Edu Prints Plus review

Hey readers,

I had the opportunity to review some gorgeous educational prints from Edu Prints Plus. The company is an online shop that sell kids’ posters that are designed to give words of wisdom and numbers of knowledge to inspire, excite up, and set your kids up for the infinite things they could do.

I chose three prints with quotes on that I thought would provide motivation and inspiration for my boys. When I do have the money I shall be buy frames to make them look better on the bedroom walls.

Below is a picture of the three prints I have chosen. 

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Normal is overrated. 

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I really love this quote and think it is brilliant reminder to have on my children’s bedroom wall. I have a son who masks a lot of behaviour from seeing other children at school and I try my best to encourage him to be himself. I think it is important to celebrity individuality and not going along with the crowd. I want him to read this and remember it is ok to be different. I also like the font – is big, bright and bold that will catch your eyes. I like the cartoon picture because it is fun and child friendly.

Don’t be afraid to be different.

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Again this poster stuck out to me when I was choosing prints to review. I really like this message especially when trying to reinforce the fact that it is important to be yourself. Peer pressure is a big thing and I want my children to know that it is ok to go with what feels right for you rather then what Joe Bloggs is doing. So, much of life is full of putting people into categories or bands even from an early age at school. I am real strong believer in individuality. I want my son’s to read this every day and remember this message for life.

Now, the serious bit is out of the way I want to talk about the design. I love the multi-coloured word on different. I like imagine of the picture and think it is simple but really effective. It looks great in a child’s room but also say in an educational setting such as a nursery or school.

When it rains look for rainbows.

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I really like this quote especially when my son’s now take themselves to the bedroom when they want alone time. My eldest (we think he has autism but we know how hard it is to get a diagnosis). Anyhow, at night he gets very anxious and has a lot of intrusive thoughts. There is not a night goes by when he doesn’t stop asking questions over and over again. He gets scared and he doesn’t sleep very well. I like this poster because it is happy and it reminds you that even though you’re feeling sad or going through something look for the good. My son really likes this one as he loves stars. I think it looks great, attractive and popular with both my sons.

Overall I am impressed with the design, the card is thick and when delivered it is not bend which is helpful. The service is top notch. Edu Prints Plus also do more than just quotes, there’s educational pictures such as times tables. So there is plenty of choice to add a little something different to your walls.

Cheers for reading X

This is an advertisement feature. I was given the three posters for free in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

Restore

Hey readers,

My word or the week is:

as it is the return school and the non stop letters and now double the amount of letters I recieve as I have two kids that go to school now.

Of course I had to mention Halloween. We decorated the home and looks awesome. Both boys went to a Halloween party and loved every minute of it especially when they had to try and eat a donut hanging up. They got suited and booted as well with their outfits – a witch and a Skelton. There was a disco and my eldest has really gotten into recently dancing so definately in his element with that.

I am loving the early dark nights. I just feel more relaxed maybe becuase there is less people knocking around haha. I was also impressed with how well the boys managed with the clocks going back.

Cheers for Reading X

Lovely

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

Lovely word of the week

This week has been fun having not the stress of raving our in the morning and relaxing. We went out for the day to Birmingham National sea life centre which the boys loved seeing all the fishes and penguins. Hubby and I were really impressed with how well the day turned out with no meltdowns which are a refreshing change.

We also had picnics and spent time outdoors in parks this week as we could be more flexible with time therefore not having to stress about time and have options to go to different places.

Overall this week has been lovely for my boys and myself as we have all really benefited from some downtime. Although not shew the will be happy next week with being introduced with the getting up early in the morning.

Hope you had a good week.

Cheers for reading X

Defeated

Hey readers,

I have depression, however, I can still function fairly well most of the time. This week though I have suffered a knock back which has been hard to even get out of the bed to function. I wanted to hide because I just didn’t have the energy to fight. The only time I got up was for my children otherwise I felt numb and worthless.

Everything feels like a chore, having to find the motivation to continue was so hard it felt like a mental workout. My body aches because it has taken a battering from my mental torture inside my mind. I am frustrated because I fool myself that I am better when all I do is mask and try to continue.

I suppose with uncertainty my anxiety flares up making me hyper-alert to emotions and always on the lookout because I am not in control. I feel powerless and scared. I hate to think about my future because it saddens me.

My anxiety seeps into my dreams and I relive some painful memories. I don’t like it, I smashed all my stuff on my bedside cabinet not realising until I was awake to find the destruction.

