Maths made easy with Maths Online

Maths made easy with Maths Online

Georgina aged 11 is watching a Math tutorial

Hey everyone,

As most of you know by now we are large homeschooling family living in regional  New South Wales and we have been schooling now at home for almost 5 years and it’s been wonderful.  Although homeschooling has mostly been a breeze for my children and I,  there, of course have been some struggles along the way especially when it comes to maths. Maths is not their favourite subject and if i’m honest it’s not mine either, however,  it’s important that we work hard at mathematics because we will be using  these skills for the rest of our lives! The children often find their workbooks boring and lose interest very quickly! I decided it was time to try a different method of learning.

Maths onlineIn collaboration with Maths Online

In the last few days we have starting using a 12 month family membership with maths online and although it’s only early days my children are really excited to use it! I have never seen them so excited about maths before so I’m definitely a very happy mum right now! Over the next 12 months I will be updating you on their ongoing progress with the program We are so excited! Maths has just been become a fun subject in our household thanks to maths online!

How it works

Each of the 1,400+ Maths Online tutorials last around 4-9 minutes and present the concepts of the maths lesson step-by-step. Using synchronised audio and animation which harnesses both audio and visual learning styles simultaneously. Maths Online lessons can be studied at home or at school and all devices. Obviously no one can force a young person to study maths, but what we have done here is to provide materials that are interesting and stimulating in themselves, and which will encourage the student, once started, to continue studying.

What we love about it

What I love about the programs far is the video tutorials that you can listen to  before each lesson. the tutorial explains the lesson very well and even shows you few examples to help you. I also love that I am able to set tasks and keep a track of my children’s progress.

Useful links for you to take a look at:

Free Trial Parent :https://www.mathsonline.com.au/free-trial?type=parent

Free Trial Student:https://www.mathsonline.com.au/free-trial?type=student

Maths Online:https://www.mathsonline.com.au/

Home school Pricing :

https://www.mathsonline.com.au/purchase/homeschool   — (We do ask that once you have purchased your homeschooling membership that you provide a scanned copy of your certificate or registration of approval to home school within 4 weeks of purchase)

I’m looking forward to sharing more with you all over the next coming months. Stay tuned because tomorrow I will announcing a huge math online giveaway over on my Instagram. Make sure you are following me at : https://www.instagram.com/thistribeofmineofficial/ and the team at maths online at: https://www.instagram.com/mathsonline/

Claire Xx

Cleaned by Koh – review

Cleaned by Koh – review

Adding a touch of Koh

As you all know I am a busy mum of 9 children under 11, which includes 8 girls and 1 boy! Life can be chaotic but it’s still a lot of fun! There is never a dull moment in out house. We also home-school our children full-time. if you think we sound busy then I think I should let you know that we also have 1 dog, 7 hens and 2 ducks! In our busy household, things can get extremely messy especially when it comes to baking and arts and crafts! I’m forever cleaning up after the children. It’s a never- ending task! I know many families can relate to this?

My Tribe

Recently have been trying to switch all our cleaning products to more natural and safer alternatives and so I was excited when I came across Koh.I know this might sound cheesy but I have never been so excited about a cleaning product before as I am now!

Koh has kindly sent me the mop bundle to try and review. I am blown away by how amazing it is! I never had any universal product like this before! it is a huge game changer and will make a huge difference to our family life! You have to try this out because I am telling you it is AMAZING!

Mop bundle

Amazing facts about Koh

  1. Koh is Aussie owned and made
  2. Koh is a eco- certified/eco- friendly product & it is also safe to use around the whole family including pets
  3. No harsh chemical or toxic fumes
  4. Specially formulated at UNSW
  5. Asthma and allergy friendly
  6. Binds with grease and grime
  7. lifts and suspends
  8. Emulsifies and deodorizes
The kids bathroom mirror and vanity has never looked shiny!

