Easter bank holiday weekend

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Easter: If you're looking for things to do other than scoff chocolate this long weekend, we've got all bases covered. Cook up a feast for the family with our pick of seasonal recipes, entertain the kids with crafts and local activities or make the most of spring sunshine by sprucing up the garden.

Heartbleed bug: what happened

Heartbleed password reset: Following the recent Heartbleed security breach, we reset all Mumsnet users' passwords on Saturday 12 April. Read through our blow-by-blow account of what happened, and find out what it all means for you.

#MNLifeHacks - life-changing tips

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Warning: these life hacks have the power to change lives.* NEVER doubt the power of the Hive Mind.

*Or at the very least dramatically improve it.


Family-friendly pubs round your way

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Mumsnet Local: If you're thinking of heading out for a pub lunch this Easter weekend or are searching for a watering hole to break up a long walk, our Local editors have rounded up the best for all the family in their areas.

Mumsnet calls for end to HMRC's Bounty contract

Bounty mutiny

Bounty Mutiny campaign update: Mumsnet has written to Treasury Minister David Gauke MP asking him to cancel the government's contract with Bounty UK Ltd, paid £90,000 annually to distribute child benefit forms on maternity wards.



Planning for summer?

Tent opening

If the brighter weather has you dreaming of summer holidays in the great outdoors, take a look at our reviews of campsites across the continent. And if you fancy some music with your sun and fresh air, see our guide to this year's family-friendly festivals.

Primary school admissions: how to appeal

Appeal

Offers for reception places have now been sent out. What can you do if your child didn't get a place in the school you wanted them to go to? One option is to appeal against the admission decision. Here's how.


WorkFest 2014: book now!

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There's not long left to get your EarlyBird tickets for our second annual WorkFest. Speakers this year include Jo Malone and Emma Bridgewater. Returning to work after maternity, looking to switch jobs or start a business? Come!

Reasons to visit Blackpool

Blackpool

Mumsnet Local: Wide open spaces that provide sea views and coastal walks are ready and waiting. There are a selection of piers in St Annes and Blackpool featuring rides, stalls, bars and entertainment for all.


Q&A with Olympic athlete Rebecca Romero

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Motivation Q&A: Rebecca Romero MBE joins us for a Q&A this week, sponsored by Energizer Batteries. Rebecca's the first British athlete to win medals in two different sports at the summer Olympic Games and has also completed two Ironman challenges, so she knows whereof she speaks.

Book giveaway

Life Stinks

We're giving away 50 copies of Life Stinks!, the hilarious first book in the new Knightmare Series from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently. Following the misadventures of trainee knight Cedric Thatchbottom, the comical characters, battles, puns and poo are guaranteed to keep your DC's laughing.


Trying to conceive?

Ovulation

Thinking about having children? Guess what: you've come to the right place. 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

Guest Campaign: Every Newborn Matters, from Kidasha

Kidasha Every Newborn Matters

Every year over 2 million newborns die from preventable causes. 98% of these deaths occur in the developing world. We're supporting Kidasha's aim to end preventable newborn mortality in Nepal.


 

 


Review of the Month competition

Family camping

For April's competition, write a festival or day out review and you could win a family camping package worth more than £1,000. What are you waiting for?

Pregnancy symptoms: are you?

morning sickness

Wondering whether to test? Take a look at the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy -from sore breasts to weeping over TV adverts - and if you're still not sure, mull it over on our Pregnancy Talk board.


Baby names: your one-stop shop

Baby

Baby name finder: Racking your brains to come up with the perfect moniker? Discover what 'your' name means, how common it is and what Mumsnetters predict for your child's future.

Pregnancy calendar: conception to birth

Pregnancy

Week by week: From bundle of cells to bundle of joy, find out how your body and your baby are changing, in our calendar.