People don’t realise how hard work it is. I know to change the record but it is true, you can’t escape your own mind, there is nowhere to run and feel safe. You have to get through it. It is one of the toughest things I have to do, living is hard work when you feel like a pile crap. I am consciously aware of how I feel. It is exhausting because I am battling my inner monologue.

Sometimes I want to give up a bit I don’t because I would never dream of doing that to my children. They are the only things keeping me going at the moment. I know it just an episode where I feel this crap and I know it will pass. it is just getting through this bad storm to see the other side. during this dark time, it is hard to believe that light will appear because it feels like never-ending.

I think one of the triggers is feeling threatened and not been heard. I feel the injustice and the accusation that has been flowing around. It sucks and hurts. Fear that what I need won’t be there and the fight for getting what I deserve is tough going. It wouldn’t have been so bad had it not been the situation encouraging the event to then turn the other way.

It is hard trying to fight and price something when really the person should open their eyes, but of course, money talks and who cares about being honest when really it all boils down to the number game, f*uck the individual.

I just feel so angered by life and just trying to prove my point. I just got to keep reminding myself it will pass and take one day at a time.

Cheers for reading. X

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Rollercoaster

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

because my emotions have been very up down. I have felt frustrated with the school regarding my son and feeling like I am fighting a battle. I have been struggling with depression (but won’t depress you with that). I have also had some happy moments because depression is not always a straight line and mental health is very messy.

I was proud of my son this week as he received marvellous reader award from school. He hadn’t needed to be asked to read this week because he has been really loving Roald Dhal Revolting rhymes, he was hooked. I also dug out Dirty Beasts by Roald Dhal this week and he was hooked. He loves the funny dark side of tales, which is a very good choice in my opinion….lol.

Also, this week I and hubby had a checky date night during a school night, haha. We went to see Simon Evans at Loughborough. It was a good night and just h tonic needed for both of us.

Hope you have had a good week.

Cheers for reading X

#Aceforschool challenge

Hey readers,

We are now near the end of the first term and I as a parent have already had to deal with tricky stains from the lovely mud kitchen (an area full of mud and water) to art stains plentiful of them. Therefore I have to battle the challenge of trying to remove them tough old stains on the uniform.

Here are my tips on how to deal with a smooth school evening.

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Routine.

First, of all establish a routine as it is important to lay down the rules. First thing is first when we get home is to make sure that the boys take off their school uniform and get changed into there play clothes.

Drink.

I don’t know if it is just my kid in the fact that he needs reminding to have a drink. It is amazing to see the difference after they have had a drink and are much calmer. If I don’t remind my son he won’t have one. Luckily my youngest is the opposition but still it is good to keep on track of things.

Playtime.

Allow your children to have some fun and unwind. It took me a long time to not get stressed about homework and stuff. They actually perform much better when they are calm.

Check.

This is a mum task for me is to check the uniform for stains. It is amazing the array of different stuff that occurs on the uniform from paint to tomato ketchup they are there. My eldest also attend after-school clubs and one is netball, gardening and street dance. My son isn’t the sort to just sit still and he loves to get his hands dirty. Therefore school uniform has to be checked every day haha.

I tested out the ACE range that was sent to me from BritMums.

I used the stain remover spray to use instantly to hit them tough stains quickly and leave them in to soak.

Measuring cup from the bottle for the Ace for colours.

After some time of soaking the clothing in the stain remover, I then put the garments into the washing machine with 100ml of the ACE for colours laundry fabric stain remover. I find sorting out the clothing soon as I can then it will reduce the stain.

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Before spraying the target area with Ace stain remover spray.
After.

The combination of the spray and fabric stain remover really worked well at erasing them tough stains. I am very impressed.

Homework.

Making sure that there is time for homework is important because there is nothing worse than trying to do the homework on the morning of the due in date *ahem*.

Here is some detail of both the ACE products below.

Ace for colours helps make the laundry is a fabric stain remover that you can put on your laundry to help get rid of stains and eliminates odours. It keeps whites bright and colours shine.

Ace stain remover spray is a spray that you spray on the affected area of clothing and leave it to soak to help get rid of the stubborn stains. Perfect for school uniform which happens frequently when my boys come home with stains to show how much fun they have had at home.

Here is a picture of my boys together who don’t sit still for a minute 🙂

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Cheers for reading X

“This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEforSchool Challenge, sponsored by ACE. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper. http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk/ or to buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s.”