Posted in Family, Giant bubbles, Kent Family, more to life, nature, pamper, review, reviews

Kind Natured Soothing Sea Salt and bergamot Bath Soak and Body Wash Review 

**I have not been asked by the company to write this review. **

Whilst browsing child free in Boots the other day I came across a product by a company called Kind Natured. 

The products are free from Sulphates, Parabens & Petrochemicals which is a good thing it means no nasties will be going onto your skin or into your hair. And it’s also good for the envioment. 

Kind Natured offer Hair care and bath care products. I brought the sea salt and bergamot bath Soak and the body wash. It smelt amazing, like being at the sea side. And I live the sea side.

When I used the bath Soak I used two small drops as I always do with using any product and there were quite a lot of bubbles, and it also made the bathroom smell lovely.

The bath was very relaxing and I read some of my book. The body wash has left my skin really soft and smooth, unlike the product I am using at the moment.i also only needed to use a small amount which is a bonus as the body wash will last much longer!

Even hubs had a bubble bath and said his skin feels smooth!!!

The price of the product was £2 99 from what I can remember.

Now when I pop to Boots next time I am certainly going to be buying the hair care products to see how they are on my very sensitive scalp.

Oh and did I mention they also do a children’s range too, now we know what the children will be getting from Santa don’t we?

Posted in Best things in life are free, Family, Kent Family, Life

A brief reminder 

Dear Bear and Beany

I came across this post Nobody Saw You this morning, I admit it made me cry. Why? Not in a bad way, but in a good way. 

I’ll explain, the last few months I always feel like I am alone, I know I’m not alone I have a few amazing friends, family and of course the Hubs and the children. But motherhood can be such a lonely world, Wether or not you are a such butterfly or you shine away, motherhood can actually be  a very lonely place, we all share our experiences with others, but nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. I’ve had a hell of a time with Bear recently, no matter what I do or say he just screams and crys after school, I really do not think waking up at 5am is really helping but it’s so hard to break the code of getting him to sleep until 6am! Bell isn’t helping the matter either, she is now going through the phase of she wants a comforter but she really doesn’t actually want it, so the milk cup is thrown out of the bed about 10 times before she even considers going to sleep. 

It also doesn’t help that autumn is officially here the nights are getting colder and longer, I am back to work and I hate October with a passion. Why? In 15 days would mark the anniversary of my mums death to Cancer. Did I tell you cancer sucks? 

The upside to the last few months are I’ve found friends who want to know me, who are worried about me, who know this isn’t like me hiding away. I’ve joined The PTA as chair (this could be fun!), I’m also joining in with more class parent social events, I’m hunting for a new group to take Bell to, as I think she is getting bored of the local ones, even though they are amazing!  Bear is getting in to his reading and doing really well  in year 1 so far and Bell adores Pre-school.

My message really is about everyone may always have a smile on their faces, be a social butterfly and seem to know everyone and anyone, but in reality that person is, or could be the most loneliest person in the world or they may feel like the most loneliest person in the world even though they aren’t. 

Posted in Christmas, Family, Kent Family, letter, Sleep

Bell and Bears Christmas wishlist 

Christmas is catching up on us slowly but surely.

Last night after school we had a look through the catalogues and these are what they would love… they have chosen very similar

  1. Playmobil

Bell loves animals so this would be perfect for her

Bear has almost the whole set of the emergency services so this will complete the set

2.Lego

Who doesn’t love Lego, now Bear is 5 I don’t think Christmas would be complete without a box or two of Lego to make up

3. Books

Bears reading is really improving and he keeps looking at the Dirty Bertie books, Bell loves fairies I know she’s too small to read but we already have one Rainbow Magic book which we sit and read and she loves listening

4. VTECH kiddie zoom range

Bell and Bear really can not decide what they would love more from this collection, and I have to agree VTECH is a brilliant make and practical toy for all ages!

Posted in Christmas, Family, Kent Family, my wish list, parent blogger

My Christmas wish list

How is it that Christmas will soon be upon us?

The shops are already getting Christmas bits in, but hardly any sign of Halloween bits.

It Has got me thinking of my christmas  wish list.

What do I really need?

What Would Be practical?

So here is my Christmas wish list for 2016

  1. Canon EOS 1200D DSLR Camera with 18-55 Lens – Grey. I would love a camera to use instead of my Samsung Galaxy S6

  2. Asus VivoBook E200 11.6 Inch Atom 2GB 32GB Laptop. I so need a new laptop. My current one keeps going funny and loosing the screen image! 

  3. Sanctuary Salt Scrub. Everyone needs a pamper once in a while don’t they? And with a busy household why not bring the spa home instead.

  4. Kind Natured. I have never heard of these products before but they smell amazing and would be great for day to day use. 

I also would love a BMW mini cooper 5 doors but I think I am pushing my luck with this one!

