Miriam is the founder of Mimi’s Bowl. She cooks modern baby and toddler recipes from her home in West London. She is mum to one little girl, 4 years old, and a six-month old baby boy. Miriam blogs and posts daily about what they eat at home, via her Instagram feed. She shares her honest experiences of cooking at home for her family; whilst offering parent cooking hacks and recipes. She has just started weaning her little boy. Her mission is to end “babyfood panic”: an anxiety about how to feed your baby and what to feed your baby.
Where is home?
Notting Hill, West London
Give us five words that best describe who you are?
Creative, Conscientious, Loyal, Studious and Impatient!
How did you end up doing what you do?
I wanted to reach out to other parents, who felt as I did about weaning. I felt totally overwhelmed and unprepared. I had just about established a sleeping routine and now there was the next challenge: food. Today, I post and write about children’s food to try and make it easier for parents who want their kids to be eating more healthily, with less hassle.
What is the best part of what you do?
I’m very inspired by other parents, whom I connect with through my work. Their strength, creativity and passion are humbling. Whether they are focusing on being amazing parents, building new businesses or managing existing ones. I have always wanted Mimi’s Bowl to be an effective tool and resource for them.
What was your Plan B?
There was no plan B! What I do is a reflection of where I am in life.
Professionally, who do you most admire and why?
People who disrupt their industries with integrity as their driving force. They see a better way of doing something and want to share their ideas.
What is your view of a ‘balanced life’?
I haven’t found it! Building any business takes hard work and determination, there are always sacrifices. Balance comes with the right support, to make your vision a possibility.
What do you do to relax and enjoy yourself in London?
As a child my parents always took us for walks in the big London Parks, I like near Holland Park and Hyde Park. I love nothing more than dragging my own children along with me. Comfy walking shoes, picnic blankets and lots of snacks… (you can never carry too may snacks with kids!) The green spaces we have in London are treasured ones.
What is your biggest London extravagance?
Black taxis. They are increasingly under threat and I would miss them dearly! No one knows London better.
Where is your favourite place in London?
Any view over the river Thames. If I catch a glimpse of the river from my car, or on foot, it always reminds me that I live in one small slice of a truly great city.