Valentine's Day inspiration: Beef Wellington

Food: Rich, delicious and deceptively easy, this recipe for Beef Wellington will be a hit for both of you – AND it's made from scratch in under an hour. Just ask Mumsnet blogger Alison, of Not Another Mummy Blog, who stepped up to give it a go…

Mumsnet Swears By


“It's wonderful on the paved driveway” – thinking of getting a jump on your spring cleaning? Mumsnetters love the Karcher pressure washer, which makes light work of tough cleaning jobs.

"I struggled to find reassurance that my feelings were normal"

Forced marriage

Guest post: Sarah Turner pledged total honesty as an antidote to rose-tinted portrayals of motherhood when she started her blog, The Unmumsy Mum. Its success led to her book deal.

9 pieces of advice for new parents

Parenting: Finding yourself in possession of a new baby is wonderful and daunting in equal measure. We've pulled together advice from people who've been there before to give you a hand.

Looking for a job that fits around family?

school hours jobs

Jobs: If you're trying to find a job that allows flexibility for pick-ups and drop-offs, here are Mumsnetters' tips on bagging a family-friendly role.

Tired Parents: Geneva

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Video: One of the parents is off on a work trip to Geneva – that translates as 'holiday' to their other half. Catch up with the latest episode now.

Stuffocation - James Wallman 50 book giveaway

Books: Feeling stuffocated in your house? Learn how to live more with less with James Wallman. Read his top 5 tips for a clutter-free home and apply for a free copy.

The KonMari method: what you need to know

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Lifestyle: ​Japanese author Marie Kondo's ruthless decluttering and organisation system (keep what 'sparks joy', chuck the rest, and assign a home for everything that's left) is THE way to get your house in order in 2016.

Film of the Month: Spotlight

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Film: Our February Film of the Month is Spotlight, based on the true story of how the Boston Globe newspaper uncovered a child abuse scandal that shook the Catholic Church to its foundations.

World Book Day 2016

Lena Dunham

Books: World Book Day is on 3 March – if you need costume inspiration for the kids or want to check out the books on offer, step right this way.


Zika virus: first case in Europe

zika virus

In the news: A pregnant woman in Spain has been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to birth defects – here's what you need to know.

Blythe Danner Q&A

Blythe Danner

Actress, campaigner AND Gwyneth Paltrow's mum, Blythe Danner joins Gransnet for a Q&A to talk about her new film, I'll See You In My Dreams and life as an actress, mum and gran.

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Guest campaign: Time for a DECHOX?

The British Heart Foundation is challenging the nation to give up chocolate for March and get sponsored for doing so, to raise money for life saving research.

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

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Week by week: From bundle of cells to bundle of joy, find out how your body and your baby are changing, in our calendar.

Potty training without panic


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.