About Koh

Koh is an Eco- friendly, cost effective cleaner that uses no harsh chemicals. it is completely safe to use around your children, pets and family. Koh is an Australian owned company that was started by 2 dads who had a mission to develop a unversal cleaning product that was safe and effective in the family home.

Koh Tips and tricks

  1. Always do a spot test on the surface you want to clean
  2. Always use thee cloths dry not damp/wet
  3. Less is more when doing a general surface clean. Spray more when heavily soiled

Do not use Koh on

Although koh can be used on most surfaces it is important to know that it can’t be used on the following surfaces listed below;

  1. Raw aluminium
  2. Brass
  3. Copper
  4. Film -Type window tints
  5. Zinc

Top 10 cleans with Koh

  1. Coffee & Turmeric
  2. Range-hood
  3. Floor & Tiles
  4. Ovens & Microwave
  5. Grout
  6. Jewelry
  7. Mirrors & Windows
  8. Pots & Pans
  9. Sinks & Baths
  10. Shower doors & Screens

What my family and I love about Koh

My family and I love using koh because it is safe to use which means we can all work as a team and not have to worry about any harsh chemicals or fumes, we also love that it is a universal cleaner and that it can be used on almost anything. We also love that it saves us time and money and works around the whole home! Thanks to Koh cleaning has now become so much fun in our busy family home. I have also found that the children are curious and excited and want to help out so much more than they did before! That’s a big win in my eyes!

Rose is cleaning the wall for me 😉

I have a special discount code for you all that will give you $10 off your first order when you order any of the bundles on the website. How awesome is that! The code can only be used for Australian addresses only and it can only be used once per customer.

Discount code : THISTRIBEOFMINE:

Link: https://koh.com/discount/THISTRIBEOFMINE. If you use this link then the discount code will automatically be applied.

Our lives are so much better with a touch of Koh in it

“I don’t just clean! “I koh! 😎

Thanks for reading

Claire xx

Keto weight Loss update – 12 months on

Keto weight Loss update – 12 months on

Good evening everyone,

I wanted to give you all update on my weight loss transformation.

As many of you know I have spent the last 12 months doing the keto diet! I was skeptical at first but was amazed when the weight started coming of. In these last 12 months, I have lost 25 kilos and I am very proud of myself for achieving this. Also during this time, I have changed my whole mindset when it comes to food whereas before I would overeat and I didn’t know when to stop 😭When I started this journey I was 10 weeks post-partum with my ninth child, my son Michael. I felt so unhealthy and weighed about 107 kilos! I did not feel my best self, I was so desperate for a change and so I just went for it and stuck to it! It’s not easy! It’s bloody hard! But you just have to push through and keep looking ahead because the end result is amazing and totally worth it.In these last few months, I haven’t been as strict with the diet but still have managed to keep the weight off. I still have 9-10 kilos left to lose and I hope to achieve this over the next few months, so in these last few weeks, I am being strict on keto again and will continue to be strict!

When I compare pictures I really notice the difference and it feels good knowing that I made those changes!I will continue to share my journey and keto recipes with you over the next few months.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Love Claire Xx ..

Photobookshop review – Take 2

Photobookshop review – Take 2

Photo book

Hey everyone,

Happy Monday – #ad
Today I wanted to follow on from my last photo book shop review and share some of the amazing products I created again through PhotobookShop. Now you guys all know that I love taking photos and editing them, so this opportunity has been perfect for me because It’s so much fun making personalized photo products with your very own photos!

Creating products like photo books and other personalized items are not only great keepsakes they also make really wonderful and meaningful gifts for a loved one

ABOUT PHOTO BOOK SHOP – Taken from their website – https://www.photobookshop.com.au/index/about

Our Vision – To help Capture Your Memories forever We all have hundreds of photos hidden in boring albums or tucked away in dusty boxes under the bed, and now with the addition of digital cameras and smart phones in our everyday life it is easy to forget those great moments you have snapped along the way. It is our vision to help you Capture Your Memories by giving you the tools to design your own stunning Photo books, Canvases and other photo-print products. 

