Don’t be intimidated by Mum’s who make scones 

Don’t be intimidated by Mum’s who make scones 

I remember being round at a friends house for a play date and she was whipping up some scones.  I told her I was well impressed and that she made this ‘whole Mum thing look effortless’.  I was slightly in awe – I mean why not just buy a pack at the shops? Was she not busy enough?  I felt very grateful but she really didn’t have to go to all that effort.

Then one day I was fed up.  Bonnie had just drawn all over the chairs and then blamed it on her poor wee brother – I had to laugh and snap a picture.


Caught red handed


I decided I would give this baking thing a shot – I would be ‘super Mum’ and get my apron out. What did I have to lose? It might save our little Picasso from letting loose on further household objects.

Actually, it turns out that making scones is pretty basic stuff.  It is also a great way of keeping my 3 year old quiet and occupied for a good 20 minutes.  If she is playing up (or in the mood for a tantrum) then making scones can actually provide some serious light relief and distraction.  Honestly, the girl is like a dog with a bone when she gets an idea in her head.  She is SO determined and will go on and on until she gets what she wants.  The thing is –  I apparently drove my parents crazy by being exactly the same.  We really do reap what we sow.


Some days I like being a diva – I am 3 …..go figure

I love the fact that scones are so basic – flour and butter, a big sugar, a bit milk and a bit vanilla essence to sweeten them up.  Some days we go for some grated cheese and sun-dried tomatoes if I want to kill two birds with one stone and cover both my 3 year old’s entertainment and her pre nursery lunch.  Let’s face it – anything to keep the dishes down.  That is the only difficult thing about baking scones – the dishes.  Does anyone actually enjoy doing the dishes?  One of my current pet hates is trying to do them as my 1 year old pulls on my legs wanting up.

We had friends round recently and as I whacked a batch of scones in the oven I heard that same familiar line ‘wow you are making this whole Mum thing look effortless’.  Don’t get me wrong – who doesn’t love a wee compliment? It is lovely to have friends say such nice things.  I had to be honest though and replied ‘letting Bonnie make scones was the only way I could enjoy a cup of tea in peace – because being a Mum is rarely effortless where wee people are concerned’.


So: if you are one of those people (like I was) that puts other parents on a pedestal for baking – just remember xx




  1. March 14, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    I was always really awed by my nan when she made scones. Then I had a go myself: so easy and soooo good! I like cheese, chive, and a quarter-teaspoon of mustard powder in my non-fruity ones.

    • March 14, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Yum sounds fab will defo try that thanks 👌👌👍👍

  2. August 3, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    The real trick to great parenting, keeping them both amused and fed! Off to bake a batch of scones.

    • August 3, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      Haha quite right Harry !! 👍👍

  3. August 10, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Savoury scones are my go to when we’ve run out of bread. It’s quicker than running to the shop. Sadly, my kids don’t like them with raisins in so I can’t have them like my Gran used to bake (she could bake anything without thinking about it)

    • August 10, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Yum good work 👍👍 I just love any scone x

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