Mumsnet is an online community for parents. It is a place where parents can come together to get advice and support about the bringing up of their children, including areas such as education, life and style, food and work. There is also a ‘bloggers network‘ page with a blog of the day and features page. Members of this community can post their own blogs and comment on others. This may help them to express their own feelings and also help others who may be experiencing similar issues. The community also creates campaigns such as the ‘Campaign for better Miscarriage Care‘ where members can have their say and get involved with issues they are passionate about. Feeling part of a community, especially for new or stay-at-home mothers, may help them feel as though they are not alone.
Some, often mainly men, are opposed to the site, feeling as though it is discriminative against men. However, as the site is for women, and therefore is more specialised, this may ensure women feel more comfortable to express their worries and feel more united. Other challenges faced may be making women feel worried if they aren’t experiencing certain things that other women on the site seem to be, however, the site does attempt to cater for all mums and give them peace of mind.