We then promise to produce the project you’ve invested so much love and thought into, to the highest quality standards while giving you outstanding customer service along the way. .About Us Photo Bookshop is an Australian owned and operated company giving you the tools to design your own Photo-books, Canvases and other photo-print products in the comfort of your home. Our FREE design software lets you become the creative genius behind crafting your own book using photos from all occasions helping you capture your memories to share with friends and family near and far. 

For many of our customers, Photo Bookshop becomes not just a hobby but a passion, with some of our regulars creating shelves of photo books while others decorate their homes with stunning canvases of their favorite photos. No matter how you want to display your precious memories, Photo Bookshop has the right product for you.Our Story In 2009, Peter Thomas had an ambition to create the best quality photo books for the lowest price, making these available for everyone at home to enjoy. Over the next 12 months, Peter worked day and night researching, testing and developing a plan to create, print and deliver the best photo books available. 

In a short but very busy 5 years, Photo Bookshop has outgrown two factories while adding over 70 products to their range and 50+ staff members to their team. Their ambition continues to grow as they constantly develop their technology and processes to guarantee you receive the best quality products at the most affordable price. 

In the next few years you will see Peter and the team bringing you new and innovative photo print products in fun and easy-to-use ways!

Thank You. Big thanks go to their 250,000+ devoted customers who continue to support Australian made giving Photo Bookshop the opportunity to grow and become Australia’s leading manufacturer in Photo books!


I love using their easy creator software and personalizing the products and making them my own. You can chose so many different templates and designs! the possibilities are endless! I have created some beautiful products that my family and I will cherish forever! My family and I love nothing more than snuggling up on the sofa looking through all the photo books and all those specials memories we have made together over the years.
This month I made personalized wooden spoons, a huge family canvas, a photo book and a sequin photo purse, and an acrylic family picture. I love everything I created.
Would you like to create your own personalized product too?

Huge family canvas
personalized wooden kitchen spoons

You can easily create these amazing products do by following these 3 easy steps; 
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1. Capture those special moments / Purchase Voucher
2. Design your product
3. Order and upload

You will receive 10% off the prices on this page:
https://www.photobookshop.com.au/voucher

You can use my code TRIBE10 for a 10% discount at checkout .
This post is in collaboration with Photobookshop via Mum Network

I will receive a small commission through any sales made by using my discount code. The discount code expires on August 24th

I will be posting picture of the sequin purse and acrylic family photo in the next few days so stay tuned for that!

I cant wait to see what the amazing team at Photo book shop come out with next! It’s very exciting! Thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing journey

Let me know if you create anything and don’t hesitate to ask questions to either myself – or any on the friendly team over at; https://www.photobookshop.com.au/

photo book

Enjoy your day lovelies 
Claire Xx .

Mother’s Day with nine kids aged under 11 – that’s a lot of love

Mother’s Day with nine kids aged under 11 – that’s a lot of love

Photo by Karleen Minney

Hey everyone,

Happy friday,

My family and I are featured in the Canberra times today. We were super happy to be featured on the front page of the popular paper. Our full story is on page 4. I am also honored they picked my family and I for their special mothers day feature. They could have picked anyone and they chose my tribe and I.

The article was beautifully written by Megan Doherty from the Canberra times. The pictures are incredible and were taken by the amazing Canberra times photographer Karleen Minney. We had so much fun with this photo shoot!

I am usually very hesitant and wary when it comes to doing media because as well as it being a positive and fun experience, it can also very a very negative and dark experience. I will protect my family at all costs and therefore I am picky with what I chose to do. I thank the Canberra times for taking care in writing such a beautiful story about my family and I, It’s so lovely to read a positive story especially with all the terrible things that are going on in the work right now.

Photo by Karleen Minney

You can read our family story here;
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6115253/mothers-day-with-nine-kids-aged-under-11-thats-a-lot-of-love/?cs=14225&fbclid=IwAR1Qze3j7Z7FoDwa6nPC63NpM0Oaap1l5zEmsMuUpKUEe8O29tTL9uMabes

Thanks for having us!

