Which literary character will you be fashioning for your child this year? Whether you're a sewing whizz or looking to pull something together last minute, MNers have an array of great costume ideas you can whip up in a jiffy.
UK secondary school places are announced today. Share the stress with other waiting parents - and if your child doesn't get a place in the school they hoped for, one option is to appeal against the admission decision. Find out how to go about it.
Guest post: To mark the end of Heart Month, Janet Newman - whose symptoms were attributed to the 'stress' of being a mother-of-four - describes how she finally got a diagnosis, and urges women to trust their instincts when it comes to their health.
...and other insults you'll only hear from a furious child. From dobbing you in to the RSPB, to uninviting you to their parties - children come up with the most imaginative ways to put grown-ups in their place. Here are 17 of the best.
Reviews: In need of a new washing machine? Whether you're thinking of going budget or luxury, find out which makes and models Mumsnetters rate highly - and share your own recommendations by adding a review.
We've 50 copies of Behind Closed Doors to give away this week. When 14-year-old Sophie disappears one night, it looks at first as though she ran away. But as the investigation unfolds, a wealth of secrets start coming to light.