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
I’ve been dying to show you my new lovely valenicia shoes in the colour musk, which were kindly gifted to me from @thekeikobrand
Aren’t they stunning! 😍🤩 These shoes are upper hand stitched which means the shoes mold into your feet which in turn, will provide maximum comfort.
These shoes are made from high quality substainable leather which makes them super soft and super comfy! I’ve honestly never felt shoes as soft as these before! These are my first pink pair of shoes ever aswell and I absolutely love them! I think I’m going to have to buy them in every colour!
They are available in other colours too, you just need to check the website for availability in your size etc..
@thekeikobrand have kindly given me a discount code to share will you all today! Please use; TRIBE30 for 30% off your entire order! 🥰 **please note that my discount code cannot be used on sale items** The discount code will expire in 7 days!!
I haven’t done an update in a while.. I have officially been doing the keto diet now for 2 years and it’s been quite the journey. Over this period of time I have lost 33 kilos and im really proud of myself.
About 8-10 weeks after my 9th child was born, I was an unhealthy 107 kilos and I knew I had to start looking after my health so that I could be the best version of me, not only for myself, but for my family too.
I can tell you straight up that when you first start keto it’s really really hard but it’s also really worth it too. You just have to stick with it! Don’t give up! 💪
As a mum of 9 under 13 this has been the only diet that has worked for me and I’ve seen huge result’s! My life has completely changed because of it!
Over the last 2 years my whole mindset on food has completely changed which I’m truly thankful for. One of the great things about keto is that there is so many yummy and low carb alternatives to the foods your already eating. You just need to get creative! You can do drive so much resources and recipes online too.
In terms of exercise, I try to run 3x a week but I’m also considering doing some weight training too.
Now if I’m honest, in the last year I haven’t lost any more weight, if anything, I fluctuate between 75 -80 kilos. Maybe it’s because I’m not as strict as I used to be? – However, I still need to lose at least another 10 kilos to reach my weightless goal. I’m still on my journey and I hope to have reached my weightloss goal by September. I know I can do it, I just have to keep pushing through.
Thankyou for your ongoing support over the last 2 years!
Body shaming can happen in many forms but it is never acceptable in any circumstance and never will be! But have we all been guilty of it at some point in our lives?
I have been body shamed over the years. I remember the first incident happened when I was about 11 years old! I was just a child! I’ve been called too fat, obese, boobless or even too small especially since my recent weight-loss.
I have never called anyone too fat or too thin and I never would! “But… and I want to be completely honest here and say that I once asked a woman when her baby was due thinking she was pregnant but of course she wasn’t pregnant and I instantly apologized and felt so terrible about it. I can only imagine how horrible she must have felt when I said that. I should have never assumed.😭
Not long after that incident I had a taste of my own medicine when someone asked me if I was pregnant! I know ‘I have had a lot of babies’ but in that particular moment I wasn’t pregnant and I remember feeling so awful about myself as she eyed me up and down! I think I must have been standing funny too. She even said after “Oh sorry but I can see a belly on you! Some people don’t know when to stop do they?!
After having 9 children I was an unhealthy 107 Kg but I’ve worked really hard over the last 2 years on my health and well-being and I’ve lost 33 kilos, however, my weight does fluctuate a bit. I’m still on my weight-loss journey and I’m working really hard to lose more weight. I know myself that I need to lose a few more kilos but others just assume I’m too small, I can assure you that although I’ve lost a lot, I am by no means small and I’m still not happy with the way I am and who knows if I ever will be happy! I think as a woman we always feel insecure about something and that will never change.I am proud of what I have achieved so far but I question myself daily if i’m happy with my progress…
We should ALWAYS be careful of what we say to others as we can never truly know what the other person is going through.We are all on our own unique life journeys.
Remember you are worthy, beautiful and unique
Please remember to be kind always
The world is in such turmoil right now so lets stick together and build each other up
Today my blog ‘thistribeofmine.com‘ and my instagram turns 2! Where did the time go? I’ve been blogging for 2 whole years and it has been so amazing! I couldn’t of done it without your love and support though, so Thank-you so much! 🥰
I originally started my blog on godaddy.com at the beginning of June 2018 but I then merged over to WordPress.com in September 2018.. so some might say “Hey you started in September! but nope, we’ve been going since June 2018 🙌
I originally started my blog to document my weightloss journey on the keto diet but after some media attention on the size of my family it turned into so much more and I started blogging about our busy but fun lives as a Family of 11.
It’s been a blast! There have been some highs and some lows but I wouldn’t change any if it! You learn something new every day! I really enjoy writing and sharing my life with you all.
I have had some amazing opportunities along the way and have made some awesome freinds for life. I’m really enjoying this whole experience.
I love keeping my blog real and honest and fun! I’m looking forward to seeing what the next 2 years brings! 🙌
Today I want to talk to you about the v-comb A1 device that can and will eliminate head lice and eggs without mess, fuss or any harsh chemicals. It’s just one simple head-lice eliminating device that will do it all for you! How awesome is that!
