"Long car journey, you say? Best I go to the toilet first, then."

...and other things you'll never hear come out of your child's mouth. Ah, but we can dream, can't we? Meanwhile, sometimes it's the things kids *do* say that have us flabbergasted.

Primary school admissions: how to appeal

school crossing

Education: UK primary school places were announced this week. But what should you do if your child didn't get a place in the school you'd hoped for? One option is to appeal against the admission decision - find out how.

Mumsnet Films premieres!

popcorn dvds

Grab your popcorn and nab a front row seat at Mumsnet Films - the perfect place to find out about the latest releases, share your top cinema picks or get inspiration for what to watch next.


Still experiencing sexism in everyday life?

Today marks three years of the Everyday Sexism Project. As much as we admire their work, the fact that it needs to exist only highlights how far we still have to go - as Mumsnetters can (unfortunately) attest to.

Taking the kids to a festival this year?

child at festival

Dig out your wellies and rescue your tent from the garden shed, because festival season is almost upon us. Find out which festivals Mumsnetters recommend for the whole family.



"The Women's Equality Party needs you"

Guest post: Sophie Walker writes on why British politics needs a party focused on gender equality, and urges everyone to stand behind them and help shape their policies. 

Tips on getting back into the workplace

Woman at desk

Workfest '15: Returning to work after time out with kids? Here's some sage advice on CVs and more from Mumsnetters who've been there, done that, and got the power suit.


Accessible housing crisis: "my home became my prison"

Guest post: Jade Hamnett - who was left sleeping on her sofa when her disability worsened - says councils must make building accessible housing a priority, and describes what it's like to be trapped in an unsuitable home. 

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...

Win a Silver Cross Surf 2 travel system worth 700

Silver Cross Surf 2

Surf into spring with our April Review of the Month competition - write any nursery review this month and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win a Silver Cross Surf 2 travel system. What are you waiting for?


Free books up for grabs

You Can't Take an Elephant on a Bus

Book giveaways: Up for grabs this week - laugh out loud picture book You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus and the action-packed Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans, which featured in our round-up of new books for 5-8 year olds.

Weaning babies: how to do it

Baby self-feeding pasta

Your questions answered: Worried about when and how to move your baby on to solid food? We've distilled MN wisdom on the messy business of moving your baby on from a milk-only diet.



Potty training? Take heart...

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

Race for life

race for life

Hell hath no fury like a woman in pink! Show cancer who’s boss by signing up for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Walk, jog or run - it all helps to fund their
life-saving research.


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.