So your probably already in the midst of school morning antics of rushing around getting those little cherubs ready for their day ahead and dealing with the stress of finding that lost shoe, forgotten homework and ensuring they look smart as a button.
Thanks to Vosene , there is always one thing you never have to worry about and that is the dreaded little bugs that infest our children's hairs at one time or an other. School is a breeding ground for the little fans if not kept an eye on so keeping those gorgeous heads clear and clean is a necessity and its not that hard to keep a check on.
Last week we received a surprise form the wonderful Vosene to prepare us for the #Termready season.
Not only did the children receive some of their fabulous products such as the 3 in 1 shampoo and the conditioning defence spray but there were a few extra little treats in there for us mums/teachers.
I am very grateful for the wonderful Academic wall planner , the Raising human travel mug and the fantastic book 'Hurrah for gin ' by Katie Kirby as well as a few extras such as washable pens (very handy for the little toddler who uses them to learn his ABC's on his wipe board) , a doodle pencil case and some zip folders for keeping the kids work together , it was a lovely surprise that cheered us up and definitely prepared us for the new term .
Head lice are wingless insects that spend their entire lives on the human scalp and feeding exclusively on human blood. Head lice are harmless, and they have been regarded by some as essentially a cosmetic rather than a medical problem, and they are treatable.
Since being a small child, my mum used only Vosene on my hair. Not only did the product keep my hair clean but it had a harmless ingredient that Headlice hate. Headlice unfortunately are just a little irritation to say the least and tea tree oil, lemon eucalyptus and citronella that can be found in Vosene products are the ingredients that will help those critters take a hike.
Having 8 children can make it quite time consuming when it comes to hairs but it is not as hard as you may think . We are now in a regular habit of using the Nitty Gritty comb each morning , my children brush their hairs and then run the comb through each morning , all of them from the age of 7 to 15 all do their own hairs. I check them once a week to make sure all is clean and clear unless of course I am making plaits in hairs and I do an extra check .
My girls all have really thick hair so using the 3 in 1 shampoo and defense spray really does help a lot and we're always getting compliments on how gorgeous their hairs are .
Checking the edge of the hairs is usually the first place where you will find those eggs been layed , the front of the head , behind the ears and the nape of the neck.
Using the Vosene 3 in 1 and then running the comb through is the perfect routine to get yourself into once a week .
Do you have any tips and tricks to keep them at bay, is Vosene a must have in your home ?
So we have had such a busy holiday but with it coming to an end soon, we're trying to keep them just as busy and entertained as the start of the holidays.
When children are told they have 6 weeks of from school work, they really do go into two modes starting with the hyperactive and excited stage followed by boredom after doing everything they've wanted to do .
We have literally spent our holidays constantly on the go , we've visited parks and beaches, nature reserves and Safari /zoo's, we've visited family in other cities and celebrated at birthday parties , visited Sea-life Centers and Madame Tussaud's, Been on holidays to Parkdean resorts and visited Morcombe bay and Blackpool, we've seen stuntmen jump through fires, booked the children's Christenings and had BBQ's in the garden with friends, we've had toys to play and review and visited many a restaurant for a family get together and meal , shopped till our feet hurt, baked as a family and pampered ourselves, seen concerts and shook hands with real celebrities, battled aliens , met mascots and joined in so many dance classes ranging from hula hoop dancing to hip hop and street dance, we even took part in a Talent show , we've made friends , visited harbors and planted flowers, went swimming, played on the amusements and been on soft plays, we've even been on caravan sites for daily visits and even holiday home hunted and so we've done quite a bit of outings over the past couple of weeks .
It has been soo chaotic along with many other issues we have been having to deal with on a personal matter so I literally just wanted this week to be a quiet one , well ish.
I decided on Sunday that after making a lovely homemade roast pork dinner , we would go for a long walk in our local woodland where we came across so many blackcurrant bushes that we could not help but grab a load and add them into a carrier bag that I had handy in my pocket.
We initially went to get some dandelion leaves for the guinea pigs but when we saw the currents , we had to get some of those too and wow what a surprise we had.
We laughed so much that we forgot the time and our walk ended up being a longer than planned one .
We were obviously doing the parent roles by telling them to be careful, not to go too deep into the brambles and holding them back , ensuring they never fell or hurt themselves.