As a busy mum of nine under thirteen years of age and lot’s and lot’s and lot’s of hair in our busy household, it is paramount for me to stay in control of any head-lice outbreaks that may happen in our family.
The V-Comb A1 is a revolutionary head-lice device that incorporates both a combing and vacuum suction function to effectively eliminate traces of head lice and eggs from all hair types without creating a mess. So no more expensive messy lotions and potions to get rid of lice when you can use the V-comb A1 device! It detects head-lice and eggs and uses no chemicals when doing so.
Here are some facts about the V-Comb A1 ;
It does not use harmful chemical- or pesticide-based ingredients
It does not require a lot of messy steps (e.g. washing and rinsing)
There are no side effects (only uses regular combing and suction power)
V-Comb A1 Benefits
• A great investment option as it can be used on more than one person as many times as needed, especially against reoccurring head lice infestations which is awesome for the whole family. • Effective at combating “SUPER LICE” which are mutated head lice and have formed a resistance to chemicals that are most commonly found in head lice shampoos and lotions.
The electric comb is available in 2 options:
1. – V-comb A1 – Cordless and rechargeable and can be used anywhere, anytime
2 V-comb Supra – has a cord and will need to be plugged into a wall socket
You can find the V-comb A1 in Amcal, Chemist outlet, Guardian, Priceline, Simply pharmacy, your discount chemist and local pharmacies.
What my family and I love about the V-Comb A1
My family and I love V-Comb A1 because it can be used anywhere, anytime, without any fuss or stress! There are no messy or smelly chemicals required when using the comb. It glides through the hair with precision and ease. I highly recommend purchasing the V-Comb A1 to use for your whole family.
I thought I would share a few facts about my tribe and I 🥰🤩
1.My blog “Thistribeofmine.com” and thistribeofmine on Instagram and facebook all turn 2 in June this year and I can’t wait to celebrate!
2.My middle name is “Louise” and my confirmation name is “Bernadette” and when I was born I nearly got called “Louise Claire”
3.I was bullied my whole school life and on my last day of school at aged 16, I burned all of my school uniform and It made me feel amazing! All the hurt and pain was gone! 🙌 My life began after that!
4.I am a singer and I have been singing since I was 13, I had professional lessons for half a year about 9 years ago but left due to falling pregnant.
5.I was reached the semi finals of the karaoke world championships but had to pull out as I wasn’t an Aussie citizen at that time! Who knows where it may have taken me?
6.I have lost 33 kilos in the last 2 years on the keto diet and i’m loving my healthier lifestyle. My whole mindset on food has changed
7.I am half Irish.
8.I had a terrible car accident with my eldest daughter, Georgina on june 17th in 2016 when I was 6 weeks pregnant with Martina. We were lucky to be alive! I still suffer from whiplash pain and I still get anxious when im driving 😪
9.I became a catholic almost 10 years ago and it’s changed my life completely and for the better, my faith is really important to my family and I.
10 .I’m from South East, Kent in England but moved to Australia to be with Mark on Australia day in 2006 and I’ve been here ever since working my way through visas and i’m now an Australian citizen “FINALLY!
11.We got married in May 2007 when I was 20 and Mark was 24 and I had my first child at 21
12.We have 9 children, 8 girls and 1 boy all under the age of 12! A total tribe. Our house is full of love joy, happiness and laughter
I have a fear of all spiders big and small
14.I have a phobia to puke and anything related to puke, I basically hate puke! But somehow still manage my kids when they puke *just about*
15 My favorite colors are pink, coral and rust
16.I can’t stand people who chew with their mouths open!
17. I cant stand people who lie and gossip!
18.I’ve worked many different jobs. I was a bartender, a mobile phone specialist, an assistant manager, I worked for telstra, Australia post and I also worked at the British high commission.
Over the last 8-9 weeks in isolation my hair has grown so thick and so long and I’m just really fed-up with it! However, I decided to embrace my bad hair and style it in a fun but wacky, bad hair kind of way. I can easily build a nest on my head which can hold hen eggs 🤣 All I did was tie half my hair up, then I made two small pig-tails at the front of my hair, I then wrapped them around to make a small nest and secured it with a hair clip. After I finished styling it, I placed the egg in the middle.😁
The bad hair may day event by Variety – the Children’s Charity Australia is planning to to be held on May 29th. Variety Australia are trying to to raise urgent funds for Aussie kids who are sick or have a disability. This May, they are inviting all Australians to embrace their ‘work from home’ looks – and then on May 29th come go crazy! Add a little colour, chop, mullet or shave if you feel brave enough 🙌
If you have a bad hair day style or a crazy colour or video you’d like to share then please sign up to bad hair May – it’s free to register!
Over the last 5-6 weeks I have been using the ultimate patch mood patches on myself to help with my anxiety and lack of sleep. I have seen seen such huge results with these patches and I am feeling really good! The last 6-8 weeks have been tough in isolation and I was starting to feel really down and miserable, I was also not sleeping well either. I felt like I hit a huge slump and I couldn’t get out of it. I honestly feel that these mood patches have helped me immensely. My energy levels are on top form and I’m no longer feeling grumpy or exhausted. I will definitely be buying more soon.