What is on your Christmas wish list?

Posted in Blog, C-Section, Family, hospital, Kent Family, parent blogger, Pregnancy

Why I shouldn’t be here… 

Watching somebody die whether it’s from old age or a long term illness is horrible.  But so is loosing a child. I’ve been lucky (touching wood frantically!) I have two healthy, clever, bright children. Who do push the limits, who do scream and shout, who do 1001 things they shouldn’t do but overall I always think how lucky I am. 

I technically should not be here, I should of died when I was a year old because of NHS waiting lists for open heart surgery. My nan phoned the hospital up and demanded that I had surgery or I wouldn’t be here in a fortnight’s time, luckily a space came open and I had open heart surgery not once but twice and I survived. 

I came close to death a 2nd time when I was 18/19, I had appendixes they almost burst, my windpipe collapsed during theater and I had to be revived. (I survived again!).

My third and hopefully last until I’m old and annoying! Was when I had Bell. C-sections are not easy, I lost 2 liters of blood, if they couldn’t get the blood to stop I would of bleed to death. 

It goes to show how strong and how advanced the NHS has come. Many people used to die during c-sections, during basic operations. 

I feel lucky I am alive! 

Embrace life, take it in your hands and don’t look back on the past, unless it’s happy memories of course! 

Posted in Adventure, Explore the world, Kent Family, Life, reviews, thoughtfullness

Books I think you should read… 

Did I say I was a book worm? I love reading whether it’s on a kindle or a good old fashioned book, you will find me with a head in a book. Whether it’s a romantic, a crime or even a history book the list is endless! I will keep the reviews fairly short as I will either give away the hole story line or just write and write! 

Hear are my top 5 books for Autumn 2016

  • Me before you by Jojo Moyes (also after you is brilliant too! Classing this as two separate top picks!)

Such a brilliantly written book, I really felt the emotions that Louisa was feeling and I admit I cried at the end! It makes uou also think about if you were in Lousias situaton what would you do?.Book two gets you thinking will Louisa ever get her happily ever after … I just want to know will there be a book 3?! 

  • Behind Closed Doors by B A Paris 

This is a lovely but sad book with a happy ending. It definitely goes to show you never know what is going on behind closed doors 

  • The Lonely Hearts Travellers Club Destination India by Katy Collins

WOW a story I think everyone could relate to. It’s about finding yourself before you find love or realise it’s been right in front of you the whole time! 

  • Written in the Stars By Ali Harris 

Have you ever wondered what if? This book certainly allows you to read about Bea and is wondering if she choice the right choice. A love story, with her life going down different roads. 

Posted in Family, Kent Family, Life, life skills, parent blogger, thoughtfullness

Being a Mother without a Mother 

You problay guessed from my previous blog that I 100% think cancer sucks! 

If you haven’t have a scroll down for a read…

This is problay one of the hardest posts I have written. But guess what people need to know what it’s like to be a mum without a Mother.  Yes I have family, my cousin is practically mummy number 2 to Bell and Bear. I have my aunts and grandmothers too to ask for advice but you know what as much as I adore them it’s so not the same picking up the phone or popping round to see your own mum. 

Cancer has stolen so much, it’s stolen the connection of my mum watching me become a mum, watching her grandchildren grow and nature. Missed ny wedding day (but thats another post!) Having me phone up asking totally random questions, her offering to take a load of washing, or having the children during the day so I can do housework. Missing my mum seeing her grandchildren take their first step ladder, first word, first tooth, first day of school the list goes on and on.

It’s hard hearing people moan and complain and wish their mum would back of and let them bring up their children without any interference. Even though I know I would probably be the same too! 

Some people say that being a parent changes you and you really don’t know the bond you actually feel when you have your own children. It’s very hard to comprehend especially when you are motherless or fatherless. 

Each step your child makes, makes you think that someone is missing, someone should be there with you, other than your other half, husband or wife. It should be your mum. 

When your feeling poorly and you struggle through the day when all you really want is to call your mum up and she comes straight over and tells you to go to bed. 

Like I said I do have amazing cousins and my aunts but they work practically 24/7 So it’s very hard to be able to do this. 

I feel guilty that my mother in law sees the children weekly, and my mum is missing out. 

The world certainly changes, when your a mum I wouldn’t know if it would be easier if mum was here or not but if your mum is still about please don’t take leave her out of your children’s lives. You are so luckily she is offering to help, annoy you, buy the children endless amounts of sweets and magazines, clothes you may not like and give them junk food! 

Let them have the relationship as my two certainly won’t have a relationship with my mum

People who haven’t lost a mum or dad (I mean this in the nicest of ways obviously!!) Really really do not understand the emotions going through the mind of somebody who has lost their mum or their father. It doesn’t matter how old you are when you lose your mum it 100% doesn’t get any easier, the pain may ease but it’s always and always will be the first and last thing you think about during your child’s day to day life’s.  

