Hark the herald angels sing: Secret Santa's in full swing!

Fancy performing a random act of kindness? Then nominate a deserving Mumsnetter to receive a festive surprise from the Mumsnet Secret Santa. They get a present, you get a happy glow – everyone's a winner.

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.

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

Work experience

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


Eggs-actly the recipes you've been looking for

Spanish omlette

Food: It's British Egg Week doncha know, so what better time to crack out some delicious egg recipes? From shakshuka to frittatas – you won't be able to get en-ouef.

10 tips for teaching children to read

Learning to read

Education: Nancie Atwell, winner of the Global Teacher Prize, shares some simple suggestions for developing children's reading skills and a love of literature.

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.

Sex and the menopause

sex menopause

Over on Gransnet: Going through the menopause doesn't mean your sex life has to suffer. And tell your mum to sign up to Gransnet. She'll get loads of tips about being a brilliant gran (plus the chance to win prizes including iPads and £500 Hoovers.

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.