Facts about my tribe and I

Facts about my tribe and I


Hello,

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

  1. 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.

19. I am a very honest and genuine person

Let’s hear some facts about you? ♡

Claire xxx

Full-time stay at home mum VS Self Isolation.

Full-time stay at home mum VS Self Isolation.

Hi everyone,

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.

We are in this together ♡

Claire Xxx

#stayathome

Klorane XL dry shampoo – review

Klorane XL dry shampoo – review

Hi everyone,

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.


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Let’s have a chat

Let’s have a chat


Hey everyone,

My blog thistribeofmine.com turns 1 year old at the end of this month. 🤩

FUN FACT;
It was my wonderful husband’s idea to start my blog and I am so thankful to him for suggesting I do it because it’s been so amazing. #whataguy
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I live in a rural town in NSW and really wanted to start my blog but I had alot of self doubt in my abilities to do so. My husband was very supportive and told me to go for it! And so I did!
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I honestly do not know where the time has gone! But being a busy homeschooling mum of 9 children under 11 years of age takes up alot of my time, I honestly don’t mind though! I like to keep myself busy. I am very passionate about writing and spreading positivety wherever possible.
I feel truly blessed with everyone and everything I have in my life.
I have had such an awesome journey so far and I have made so many great connections and great friends along the way. I’ve had some amazing opportunities along the way too which include; working with brands, media and going to events. I’m now also represented by the awesome agency mumnetwork.com.au which I am so excited about. I’ve honestly had such a blast!
Even though the last 12 months have been great there unfortunately have been some negatives too! 
When our media articles came out there was a few nasty trolls that came along with it too! I didn’t know what to expect! I wasn’t prepared for it at that time, I, however, have learnt over time to just ignore them and not read the nasty comments. As long as I’m happy and my family is happy then that’s all that matters to me.
I have also had other bloggers tell me to ‘give up’ or that I have ‘missed the boat’ or even that, I shouldn’t work with certain brands/ companies because they belong to them and only them! I found these comments very disturbing and decided to cut these toxic people out of my life! I am on a journey and no one will ever stop me from doing what I love! 
I’m here to stay!
It’s so important to be kind always
We are all on journey 
I can’t wait for the next chapter of mine
Thank you for your ongoing support
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Claire Xx 

“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
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