"Mumsnet launches political party"


April Fools' Day: In case you missed it, catch up on this year's Mumsnet jape (actually, it's not a bad idea at all...), and have a squizz at our round-up of the best of the rest of today's jokes.

The one with the naked man painting in a caravan

Any woman who's dipped her toe into the murky waters of online dating will know there are some real, ahem, characters out there - but this MNer's spot really takes the biscuit.

Need a last minute Easter bonnet idea?

easter bonnet

The Easter bonnet parade is looming - watch our two-minute no-panic masterclass to find out how to rustle up a showstopper.

Kids spend 50% less time outside than their parents did


In the news: Today's children spend less than half the time playing outdoors than their parents did, according to new research. Ring true for you?

Teens "addicted" to porn: how should you broach it?

In the news: A survey has found that one in ten children aged 12 and 13 fear they are addicted to porn and are making explicit videos - so how should we talk about this with our teens? Stephanie Davies-Arai argues that trust is key.

Store-cupboard heroes

storecupboard recipes

Recipes: Mumsnetters share their wouldn't-be-without store-cupboard ingredients and the three recipes for family dishes they like to make with them. 

Easy Easter crafts

Easter crafts: Watch Mumsnetters and their children turn eggs into their favourite movie characters with the help of Universal's decorative Easter egg wraps.

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...

Kickstart your career at Workfest 2015

public speaking tips

Event: Considering a career change, or going back to work after being a stay-at-home parent? Get all the advice you need at our one-day conference Workfest - early bird tickets are on sale until 16 April, so snap yours up now.

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.

Got plans for Easter? Time to get cracking...

Local: If you can drag yourselves away from the chocolate this Easter, our Local editors have rounded up the best egg hunts, fairs and kids' camps on offer.

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.

Book giveaway: A Whisper of Wolves

A Whisper of Wolves

We've got 20 copies of Whisper of Wolves to give away this week. Two young whisperers and their animal companions are put to the test when Narlaw demons threaten their village. A great read for thrill-seeking pre-teens.

Potty training? Take heart...

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

Wear A Hat Day

Brain Tumour Research

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Can you help fund the fight? Join Brain Tumour Research on Friday 27th March for Wear A Hat Day!

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.