It's a girl! Kate Middleton gives birth

new royal baby

Royal baby: The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl weighing 8lbs 3oz at 8.34am on Saturday. Congratulations Kate - and don't worry; you've got two under two, but you've also got Mumsnet.

Hansard heartthrobs: MNers' secret political crushes

(Sexual) politics: Got the post-Ed Balls Day blues? Plenty more where that came from - find out which politicans Mumsnetters carry a clandestine torch for, from gorgeous George to naice Nick.

Nepal earthquake: "We couldn't understand or do anything"

Guest post: Aid worker Prajana Pradham, who lives in Nepal, describes what happened when the earthquake hit and what the impact on her family has been.

The worst job interviews. Ever.

Workfest: Vodka, vomit and poo in pockets - Mumsnetters share their epic interview fails. Squirming with recognition? Come to Workfest, our brilliant women and work event.

Last minute revision tips

revision school work

Education: GCSEs are just two weeks away, so you your kids may well be panicking (or stubbornly detached). Help support them through the run-up to exams, and remember to stay calm.

Family days out (whatever the weather)

Theme park ride

Bank holiday: Looking for something to do en famille this weekend? Check out MNers' recommendations for both indoor and outdoor family days out - and share your own by adding a review.

"It's about how we use nature as a mirror of our own needs"


April Book of the Month was Helen Macdonald's remarkable memoir about death, love, memory, landscape and human frailty. Book clubbers joined her for a webchat and discussion about the book.

Workfest '15 - everything you need to know

Woman at desk

Workfest '15: Returning to work after having kids? Looking to change careers? Or thinking of starting your own business? If your issue is work-related, a trip to Workfest '15 should be on the cards.

Win a Balanceability bike worth 89

Balanceability bike

Review of the Month: Write any nursery review this month and you'll be automatically entered into our draw to win a Balanceability balance bike worth £89. What are you waiting for?

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.

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...

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.

Metro Bank - a Family Friendly company

Metro Bank

Metro Bank has received gold Mumsnet Family Friendly Awards for three consecutive years, in recognition of its family friendly ethos for both customers and colleagues.

Potty training? Take heart...

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

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.

Plan IF

Plan If

Plan If encourages and helps all parents to put in place the practical and personal things which would help children should a parent die.