"My personal position on equal marriage has changed - I'd now vote in favour"

Election webchats: For the second of our three politics webchats this week, Nicky Morgan, who was Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities until Parliament dissolved, joined us for a webchat. Catch up on what she had to say.

"You are still that capable, professional woman"

Guest post: To celebrate Workfest on 16 May, Julianne Miles - co-founder of Women Returners - lists the top five things she wants every mother returning to work to remember. 

Attracting and retaining great teachers "is a big challenge"

tristram hunt

Tristram Hunt: The Shadow Secretary of State for Education kicked off our week of politics webchats, answering your questions on everything from teachers' qualifications and wraparound childcare - to haircare tips.

Pregnant women warned about organic milk

organic milk

In the news: Pregnant women have been warned that drinking organic and UHT milk could mean that their unborn baby's brain development is at risk.

Style guide: summer trousers

Summer fashion: If the thought of baring your pale pins this summer gives you the horrors, Mumsnetters suggest summerwear options for keeping cool without baring all.

Easy, no-pastry quiche

easy quiche

Recipes: No need to get the readymade pastry out of the freezer. This quick and easy quiche recipe makes its own crust as it bakes AND it's great at using up leftovers.

Got a question about succeeding in business?

Q&A: Entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE will be answering your questions and sharing tips on building a successful career - as well as joining us at next month's Workfest

5 ways to engage kids in politics

General election: They may be too little to vote come 7 May, but there's still lots you can do to include kids in election fever.

"Would your teenagers disconnect for a week?"

Guest post: Erin Cotter - founder of The Disconnect Project - on why she's persuading teenagers to give up their devices.

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...

Free books up for grabs

Villa America

Book giveaways: This week we're giving away 20 copies of Villa America, a tale of 1920s opulance in the French Riviera, as well as 50 copies of Shame, following Pilgrim as she starts a new life on the edge of Africa.

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.

Win a Silver Cross Surf 2 travel system worth 700

Silver Cross Surf 2

Surf into spring with our April Review of the Month competition - write any nursery review this month and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win a Silver Cross Surf 2 travel system. What are you waiting for?

Potty training? Take heart...

Mumsnetters have heaps of advice on helping your toddler make the transition from nappies to pants with minimal stress.



In South Sudan, one in 10 children die before the age of one. And one in seven women will die in pregnancy or childbirth. That's no Life2Live.

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.