A Weekend In The Life of Mum and Foodie, Mama Needs a Mimosa

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A weekend in the life is Kidadl’s regular blog about the family lives of an amazing array of Kidadlers. Here, Mama Needs a Mimosa’s Emily Lawler takes us through her weekend and shares her top tips for family fun.

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Emily is a nurse and self-proclaimed foodie who started her blog, Mama Needs a Mimosa, when her son Max was just 10 weeks old. She lives with her husband and son (with another on the way) in glorious Glasgow.

WE WAKE UP AT...
Whatever time Max dictates! Usually about 7am but sometimes earlier.

BREAKFAST IS...
Peanut butter toast for Max and a bagel for me if we’re home, pancakes and eggs benedict if we’ve made it out in time.

Pancakes? Yes please!

MY TOP TIPS FOR GETTING OUT WITH THE KIDS ARE...
Be as organised as possible. Set an alarm when it’s time to leave. Pack the night before. Enlist the help of your mum if possible! My mum is always around to help.

IF IT'S RAINING WE LIKE TO GO TO...
The turbine hall in the Tate.

ON OUR MUST SEE LONDON BUCKET LIST IS...
For kids, the transport museum (followed by lunch at Balthazar).

Emily and Max on a day out

IN MY BAG FOR A DAY OUT IS...
Water wipes, snacks, a change of clothes plus a hat, Max’s kindle, lots of small toy cars, some books with a stickers, nappies and swimming nappies too plus a swim suit for Max.

WHEN WE GET BACK FROM A DAY OUT I FEEL...
Honestly knackered! But it’s worth it!

WHEN WE'RE HANGING AT HOME WE...
Get bored really quickly...

IF IT'S TREAT TIME OR A SPECIAL OCCASION WE...
Have a kid friendly afternoon tea at B bakery.

Max enjoying a tasty treat!

THE BEST PART OF MY WEEKEND IS...
Having my husband around to hang out with and play with Max as a family.

THE TOUGHEST PART OF MY WEEKEND IS...
Sunday night!

MY TOP PARENTING HACK IS...
Always have an array of snacks on your person.

Emily Lawler, Muma Needs A Mimosa
Emily Lawler
Max

Emily is a nurse and self-proclaimed foodie who started her blog, Mama Needs a Mimosa, when her son Max was just 10 weeks old. She was on a mission to find places to eat where she could still enjoy really good food with her little boy. Mama Needs A Mimosa now recommends places across the UK that are family-friendly and still delicious and a quick look at her Instagram feed will leave you drooling. Emily's community of foodie parents has grown so much, she now hosts meet-ups for adults and kids alike (at brilliant restaurants of course).

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