Emma Copeland reveals her parenting hacks as a single parent

Single working mother reveals she saves time by dressing her son, 4, in his sleep, bathing together and VACUUMING his socks to remove any dirt

  • Emma Copeland, 37,  shared her parenting hacks for saving time and money
  • The account manager from Bromley has a speedy bedtime and morning routine
  • Dresses son Luca, 4, when he is asleep and gives him breakfast in the car
  • Avoids cooking too often and hoovers his socks/ wipes stains off his uniform 

A busy single mother has shared her unusual parenting hacks for saving time and money.

Emma Copeland, 37, from Bromley, has revealed how she has a speedy bedtime and morning routine which helps her make the most of life as a working mum to her son Luca, four. 

The account manager, who split up with her partner of 17 years at the beginning of the year, revealed how she takes a bath with Luca to ‘save time and money’, before they go to bed together at 8:30pm.

In the morning she will dress him while he is asleep, hoovering any dirt off his socks, and then give him breakfast to eat in the car while they drive to school. 

Emma Copeland, 37, from Bromley, has revealed how she has a speedy bedtime and morning routine which helps her make the most of life as a working mum to her son Luca, four

Speaking to The Sun, she said:  ‘Luca’s very slow in the mornings so two or three times a week I’ll go into his room at 6.30am while he’s still sleeping and gently get him dressed into his school uniform.

‘Instead of labouring over making toast or pouring out cereal and having all the dirty dishes to wash up afterwards, I’ll buy ready made pancakes or low-fat brioche rolls, decant some hot chocolate into Luca’s flask and then he takes it all in the car.’

Emma says bathing together and sharing the same bed saves both time and money. 

And Emma also avoids cooking when she can, treating Luca to a takeaway a week and a weekly night at Harvester, and microwaving potatoes, meat and veg on the other days.

In the morning she will dress him while he is asleep, hoovering any dirt off his socks, and then give him breakfast to eat in the car while they drive to school

‘I’m not a big fan of cooking dinner as it’s time-consuming to shop, cook and clean up the mess’, she says, revealing that they eat KFC, McDonald’s or Chinese takeaway on a Friday or Saturday night. 

Emma also prefers to wipe any stains off his school uniform to save time and money on washing it, and doesn’t take him to the hairdresser – instead trimming his fringe when needed. 

The busy mum argues that doing less washing up, laundry and cooking means she can spend more time doing the things Luca enjoys, which include soft play and walking the dog. 

The account manager, who split up with her partner of 17 years at the beginning of the year, revealed how she takes a bath with Luca to ‘save time and money’, before they go to bed together at 8:30pm

The busy mum argues that doing less washing up, laundry and cooking means she can spend more time doing the things Luca enjoys, which include soft play and walking the dog

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