The mood patches have only natural ingredients in them such as; Zinc, Garlic, Siberian ginseng, Vitamin D, Liposomal, Vitamin C ,Licorice root, Ashwaghanda ,Rhodiola,Choke berries (Aronia cherries, Blueberries, Mulberries, Pomegranate, Moringa Plant, Mint, Spirulina, Turmeric, Lemon, Beetroot, Monk fruit Vitamin C 12 x Vitamin B’s (b1, b2,b3, b4, b5, b6, b7, b8, b9, b10, b11, b12 . All these ingredients combined help with many amazing different things inside our bodies and they all are known to create renewed energy and stamina.
All ingredients in these adhesive thin patches are all natural & plant based. The skin patch helps fight fatigue, balances your mood and also enhances your energy levels. The patches has be known to help with; Chronic stress, Exhaustion, Sleep issues, Night mares, Mood swings, Anxiety, Depression, Sugar & Salt cravings, Brain Fog, Overly Emotional, Panic attacks, Short fuse, Body Aches.
HOW TO USE:
Open the sealed sterile envelope & take out 1 sheet
Gently Peel off with the tip of your fingernail & place on clean & dry skin (No Moisturiser, oil, sweat etc) and press down very firmly
Do not take the patch off to re position it as it will not stick a second time
Place anywhere on the abdomen where it will not be rubbed by clothing. Best places seem to be on the Belly or under the bra line. Take care when taking off clothes that you don’t pull the patch off.
After a shower or swimming press patch firmly with a dry towel (do not rub)
After 3 days, remove the patch & replace with a new patch.
Our patches are not meant to be as sticky as a bandaid but they do stay stuck on well and are very gentle on the skin.
**Medical Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to replace consultation or advice received by qualified health professionals regarding your specific situation not is it to be taken as medical advice or diagnosis. If you have any questions about the patches please consult your medical provider before using**
Overall I am feeling so much better within myself and I highly recommend using these patches if you have been feeling down and exhausted
Recently I have been using the @wylerahair curler on my hair.
I have have really thick and coarse hair so styling my hair can be incredibly difficult.
Over the years I have used many hair curlers/tongs on my hair and I would just get so frustrated as it was so time consuming. I would just end up tying it up in a ‘mum bun’
The Wylera Wireless Hair Curler is a game changer for me! I’ve finally found something that works on my mane 🦁
The Small Ceramic Curler is completely wireless for use on the go, which is so handy for us busy mumas. You can literally take it anywhere! But for now I’ll just settle for my living room 😉
Your curls will stay place all day long. In-fact mine lasted for at least 3 days. You can set the temperature adjustment settings and create frizz-free luscious curls. My hair only took me 15 minutes to do. That’s pretty impressive.
Curl direction settings are adjustable too to suit your face shape. It only takes 30 seconds to heat up. I’ve been loving the dreamwave curls in my hair. I look like I’ve been to the salon when in-fact I just did it myself 😉 The ceramic curler comes with a usb charger fur easy charging.
Here is my IGTV video review of the hair curler below this picture
You can use my discount code; CLARE30 for a whopping $30 of your dream wave curler.That’s $30 / €20 / £20 off elsewhere!
The Wylera hair curler can be shipped to countries such as the UK, Canada, America and Europe, but please check the website for further information. Also please note that my discount code cannot be used on the New Zealand website.
All this self isolation staying at home business got me thinking…🤔 Is it any different to being a stay at home mum *living rural* full-time? I guess in some ways it is and in other ways not so much. We aren’t seeing our families/friends so that’s the biggest and hardest change for everyone. I’m missing everyone dearly 😫
For me personally, I live rural and homeschool my kids so ‘I’m home alot anyway. I already live in isolation and have done so for 9 years. Our closest shop is 45kms away.
Before this pandemic happened I was able to go out once a week/fortnight to get essentials and now I’m not able to do that as no family are visiting etc.. so It feels a bit weird, but we are doing okay. I can’t bare to watch the news lately..😫 My husband has been getting what we need when he finishes work. I’ve been home for over 3 weeks now. I usually like to go out once a week if I can, so that side of things is affecting me alot. I was starting to feel really flat and anxious.. so this week I decided to get up at the crack of dawn every day go for a quick morning run, by doing this I have felt much better within myself. It might only be for 15 mins but it’s really helping me. Fresh air can do you the world of good. Although it’s not the same as going shopping, I can still excersise everyday which I’m grateful for.
One thing that has affected us greatly, is not been able to travel to church as a family for mass every Sunday, however, we are now watching live mass at home. It’s not the same but we are thankful that we have a solution in place.
Being a stay at home mum can be tough especially when you live rural and have no shops nearby. It’s especially hard during this crisis and living with so much uncertainty.
Do you live rural? Can you relate?
Although this time is difficult for us all, we have to remember that this won’t go on forever. We are staying home to keep each other safe.