About Tooting Mama

Hello, I am Ranji, the creator and writer for Tooting Mama.

Tooting Mama is a parenting blog about my life with my two adopted children Wonder Boy and Super Girl. They crashed into our lives, and they have given us nothing but utter joy (and a few challenges along the way). Both are sheer forces of nature which is why I thought they deserved superhero monikers.

My husband, or as I call him, King of the Mountains, is his not so ironic nom de plume nodding to his cycling obsession. We’ve been married for almost 19 years. Seriously I can hardly believe that!

And the newest member of our crew is Mr L, our dog and he’s adopted too. He’s a street dog, originally from the Reunion and now he’s got a home with us.

On Tooting Mama, as well as our adoption story,  I chart our travel adventures, my love of food. I also write lifestyle stuff. You know, about getting older, maybe, maybe not having the menopause (yikes!), how running is literally my Prozac, learning to love my not so perfect body.

I started Tooting Mama as a creative outlet to talk about adoption. It is a way to connect with other adopters – share the joys and the struggles of bringing up kids affected by trauma, neglect and abuse.

My stories resonate with a lot of people, it gives them an insight into the life as a parent of an adopted child. Or in my case adopted siblings.

Before I became a stay at home mother and blogger I worked in Communications. My job was to coach and advise senior leaders in big business. I crafted their words, helped them to tell their stories and shaped their messages.

Perfect training for a mummy blogger!