Claire Xxx

Mum network

Mum network

Hey everyone,

I wanted to officially tell you all that I have proudly joined the Mum network agency and will be represented by them. I also wanted to let you all know that their website is also now live. You can follow the link here;
https://www.mumnetwork.com.au/
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@mum_network was founded in #2019 by Rosie Luik as a mission to empower mum’s to follow their dreams and goals. Rosie is passionate about helping others. She is such an incredible woman with an incredible story. She truly is an inspiration to many including me! I am so happy and excited to be a part of something so special.
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Did you know that this is the first agency in Australia that’s dedicated to representing just mum’s? How amazing that? I am so happy to be a part of this team of incredible mum’s I am super excited for the journey ahead!
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Claire Xx

https://mumnetwork.com.au/claire-hooker-mum-of-9..

“I am a mum of 9 and I have never breastfed my children”

“I am a mum of 9 and I have never breastfed my children”

“I AM A MUM OF 9 AND I HAVE NEVER BREASTFED MY CHILDREN”.

Yes, that’s right! You heard me. “I am a mum of nine children and I have never breastfed my children”. That’s not to say I didn’t attempt to with my first 2-3 children because I tried really hard but unfortunately it didn’t work out! And I did suffer from mum guilt. You might be wondering why I am bringing this up today? Well… it’s because I am sick and tired of seeing other women tearing other women down for their choices! You should never shame another mama for her choices ever! Especially when it comes to her children. And not only that. You don’t know what secret battles they could be facing in their life! As a parent, it is your right to do what’s best for your child. Why other people think they can judge that is beyond me! So yes I have never breastfed my children, but I did try and when it didn’t work out I was incredibly upset. All nine of my children are thriving and are full of life! And that is the most important thing to me!

I once saw a doctor who said; “yes there are guidelines to follow, but you as the mother know what’s best for your child and you will know when your child is ready for solids etc.

Do what’s right for you and your family but please don’t judge others for the choices they make for their family because it’s really none of your business! Support one another and be kind always

Love always, Claire
Xx.

My Re-launched YouTube channel- This tribe of mine

My Re-launched YouTube channel- This tribe of mine

Hey everyone,

Today I have some exciting news to share with you all and if you are already following me on all my socials then you may already know what I am talking about!

drum-roll please…

I have re-launched my YouTube channel and have re-named it ‘this tribe of mine’ It used to have all my old singing g videos on there but I rarely used it. Most of my singing videos are on private now but I have left a few of them up. I am still op[en to doing more singing videos in the future.

My channel will have a variety of videos on there which will include vlogs, tips,tricks, advice, hauls, tutorials, reviews, collaborations. I will also be talking about what life is like as a family of 11. I will be keeping it real, raw and honest for you all. I am very excited for this new chapter and I hope you will all follow along this exciting journey with me.

You can subscribe to me from this link here;
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkCzdc7I-iYfo9dI6FXIGfw?

Once I’ve got the editing and filming down-pat then I aim to upload 1-2 videos a week.

If you would like to see particular video from me then be sure to let me know in the comments below

Wish me luck!

Thank you for your ongoing support. It really means so much to me

Love Claire xxx

Photo book shop – review

Photo book shop – review

9 sets of feet- Canvas

Hey everyone,

I wanted to talk to you all today about family photos and capturing all the special memories which I know you will cherish for many years to come. I love sitting down with my family and looking through all our photo memories together. Every photo you take has a story to tell and we are always talking about them in our house.

As you all know, I am a busy mum of nine children and I am constantly taking photos of my children. Our children grow so fast and so I try to capture every special moment or silly little thing they do on camera! Call me crazy if you like! but it’s so awesome to look back on!

