How well do you know the 2015 election manifestos?

Quiz: Are you a lean mean manifesto MACHINE? Or does your knowledge of what the UK-wide parties are promising leave, ahem, something to be desired? Find out with our quiz.

Who should *really* be running the country?

Election: It's fair to say that many Mumsnetters aren't overly impressed with what's on offer - so who do they think should really be in Number 10?

"Why I won't be voting tactically"

Guest post: Nathalie McDermott from Vote for Policies argues that urging the electorate to vote tactically is patronising and manipulative, and damages democracy. 

Workfest '15 - less than two weeks to go!

Woman at desk

Workfest '15: Returning to work after having kids? Looking to change careers? Or thinking of starting your own business? Then you need Workfest - happening on 16 May, so get your ticket NOW.

Surrogacy: "a commercial system would be fairer"

In the news: As a judge rules in favour of the father in a surrogacy battle, the lack of legal framework surrounding surrogacy is again under the spotlight. Here, Alice Jolly - whose daughter was born to a surrogate in the U.S - argues for reform.

Nicola Sturgeon's webchat: the highlights

Nicola Sturgeon: A selection of notable nuggets from the Mumsnet webchat with the SNP leader - from the high esteem in which she holds the English, to being a 'first thing in the morning, in the shower kind of gal'.

Hansard heartthrobs: MNers' secret political crushes

(Sexual) politics: Find out which politicans Mumsnetters carry a clandestine torch for, from gorgeous George to naice Nick.

Easy oven-cook paella

oven cook paella recipe

Recipes: With just 10 minutes basic prep required, this oven cook paella is an easy win for a midweek family supper.

Charlotte and George: two under two

toddler and baby nap

Royal baby: As the Duke and Duchess return home with a new baby, Mumsnetters offer them the tools they'll need to make it through with two under two.

Last minute revision tips

revision school work

Education: With GCSEs underway, you your kids may well be panicking. Support them through the run-up to exams, with tips from cool, calm, collected parents.

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.

Barclays - a Family Friendly company

Metro Bank

From its high street branches to products that reflect individuals' needs, Barclays strives to be a family friendly company. For these reasons and more, they have been awarded both a silver Family Friendly Award and an Innovation Award.

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.

Wear What You Wish!


Make-A-Wish® UK has launched their new fundraising initiative, Wear What You Wish! This is a chance to dress up and raise funds to grant wishes to seriously ill children.