There are few games we enjoy playing as a family We were sent 3 of the i-top electric spinning tops by . I’ll be honest, I didn’t have high hopes but within minutes we were all hooked! How can a simple spinning top keep us entertained for so long? The i-TOPS come in six different colours We were sent green, red and blue. The idea is for each family member to have their own. Not only to avoid squabbling but so you can track your progress. You can compare notes at the end of the day. You can also reset them using the reset buttonRead More →

As you will know if you follow me on Facebook  (if not why not? Rectify that immediately!) we are moving house in a couple of weeks. Our landlord wants to sell the house so it came as a bit of a shock and not the best time with me having another operation due next week but we were very lucky to find a larger house 5 minutes away, and we got it for the same price as we’re paying now. Winner! We’ve been in our house 7 years and have two boys so we’ve accumulated a lot of crap but we’re only moving a few minutesRead More →

We’ve all met a “gentle parent”, in fact I am one, well mainly. We’re usually easy to spot. Our children wear cloth nappies and are breastfed, we’re vegetarian or vegan, we baby wear. We don’t shout at our kids (that lasted about two years with my oldest and about two weeks with my youngest, make if that what you will). The most important thing about being a gentle parent is, well, being gentle. Listening to your child allowing them to have a voice. I know it sounds arty farty but it works for some children. The problem with gentle parents is that, to be honest,Read More →

3 girls in a park

Recently I was tagged by both Carter Family 4 and Pass the Prosecco Please to write 20 things you didn’t know about me. So here goes: 1) I don’t have a middle name.  When deciding what to call me my father suggested naming me after an engineer, Mr Wankel. My surname is Knight. You get the idea (Wankel Knight…) 2) I nearly died following an operation to remove part of my bowel (due to Crohn’s) after I developed a leak and septicemia in 2013 when Big L was 2. I was in intensive care for a week and spent a month in hospital.  I had 5 operations in aroundRead More →

Dear Driver of the Black Volvo (registration withheld because I’m not that much of an arse, although you clearly are) I do hope you made it to your destination in plenty of time.  I’d hate to think that we may have made you a second late for whatever important life event you were attending, or getting your shopping at Sainsburys. Whichever it was you were clearly in a hurry. We certainly welcomed the *beep* you graced us with as we reached the island and you zoomed past practically clipping my ankles.  Of course slowing down was beneath you.  I understand that a woman pushing aRead More →

I’m writing this when I should be doing housework.  It’s been one of *those* mornings. I’ve just sat and fed Little L while I sobbed.  He looked up at me and smiled.  I feel like I’ve failed my children.  I feel like a crap mum, a crap girlfriend and and crap daughter.  I took Little L to be weighed and he’s dropped down that fucking chart.  I KNOW it’s a guideline. I KNOW he’s healthy so why do I feel like I’ve failed him? I’m exclusively breastfeeding so I feel like I’m not good enough now.  My house is a mess.  I’m constantly chasing myRead More →