Recently I connected with an awesome company called Photobookshop.com.au and they asked me if I would like to work with them and review their amazing products! I take pictures like crazy.. so I was not going to say; “No” to this amazing offer! I was super excited!

What I loved most about this opportunity was that I could create my own personal designs and really make it my own. I was super excited to get started!

Creating your own personalized photo items with photo book shop is super easy just follow these steps;

  1. Capture your memories
  2. Click this link to buy your voucher: www.photobookshop.com.au/voucher
  3. Design your product and order!

Another great thing about this amazing company is that they have amazing daily deals to chose from everyday. They also ship to you FREE STANDARD DELIVERY! How awesome is that!

I created four amazing products with photo book shop using their online designer creator software. You can also download a creator software to use on your desktop too. I absolutely loved everything I created. Here is what I created;

  1. Super Dad photo mug.
  2. Metal street sign
  3. 60-page photo book
  4. Canvas

Metal street sign

I absolutely loved creating this personalized metal street sign. I used the websites easy to use online designer. It only took me 10 minutes to make! There was so many colors and text options to chose from. I was very careful with what I chose as our surname could be used in the wrong context. This street sign will proudly be hung on our deck. You can create yours here:
https://www.photobookshop.com.au/index/home-decor/metal-street-signs

Canvas

I was super excited to create this canvas because I’ve never created one before but have always admired them. I recently took this photo of all of my children’s feet and i just knew it would look so great on the canvas! This canvas again, was super easy to create using the websites online designer creator software. It did not take long to create at all. I am so happy with how it turned out. It is already hanging on our living room wall. You can create yours here:
https://www.photobookshop.com.au/custom/themes?category=Home%20Decor&productcategory=Canvas

Super Dad mug

I absolutely loved creating this personalized mug for my husband Mark. I used the simple online designer to create the product.People are always calling me a ‘super mum’ but sometimes forget about the awesome fathers! I think my husband is a ‘super dad! to our children. I therefore wanted to create something that made him feel special. The photo mug was so quick, easy and fun to make!
https://www.photobookshop.com.au/custom/themes?category=Photo%20Gifts&productcategory=Mugs

*See more amazing photos of what we created at the end of this blog post*

Photo book – 60 pages

I absolutely loved creating this 60 page photo book with all of our favorite family photos. Using the online designer I chose the beautiful blue & turquoise background and I carefully selected what photos I wanted for the photo book. It took me a long time to create this but I wanted it to be perfect. it was totally worth the time and effort because I think it looks amazing. We can’t stop looking at it! We love it! You can create the photo books here >>
https://www.photobookshop.com.au/custom/products?category=Photobooks

My tribe!-Photo book

Thank you, photobook shop for allowing me to create these amazing photo products on your website. I had so much fun creating them and making them my own. I cannot wait to see what new and exciting products you will launch next!

In a few days time I will be posting a photo book shop review on my YouTube channel so please stay tuned for that!

Claire XxX

Homeschooling a large family

Homeschooling a large family

Hey everyone.

Today I am talking about a highly requested subject; ‘HOMESCHOOLING!

If I am honest then it’s not something I have felt comfortable talking about before and that’s not because I am ashamed of it! I think it’s more that it’s about our private life and while I love sharing about my family and I, there are obviously certain aspects we wish to keep private. The other reason is for the pure fact that for some reason homeschooling can be a sticky subject! Today I am opening up and sharing a little bit of our homeschooling journey with you all. The reason I am sharing this today is that I have been asked by many of my readers to share what it is like to homeschool and because they are interested in homeschooling too but don’t know where to start. So if I can help in any way then I am happy to do so.

For the last four and a half years we have chosen to home school our children. It was not an easy decision but my husband and I felt it was the best decision for our busy family. My family and I live in a rural town in regional New south wales, I guess you could say we live in isolation! The closest shops and mainstream schools are over 45 kilometres away! We do have a small school in our town that we have used in the past but still felt that homeschooling was the way forward and more manageable for our family. Before we made our decision about home-schooling, we made sure we did do our research to see if it was the right option for us. It’s always best to have a good plan in place before you start something as huge as this.

