Webchat: Author Ian McEwan joined us for an interesting and revealing webchat this evening. He not only announced that Sweet Tooth is being adapted for the big screen, but also sent book clubbers rushing off to buy The Gauntlet by Ronald Welsh, the book he names as his greatest childhood inspiration.
In the news: the family of Charles Kennedy, the former Liberal Democrat party leader, have announced "with great sadness, and an enormous sense of shock" the sudden death of the much-respected former MP.
Gransnet: We're proud to announce our sister site for grandparents has been shortlisted for a Tech4Good award - and needs your help to win. Watch the video, and if you like it, vote! They grow up so fast <sniff>...
Our mission is to make life easier for parents, so we've launched Mumsnet Jobs - careers that work for you and your family, all in one place. With vacancies from Ipsos Mori, HSBC and more, what are you waiting for?
Review of the Month: Write any nursery review this month and you'll be automatically entered into our draw to win a Kari-me wrap, baby hat and leggings. Perfect if you want to give slings a go, or fancy treating a friend.
Guest post: When her son was 10 days old, Abstract Lucas was told he would never walk or talk. She describes how much progress they've made together, and how important it is for 'outsiders' to speak to her boy, too.
Book Club: We've 50 free copies of Anita Anand's remarkable new biography Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary - find out how you can nab one, and how Anand uncovered Sophia's astonishing story.
For young sleuths this week we've giving away 20 copies of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. And for your own literary enjoyment we've got 20 copies of The Girls by Lisa Jewell as well as 50 copies of The Turning Point by Freya North.
Dreams Come True’s annual fundraising campaign, Dream Tea asks the nation to grabs friends, bake or buy some delicious cakes and stop for tea to raise money to bring the power of dreams to children with life-limiting conditions.
Flamingo has a progressive, nurturing company culture, with a raft of initiatives to promote sharing and wellbeing: flexible working; weekly yoga; Wednesday breakfasts… That's why they received a gold Mumsnet Family Friendly Award.