Getting ready for the first day of school

Preparing for your child's first day of preschool, primary or secondary? We've everything you need to help them (and you) get ready for the big day – plus tips on how to triumph over the school morning routine.

Mumsnet site attacks: what happened and what to do next

packed lunches

Following the recent attacks on Mumsnet, we've been working to increase security on the site. As part of this, we've temporarily taken our app offline. Find out more about the latest developments.

Early labour - "Is it supposed to hurt this much?"

early labour

Guest post: MN Blogger Kirsty Smith didn't 'do' baby classes, so early labour came as a bit of a surprise for her – and her partner. Here she describes their unconventional approach to preparations.

How to fill up without emptying your wallet


Food: It's harder than ever to eat well for less, but never fear; Mumsnetters are at hand with tips to make your pounds go further without sacrificing any taste.

Chat to Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen with your DC

A Great Big Cuddle

Books: Past and present Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen will both be joining us for a webchat on Wednesday 2 September at 12pm.

8 tips for coping with morning sickness

Woman unwell

Pregnancy: The gift that keeps on giving (sorry). If you're suffering from morning – or any other time of the blimmin' day – sickness, fear not: Mumsnetters have these pearls of wisdom to get you through the worst.

Pregnant? Get pampered at Bumpfest!


Events: Bumpfest will be back on Saturday 26 September. As well as everything you need to know about pregnancy, birth and beyond, you'll be treated to manicures from Le Salon and special mum-to-be treatments from Elemis. Tickets are just £35 – or £60 for two.

Packed lunches #101

Packed lunch

Back to school: Be on top of your game for the return of packed lunches with our handy list of lunchbox dos and don'ts from Mumsnetters.

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.

Beat boredom with a Ryman arts and crafts hamper

Arts and crafts materials

Review of the Month: For August's competition we're giving you the chance to win a hamper of arts and crafts materials from Ryman. Simply write any toy review to be in with a chance of winning.

Do you get your 10k a day?


This week on Gransnet: Forget 500 miles – it's all about 10,000 steps a day for author Fanny Blake. Plus, say goodbye to dry hands and flakey nails with the Gransnet guide to the best hand creams on the market.

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

Pregnant woman

From bundle of cells to bundle of joy, find out how your body and baby are changing with our calendar.

Baby names: Moon Unit or plain Jane?

Baby names

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.

Get first aid #RappedUp

British Red Cross

Keep your children safe with some simple first aid skills. Download your free baby and child first aid app from British Red Cross now and get first aid #RappedUp.