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Night Terrors with my 5 year old

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

My daughter is about to turn 5 and there are so many changes going on in her life. Like trying to get her head around the fact that she has a split family meaning she is lucky enough to have two Daddies who love her very much. I know this would be so confusing for her, as I went through it as a child and almost resented my mum for many of my younger years.



Then there is the fact that she no longer has me there all the time as she has started 4yo kinder, which is 4 days a week and is quite a lot for a little girl who still has after lunch naps.
And with kinder they are getting to know each other and sometimes the kids clash heads and have their little tiffs. Hails came home one day and was really sad. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that her friend Mikaela had a fight with her.. I asked her what do you mean a fight? She said an argument about headaches, which was a little bit strange to be honest and don’t know if this was the main reason. But again I explained to her that this is what happens sometimes and there are lots of kids at kinder that are more then happy to be your friends (after all were not here to please everyone on Earth.)

So if you have been following my blog you would know I have been dealing with some pretty full on night terrors with Hayley.
Last night I had a D&M with Hayley (5) who has had a lot running through her little mind. I did not know where this had come from and honestly did not know how to deal with it. I was starting to think I might need to take her to therapy or something like this as she was beginning to get scared of going to sleep.

Miss H’s imagination is absolutely phenomenal and unlike any little girls I have ever met or heard about. She is also a little sponge and anything that is said during the day she will dwell on and really think into it, sometimes even worrying herself.

I have learn to accept her being so imaginative and given her a big scrapbook to write down some of her thoughts and images in her head. Her pictures are so detailed and she is an amazing artist for a 5 year old. For example when she draws a person, everything is in proportion and even concentrates on the little details such as lashes and eyebrows. She is also a little perfectionist and will look at her picture afterwards and correct anything she think she may have missed.

But anyway back to the night terrors I had a good talk to her and it got really deep and really pulled at my heartstrings. I asked her why she thinks these bad dreams are coming to her. She told me she was all alone (in her room.) She used to share with her little sister but then Hayley got a bunk and it was a little unsafe for Madison to be staying in there as she was getting up into the bunk and stuff.
But then I started to think about it and realised that maybe it is some kind of separation anxiety or something, not having her sister in her room like she used to. Now Madison is old enough to know not to climb up there I decided to move Madison’s single bed back into Hayley’s room for the night to see how they went.

Now I don’t know if it was a fluke or that this may have been what it was, because Hayley did not wake up once nor did she cry. It was however a little tricky as Madison who is only two still wakes up twice crying for a bottle (which we are weaning her off now.) But to my surprise it did not wake Hails up once.  I do however think it would have been funny to watch me bolt down that hallway like the next Usain Bolt to get to their room at the other end of their hallway before Madison woke Hails up with her cries. I think these sisters just needed each other at night again as they weren't used to being alone in an empty room :-) Which I don't mind as long as they aren't up playing until midnight, as they will become super close sisters.

I will see how this goes and keep you guys posted on my progress J

Tried and Tested: The Collective Yoghurt, it's MooooTastic


Now my family comes from Nooooww(New) Zealand, so any products I hear that have come from there I go out of my way to try.  I was born here in the land of Oz but often return to NZ to visit family and some friends over there. Although since having the girls I have not made a trip back there and missing it immensly. I think that is a main reason I like to try their products, so I feel there is always a little bit of NZ at home.
The Collective yoghurts come from happy cows who live on the island of natural wonder, Lord of the Rings film locations, fast ski slopes, gay marriage and some of the cleanest air in the world - made by our kiwi friends in New Zealand.


So when I was asked if I wanted to take part in a little trial by The Collective, I just could not resist and was jumping up and down like a child in a toy shop.


 Greener pastures are just around the corner as The Collective’s new range of ridiculously tasty yoghurt have just recently launched into the shores of Australia.

This creamy dreamy yoghurt, available in convenient 170g tubs, offers a small taste of indulgence that is just perfect for an after dinner treat with flavours like Russian Fudge and Apple Crumble.

Meanwhile, The Collective’s fruity-inspired gourmet yoghurts; Rhubarb & Strawberry, and Passionfruit, will whisk you away to summer days as the ‘Friesian’ weather sets in and your belly starts to rumble. 


The Collective yoghurts :

Contains live cultures including acidophilus, bifidus and casei
Free from the nasties; No added artificial colours or flavourings
Free of preservatives
Gelatine free
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
 Handcrafted
 … no bull!

I was lucky enough to sample all of the flavours that The Collective have on our shores so far, so below I have gone into detail on how much I loved or disliked the flavours (remember everyone’s tastebuds and preferences are different and this is my personal opinion and nobody else’s.

Russian Fudge
No conspiracy here, this age-old classic will take you right back to the school yard… it’s one wicked treat… decadent you say, Ho Byn!
When they say wicked they are certainly not wrong J I love chocolate, fudge and caramel and this is a perfect pair.. Although I am not to sure what the difference would be between Aussie Fudge and Russian fudge, but either way this was just great. I was not able to eat the entire tub though and was more then happy to share this with my partner who licked the tub clean.

Rhubarb and Strawberry
Strawberries; succulent and sweet, New Zealand rhubarb; crisp and tangy… together; a flavour that should only be described as a match made in heaven.
Now I can say I do know the difference between strawberry jam from Aus and from NZ. I have never had a jam that tastes like those you buy over in our sister country. This was my favourite yoghurt of the lot and taste just like jam, yoghurt and crispy biscuits all wrapped into the one tub! I went straight to my local Woolies to get myself some of this.. Only to find out they weren’t on the shelves yet haha IDIOT! Should read my releases a little better.


