Wednesday, 24 August 2016

school drop off

Anyone who drops their kids at school or collect them in the afternoons will most probably share in the knowledge and frustration that is the school drop off system, usually there is not enough parking, lots of congestion etc etc... however for the most part I must say with my kids school they have done a really good job of making this system as easy as possible for parents, with teachers guiding the crossings every morning, new parking being g implemented an extra traffic circle was requested, slotted leaving times for each grade etc and for the most part I myself have figured when the most manic times are and I work around those so that most of them I do not have to drive around to get a parking space, I don't know about other parents but I do not like to drop and go, I prefer to have piece of mind knowing I have physically walked my kids to their class and plus I love the hugs and kisses I get before I leave.

For the most part the parents are all courteous and respectful of each other and the other kids being dropped off, and then you get a person like I did this morning who honked at me for trying to give way to the woman parked ahead of me trying to get onto the road, and I'm not talking one hoot... seriously lady could you not wait one frikken minute, she got the poor woman so into a tizz that I had to drive on because the woman wasn't sure what to do and then she almost took the woman out as she tried to come out after me, boy did I huff and puff and on she drove behind me only to turn into a prestigious private school , it really irked me, and I really couldn't care less if she was late there is no reason to be rude or un- courteous on the road just because you are in a rush it really is incredibly irresponsible and dangerous and just down right rude!

I really felt so bad for that other mom this morning.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Update of sorts



I was lying awake last night thinking about things, Loghan's pregnancy in particular.


You see of all my pregnancies Loghan was the one where I was most healthy, I did everything by the book and his pregnancy bar his early entry into the world was textbook… and you know what this has taught me, that nothing can predicted, sometimes things happen in life that you cannot explain or understand… things like ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, General anxiety disorder, non-verbal TICS and Gran Mal Seizures… according to science when everything is textbook these things shouldn’t happen but they do, not that I would ever want them to change for anything other than that it would be easier for my child, but this is what we have come to this is who he is and no amount of going back is going to change that.

So I guess this is a bit of an update, I am still struggling to comprehend everything that we have been told, it hasn’t sunk in yet, but Loghan has been scheduled for an EEG and auditory exam, also a more formal assessment where we will confirm a diagnosis however as things stand we have been told we are looking at high functioning autism along the lines of Aspergers with signs that he may be experiencing absence seizures, he has and is also showing the signs and symptoms of both a general anxiety disorder and displaying non-verbal tics all alongside his ADHD, we have reassessed medication, he has changed teachers and we are looking at the possibility of changing schools at some point in the future if need be, these things take time there are waiting lists for years, and although we would prefer that he stay in a mainstream school at some point this may no longer be in his best interest and we will have to look at an alternative especially when it comes to high school.
I’m not angry, I am not asking myself why etc, in many ways I am relieved that we have a way forward that we are getting answers, but at the same time there is sadness for my son to know that these things may have been missed with all the hoards of doctors etc we have gone through… that ticks me off and makes me sad but having an autistic child does not, I am incredibly proud of Loghan, I want what is best for him I want him to achieve everything in life he possibly can, I’m not going to blame vaccines, or medications, diets or even doctors it makes me like a said a bit ticked that it has taken us so long to get answers but we are getting somewhere now and I cannot change what has happened all we can do is move forward, nothing is to blame and I will not find something to blame for the sake of it, I can only hope and be positive that from this point on the

Shampooheads Professional- Product Review

Before I start this post, this is not a sponsored post, the products were sent to me but I have not been paid for my opinion and as usual will only do a post about a product if I intend to or have been happy to use them within my family.

This package arrived on my desk a week ago and I would be lying if I said that seeing my blog name on a package doesn't make me giddy inside, I opened the box and couldn't wait to get these products home to try.

 

Before I test products I always look into the company and product first and I was pleased to find that Shampooheads Professional is not only PH balanced and dermatologically tested but it is also Paraban free and not tested on animals, these products were also developed with the help of Dr Mariam Stoppard a forerunner in terms of childhood development and care.

The product range is eye catching with it neon on black writing and is aimed at kids and teens.

To be clear I always test a product on myself before I test it on my kids so once hubby and I had and found ourselves to be happy with the formula and product we then allowed the boys to pick and choose and in the end we tried out everything, the boys especially loved the strawberry range which I have to say smells AMAZING!!!

My hair is incredibly dry to begin with so I will say it did dry my hair out a bit more but my hubby was very very impressed.

The two ranges I opted to test out were:

   Strawberry Kiss
·       "Our formulations are enriched with soft cotton extract. Cotton plants produce creamy-white flowers and   are native to most subtropical countries. Cotton is connected to the feeling of comfort and smoothness."
          Blueberry Burst
     "Our formulations are enriched with refreshing water mint. The plant is common across Europe, North and South America and is cultivated in Africa and Asia. It is used in shampoos for it’s refreshing qualities."

 
All 3 of my kids have different types of hair, my eldest wears his short and his hair is very thick and on the dry side, my middle son rocks the bed head look his hair is thick and virtually UN-tameable it just does its own thing and my youngest has medium length soft fine hair with a curl to it.

I was incredibly happy to get the strawberry DE-tangling spray as I am yet to find one that works well on my youngest and he hates anyone brushing his hair, we sprayed it on before getting in the bath and  5 minutes later I was able to painlessly comb through his hair it was really incredible, the shampoo and conditioner also left all 3 of the boys hair soft and smelling great, their hair was not left dry or oily or looking like we had washed it with a tub of silicone like some products do.

The hair gel in Blueberry burst was our final product test and when they say strong hold they mean it, I do not have the ability to style hair so I am not sure my kids were all that impressed with me but the gel itself was great, a small spot went a long way and it smelt great, I will definitely be trying to perfect their style a bit more with the help- of this product in the near future.

I would like to thank FreebeesPRandMarketing for sending me these products to try my kids love them and this makes me a very happy momma, I look forward to seeing more from this brand in locally in the future.