After much heart-searching, I have decided it’s time to change the direction of Tooting Mama. I am moving from being a parent blogger to food blogger. And I hope you will continue to stay with me. Why have you decided to stop writing about adoption & parenting? As I said, I…

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We were going through a difficult patch in Paris, it felt as though a lot of things weren’t going to plan, and we were all unhappy. Seriously unhappy. Our lives felt out of control. The kids hated their French school. And I didn’t know what to do. I was stuck,…

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When our adopted children first arrived one of the things I tried to do with them was to cook. Cook, so they’d get used to our food. Cook, so we could bond over making cookies. One of our first cooking sessions ended in disaster. You can read about that here. And…

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It took me a long time to get one. I don’t know why. Now that I have one, it’s like this thing is a no-brainer. I can’t believe I didn’t have a slower cooker when I was working. It would have saved so much time, arguments, and we would have…

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Since our adopted children arrived our dinner table has been known to turn into a war zone. There are some days when I feel even a UN peacekeeping force would be challenged to settle our tabletop battles over food and eating. But it is common for adopted children to experience…

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