Posted in back to school, Kent Family, parent blogger, pbloggeruk, pre-school, Sleep

Who needs sleep part 3

I think this week is going to be much better, I am not sure if its pure exhaustion or the nights and mornings are slowly drawing in who knows but I think this week will be better!

Day one week 2

Last night we had the usual bedtime routine bath and bed all by 7pm, and guess what Bear slept in until 5,30! I know that’s still early but it beats 4.30!

Day two week 2

What is happening! 4.30 am is seriously not a good time, we haven’t done anything different at all either! Bear is going to be moody today!

Day three week 2

Yay 6am! 6am! finally a decent hour, not sure why he got up at 4.30 am yesterday but yay!!! One happy mumma, shame Bell woke up 4 times in the night look’s like her turn to be moody!

day four week 2

5.45am, why oh why do the times keep changing! Just why? I need sleep, I turn moody and grumpy without sleep and I am trying to cut my sugar habit as well which isn’t going well

Day five week 2

Yay! 6.30am I could get used to this and Bell feel asleep at 9pm last night, what is going on with them if its not one its the other!

day 6 week 2

6.30am! yay this is better, Bear is 100% less grumpy and so is Bell! Bath time is at 6.30 and bed is at 7pm, I’m guessing its the whole new routine of school and nursery kicking in!

Day seven week 2

Oh great! 5.30 am from Bear, we were doing so so well too! Oh well week three will be a better week, but saying that this week has been pretty good!

 

Posted in back to school, creativity, Family, Kent Family, parent blogger, pre-school

Bell’s First Week at Preschool

Bell has had her first week at preschool, by week I mean she attends three days a week until 1pm.

Monday morning she was so excited helped pack her packed lunch bag, and kept saying “I am going to Preschool”. She got dressed with a bit of help and let me put her hair in a bunch, she even wore Bear’s old preschool jumper it swamped her!

Bell went in without any tears and played happily, the preschool even sent a text letting me know she was okay, which was lovely.

All afternoon Bell was asking to go back to see Hearn the dog and to play with her friends.

Tuesday was fine too, but Wednesday! Bell was fine got ready as usual, helped pack her packed lunch, walked to preschool fine but nope I went to leave and she cried and screamed and screamed.  She will be fine, the ladies said they were of to play in the garden and she was having cuddle’s with Bears old keyworker when I left….

The fun of parenting, I am sure they do the tears to make you feel guilty for leaving them, but I promise and I know from experience working in nursery’s that they will be fine after a few minutes.

Bell was fine when I picked her up!

 

Posted in Explore the world, Family, hospital, Kent Family, Life, parent blogger, vaccines

Vaccine Series Part 1 Bear and his reaction to MMR

I used to be pro vaccine, I am now sitting on the fence twiddling my thumbs doing so much thinking and research my head is going to explode.

vaccines

This Blog post isn’t to cause upset or to start a debate, I do love a debate though, but not on the blog. Every parent makes a choice which suits their family and their life style. So here is my post about Bear and his reaction to MMR, and what has spurred me to do more research into what is in vaccines and why do we really need them? Is it for profit or for actual health benefits, and more importantly are they actually 100% safe.

Bear has had all his vaccines up to 1 year with no problems, so imagine my surprise and concern when Bear had a reaction to his MMR at 18 months old. He had the injection fine and we were sent into the waiting room to make sure we didn’t have a reaction. In the space of 5 minutes, Bear was covered in a rash from head to toe and he started wheezing! The doctor came out and gave him Piriton, which luckily worked, but we were told to go to accident and emergency just to get him checked over. There we were told he would have to have any vaccines done at the hospital. So when his pre-school booster came along of we went to have it done, luckily no reaction.

Bell has so far had no reaction either.

I then met a friend via facebook, she is lovely and is a mum who is very down to earth and has also opened my eye’s to the bigger picture. I certainly wish she was around when Bear was born, I think I could of learnt a lot.

Anyway, she opened my eyes to what actually goes into vaccines, some things aren’t even given to animals, so why are we humans being given them? What are the long term effects of the newer vaccines which have come out in the last 5-6 years? Why do we really need vaccines is it for the government to gain financial gain or is it for our actual health benefits? Why aren’t new parents offered the slip which contains all the medicine in their child’s vaccine a few day’s or weeks before they have them?

I am now reading as much information as I possibly can on this. Bear got his Flu vaccine letter a few day’s ago and I have declined it, why? Because I want to fully research everything before I give it to him, why? Because I felt awful after I had my flu vaccine, I felt awful for weeks my immune system was so low it was not good, I had no energy or motivation.

Now You can see why I am now researching? Asking questions many Doctors, Nurses, Health Visitors and GP’s don’t really know the answer to. I wonder what I will find?

Have you done any research into Vaccines? what did you find?