Conversations in Lockdown: The Unmumsy Mum

Sarah & Jonty talk about the challenges of homeschooling young children Credit: ITV News

As part of a new series Jonty Messer has been speaking to some well known faces across the West Country to find out how they have been coping during the last few weeks of lockdown.

This week it's the turn of Devon based Sarah Turner, aka The Unmumsy Mum.

With three young boys at home, Sarah very kindly found time to share her experiences of the last few weeks; the highs, the lows and the homeschooling experiences.

Jonty, who has continued to present ITV News West Country during the pandemic, speaks about finding the balance between working from home and being a dad to two young children. He also has a new appreciation for teachers!

When you're trying to work from home, you end up doing almost a hybrid role when you're not doing anything particularly well. So you're trying to work, but you're trying to homeschool but you're also trying to look after the kids.

Sarah Turner, aka The Unmumsy Mum

As well as discussing the challenges of homeschooling and keeping the kids entertained, Jonty and Sarah share haircutting experiences (Jonty's wife was unhappy after he advised her to cut their son's hair shorter) and Sarah reveals how one of her sons ended up with a lot shorter hair than originally planned.

We only had the little guard thing for a grade 1.5, so we said sorry, we can't give you a haircut because we need to do like a four or a five and he still wanted it done!

Sarah Turner, aka The Unmumsy Mum