dilemma on Mumsnet, the mum divided the forum with some saying she should enjoy her freedom, but others arguing she should always be there for her son. Explaining her situation, the mum wrote: "I'm married with three sons 24, 21 and 18. All three have left home (youngest to uni last month) and I have to say we are enjoying life as a married couple despite the nest being empty! "The eldest has lived away from home since he started uni, and has this week decided he is going to apply for a job close to us, and move back in to save money! "I should add he hasn't asked, he's just decided he will be better off financially, and is … [Read more...] about ‘Horrified’ mum wants to BAN her adult son from moving back home because she loves her freedom… so who’s in the right?
A TERRIFIED woman has revealed how living in her dream home has become a nightmare – because strange noises and “footsteps in the hall” have left her spooked. The Mumsnet user, who bought a remote detached house after a windfall, has been “spooked” by “banging in the walls” every night after she goes to bed, no matter what time she retires, plus her dog barking at nothing and refusing to go outside at night. On Sunday night, she claimed she heard sinister footsteps and called the police – and she said she “didn’t want to spend another night in my spooky house.” But she revealed she felt trapped because she wouldn’t be able to sell the house, which had been on the market for years before she bought. The woman wrote: “I came into a lot of money a few months ago and bought a house I'd always loved. It's in its own grounds (so no neighbours) on the outskirts of a small village. Nearest neighbours are a 20 minute … [Read more...] about Mum scared to stay in ‘dream home’ after ‘banging’ and ‘footsteps’ at night
A MUM has revealed the phrase that her husband says that makes her blood boil - and other women agree it makes them furious too. The woman, who moaned about her lazy husband, said that she hates it when he says to her: "If you want me to do something, just tell me." And her gripe seemed to strike a chord with other wives, who also spoke of their anger when their partners say the same thing. The mum started the debate on Mumsnet, where she explained why her husband infuriates her when he says it. She explained: "Basically this phrase means to me that he doesn't ever take the initiative to plan or think about what needs doing and that I'm apparently in charge of everything around the house and he'll do something if I 'delegate' it to him but otherwise won't think to do it. "Why do I always have to be the one that thinks about what needs doing domestically? "He's 36 and not an idiot FFS. Surely he can take some responsibility for thinking sometimes about what needs to be done sometimes … [Read more...] about Mum reveals the phrase that she hates her husband saying… and other women agree it makes them furious too
MUMSNET users were left dry-heaving after one member uploaded a photo of a disgusting baby-themed cake. In a forum titled ‘In wondering who the F**K would order this cake??????????’, user onceisok shared a picture of a very unappetising bake. The design was a soiled nappy that was so full of excrement that it overflowed at the side, spilling out and dripping down the cake. While it was not so realistic that people might have thought that they had been presented with a soiled nappy for dessert, it was certainly disgusting enough to make you lose your appetite. But it seems such shocking bakes aren’t uncommon at baby showers. ManchesterGin said: “I once went to a baby shower where there was a childbirth cake complete with baby’s head crowning, fake blood and even a little poo popping out of the icing bumhole!!!” Maddiemookins16mum said: “I’m sorry but I saw something very sad when I saw that cake.” Some posters then shared other … [Read more...] about Mumsnet users horrified by cake shaped like a dirty nappy overflowing with poo
BRITAIN'S most unusual boys' and girls' baby names for 2017 have been revealed - and some are sure to make your child is always remembered. We already know which baby names are the most popular this year, and we also know the baby names which are going extinct. So while Olivias and Olivers are everywhere in Britain, Mumsnet has unveiled some offbeat alternatives which are sure to make your baby stand out. From Birdie to Tadgh, all of these names were registered only three times last year, according to Office for National Statistics data. That means that they are among the rarest in the country - and it's not hard to see why. In fact, you can bet that calling your son Marvellous will guarantee he's the only one with that name in his class. Alongside that complimentary moniker, Ajax, Dougal and Jools rank among the most unusual boys' names. Meanwhile, Yvette, Sondos and Birdie come in as some of the UK's least common girls' … [Read more...] about Britain’s most unusual baby names have been revealed – would you call your child any of these
A WOMAN claims to have found the perfect way to identify if you’re poor or not – and it’s all down to owning one kitchen gadget. Her sister took to Mumsnet, the parenting website, to ask social media users their thoughts. Writing under the username ‘DonutCone’, she commented: “Dsis [Dear sister] says she can tell we are poor by the fact we own a tin opener. “She says she herself has not bought a tin without a ring pull in years and obviously does not own a tin opener. “Apparently only poor people buy tins that would need a tin opener.” She joked: “Hmm. Shall I sell this idea to the Government as the new easy poverty calculator tool.” Mumsnet users were dumbfounded. “Eh what? How random and weird,” commented one, while another joked: “Tell her the artisan pates they sell in Fortnum and Mason food hall definitely do not come with a ring pull.” “She sounds a complete idiot, tbh,” wrote a … [Read more...] about Mum claims she can ‘tell if you’re poor’ if you own this kitchen item