Typically it was both me and their dad who ended up on our bums in the middle of the currents , thorns in our bums and laughing to hard we could not even pick ourselves up from the prickly heap. We had a good time though and that was my aim. I love the fresh air and I always feel we have a good time when were out and about .
So after eventually getting home and soaking our blackcurrants we decided that we would then make some Jam with out wonderful find and well, lets just say it turned out better than we thought for our first ever attempt.
So being it my first ever try , I had no idea how to make it less seedy but to be honest we do not mind texture in our jam .
We had no idea where to start, all I knew was that we had to soak the currents, add the same amount of sugar as we had black currents and boil and simmer. As the jam thickened up , we added a few little secret ingredients such as orange and lemon (ok not so secret now ) and made some labels for our cleaned jars we found in the recycle pile thanks to Twinkl and their create section.
The children were so impressed at how professional they looked and whats more they had made them all by themselves.
Just one quarter of a bag of black currents made two whole jars of Jam , we were amazed how much we got from the amount collected.
We added ribbon and little wooden decor pieces to the jars and sealed them before placing them into the fridge.
Look how amazing they look, and guess what?
The jam is also amazing .
We made sure we added the date made to the jar so we knew which was to be eaten first because now we know what we are doing , we are definitely making more , even the sister has asked us to make some for Christmas (what a great gifting idea at a budget ).
We had a wonderful time collecting them and it was an even more fun experience making something together a a family , even putting our name on the label.
Blackcurrant picking may just become a regular family outing now and it is free to do .
Just look at how proud he looks , he said it was ''the bestest ever Jam'' .
Now that is something I will have to agree with him on.
Have you ever made your own jam ,I would love any tips or tricks for future trips if you have any , please comment below and share me your experiences if any .
The new catalogue for Schleich has just been released and wow what a surprise load of new and exciting products have they got lined up for you over at www.schleich-s.co.uk .
The Horse club is one of my daughters favorite collections from Schleich and I am so pleased to see it expanding .
There is always something happening over at the riding center so their main priority is to keep all their gorgeous , variety of horse happy and healthy .
Schleich have brought out the new Vet Van and wow what a wonderful addition to the Horse club.
Not only are they ensuring they keep a variety or beautiful and elegant Stallion, mares and foals , they are giving them riding centers , stalls , horse box , show arenas and cleaning areas but now they're also bringing you the Mobile Vet Van which is absolutely amazing .
This fantastic sized Mobile center which is not yet available until September is filled with everything you need to take care of that poorly foal .
You receive the following items with the mobile vet van -
This Mobile vet van will be retailing at £29.99 and aimed at children aged 4+ but I definitely would advise that the smaller parts be moved when smaller children are in play as there are a few lovely accessories that they would fit into mouths or up noses as mine would certainly entertain.
I love that they have included everything a vet needs to take care instantly of their horse, especially that added detail of the portable X ray machine and the vets carry case which has some wonderful little treasures hidden inside to play doctor with for that imagination play.
Once again the detail never fails to impress me , the side of the van comes down so that you can walk your foal up the ramp and if your struggling to get him/her aboard, then just tease it with some lovely food .
Even the laptop has its own screening of the injured leg and the model can be complimented by any of the other Horse club collection sets or additions.
We have had great hours of fun with this Mobile Vet van from Schleich.
Not only do the doors open and close, the vet can sit into the chair to play as driver and the detailed accessories make play more realistic but the realistic looking Foal ensures the child stays inspired to play more accurately and for longer.
What I love about this product is that all of the items included have their very own spot on the van, the X ray machine and vet carry case have a holder on the van and when play is finished with , it can then all be stored inside the van to put aside for another day . For a parent whose child may be prone to losing small pieces on play-sets like this , this is a satisfaction. I enjoy buying products that you can keep all together . Not only does it keep it safe together but this also means it makes it more appealing for us to be able to take it away on trips out or holidays to the caravan which my children so love to do .
I love the beautiful Showjumping Horse design on the Van but is there another animal which you would like to get the vet to in her mobile van, let me know in the comments below ?
You can join the Schleich Horse Club at the collectors club for exclusive monthly content over at evolutioncomps.co.uk/schleichhorseclub
Our Family have grown with Schleich.
We love how exciting and educational they are and are loving the collections they build .
I have one daughter who loves to collect the Horse club items, one who loves the Farm world and another who loves Wild animal collection. There are many more but no matter which collection you choose your sure to receive the intricate of details on every item .
