When I began writing a weekly working mum column for Femail seven years ago, I had three children: Sky, then aged six, Gracie, five, and Henry, two. I also had a demanding job as editor-in-chief of Elle magazine.
We decided to call the column ‘I Don’t Know How I Do It’ as a light-hearted reference to a popular parenting phrase of the time.
Now, despite having four children aged five to 14, and writing this, my last-ever column for this newspaper as I move to a new job, I can honestly say I’m still no nearer to figuring it out.
Lorraine Candy and her family, bidding farewell to her Femail column after 5 years. Pictured (left to right), daughter Gracie, husband James, daughter Mabel, son Henry, Lorraine and oldest daughter Sky
I did it, that’s all I know. And continue to do it. But how well? Well enough, I’d say. And that, believe me, is as good as it gets…