Cooking with Mummy {The Ordinary Moments}

LP and I have often spent time in the kitchen together – baking, cooking or just washing up. I’ve written before about her love of helping in the kitchen, copying what we are doing and just being with us whilst we cook.

Nothing has changed as LP has got older and it has just given us more opportunity to work together in the kitchen with her helping to mix, weigh, stir and help in any way she can. Helping me in the kitchen is one of her favourite things and something I love too.

When Little Man is napping in the afternoon we’ll often bake a cake or something. She helped me make jam recently by putting the ingredients in the pan and weighing everything for me – she’s a great help although she’ll get more helpful as she starts to learn her numbers!

Little Man loves to help now too but the extent of his helping is watching, passing and tasting! He loves it though and will sit on the side to help. LP always insists on standing on Daddy’s chair – it’s her favourite place to be.

The kitchen may be a mess, I may be trying to do ten things at once and having LP on a chain in the kitchen may not be the most convenient of things but it is one of my favourite things. I love teaching her to cook, I really love that she wants to spend time with me and I hope that I instill in her a love of food, a love of cooking and an appreciation of doing things together.

Everything really is better when you have company, someone to help and someone to talk to. She’s a great little helper.

Cooking with Mummy {The Ordinary Moments}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Charlie isn’t all that interested when I cook – he quickly gets bored but I am hoping the girls may be drawn in. I remember always baking scones with my Mom and it’s one of my favourite memories so would love to recreate with my ladies x

  2. Love this – all my children love to cook which is so wonderful, it is one of my very favourite things to do with them. From 10 months, to 8 years, all four get involved. #OrdinaryMoments

  3. You know this is such a lovely bond you are sharing with LP. She will be a brilliant cook when she’s older and be able to whip up dinners from scratch by anything already in the cupboard, nothing to do with being a female but all to do with sharing your knowledge down to the next generation, such a lovely post xx

  4. Lovely post, what a brilliant little helper you’ve got! I’m hoping when T is older I’ll be able to teach him about cooking and have a little helper in the kitchen. At the moment he’s at an age where I’m just trying to stop him from taking everything out of the cupboards and causing mayhem.

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