A lot of people say home-schooling is hard! Well, they are not wrong! You are going to have your good days and bad days, However, it gets better over time and eventually, you will adjust in your schooling routine. You have just have to stick to it out and give it a good go! It took me a good year before I felt comfortable and established in what I was doing. There are so many resources available online that can assist you with your schooling and honestly, you are easily spoiled for choice! Google is your friend!

People seem to think that because our children are home-schooled that they don’t socialize or make friends! This, however, is not true, we attend to sporting activities outside of school hours. Our children also play with other children. My children are very sociable and can easily make friends without any issues. Many people also have said to me that they are not ‘patient enough to home educate their children or they feel they are not ‘smart enough to teach them! And I say; “You should never put yourself down” and while I understand that homeschooling is not always the best option for everyone due to work commitments etc..I am a firm believer that anyone can do it if they put their minds to it! So never say you can’t do it because you can! Believe in yourself and your ability to do so! At first, I doubted myself but that feeling soon passed when I saw how happy the children were, and how much progress they were making with their work, then that made realize I was doing something right. I have honestly learnt so much over the years! it’s actually incredible! My kids amaze me every day! I am officially schooling six out of my nine children which range from kindergarten to year five. My younger ones also like to sit and learn as well which gives them a great head-start for when it’s their time to start school! Its always good to get everyone involved! The kids love that!

In New South Wales by law, your children have to be enrolled in school from the ages of 6 up until the age of 16. We are officially enrolled under N.E.S.A We have a CSIRO that comes out to our home and assesses us every 2 years to make sure everything is up to scratch. We follow the New South Wales syllabus and we do a mix of Australian and an American curriculum but still making sure we cover what the syllabus asks. We use a few online programs for children like readingeggs.com.au and studyladder.com.au.

To find out more about the homeschooling requirements for New south wales head over to the link here; 
https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/regulation/home-schooling/home-schooling-registration

We start our schooling day at 8.45am and work all the way through till 1.30pm. By doing this we get all of our daily subjects done and have the afternoon free for our lunch, outdoor play/ sports, and housework. The children are then free to do arts and crafts, puzzles, games etc.. This time-frame works well for us and can easily be adjusted if need be.

What I love most about home-schooling my children is being able to spend one on one time with my children teaching them and watching them grow! I love watching them learn new and exciting things every day. It honestly brings me so much joy! I also love that we get to go on our own school excursions! Over the last few years, we have been on some great excursions! The last couple of years I have been using the ‘National Capital Teachers Pass’ which has been absolutely amazing! It can be used for the Science museum, National library, Cockington green and so much more! It even gives you access to so many useful and historical resources! if you are a home-school family in New south wales then check this link here to see if you are eligible for the teachers pass; 
https://canberraexcursions.org.au/national-capital-teachers-pass

Home-schooling is hard but it’s not as hard as you think! There are so many online groups especially on Facebook that you can join for additional support, ideas and advice. It is also a great way to connect with other families who could be homeschooling in the same area as you and it’s also great to have a supportive online community if there is no one else in your area that home-schools. Don’t ever feel alone in this process and always ask for help if you need it!

If you are thinking of homeschooling then click on the link for your state requirements Below;

I hope you enjoyed a little bit of an insight into our homeschooling life

Thank you for reading

Claire XxX

Sudocrem – reveiw

Sudocrem – reveiw

Hey everyone,

Today I want to talk to you about the best nappy cream ever called Sudocrem! I am sure most of you have heard of it!

I am a mum of Nine children under eleven, and for years I have used Sudocrem for the whole family. Not only is it good for the kids skin, it is also good for my husband and I’s skin! it’s really suitable for all

Sudocrem provides gentle yet effective relief from cuts, grazes and minor burns. It helps to heal wounds by forming a protective layer over the vulnerable area, reducing the risk of infection, and also contains a mild local anesthetic to soothe discomfort.

