The Mumsnet Advent Calendar 2015

Are those jingle bells we hear, heralding the launch of this year's Advent calendar? Check back every day to see what's new – you won't BELIEVE what we've got in store for you…

Nigel Slater on Christmas, custard and cats


Invaluable Christmas dinner tips, loads of foodie inspiration PLUS an invitation to live in Nigel's garden – this webchat really had it all.

Grill the stars of Catastrophe


Webchat, tonight, 9-10pm: The co-wrtiers and stars of Channel 4's Catastrophe Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney will be joining us for a webchat tonight, just before of the final episode of the season airs.

#GivingTuesday: How to make a difference in Calais


Guest post: On her return from the Jungle camp, Remi Olajoyegbe writes about the practical ways to help the thousands of refugees – from who to donate to, to where you can give your time.

Stress-free Christmas hosting

Christmas pudding

Christmas: Here's how to make sure you survive the holidays with your house (and sense of humour) intact.

The best boots for winter

party dress

Life & Style: Get your feet ready for a soggy school run with our pick snug footwear to see you through the colder months.

How to write: learn from the best


Writers – find your voice with these top tips on the creative process from some of the bestselling storytellers and legendary journos who joined us at this year's Blogfest.

How to make your child's bedroom magical


You'll be amazed at what a bit of fabric and some imagination can achieve. Find out how a little decorating ingenuity can transform a bedroom into an enchanted space.

The best new picture books for Christmas

Picture books

Books: Even the dreariest of winter nights can be cheered up by snuggling down with a great book – and our choice of this season's best titles would make fantastic Christmas presents.

The best toys for babies

baby with toy

Reviews: They may not be able to fully support the weight of their own head – but babies still have discerning tastes. Check out MNers reviews of the best toys to keep your little ones entertained.



Guest campaign:This #GivingTuesday, support the charity changing the face of aid in Africa: AfriKids is strengthening local communities, supporting families and brightening the futures of Ghana’s most vulnerable children.

Tell your MIL where to go

Tell your mum about Gransnet

To Gransnet of course. Refer her today and if she joins she'll get LOADS of top tips about being a brilliant gran (plus the chance to win fantastic prizes including shopping vouchers and a Lakeland hamper.

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.