A Mother’s Love

I mean to eat a proper dinner each night but I end up eating cheese (on crackers with a glass of wine. And then a packet of twiglets. But I love my girls. I intend to meal plan, to shop every Friday and home cook or batch cook, but somehow the days whizz by and…

Flying solo: How to Eat.

Forget smug ‘batch cooking’, forget blending up a healthy smoothie in a Nutribullet and you can completely disregard snacking on handfuls of seeds. You’re not Ma Larkin and you are not a fitness addict. You are NOT a garden sparrow. You’re a busy mother. There we go – I’ve said it. All the stuff that I feel I should be…

Flying solo highs and lows in one evening

In every job there are pro’s and cons. It’s best to start this series being honest about the drawbacks and benefits of flying solo. Sometimes they blend into one situation. At the moment I have a palava with the toddler getting dried after her bath and then into her pyjamas every single night. It sounds cute.…

Flying solo parenting

There is a new phrase going about the mummy scene at the moment: ‘flying solo’, which means, in parenting terms, looking after the kids on your own – it seems to be most frequently used when a parent is left flying solo at the weekend or on the odd day or week. I have had this idea in…