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!!
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 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.
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** . 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 👌
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
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 , Woolworths, ALDI Australia Australia, IGA, Costco 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.