"The portrayal of women on screen has definitely gone backwards since the 80s"

Webchat: Guardian columnist and author Hadley Freeman joined us for a webchat to chat about her new book, Life Moves Pretty Fast, a love letter to the American films of the 1980s. Catch up on what she had to say.

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. 

35 things you NEED to buy at Ikea

Home & Garden: Debating a trip to Hades IKEA anytime soon? Mumsnetters share their recommendations for the essential bits and bobs that make it all worthwhile.

Summer half term cinema picks

pitch perfect

Films: with half-term upon us, 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.

"What happens to ambition when we have children?"

Guest post: Following the launch of our Jobs boardHead in Book debunks some 'working mum' stereotypes, and asks whether women really trade fulfilment for flexibility when they become mothers. 

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).

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. 

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.

Book giveaway: Demolition Dad

Demolition Dad

Prepare to don your spandex and facemask because we're giving away 50 copies of Demolition Dad, the hilarious children's story about Jake and his wrestling father by Phil Earle. 

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.

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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.