I love thick thickness of the cream and how it acts as a barrier on the affected area! When my children have been teething in the past, they usually would get a bad nappy rash around the same time! I apply sudocream during these tough teething times times and within 2 -3 days the rash would be clear! It’s my go to cream for cuts, rashes,dry skin, grazes and minor burns! No other cream has worked for this! It even works on my hands when my dermatitis is bad in the winter season. I carry a tub of the cream everywhere I go! I absolutely love it!

“Sudocrem is always there to help solve life’s little problems”

Thanks sudocream for being so awesome!

Claire xx

Don’t ever let anyone bring you down

Don’t ever let anyone bring you down

TRIBE


Hey everyone,

I want to have a chat about the highs and lows of social media.

I started my blog just 1 year ago and I have been very fortunate with it.I have had an amazing year and have had some amazing opportunities come my way. I have worked with some amazing brands/companies and we have worked on some amazing media stories. I have some amazing supportive followers who say such kind things to me every day. I am truly grateful for every single one of you.There have definitely been more highs than lows, however, I have met some very unkind people along the way who don’t like to see you succeed. These people have also said; “You are not good enough” or that ” you don’t work hard enough” or that “You have missed the boat” I say; “well you try being a mum of 9 who lives rural and home schools her children full-time. I do what I can with my blog and it gives me so much Joy to write and put content out there for everyone to read. I work very hard at everything I do. I put my heart and soul into everything I write. I am learning new things every day and will continue to build on my craft. I let most things go over my head but I have my bad days. I am only human after all. Being a mother is a tough gig no matter how many kids you have!I want to continue to inspire people and share my life experiences and even if it only helps one person then I’m happy. I’m not a perfect writer but I write because I’m passionate about it.Instagram is an amazing outlet and can be a very supportive place, it’s also a great place to connect with other mum’s. I will always be real, raw and honest with you. It’s important to never let anyone bring you down! You do you! And I will do me! We are all on a journey. Everything I do is for my family and family and faith will always come first above all else. Always be your authentic self and don;t ever let anyone bully you or tell you to be a certain way. Its none of their business how you lead your life.

Be careful not to get sucked into the dark side of social media. There is so much ‘fakeness’ on social media and it’s important not to believe everything that you see or read.

Be kind always because you don’t know what the other person could be going through Support each other always The negative nancie’s wont ever stop me from doing what I love!I am here for the long haul.

Thanks for your ongoing support
Love always Claire X.

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On this day 3 years ago

On this day 3 years ago

ON THIS DAY 3 YEARS AGO I HAD A CAR CRASH!

Good morning everyone,


Today I feel anxious but I also feel grateful for a second chance at life!
On this day 3 years ago I had a car accident and it was a pretty nasty one.
My eldest daughter and I were heading out grocery shopping for the day. We were only a couple of minutes into our journey when we saw another car that was driving erratically and ended up in the middle of the road, to avoid a head-on with the other vehicle we swerved out of the way. The other car sped off! I tried really realign my car back on the wet road but unfortunately, I was unsuccessful 😭 My car became out of control and there was nothing I could do. The fear I felt was like nothing I’ve ever felt before!


My life flashed before my eyes! I thought we were going to die 😭
My car spun 3 times and before I knew it we were rolling a few times until we hit a tree in a ditch on the other side of the road.
Luckily emergency services and my husband came very quickly. There were no broken bones, and only just a few cuts and grazes. At the time of this car accident, I was 6 weeks pregnant with Martina and thank God everything was okay. The hospital was very good and just said I had whiplash. I went home after a few hours.
Even to this day I still suffer badly with chronic neck and back pain but when I think of the alternative there is no comparison
We never found the other driver which is a shame!
I do drive now! I have too. I still get anxious and I’m over cautious on the road. I don’t enjoy driving like I used to, but life must go on
On this anniversary I feel anxious but I also feel so thankful for my life and my kid’s lives.