Mumsnet calls for end to HMRC's Bounty contract

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

Primary school admissions: how to appeal

Appeal

Offer letters for reception places are sent out today, and for some schools offers will be available online. 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.

Easter holidays: recipes and more

Easter

Easter: Are you ready for Easter this weekend? We've got great things to do, fantastic recipes, fun crafts and loads more to keep everyone entertained.


Heartbleed bug: what you need to know

Heartbleed password reset: Following the recent Heartbleed security breach, we reset all users' passwords on Saturday 12 April. If you've not reset your password, you need to do so now.

18 giveaways that you're the parent of a toddler

mr tumble

Glitter & trucks: Dizzily thrilled if you get a post-7am lie-in? Prone to asking your colleagues if they've been to the loo before you head out to a meeting? Sounds wearily familiar? Then you must be the parent of a toddler...



Q&A with Olympic athlete Rebecca Romero

Rebecca_Romero

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 Olympic medals in two different sports at the summer Olympic Games and has also completed two Ironman challenges, so she knows whereof she speaks.

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.


Spring gardening tips

gardening

It's National Gardening Week, and the Easter long weekend offers ample opportunity to give your garden some love after a winter of hibernation. We've got five simple jobs to start on now, to stand you in good stead for the (hopefully) brighter months ahead.

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.


WorkFest 2014: book now!

Woman working

EarlyBird tickets for our second annual WorkFest are on sale: speakers this year include Jo Malone and Emma Bridgewater. Returning to work after maternity, looking to switch jobs or start a business? Come!

Farms and lambing round your way

Two lambs

Mumsnet Local: With lambing season in full swing, farms across the country will be offering a plethora of woolly experiences for families. Our Local editors have rounded up the best of the bunch near you.


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

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?


 

 


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.

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.