Marshall is an Auckland-based writer and mum to Sam (4) and Willa (2). Having worked in New Zealand and the UK as a journalist and magazine editor, she now divides her time between being an at-home mum, features editor and freelance writer. Living on Auckland’s North Shore means a summer of beach missions, sandy feet, melted ice creams and myriad rock pool discoveries are about to become standard fare. In this issue, Margot created and oversaw all the content for our ‘Eat Up’ booklet. She says her top tip for a stress-free introduction to solids is to have a good dose of patience, an equal measure of humour – and the biggest messy mat you can get your hands on.