IT CAN be hard to know exactly what to do and what to avoid when you are pregnant, and everyone seems to have their opinion on what is best. One confused and desperate man asked a parenting forum for advice on his wife consuming at least one alcoholic drink every second day – and the response was very divided. He took to Mumsnet to ask if he was being unreasonable for not supporting her actions, as his wife insisted there was nothing wrong with it. He wrote: “Our second baby is due in a few months and all through pregnancy my wife has drank alcohol. “Not a lot, but at least one alcoholic drink every other day. A glass of wine or a beer - we aren't talking tequila shots. “I feel so strongly against it. I really do not understand why any parent would take any risks that could harm their baby or child.” He said that his wife said he was overreacting, even though he had found research papers that disagreed with her point of view. He continued: “She did … [Read more...] about Furious dad asks for advice because his pregnant wife is drinking alcohol every other day… and the response he gets will amaze you
WASHING your hands after a visit to the loo is second nature for almost everyone. But one mum has admitted that she doesn't always turn on the taps after using the toilet. And other women are disgusted and can't say they can't believe that she would be so unhygienic. The mum had taken to Mumsnet to explain why she doesn't always wash - and said she sometimes just stands in the bathroom a few seconds longer so people think she is cleaning her hands. She told the online forum: "I knw this is going to make some people furious, but does everyone, honestly always wash their hands after going to the loo? "I definitely don't after a wee, and (to my shame) even loiter a couple of seconds extra in other people's bathrooms so they'll think I have. "The exception is I ALWAYS wash my hands in public toilets - because of the public shame! Tell me I'm not alone." But it appeared the mum was in the minority with most saying they always wash their hands after the toilet. One wrote: "I wash my hands … [Read more...] about Woman asks if she’s the only one not to wash her hands after going to the loo… and other mums are disgusted
A MUM has slammed her husband for “nagging” her for sex like a “raging teenage virgin” – but no one’s very sympathetic to her plight. Taking to Mumsnet, the 30-year-old woman moaned that “it’s only been” four or five weeks. “Why won’t he just piss off and accept it?” the mum-of-two, who’s been married for six years, asked. “I give in once a month but my libido is so low I’d gladly never have sex again. I just can’t bare the nagging it drives me nuts. “(I) just wish he’d leave me alone sexually.” But most of her fellow mums felt she was being unfair. Among them was jeaux90, who wrote: “It feels really crap to be rejected. For some of us, no sex is a deal breaker. “Everyone has the right to say no but you don’t have the right to expect people to stay in the relationship regardless. Get a divorce. Let him go. Part of marriage is a sex … [Read more...] about Mum slams her husband for ‘nagging’ her for sex like a ‘raging teenage virgin’
A SHOCKED mum has asked for advice after an Instagram user boasted about "drugging her children and leaving them alone in a hotel room" - but is all as it seems? Mumsnet user amazinggracie was horrified when a woman she follows, who is on holiday in Geneva with her husband and two kids, shared the post last night. In her "horrendous" Instagram story, the unnamed mum-of-two is said to have "given the kids Piriton to get them to sleep." Piriton is an allergy relief drug which can cause drowsiness in both children and adults. According to the thread, the woman then went and "joined her husband in the bar, leaving her phone in the room connected to Skype to her husband's phone so they could see them while they were in the bar." "I just feel all kinds of uncomfortable," amazinggracie added. "Surely people don't do this?? "I should add that she'd posted support from her other followers who were hailing it a great idea". Many of her fellow mums were equally shocked. Among them was TheStoic, … [Read more...] about Mum sparks debate by saying she drugs her kids and leaves them alone in hotel room
A SHOCKED mum has asked for advice after an Instagram user boasted about “drugging her children and leaving them alone in a hotel room” – but is all as it seems? Mumsnet user amazinggracie was horrified when a woman she follows, who is on holiday in Geneva with her husband and two kids, shared the post last night. In her “horrendous” Instagram story, the unnamed mum-of-two is said to have “given the kids Piriton to get them to sleep.” Piriton is an allergy relief drug which can cause drowsiness in both children and adults. According to the thread, the woman then went and “joined her husband in the bar, leaving her phone in the room connected to Skype to her husband’s phone so they could see them while they were in the bar.” “I just feel all kinds of uncomfortable,” amazinggracie added. “Surely people don’t do this?? “I should add that she’d posted support from her other followers who were … [Read more...] about Mum ‘drugs’ and leaves her kids alone in hotel room, but is all at it seems?