A new version of the national curriculum comes into effect this month, dictating what children in English state schools learn at each key stage. Find out what the changes mean for your child - and if they're starting primary or secondary school, make sure you're all prepared for the big day.
What we used to expect: Was it really all smoking on maternity wards and Guinness on prescription? In a trip down memory lane, Mumsnetters and their mums talk about what it was like being pregnant in the 1970s.
Video: Mumsnetters round up the best house rules they forgot to make - for those moments when you find yourself clarifying that no, the cat does not wear lipstick, and no, there is no such thing as a 'standing up poo'.
Guest post: It has been revealed that players of the controversial video game Grand Theft Auto have re-written the code to enable them to 'rape' other players. Melissa Welliver writes on why we should pay particular attention to sexual violence in gaming.
What's on: Take a look through the calendar on your local site to find upcoming activities, classes and events in your area. You can also share recommendations with other families round your way on the Local Talk boards.
Local: From a walk around the old city walls to a night at the theatre or family trip to Peppa Pig World, explore bustling Southampton with our Local editor's tips on must-visit places and hidden gems for first time visitors and locals alike.
The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman is a raucous, intoxicating tale of courage, reinvention and fighting your way to the top. Hector Trogg's Perfect World is the story of a daydreaming schoolboy, packed with accident and adventure. We've got 50 copies of each to give away.
Covering up child abuse is not currently a crime in the UK. Avaaz is campaigning to change that, by supporting proposals for a new law which could make it mandatory for schools, hospitals and other instutitions to report suspicions of child abuse.
Wondering whether to test? Take a look at the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy - from sore breasts to weeping over TV adverts - and if you're still not sure, mull it over on our Pregnancy Talk board.