Introducing... Bumpfest '15!

Bumpfest is BACK - and it's bigger and better than ever. Our one-day pregnancy and baby event returns on Saturday 26 September - whether you're a first-timer, or simply feeling a wee bit rusty since your last baby, Bumpfest has all you need to know for birth... and beyond!
 

How to survive the summer holidays

Child outdoors

Scotland: Kids just broken up? Here's how to ensure you've not been driven completely up the wall in six weeks' time. And if your children haven't finished school yet, read on to Be Prepared.

"My sons refuse to help with chores - and it's my fault"

Guest post: Lottie Lomas' teenagers don't do housework. Here she considers why - and what can be done. How should she incentivise them, and is it ever too late to start insisting on more help?


Squeaky cheese kebabs

halloumi kebabs

Recipe: Get the kids to help you thread these delicious veggie kebabs together - they're easy to cook on a BBQ or on a griddle. 

Webchat with Nick Hornby - Wednesday 1 July 9-10pm

Webchat: Our June Book of the Month author Nick Hornby will be joining us this Wednesday 1 July from 9-10pm to chat about Funny Girl, his best-selling back catalogue and anything else you care to ask him.



Buying a house? Read this first

estate agent

Home and garden: Location, location, location may be the important, but Mumsnetters have expanded on that for some seriously useful pitfalls to avoid when choosing your next home.

New meningitis vaccine for babies: what you need to know

Baby

In the news: From September 2015, a new meningitis vaccination programme introduced at two months will see the MenB vaccine offered to all babies. Get the lowdown - and more baby health advice.


T-minus two minutes to a healthy breakfast

Breakfast muffin

Searching for a quick, tasty substitute for toast or cereal? Try this low-carb, high-fibre muffin-in-a-mug recipe - with flaxseed, blueberries, cinnamon and vanilla. Tasty AND it bakes in the microwave in just 90 seconds.

"So, where do you see yourself in five years' time?"

job interview tips

Careers: Got an important job interview coming up and want to nail it? Mumsnetters share their top tips and techniques for making the right kind of impression at the interview stage.


It ain't heavy - it's my buggy

Baby in stroller on beach

Summer packing: A lightweight pushchair can be a real game-changer if you're holidaying with littluns. Here are five strollers and buggies that have been awarded Mumsnet Best. Got a recommendation? Share it by adding a review.

Farewell Horrid Henry

Francesca Simon

This week on Gransnet: Author Francesca Simon on why there will be no more Henry, Perfect Peter or Moody Margaret <sniff>. Plus one person can win over £200 of books to keep the kids happy in the holidays.


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

Pregnancy

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

Ovulation

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.

Help for dyslexia

Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects one in 10 of us - but provision in schools can be overlooked. Parents and children can find and share support and advice with Dyslexia Assist.