One of the latest and newest additions to the Farm world is the new Tractor and Trailer .
With a farmer and a calf as well as a bundle of hay as the extras , you can see the reality brought to life in this product.
I am so excited to own this toy.
Not only does it have a moving front loader , but the windscreen and windows are made of transparent and break - resistant plastic .
I love how much detail is on the toy, it gives a sense of realization which makes imagination an inspiration in play .
The tractor doors open and close and the figure you receive with the tractor actually does sit and look like he is driving the vehicle .
When the child moves the vehicle forward and back the wheels really do turn and not only do they work but they also have that special touch of grooved tyres just like the real thing.
By looking closer you can see that they really have taken all the parts into consideration, even the mirrors are real.
As we add each of our Schleich pieces together, the collection comes even more to life. The children learn so much by playing with them, such as the way real farming works, which animals belong in which habitats and also how to take care of the animals .
My children love mixing their other animals such as the safari and zoo ones into the farm scenes and when they do , their imaginations become even more expanded.
My boys have spent hours a day playing with this and I think due to the quality and realistic look of it , it is most definitely worth the £49.99.
The tractor with trailer is aimed at children aged 3+ but my son a year younger also loves playing with this .
This wonderful expansion of the Farm World is just perfect. Allowing the little people to put the little man in the driver seat before loading the calf and hay bail to the trailer and front loader before letting them ride away into their world of imagination.
If you grow your collection, you can fit this Tractor perfectly through the farm gates and it also sits comfortably under the Filo also the trailer coupling makes it easy to connect any other Schleich trailer .
I am so pleased with this new addition , it really has made the whole Farm world come together for us . I am even more impressed at how big this is at 15.4 x 6.5 x 9.1 inch . It makes a very good quality and sturdy play toy.
If there could be one item on your farm that you could make into a toy , what would it be, let me know in the comments below ?
See the full collection at www.schleich-s.co.uk .
This year has been a great exciting celebration of a year. In fact Teletubbies have celebrated their 20TH anniversary and whats more is they've brought out the new additions to keep you even more excited , The Tiddlytubbies!
Back in 1997 the Teletubbies aired their first Episode and everyone seemed to go crazy with their cuteness , there was even a theme song ''Teletubbies say Eh Oh '' which hit the charts and stayed number 1 for two weeks running not long after their show was screened.
The main characters of the show were four Teletubbies . Four very different characters with four different personalities in different colours and who had a different shape on their heads .
Each character had a T.V screen on the tummy and they all lived in a hill called the Superdome .
They have friends such as Noo noo the blue hoover who likes to eat their Tubby custard, the Sun whose face is of a laughing , smiling baby and the Voice Trumpets who tells them when its time to go to bed or give them instructions of play time , the Trumpets are the only residents of Tubbyland that speak in normal full snetences unlike the Teletubbies who speak in baby like talk.
They again have Noo noo as well as the new Tiddly noo and the voice Trumpets are also included.
Now that Tiddlytubbies have grown to be Popular, there is now a huge demand for the toys and in July , the toys were released and as we have a few fans of the show here in the Prince household , we were very lucky to be sent one of the new Teletubbies Shuffle and Giggle Tiddly Tubby.
Meet Ping .
Ping is adorable , she has the most addictive giggle and shuffles rather swiftly across the floor which enabled my youngest son to follow her lead , laughing and shuffling across the floor beside her.
By pressing a button on her back , your small child is able to see Ping crawl and giggle across the floor and because she is made of soft towelling and a textured face, she is just perfect for cuddling too .
This toy is aimed at children aged 18 months + and requires x3 AAA batteries which are included .
I love that this has minimal packaging ,for me its essential that toys arent over bearing with silly amounts of mass boxing and cable ties.
It tells me what it does clearly and I can see other available options if I ever did want to collect them all .
Giant Po is definitely on our Christmas List as well as the Giggling Tiddlytubbies . My son carries his Clip-ons everywhere with him and in fact we have used them as soother clips (holding 5 soothers at a time ). Everyone comments on the great idea and we've not lost a soother in months now .
This shuffling cutie is priced at £24.99 and those heart fluttering eyes are what makes them all the more adorable and makes you want to collect them all .
They are available from Character-online.com along with many more of the Teletubby and Tiddlytubby products.