When the boy was potty training we used the ipad as a reward and he was allowed a certain amount of time depending on how well he had done.
We were very naive when he was first allowed to watch videos online. There was always an adult present so we were able to police what he was watching and thank goodness we could; I was horrified when I realised exactly what some people post on YouTube knowing full well that children will watch them!
The site was quickly banned from his ‘treat’ time and he became more concerned with playing games instead which was easier to monitor.
This “crack down” by YouTube is definitely a move in the right direction though I’m not convinced it will solve the problem completely.
I’ve written before about how powerful I think music is and how much it helps me to process my feelings.
Recently I heard Hard Love by NEEDTOBREATHE for the first time this week and this lyric struck a chord with me.
Sometimes life just feels like a battle and I wonder what on earth it’s all for. But change doesn’t happen without you noticing and sometimes you have to just keep going to make a good change within yourself.
Why I decided to jump out of a plane for charity.
In 1994 my first female cousin was born. It was meant to be a joyful time full of excitement at having another girl to play with. Unfortunately due to complications during her birth she was starved of oxygen and suffered brain damage. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and our family were told that she wasn’t expected to live a very long life; she wouldn’t be able to walk or talk or interact with us in a normal way.
I’m so proud of my cousin, she has defied the doctors and turned 23 this year. She cannot walk or talk but she is a lovely presence in our family. We interact with her, talk and play with her and her smile is beautiful.
Ellenor help by providing respite for my cousin. She is able to stay with them and is looked after. This time is important for my family as it means they have a chance to recuperate and look after themselves so they are able to continue the care that my cousin needs.
What Ellenor provides is vital and I want to support them so they can continue to provide this and their hospice care for those families who need it.
On 23rd September I jumped out of a plane and have so far raised £735 for Ellenor.
If you would like to support the work that they do you can still donate via my JustGiving page or by sending a text with KTHL85 and the amount to 70070.
No donation is too small it all adds up to make a difference.
When the boy was a baby I knitted him a blanket and now that he’s so much bigger I wanted to enlarge it so he could use it for more than keeping his legs warm!
Inspired by my blanket I decided to knit in a spiral around his baby blanket.
It’s not taken quite as long as my blanket will and he loves it!
I’m really pleased I found a way to make it last a bit longer
I started knitting a blanket in the summer using up my odd ends of yarn from other projects. The middle is made up of a few leaf sections I started a long time ago for another blanket but I couldn’t bring myself to keep going with it so they’ve sat in a bag for ages.
It’s knitted in a spiral and so addictive I could keep going forever!
Recently heard a song by Tim Halperin called With You. It makes me think of my boys every time I hear it.
“Motherhood is weird”
Spotted this on Instagram and had to share, it’s so true! 😂
Just a little self promotion if you’ll indulge me.
Search for kthill1985 on Instagram and press Follow.
It’s full of inspiring things…🤔…like my need for tea in the morning!