15 things to do while waiting for a baby to arrive

Pregnancy: You've two options for your last few days of freedom - finalise preparations, or indulge in a little bit of what chocolate manafacturers like to call 'me time'. Let Mumsnetters inspire you...

7/7: "We must never forget"

In the news: On the 10th anniversary of the London bombings, which saw 52 people killed in a series of four terrorist attacks on public transport, Mum of Boys honours the victims of the tragedy.

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!

"No baby book will tell you the whole truth"

Guest post: The realities of life with a newborn took Like Real Life by surprise. Sound familiar? Read what she wishes she'd known, and check out Bumpfest - our one-stop event about pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

Books for the beach - and beyond


Whether you're a fan of the tradish paperback or want to save space and download the latest e-books, we've got all your holiday reading covered with our pick of the best novels for summer 2015.

How to host the best barbecue EVER

Al fresco: There'll be no burnt bangers for your guests this year - they'll be dining out on the wisdom of the crowd, with these surprising BBQ recipes that really work. Enjoy!

Need a new book to get stuck into?

Royal Wedding

Giveaways: This week we're giving away 15 copies of the new Meg Cabot book Royal Wedding, as well as 50 copies of Times Chicken House Children's Fiction competition winner, The Sound of Whales.

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.

"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.

Using up courgettes - frugal just got seasonal

Courgette fritters

This week on Gransnet: From fritters to courgetti to [cake] - here are some great ways to use up a glut of courgettes. Plus perfect picnic salads.

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


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


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


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.