We're having a webchat with Meryl Streep tomorrow; try to stay calm

Webchat, tomorrow, 1pm: Oscar- and BAFTA-winning actress Meryl Streep will be devoting her undivided attention to answering your questions. Head to the thread to ask about her new film Suffragette, or anything else you like (not too many marriage proposals, please).

Pregnancy and alcohol in the news (again)

Pregnant woman with glass of wine

An article in the BMJ has said that because of the 'conflicting advice' around alcohol and pregnancy, pregnant women should avoid it entirely. Do keep up.

Disneyland Paris: a guide to planning your perfect trip

Disneyland Paris

Your dreams of a stress-free holiday to Disneyland really can come true. We've got the skinny on how to beat the queues, crafty money saving tips – everything you need for a perfect half-term holiday.

From soggy bottoms to showstoppers: this year's GBBO

Mary Berry

As this year's Great British Bake Off draws to a close MNers reflect on the highlights of another brilliant series. Anyone for a bread lion or chocolate well?

"We waited 13 years for my daughter's dyslexia diagnosis"

Mother and child

Dyslexia Awareness Week: Margaret Rooke argues that schools are not adequately equipped to provide the one-to-one support that children with dyslexia need.

From The Moomins to The Dark is Rising: authors' favourite childhood books

Secret Santa

Book Club: We've had some of the world's finest writers in for webchats over the years, and every time we ask them to name their favourite books from childhood. Here are the results.

WIN a reusable bag from Supreme Creations

Supreme Creations bag

Competition: Outwit the plastic bag charge and nab yourself a rather beautiful, ethically made bag – enter our competition to win one of 20 reusable bags from Supreme Creations.

Explore Hackney: the greenest borough in London

children's rugby

Mumsnet Local: Hackney has become an urban landscape full of unique places to visit (cat cafe, anyone?) – here's our Local editor's pick of where to go and what to see.

Have baby, still travel

on the move

Reviews: Getting out and about weighed down with sprogs can be tricky. Luckily our reviews section will help you find the perfect travel system so you can feel like Columbus and Mary Poppins rolled into one.

Bake it Better

Bake it Better cake

Guest Campaign: Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is asking budding bakers across the UK to host a bake sale during Bake it Better week (19-25 October 2015).

Nailing the working mum morning routine

Office workers

Careers: Trying to leave the house on time in the morning once you have kids can be a nightmare. Here's how to make that part of the day work for you and your family.

"You're going to be a gran..."

sex menopause

Over on Gransnet: “I can't help feeling put out I found out with their 634 other 'friends.'” Announcing your pregnancy to your parents via social media – right or wrong?

Pregnancy calendar: week-by-week from conception to birth

Pregnant woman

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?

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

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.