THE daily slog of home schooling and having the kids around 24/7 is enough to test most parents – but not Stacey “Supermum” Solomon.
The Loose Women star is pulling out all the parenting stops and documenting it on Instagram.
Supermum Stacey Solomon has pulled all the stops when it comes to home-schooling and parenting during lockdown
Her four million followers cannot get enough of her hacks. Stacey even transformed her bathroom into a “beach” with real sand for her “Pickles” – Zachary, 12, Leighton, eight, and Rex, one. The snap drew 518,000 likes.
Claire Dunwell, who has two boys, aged 14 and ten, takes a look at Stacey’s inspiring mummy moments.
Here, we take a look at the Loose Women star’s best hacks which she documents on Instagram
From packs of crisps hanging from pegs to chocolate bars in baskets, the mum-of-three’s cupboard is so tidy it might make you think twice about your own
STACEY’S clever “Tap to Tidy” Instagram posts are addictive.
Even her snack cupboard gets star treatment, with crisp packets and chocolate bars beautifully organised, hanging from pegs on, or in baskets.
If you are anything like me you’ll have a half-eaten lemon cake clumsily wrapped in tin foil and a couple of bags of Wotsits buried at the back of the cupboard.
Stacey, any chance you could nip round and sprinkle some of your magic?
Stacey and Joe Swash’s son Rex, one, must be loving his childhood as his mum turned her whole living room into a ball pit just for him
STACEY loves sharing photos of Rex, the adorable son she has with her fiance, former EastEnders actor Joe Swash.
She must have had some sort of sixth sense in January last year, predicting soft play areas would be out of bounds for a while – as she turned a corner of her living room into one, complete with ball pit.
While most parents spend their days squinting at fluorescent plastic toys, Stacey keeps Rex happy in this safe spot, decked out to complement the room’s grey colour theme.
While Stacey watches TV, Zachary, 12 and Leighton, eight, get to play video games together but on their own screen to avoid fall-outs
NOW why didn’t I think of this?
While the rest of us are busy refereeing the Xbox bust-ups as siblings battle for screen time, Stacey nailed that problem with this fun set-up.
She shared a snap of Zachary and Leighton playing on their consoles together – but with a screen each to avoid fall-outs.
Not cheap, but money well spent and mum can sit back and watch telly.
The incredible mum shared a picture of her happy kids as she transformed her bathroom into a beach Credit: instagram
WOW, just WOW – I take my boring mum hat off to you, Stacey.
Creating a make-shift beach in your bathroom, complete with quite a bit of sand and a blue ocean in the bath, has given me anxiety.
Stacey shared the picture, along with the caption: “I feel this might be the only beach they visit for quite a while, so I thought why not, ey…”
Top marks though, and I’m sure the look of delight on those boys’ faces was worth every grain of sticky sand. Even if you did spend hours clearing it up afterwards.
Stacey knows how to get her kids engaged when it comes to home-schooling by organising their stationery cupboard in shade order
THINK you’ve done well by giving your kids a cupboard or box to put all their stationery in for home-schooling? Think again.
While most parents are scrubbing crayons off the walls, Stacey has stacked her kids’ ones in shade order.
Note to self: Must try harder.
If it is wasn’t enough for Stacey, she is now teaching her kids to care for our planet by transforming old plastic bottles into pencil cases
BY skilfully recrafting old plastic bottles into pencil cases, Stacey is teaching her children to care for the environment.
It is a brilliant idea and puts my bog – standard B&M pen pots to shame.
Can’t wait to get my boys decanting congealed ketchup this weekend.
Stacey even manages to sway her children into eating fruit and veg by creating fun animals on their plates
DAIRYLEA Dunkers simply don’t cut it for Stacey when it comes to snacks for the kids.
She loves surprising them with fruit and veggies which she turns into fun cartoon characters and animals.
If my boys eat a banana, that’s a win.
I wish I had the time or inclination to create fruit faces, I really do.
Stacey went all-out to recreate an at-home Mcdonald’s by colouring cardboard and printing off nugget box templates
WHEN McDonald’s shut because of the pandemic, Stacey went above and beyond.
In an Instagram film, she frantically colours in cardboard, explaining how she had printed off a McDonald’s nugget box template but her printer ink ran out.
Never show your kids the video.
Burgers and chips on a plate are FINE.
Stacey’s fridge seems better organised than most of our lives, each container is tagged and meals are labelled for the weak aheadCredit: Instagram
HER fridge is ridiculously well organised, with each container clearly tagged – Stacey’s sister Jemma, aka The Label Lady, keeps her stocked up on stickers.
Her food prepping on a Sunday means she can label her meals for the week ahead, creating a chilled food mecca.
It’s a far cry from most of our fridges, right? Mine looks like we’ve played “leftover Jenga”.
Stacey knows how to create night-time fun as she loves wearing matching pyjamas with her boys
STACEY loves seeing her Pickles wearing matching PJs and boy, do they look cute in them.
I dread to think what she would say if she saw my kids in their mismatched tops and bottoms, which have been through the wash a hundred times.
Don’t worry kids, I won’t be sharing on Instagram.
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