Mumsnet Blogging Awards - cast your vote now

Our judges have whittled down hundreds of brilliant entries to three finalists in each category – and now it's over to you. Vote for your favourite, and be sure to join us at Blogfest to see the winners announced at the glittering finale.

Meryl's advice? "Don't give even one moment's thought to how much you weigh"

Meryl Streep

If you missed our webchat with the radiant Meryl Streep, catch up on her pearls of wisdom now – including the secret to a long marriage, and whether or not she calls herself a feminist.

Teenage angst: then and now


Teenagers: Was life better before wifi and selfies? Mumsnetters took a trip down memory lane and compared the stresses of modern teen life with those of their own teenage years.

Disneyland Paris: how to have your best half-term holiday ever

Disneyland Paris

Your dreams of a stress-free holiday to Disneyland really can come true. We've got the skinny on how to beat the queues, crafty money saving tips – everything you need for a perfect half-term holiday.

"I've had the same ones for about five years now - still going strong!"

October swears by

Swears by: Check out this week's hotlist of Mumsnetter-recommended products. From must-have baking kit to brightening up your make-up bag – see if there's something that tickles your fancy…

From The Moomins to The Dark is Rising: authors' favourite childhood books

Secret Santa

Book Club: We've had some of the world's finest writers in for webchats over the years, and every time we ask them to name their favourite books from childhood. Here are the results.

WIN a reusable bag from Supreme Creations

Supreme Creations bag

Competition: Outwit the plastic bag charge and nab yourself a rather beautiful, ethically made bag – enter our competition to win one of 20 reusable bags from Supreme Creations.

Explore Hackney: the greenest borough in London

children's rugby

Mumsnet Local: Hackney has become an urban landscape full of unique places to visit (cat cafe, anyone?) – here's our Local editor's pick of where to go and what to see.

Have baby, still travel

on the move

Reviews: Getting out and about weighed down with sprogs can be tricky. Luckily our reviews section will help you find the perfect travel system so you can feel like Columbus and Mary Poppins rolled into one.

Send a Cow

Send a Cow UK Aid

Guest Campaign: Send a Cow’s Planting Hope appeal will give families the confidence and knowledge they need to grow their own food, to beat poverty – and the UK government is doubling donations to the cause.

Nailing the working mum morning routine

Office workers

Careers: Trying to leave the house on time in the morning once you have kids can be a nightmare. Here's how to make that part of the day work for you and your family.

"You're going to be a gran..."

sex menopause

Over on Gransnet: “I can't help feeling put out I found out with their 634 other 'friends.'” Announcing your pregnancy to your parents via social media – right or wrong?

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

Pregnant woman

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?

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

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.