My name is Claire and I am 32
My husband is 36
We have 9 beautiful children under 11 years of age!
Our house is always filled with love, joy, and laughter!
I love to sing, and so do all the children
Welcome to my blog!
Stay tuned for some exciting posts
In collaboration with Red Gum . Hey everyone, As you all know my family and I love the beach and we would spend every day there if we lived nearer to one. About a week before our trip to the New South Wales South Coast, a lovely little new business called Red Gum reached out to me and asked if I would like to collaborate with them. When I saw that they were selling cute baby beach tents I thought they looked amazing and so handy! I, of course, said yes!
Red Gum sells a range of beach tents, beach pool tents and sleep tents for your little ones to enjoy at the beach, park or even in your back garden. They are UV protected and they come with pegs so that it stays secure to the ground. They have about 7 different designs for you to choose from too. These beach tents come in circular zipped bags with carrying handles so that you can carry them easily to the beach. The tents are easily foldable and can be flat-packed into the bags without any hassle. They are so light that even the kids can carry them for you! 😎
Another awesome thing about the tent is that if you dig a hole in the sand and place your tent over the top where the pool insert is, you can actually fill the small insert with water or sand so your little bub can have fun whilst being protected from the sun 😁
The tents range from $49.95 but at the moment Red Gum is having a spring clearance sale and has a 20 per cent off happening right now!
My kids absolutely loved having their picnic in the beach tents and told me how cool they thought it was. Michael was very tired and teething and had a little nap in the baby sleep tent which worked out really handy for us too! If you are planning a beach day then I highly recommend these tents for your day out!
For more info go follow @red_gum_contriving who will happily assist you with any inquiries you may have
For the last 3 months, my family and I have been using the 12-month family membership with maths online. My children are really happy using this program! I have never seen them so excited about math before so I’m definitely a very happy mum right now! Over the next 9 months, I will be updating you on their ongoing progress with the program We are so happy with how everything is going. Maths has just become a fun subject in our household thanks to Maths Online!
How it works:
Each of the 1,400+ Maths Online tutorials lasts around 4-9 minutes and present the concepts of the maths lesson step-by-step. Using synchronized 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 they have done here is 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 we love about the program so far are the video tutorials that you can listen to before each lesson. the tutorial explains the lesson very well and even shows you a few examples to help you. I also love that I am able to set tasks and keep track of my children’s progress.
Our progress so far:
We have really been enjoying the program so far. Everyone has been learning so much. They know so much about Algebra and place-value now which is awesome!I I noticed a big change in their results from 3 months ago until now. The children’s scores were averaging between 20 and 50 per cent and now 3 months on most of their scores are between 75 and 90 per cent! This math program is working and I couldn’t be prouder of my children! We are so thankful to the team at math online! You really have much such a huge impact on our home-school education.
As a busy mum of 9 children and a woman with extremely thick hair, I don’t have a lot of time to do my hair in the mornings and just usually rock a mum bun most days. I am always on the lookout for quick and easy hair care product’s to fit into my busy schedule.
Klorane is Backed by 50 years of botanical expertise Klorane laboratories, best known for its extensive range of botanical hair care, is now proudly announcing it’s new XL dry shampoo.
Recently, I was introduced to this amazing new XL Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk. I was so excited to try it! The packaging is very simple but elegant and is also very light-weight and you could even carry it in your handbag fi you wanted. Its perfect for when you are on the go.
Did you know that these dry shampoos are so incredibly popular that one is sold every 10 seconds somewhere in the world?! How awesome is that! This formula is vegan-friendly and ultra-gentle. It’s cleansing properties use a combination of highly absorbent agents that act as sponges to help soak up dirt or serbum on the scalp. The softening and protecting agents work with pure plant extracts, leaving your hair feeling refreshed, volumized, as well as looking and smelling clean
Klorane shampoos are free from preservative, silicone, triclosan and animal-origin ingredients.
A fellow super mama and inspirational woman, Rebecca Judd who is the ambassador of Klorane, she advises to simply spray the dry shampoo onto your roots in sections from a 15cm-distance. Then leave it in for 2 minutes, allowing the excess oils to be absorbed. Then brush through your hair to remove any residue. It’s a s simple as that!
I personally have been using this dry shampoo for about a week now and my hair has never felt or looked better! It’s quick and easy to use and it smells so fresh. It also leaves my hair looking clean and smooth. I’ve always been so skeptical about dry shampoos but I’ve finally found one that works amazingly well for me. You have to try is because its incredible! My hair care routine just got easier with the Klorane dry shampoo.
KLORANE is Backed by 50 years of botanical expertise Klorane laboratories, best known for its extensive range of botanical hair care, is now proudly announcing it’s new baby care range in Australia for the first time. 🙌
The Klorane baby range is enriched with plant oils and made with 97% of ingredients from natural origin. Klorane calendula flowers are organically grown and responsibly harvested by hand in northern Spain to preserve quality if their natural extract.
All of the range is specially formulated to soothe and protect while strengthening the natural defences of babies’ young sensitive skin. The range Formulated with soothing and protective Calendula obtained from organically farmed flowers, in combination with Isoleucine (essential amino acid). The range has been developed and tested to reduce the risks of allergic reactions and leaves skin delicately scented to support relaxation.
