17 eye-opening smoothie recipes

Recipes: As a way to sneak fruit and veg into your children's diet, smoothies are unbeatable. And with all manner of healthy produce in season right now it's even easier to be inspired.

Mind-bogglingly silly things that birth partners have done

Childbirth: If your other half's having a baby, there are a few things you should know. Number one: this isn't about you...

Come and chat to Jonathan Freedland

Webchat: Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Freedland will be joining us on Thursday 6 August from 1-2pm to talk about his latest book, The 3rd Woman. Post your questions now.

Protecting kids: "Try as we might, we can't keep the world out"

holding hands

Blog of the Day: Every parent wants to shield their child from harmful influences, but where do you draw the line? Head in Book argues that we should worry less about what they see, and more about the way they see it. 

Politicians' best answers to the biscuit question

Politics: When politicians take part in Mumsnet webchats, they're careful not to repeat Gordon Brown's mistake of dodging the biscuit question. We've rounded up some of the best answers.

School's out for summer!

Rising sense of panic? YANBU. But fret not - turn those thumb-twiddling DC into mini Picassos with our crafts for kids (and adults too!) from Hobbycraft, and, if it's outdoor pursuits they're after instead, our Local editors have put together the best playschemes in your area. 

Pregnant? Come to Bumpfest!

Whether you're a first-timer or just feeling a bit rusty since your last baby, Bumpfest will bring you up to speed in just one day! Join us on Saturday 26 September - tickets are just £35, or £60 for two.

Holy grail? How to work from home

Careers: Looking for a job that'll allow you to earn money without having to be in an office? Mumsnetters share their tips on finding a job where you can work from home.

Jacqueline Wilson rewrites What Katy Did


This week on Gransnet: We've 50 copies to give away of Katy, Jacqueline Wilson's modern take on the classic What Katy Did. And for smaller ones, 50 copies of Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges and Al Murphy.

MNers' top travel highchairs

Reviews: Eating on the move with littluns can be a messy business - so a travel highchair can make all the difference to a family holiday. Read MNers' recommendations - and share your own by adding a review.

Get your hands on free books

The Kelly Sisters

Giveaway: Looking for a last minute holiday read? We're giving away 50 copies of The Kelly Sisters by bestselling author (and queen of the saga) Maureen Lee.

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


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...

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


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.

Helping Disabled Children Thrive


Specially adapted trikes for disabled children cost around £1,200, making then unaffordable for many families. Children Today funds trikes and other equipment to help improve the lives of disabled children.