HAND SANITIZER RECIPE

HAND SANITIZER RECIPE

HAND SANITIZER RECIPE
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Hi everyone,

Now I know that washing your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds+ is the best thing we can do when it comes to  keeping our hands clean, however, when I go out to get my groceries I like to use hand sanitizer especially at the moment.


I have spent several weeks trying to buy hand sanitizer and so far have been unsuccessful in doing so. After failing miserably to buy what I needed, I decided I would make my own hand sanitizer, however sourcing the ingredients was very difficult.
I ended up finding heaps of sanitizer recipes online,  here’s  is my favorite one which adapted too with my favourite scent 朗

This recipe only needs 3 Ingredients 🤞 **please note that sourcing the ingredients for this took me a few weeks**
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YOU WILL NEED;
▪︎.3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent) – Mine is actually 100 percent. I sourced 2 litres of this from an online hair store.
▪︎1/4 cup of Aloe Vera ( I bought mine from @chemistwarehouseaus) – but supermarkets would  have it too.
▪︎10 drops of essential oil- I used lemon tea tree,  but you can choose whatever you like. If you don’t have any essential oil then you can use lemon juice instead.(I bought my oils from my local health food store)
▪︎clean empty bottles to put the sanitizer into


DIRECTIONS;
▪︎ Pour all ingredients into a bowl, ideally one with a pouring sprout like a glass measuring container.
▪︎Mix with a spoon and then beat with a disk to turn into a sanitizer gel
▪︎Pour the ingredients into small empty bottles, and label them “hand sanitizer” *I found the spray bottles worked the best for this recipe (They also last longer too and you don’t need as spray much)

This hand sanitizer is amazing and so simple to make , It smells really nice and also leaves my skin feeling silky smooth! I don’t think I’ll ever buy hand sanitizer again now that I can make my own 👌

Let me know if you try this recipe

Claire Xxx .

Get ready for school Australia – The complete readiness program for children aged 3-5 years

Get ready for school Australia – The complete readiness program for children aged 3-5 years

Get Ready for School Australia
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Hello,

I thought this might be useful for those of you who are looking for an affordable Australian school readiness program for your little ones aged who are aged 3-5 years, whilst you have your older kiddies at home at the moment.


As a busy homeschooling mummy of 9 children under 12, I am always on the lookout for resources for the younger children to keep them occupied whilst I help teach the older children. The younger children always feel so grown up when I give them fun-learning books to do especially if they sit at the table with the older children. They absolutely love being involved! Remember learning should be a fun experience and not a stressful one! 


Rose has been using the ‘Complete School Readiness Program kit’. This is an awesome curriculum-based program. There is activity guide books for the parents and workbooks for children to work through, as well as laminated sheets, personalized name writing, sticker charts and so much more…

Rose has really enjoyed working through the books and the laminated wipe/clean worksheets. Rose really enjoys writing her name out. Her confidence in her schoolwork is really shining through. She is super excited to start kindergarten next year. I think she will ace kindergarten when she’s finished this program. I am very proud of her progress so far. 

The readiness program will help your child engage regularly in hands-on, playful learning activities to support their confidence and success in their first year of school. It also will help to encourage their love of learning and developing their fine motor skills. This really is such an awesome program at an really affordable price.

The contents of the complete readiness program includes;

1.Parent activity guide book: How To Get Your Child Ready For English
2.Parent activity guide book: How To Get Your Child Ready For Maths
3.Parent activity guide book: How To Get Your Child Ready For Science
4.Forming Numerals workbook (for children) in your State’s writing font
5. Exploring Letters and Sounds workbook (for children) in your State’s writing font
6.An erasable pocket to make the above two books re-usable (see images)
7.Write and wipe number writing (laminated)
8.Write and wipe lowercase writing (laminated)
9.Write and wipe uppercase writing (laminated)10.Early Learning Sticker Chart
11.Personalised name writing set (first name only) in your State’s writing font
12.90 stickers to use with your Early Learning Chart
13.Micador Early Start Marker

Make sure to add in your state, font and personalized name request before purchasing

To buy or find out more you can visit;
http://getreadyforschoolaustralia.com?aff=38

Rose also has 15 percent off discount code for you all to use
Please use: Rose15 at checkout 
Please share this around if you know of someone who is looking for a program like this.

Don’t forget that Afterpay is also available


Love Claire xx

Panic buying effects to a large family

Panic buying effects to a large family

We have found the hoarding deeply disturbing and upsetting and we fear it’s only going to get worse.
We refused to play any part in panic buying or clearing the shelves of everyday items that communities needed.

We didn’t ‘stock up’; we didn’t buy more than we needed. We shopped our normal fortnightly/weekly shop and for many of us our budgets certainly didn’t allow for $1000 worth of stockpiling either.

Now we are having regrets.

We chose to listen to our nation’s leader and trust that there was in fact, no food shortage nor would there be any, this was all a result of panic buying and that it would ease.

But here we are – now facing the real possibility of empty trolleys and pantries.
Large families have been stripped of our ability to buy food in the quantities that we…. wait for it, actually NEED, not want. 1 packet of pasta is not enough, or the milk, flour or eggs or anything else you’re limiting (and we absolutely understand why, we do, we find it infuriating as well). We’re now forced to go from shop to shop just to find the essentials, often not finding what we need, and if this continues it could potentially be a big problem.

