Not another shrimp on the barbie...

barbecued pineapple

Barbecue hacks: Forget burnt bangers and dried out burgers - Mumsnetters offer up surprising BBQ recipes that really work. Time to dust off the garden furniture and invite everyone round for dinner.

"I'm in a real run of female protagonists - their problems are inherently more dramatic"

Webchat: Our June Book of the Month author Nick Hornby joined us last night to chat about Funny Girl, as well as his forthcoming film adaptations and British comedy in the swinging 60s.

Bumpfest is back - bigger and better than ever

Our one-day pregnancy and baby event returns on Saturday 26 September. Whether you're a first-timer, or simply feeling a wee bit rusty since your last baby, Bumpfest has all you need to know for birth... and beyond!


"My husband has incurable cancer, and I must be strong"

Guest post: Cancer specialist and Mumsnetter lu9months never expected to diagnose her own husband. She shares how they and their children have coped with the news, and rallied together. 

How to survive the summer holidays

Child outdoors

Scotland: Kids just broken up? Here's how to ensure you've not been driven completely up the wall in six weeks' time. And if your children haven't finished school yet, read on to Be Prepared.



Stairgate to heaven

Baby behind stairgate

Baby essentials: Don't wait until they're crawling! Find out which stairgates have been rated Mumsnet Best - and share your own recommendations by adding a review.

"I had a breakdown - and it's nothing to be ashamed of"

pensive woman

Guest post: MN blogger Vicky Charles argues that open discussion is the only way to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Here, she shares her story. 


Your summer wedding style, sorted

summer wedding

Summer style and beauty: If you've got weddings to attend this summer, you'll want to look the part. Here are Mumsnetters' outfit recommendations, to see you right through from the ceremony to the 'do.

Buying a house? Read this first

estate agent

Home and garden: Location, location, location may be the important, but Mumsnetters have expanded on that for some seriously useful pitfalls to avoid when choosing your next home.


"So, where do you see yourself in five years' time?"

job interview tips

Careers: Got an important job interview coming up and want to nail it? Mumsnetters share their top tips and techniques for making the right kind of impression at the interview stage.

Farewell Horrid Henry

Francesca Simon

This week on Gransnet: Author Francesca Simon on why there will be no more Henry, Perfect Peter or Moody Margaret <sniff>. Plus one person can win over £200 of books to keep the kids happy in the holidays.


Pregnancy calendar: week-by-week from 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.



Baby names: Moon Unit or plain Jane?

boy baby names

Naming baby: Stumped for monickers? Fending off in-law suggestions to name your child after Great Aunt Hildegard? You need our patented Baby Name Finder...

Potty training? Take heart...

Mumsnetters have heaps of advice on helping your toddler make the transition from nappies to pants with minimal stress.


Getting pregnant: advice and tips

Ovulation

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.

Talking Red

Dyslexia

Tens of thousands of women in the UK have a bleeding disorder but don’t know it. Talking Red is The Haemophilia Society's campaign to drive awareness of the symptoms.