Summer's here!

Beautiful summer feet

We're loath to jinx things - but it does look as though some proper summer weather is on the way! We've got all your summer needs covered - the perfect fake tan, summer safety tips for kids, fab activities for the long summer hols, and much more. 

Announcing... BumpFest!


Pregnant with your first child - or second, or third...? Then join us at BumpFest - it'll be packed with talks, workshops and activities to prepare you for becoming a parent.

End of year gifts for teachers

teacher mug

Your suggestions: Need an end of term present for your child's teacher? Not sure what to get (or make)? Never fear: we've compiled a handy guide of Mumsnetters' failsafe suggestions. 

Guest post: "Legal Aid cuts - children will suffer"

legal aid

Guest post: Lawyer and MN blogger Liz Fisher Frank argues that cuts to Legal Aid eligibility are creating a two-tier family court system - and that children will suffer.

Which type of parent are you?

Quiz: Irredeemably hands-on, or terrifyingly free-range? Lentil weaver, or benignly neglectful? Take our quiz to find out once and for all where it is you stand on the parenting scale.

"I asked to be relieved of the responsibility. I was not."


Video, Hillary Clinton: The former US Secretary of State answers Mumsnetters' questions - throwing new light on her role defending a rapist, her position on abortion rights and whether, as a feminist icon, she regrets 'standing by her man'.

Mumsnet reviews: highchairs

Baby in highchair

A good highchair can be a life-saver during family mealtimes. Read up on the five voted Mumsnet Best, and many others, in our reviews section - and share your own recommendations too.

Bumpfest 2014: tickets now on sale

Baby bump

Expecting? Join us at Bumpfest, our one-day event all about birth and your baby's first year. There'll be talks from top experts, workshops and activities to prepare you for becoming a parent - or refresh your knowledge.

Review of the Month competition

Gulliver's theme park

Looking for an end of term treat to get the holidays off to a flying start? For July's competition, write a day out review and you could win a family Gulliver's theme park ticket.

Summer picnics: 21 great recipes

Picnic hamper

Dining al fresco? If the weather does start to play ball and you find yourself embarking on that most British of summer adventures, the great picnic, here are 21 tasty recipes from Mumsnetters' hampers for you.

Summer holiday clubs

Child outdoors

The summer holidays will soon be in full swing, and whether you're looking for activities en famille or full-time childcare, there are clubs to suit all tastes running at venues across the country. Our Local editors have rounded up the best of the bunch in their areas.

100 free books up for grabs!

Spare Brides

This week, get your hands on one of 50 copies of Spare Brides, the compelling new novel by Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks, or Supertato - the hilarious new picture book by Sue Hendra.

Guest Campaign: Ambitious about Autism


This week, we're supporting Ambitious about Autism and their latest campaign 'Ruled Out', which aims to stop children with autism missing out on the education they deserve. 

Pregnancy symptoms

morning sickness

Wondering whether to test? Take a look at the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy - from sore breasts to weeping over TV adverts - and if you're still not sure, mull it over on our Pregnancy Talk board.

Baby names: your one-stop shop


Baby name finder: Still racking your brains for the perfect moniker? Consult our baby name finder for information, inspiration, and a before-it's-too-late objective view.

Trying to conceive?


Thinking about having children? 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.

Family competitions: enter now

Celtic Manor

July's prizes include a family ticket to Camp Bestival, £100 to spend at The White Company, two nights in a luxury lodge in Wales  and loads more.