Passionfruit
Succulent in flavour, this is a yoghurt that delivers a kiss straight from the tropics. Seduce your tastebuds but not your waistline.
I didn’t personally review this item and instead handballed it off to the fat guts partner to have a crack! I know I can trust his opinion and he is more honest then the pope! I am not a big one for passionfruit in food, but I will eat them raw straight off the tree… But going by him this was super yummy and taste like they had taken a passionfruit straight off the tree and mixed it around with some yoghurt. Talking about their yoghurt, this is a quality of yoghurt unlike any other that has entered my mouth. I thought a previously reviewed yoghurt was the best thing EVER and could not be beaten… But it just has (sorry) This yoghurt should win an award or something!!

Apple Crumble
Fruity Fuji apple (from our grower in Nelson) and cinnamon… a flavour combo guaranteed to transport you to the ‘best pud’ moment. Guilt free, comfort food at its best.
One of the things I love about these yoghurts is when you hit the jam like fruit that is in these yoghurts. I don’t mix it up, but when I saw my partner eat the sample has mixed it all up and even added a little mixed muesli in there. But the apple crumble was lovely and it almost feels weird eating it cold as I am so used to eating apple crumble hot! Mmm but it doesn’t taste like cooked apple but more a fresh apple just pureed, but that may just be my tastebuds.

The Collective gourmet yoghurts as they are available in Victorian Woolworth’s stores as well as independent outlets - RRP $2.35 for a 170g tub.
 For further information log on to  http://www.thecollectivedairy.com/oz 
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Betts Kids Shoes up for grabs- Closes 28th Sept 2013

Tuesday, 30 July 2013





I have a super cute giveaway coming up and would love to share it all with you right now and let you know how you can enter J

Recently I jumped onto Betts Kids website which can be found here, and fell in love with so many pairs of their shoes. The reason why I had jumped onto their site is because I was sent a look book from their new collection and just needed to make a pair each my girls! I have been endlessly searching for shoes that fit my girls well and don’t give them sore feet or blisters. I know how bad it is when I get a blister or wear cheap shoes that hurt, so I could not imagine how it would be for the poor little ones.

Betts Kids is one of the largest children’s footwear chain in Australia, if not the biggest.  I think that it is super cute that the entire family can wear and be seen in Betts/ Betts Kids. I personally love the adult range, but can talk about that in another post as I want to focus on Betts Kids.

Betts Kids aim of offering parents and kids:
o  Quality footwear that is comfortable and long-lasting
o  The latest fashion looks
o  Specialty help and advice relating to fit and style
o  An environment that was fun for both parents and kids


Betts Kids and Baby, Beauty, Body & Beyond has come together and would love to offer two pairs valued at $100 each.  So this means there are two prizes here up for grabs valued at $100.

All you have to do is tell me in 25 WOL what pair of shoes from Betts Kids you would like to see on your child’s foot!

The winner can select a style and size they like from a lookbook that will be emailed to them.
So please leave your emails, so we can contact the winners J
One entry per household.
Competition closes 28th September 2013.
Open to Australian Residents ONLY.

Here is there website if you wanted to have a little look: http://www.bettskids.com.au

Tried And Tested: Quattro For Women


I don’t wax (yet) but I am a shaver J I love a good razor that gets right down to my skin, and cuts the grow back time. Nothing I hate more then stubble that is there almost the next day. I think come this Summer though, I will be getting my first leg wax and see where it goes from there. But for now here is a razor I will be using:



Quattro For Women
Price of the kit is $11.99, 4 pack refills are $14.49
Is the first high performance razor with four blades and soothing conditioning strips to keep legs looking smooth all year round. And for a limited time Quattro for Women will come with a free trendy gift-with-purchase lace design nail art stickers that last up to 10 days.

My favourite thing this year is cool, eye catching nails that don't chip and peel right away. From bright neon decals to glitter infused tips, bold racing stripes, and intricate stencilling, the world of nails knows no bounds. Now the much loved razor brand Schick is joining in on the hot trend with the release of their new and limited edition lace design nail art stickers. 
I loved receiving this pack, as I have recently found a deep love for nail stickers. Being a mum to two girls that are just go, go, go I no longer have the time to spend ages on nail art (which is sad.) And I also find that for me having shorter nails, stickers last longer on then lacquers of polishes do.


Features of Quattro For Women:
·         Four ultra-thin blades with pivoting head that follow the contours of your body
·         Two conditioning strips with Acai Berry and Jojoba extracts for ultra moisturisation
·         Provides long lasting smoothness so you can skip a day or two
·         Solid metal handle covered by pink rubber with multiple finger rests and a rounded base for better grip
·         Shower hanger for easy storage
·         A stylish bathroom accessory
·         Fabulous limited edition nail art stickers inside the pack


Also another reason these guys have me sold is the fact that the razors are super sharp, and having four blades in the one razor makes it a better more gentle shave. And I don’t know if it is me or not but they also cut down closer to the skin, meaning regrowth takes longer and my shave actually lasts.
I also like the face there is titanium like bit and pieces on the razor making it heavier, so when it makes contact on your skin you don’t have to push. The weight on the head does all the hard work for you all I had to do was put the razor to my skin.
To begin with it takes a little getting used to from my old razor, but then it is a breeze to use. I LOVE the fact there are NO nicks or razor cuts J

Schick Quattro For Women with limited edition nail art stickers will be available at Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and pharmacies nationally until stocks last.

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