Some of these larger families live rural and have to travel a significant distance to get their groceries. Yes, it’s easy to say – ‘well, shop daily’, but logistically, it’s incredibly difficult. There is the time taken to travel the often hourly or more round trip, there is the additional fuel to cost, which only adds to an already overstretched budget at this time. These factors should be taken into consideration by our local supermarkets so we can continue our weekly or fortnightly shopping.

Fresh food prices are climbing rapidly. We’re seeing it everywhere. There’s no denying it, and yes, 1 small pack of toilet paper just isn’t going to last more than a day or so in a large family household.
We are hoping our big supermarket chains, Coles , WoolworthsALDI Australia Australia, IGACostco Wholesale Australia – might be able to assist with a solution, to help ensure that our children are not going to go hungry, and that you’re larger than average family will be able to put an adequate sized meal on the table.

We’re more than happy to present our Medicare cards to you, to show you the amount of our dependents. We’re not hoarding, we’re simply trying to steer clear of daily trips to the supermarket and visit on a weekly basis, to lessen our social contact at this time. We want to keep our families safe as well.

We know a wonderful community of Large Family parents and carers that are really feeling the pressure from this right now (and many average sized families are, we do understand – but that 1 packet of pasta will likely feed your family with leftovers, but for ours, that’s barely touching the sides), and we really want to bring your attention to this issue and find a more practical way forward. We need to feed our family.

We really appreciate all you have done so far trying to keep the shelves stocked and to curb the panic buying.
We are not asking for special treatment, just fair treatment, an opportunity to buy “what we need for our children”.

We are all in this together. Surely we can find a compromise? Please help us with this.

Regards,

Georgina – Large Family Lifestyle
Claire – This tribe of mine
Jeni – The Bonell Family
Jess – Houseofhoods_

On behalf of –
Large Family parents/Carers everywhere.

Mask Co – Air freshners

Mask Co – Air freshners

Hi everyone,

I am excited  to share with you that @mask_co have released their new air freshener range with 9 amazing scents to spritz around your home.

The  9 scents are;
1.Musk sticks
2.Baby powder
3.Lychee and peony
4.Pink marshmallow
5.Lime and mandarin
6.Eucalyptus and pine needle
7.Fairy dust
8.Sour patch lollies
9.Gorilla snot


These air freshners are completely natural and are Australian made. They are made with pure essential oils. You only need one spray and  the smell will linger for hours. You can also use the sprays in your car, around your bins, and after changing nappies etc..

I think the whole range smells amazing. It gives me peace of mind knowing that they are chemical free. Yay for no harsh chemicals and a beautiful smelling home

My top 3 scents are;

1.Pink marshmallow
2.Baby powder
3.Lychee and peony

If you would one to try to the range then feel free to use my code ; Tribe15 at checkout.

https://maskco.com/
Claire Xxx .

Sound Scouts – Hearing test app – Review

Sound Scouts – Hearing test app – Review

Hearing Awareness Week – @SoundScouts

Hi everyone,

This week is national Hearing Awareness Week and I want to share the importance of raising awareness on hearing loss and what Sound Scouts can do to help. There is a number of hearing loss in my family and so early detection and being prepared is paramount for my family and I.  Did you know that an estimated 1 in 10 children has a hearing loss? Early intervention is the key for children with hearing loss. When a child’s hearing loss is identified early, they have access to so many different tools for speech and language development, such as hearing technology. A long-range study has uncovered significant differences in the language abilities and education of children who are treated early.

I was recently introduced to an amazing app called Sound Scouts.

Sound Scouts is a game designed to test the hearing of young children, especially around the time they start Kindergarten. This app is a government-funded app and is aimed at children aged 4 years and older. Thanks to the government funding the app is free to use which is so awesome! As you all know I home-school my children so I want to make sure that my children are healthy, happy and above all can hear well which will then enable them to learn well and get a good education. 

Sound Scouts was developed in collaboration with the National Acoustic Laboratories, it looks and feels like a game, however,  it incorporates advanced scientific principles that enable it to detect a range of hearing problems.  While Sound Scouts is based on science, it’s the game-play that encourages and enables a valid hearing check. By using animation and lots of vibrant colours and fun different scenarios, the test becomes much more fun for the children. My children love the game so much. By using the app, it has helped me to understand who in my family may need to do a re-test and who may need further investigation for potential issues. When I asked my children what their favourite part of the game was, they all said; “putting the cupcakes and rainbows on the hot air balloons”.

The Sound Scouts app identifies three different types of hearing issues and the fun test takes only 6-8 minutes. I was able to test six out of my 8 girls with ages ranging 5 years to 12 years and they all thoroughly enjoyed using the app. It’s all touch-screen too and it’s really easy to use. A couple of key points:

  •  When using the app be sure to use decent quality adult headphones (Apple earbuds are fine)
  • Please don’t test young children at night as they’re usually too tired and may not be able to concentrate
  • Make sure an adult supervises the kids doing the test
  • Make sure you are testing in a quiet room
  • Don’t forget to turn your notifications off on your device before testing

Once the test is finished you will be sent the results straight away via the app and to your nominated email address. upon completion you will be told whether your child has passed the test or not. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t pass the test. The great thing about this app is that it allows you to re-test again in 7 days.

Take part in the ‘Once Is Not Enough’ challenge and test your family’s hearing with the Sound Scouts app.

The Sound Scouts app is Available on the App Store and the Google Play store

You can find more information over at : https://www.soundscouts.com/au/

Thanks

Claire XxX