Back To School with VoseneFamilies

A little while ago we received this:

I asked people what they thought was in it, well what an unimaginative bunch! Vosene shampoo was the top guess but there is much more besides. VoseneFamilies have really put their thinking caps on and collected up some goodies to help us through the last few weeks and days of the holiday and through the Back To School period. And they hit the nail on the head!


An alarm clock, keeping Kieran in bed or getting him up at the right time – this is already in use getting us back into a routine so there is less stress next week.

Art materials and magazines – these have been whipped out at the first hint of “I’m bored” on the all too frequent wet days and obviously can be used time and time again.

Games, stickers and a space-hopper have been great for fun with friends and keeping amused – and also for blowing off steam (obviously I use the space hopper more than anyone else!).

All this and more aimed at making life easier, and it works. Of course there is Vosene shampoos, gels and more and these are great – more so (pause to itch) as they are head lice repellent. We’ve avoided them so far and with a little vosene help plan to continue doing! And again my skin is crawling – gah!

Thank you Vosene, you’ve sent everything we could need and more (and I am also most thrilled with the re-useable and lidded box – I’m easily pleased!).

Vosene have a  new competition on the website at the moment where each week one lucky winner will be picked to win a personalised back to school prize worth up to £150. All you have to do is upload a Mums little secret tip for easing the load.

Why not pop over and enter? Be as imaginative and creative as you can. The prize is well worth it!

Don’t forget that for more information, news and offers you can say hello to Vosene Families on Twitter!


Sleeptime Family Observations

Scribbled in a notebook whilst on holiday last week:

It’s nearly 10pm and Roy, Kieran and Taylor are all fast asleep. We are in our Travelodge on holiday so are all in the same room. I can’t sleep, it’s too hot, so I’m sat up and watching…

Taylor is in his travel cot, on his front. I hate it when he lies on his front as he has this awful habit of sleeping face down! He’s 8 months old now and is fine but I still don’t like it! Turning him is pointless, he’ll only grunt at me and roll back over. Taylor breathes so softly that when I check he is breathing (am I the only one who does breathing checks on the kids before sleep?), I end up tickling him in his sleep, just so he’ll move a little and reassure me. Looking at him lying here, stretched out, it hits me just how much he has grown already. Gah!

Kieran as usual has kicked his covers off and is trying to curl his hair with his fingers in his sleep. He is a big five year old now and has finished a whole year at “big school” already. Despite this, when I look at him now, looking so vulnerable in his sleep, I can see that he really is only a little boy still. Still my baby. I hope he stays like this for just a little while longer!

Last but not least, Roy! The first thing I notice is that he’s lost some weight! The poor man has been living on soup & mash for weeks now after extensive oral surgery. I’m making a mental note to feed him up! I’m out of bed and over at the desk and every so often he reaches out for me in his sleep, frowns, then turns over again. That is sweet!

My three men, sleeping quietly. So alike, yet so different! I wouldn’t change any of them. **

** This does not include Roy’s occasional snoring 

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