35 things you NEED to buy next time you go to IKEA

Relationships: Debating a trip to --Hades-- IKEA this bank holiday? Mumsnetters share their recommendations for the essential bits and bobs that make it all worthwhile.

Mumsnet Giving Week: nominate now!


Nominate the charities, organisations and good causes you'd like to see benefit from Mumsnet Giving Week in June. 

Bosses: The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly


To celebrate the launch of Mumsnet Jobs - the place to find a job that fits with your family life - read Mumsnetters' tales of managers good and bad (also, just plain weird).

Love 80s films?

Webchat: Hadley Freeman joins us for a webchat this Tuesday from 9-10pm, to chat about her new book Life Moves Pretty Fast. Post your questions - and find out why she thinks 80s teen heroines completely rocked.

May half-term, sorted

running kids

Things to do: Keep the kids occupied over the May half-term with recommendations from Mumsnetters and our Local editors of the best family activities, places to go and things to see. 

Bank holiday cinema picks

pitch perfect

Films: with half-term coming up, you'll be wanting to know what's on at your local multiplex. Check out Mumsnet Films for the latest releases and family-friendly movie recommendations.

The princess who was written out of history

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.

Get kids cooking! Easy veggie enchiladas

veggie enchiladas

National Vegetarian Week: Watch our easy-to-follow recipe for delicious veggie enchiladas - plus top top chopping safety tips for kids from the Children's Food Trust. 

13 things that make your job just GREAT

Mumsnet Jobs: To coincide with the launch of our shiny new jobs board we've rounded up the things Mumsnetters love about where they work - from cuddling babies to cake trolleys.

Bamboozled by Bugaboos? Mumsnetters advise

Woman confused at laptop

Reviews: Buying a pushchair can be blimmin' confusing. Before you even THINK about getting out your credit card, read up on Mumsnetters' recommendations - and once you've splashed out, share your own by adding a review.

100 books up for grabs

The Woman Who Stole My Life

This week we're giving away 50 copies of The Woman Who Stole My Life - the hilarious new novel by Marian Keyes. And for dino-mad toddlers, grab a free copy of All Aboard the Dinosuar Express

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...

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.

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.

Weaning babies: how to do it

Baby self-feeding pasta

Your questions answered: Worried about when and how to move your baby on to solid food? We've distilled MN wisdom on the messy business of moving your baby on from a milk-only diet.

No Child Born To Die

Jeff Moore/Save the Children

#CountdownToZero : 17,000 children are dying needlessly every day. Help Save the Children by supporting their campaign to make world leaders commit to change. (Photo provided by Jeff Moore/Save the Children)

Flamingo - a Family Friendly company

Metro Bank

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.