In recent days I have had to take drastic action with the family’s blood sugar levels. Every day after school everyone has been feral. So now we are on a strict blood sugar management plan.

We eat something low gi every two to three hours. As soon as they get in the car I have a piece of fruit to put in their hands, then the promise of something else when they’ve eaten that.

Then we go home and do homework while the kids graze on something else. Then dinner. So far, it has led to a lot more peace in the house.

I’m feeling really pleased and am thinking of changing my job title from mother/ writer to blood sugar manager.