The Klorane baby range is natural, as-well-as a vegan-friendly range. Did you know that Klorane baby care range is also developed with eco-designed packaging to reduce plastic waste? How awesome is that! 😁 This range is suitable for babies from birth. It is tested under dermatological and paediatric control to reduce the risks of allergic reactions. Its rinse-of features are also tear-free and is also tested under ophthalmological control. The whole range smells absolutely divine and leaves the skin and hair feeling super healthy and incredibly smooth. The Klorane baby range includes;
1.Baby Detangling Shampoo
2.Baby Gentle Cleansing Gel
3.Baby Moisturizing Lotion
4.Baby Moisturizing Cream
The Klorane baby range is now available at all leading Chemist Warehouse stores across Australia.
As you all know I started my keto weight loss journey about 15 months ago as I my weight and health was becoming out of control. My food choices were terribly poor and I feared I was setting a bad example for my family.
During this time I felt so unhealthy, I also felt disgusting, unworthy and not ‘good enough’ I realized there and then that I needed to make big changes, not only to my health but to my mindset also.
About 4 months after the birth of my 9th child Michael, I did some research on diets and came across the keto diet. I was excited but so scared to start it as I’d tried and failed so many other diets in the past. I was sceptical at first but was willing to give it a go
I started my journey at 107 kilos and to my surprise, I’ve stuck with it and have lost 28.1 kilos! I’m so proud of what I have achieved so far! I feel like a different person, I’m more active, motivated and my mindset on food has completely changed! I still have 8 kilos left to lose and I’m feeling more determined than ever to do this.
Cutting out the carbs might sound scary but there are honestly so many other healthier and better alternatives out there! You just have to be creative and determined to make it work. I don’t miss things pasta and rice anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect and have had those cheat days but I don’t over-eat anymore as I used too and I always make sure to start again and re-evaluate the situation.
This past year I’ve made a lot of keto homemade meals and I can also bake my own keto bread using almond flour which tastes so good!
The keto diet has honestly changed my life!
Thank you for following my journey so far.
I can’t wait to share the next chapter with you all.
I hope to lose the next 8 kilos by Christmas. I hope I can do it! #icandoit Stay tuned! Claire Xx .
Sometimes people ask me “what’s your purpose in life and what is it you want to achieve?
Now let’s get personal… My purpose in life is to serve God in the best way I can and ultimately get to heaven, that’s my ultimate goal. I’m trying to live my life the way God intended me too. I am trying to raise my family and teach them everything I know about God and about our faith. I’m not perfect and I know I will make mistakes along the way but I’m always trying to to do the right thing. Every day brings new challenges but my faith and family help me get through it all.
My purpose also in life is to be the best mother and wife I can be. I have been blessed with 9 amazing children and a fantastic husband and I will do anything for them. It can be so incredibly hard but also so rewarding. We get one shot at life! You gotta live your life to the fullest.
My purpose in life is to help people in any way I can whether that’s in person, on the phone, through email, or through prayer. I have a kind and generous heart and I’m passionate about helping others. I am always here if any of you ever need someone to talk too. 😍 #igotyourback
I want to use my social media platforms to spread positivity, real-life challenges and also to help remove the stigma that surrounds large families like mine. We are all different and I think it’s disgusting reading and hearing what some people have to say about larger families. Why people go out of their way to do this is mind-boggling! My goal is to help change people’s perceptions of large families one day at a time. I hope to one day write and publish a book about my life as a mum of 9 and share my tips and advice, but each time I try I get scared and doubt my abilities to do so. Is this something you would like me to do? I want to overcome my fears and do it.
I almost didn’t post this picture today because I don’t like it! What I do love though is my hair lock from Happy hair brush. Lately, I’m pushing myself more out of my comfort zone and opening up more and showing those teeth off! Do you get asked what your purpose is in life too? Thanks for your ongoing support it means so much to me
The one thing I don’t talk about often is my anxiety. I don’t like feeling exposed because I fear people will think differently of me. It’s such a personal thing and find it hard to open up about it and say what triggers these emotions. But it should definitely be spoken about more.
I suffer from anxiety which stems from my car accident I had 3 years ago. I believe that everyone has different levels and forms of anxiety, and different ways of coping with it. The day I had my car accident I feel I lost a part of my sparkle. It’s slowly coming back now which is good but when you experience something as scary as that where your life flashes before your eyes it can take such a long time to feel yourself again. It changes your life forever!
I get anxious about driving to certain places and I get anxious about parking too close to people etc..These might seem like small things but to me, they seem huge! The fact that I’m even driving after such a huge ordeal is such an achievement and I am proud of myself for that! I actually drove 2 weeks after my car accident and have driven ever since, but it hasn’t been easy. I tell myself every day that I won’t let these bad drivers win! And that I got this! I just need to change my mindset when it comes to driving because as of right now I don’t enjoy it like I used too, I drive because I have too to. I always put my family first no matter what!
Sometimes I feel people look at ‘anxiety’ as a dirty shameful thing and of course it’s not and you should never feel ashamed. If you need help then please ask for it. There is so much support out there. And remember you are WORTHY and loved! #yougotthis
We all have different ways of coping in certain situations and for me personally, my faith and family have helped me so much in getting through these hard moments which I’m so thankful for. My confidence in driving is getting better each time I go out. I decided if in a year this still affects me then I will seek help because it’s okay to not be okay and ask for help Love always Claire Xxx.