Vitamins for me and my kids

Vitamins for me and my kids

I was never really one to take vitamins. I remember taking folic acid during both of my pregnancies but that is it really. Recently I decided that it was time for me and my children to take some.

Whilst on a shopping trip in Bromley a few months ago, I popped into Holland & Barrett and bought some Biotin for myself and some Healthy Kids Multi Vitamins for Leshay (age 9) and Jaray (age 7).

Biotin

What is it for?

Supports the maintenance for normal skin, hair and mucous membranes.

Directions of use

I usually take 3 a day, you are allowed to take 1-4 a day, preferably with a meal.

Results

I have been taking these for 3 months now and haven’t seen that much change in my hair or skin however my nails are now really long and super strong so I am really pleased with the result. I did pop back to get some more however the sales assistant recommended a slightly different vitamin because I told him that I am trying to grow my hair longer and he recommended these that I will try next:

Vitamins for the hair

What is it for?

For maintenance of normal hair and hair colour

Directions of use

It says to take 3 a day, preferably with a meal.

Results

I haven’t started to take these yet as still I have 1 tub of Biotin left but once I have taken these for a few months I will report back to you and let you know how I get on!

Healthy kids Multi vitamins

What is it for?

Provides support to growing kids health and bones. Contains vitamin A, B, C, D and E

Directions of use

They are for children age 3 years and over, they can have only one gummy per day. My children normally take theirs every morning after their breakfast.

Results

They have been taking these for 3 months now and if I’m honest I haven’t seen that much change however as they are growing kids, I feel happy that they enjoy taking these and are gaining all of the extra benefits that these vitamins provide! They are little bear shaped gummy ‘sweets’ and my children love them, they also had some in orange flavour with added Omega 3 but I stayed with the multi vitamin ones simply because they were on offer ☺️ but I will go back and get some of them next time!

Do you take vitamins? What do you take and what do you recommend? I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Thanks for reading,

Layonie xx

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3 Simple Money Saving Tips

3 Simple Money Saving Tips

I’m always amazed at how much money I see people fritter away. If you have read my ebook Pocket Money To Big Money then you will know how much I hate liabilities and for me spending £10 or more everyday on lunch is just crazy. I personally take a packed lunch into work with me and only ever buy it if I am rushing in the mornings and haven’t had chance to make it for myself. Another exception is if it happens to be somebody’s birthday or leaving lunch and I have been invited to attend.

Otherwise my cheese and salmon trimmed sandwiches are perfectly fine for me 🙂

Are you guilty of frittering away money and feel like you can’t help yourself? Here are my 3 quick tips to help you get on your way to saving money:

1.Avoid using your card, draw out money from the cash machine once a week and stick to that budget that you have in your purse/wallet. Spending cash is always a lot harder than spending your money from your card. Tapping the machine with your card is simple and easy and although you are still aware of what you are spending at that moment it doesn’t inflict the same amount of emotion in you as it would compared to when you are using your actual cash! So set yourself a budget every week, choose a day that you will draw out your money and stick to your cash budget. It only takes a few minutes out of your day to do this and you will be amazed at the results!

2.Plan ahead! My children’s birthdays are only a month apart from each other (and my daughters birthday is only 2 days after mine) and if I tried to get them both everything that they wanted I would be struggling financially for the rest of my life (actually that’s a slight exaggeration as my children are really good in that they don’t actually want for much) but still, I always plan ahead by creating a birthday list for them months in advance. Whenever they ask me for something, I add that item to my list in my notes on my phone and a month before their birthday I send it round to family and friends (that ask me for it, I don’t just send it out to everyone demanding for presents for my kids lol) and this way my children get a lot of what they have asked for without me being left pocketless!

3.Plan free play dates out! You don’t have to spend lots of money to have fun, some of my favourite play dates are when my friends come round to mine with their kids and we have a coffee and catch up whilst the children either play in their bedroom with all of the toys or they go out into the back garden where we can keep an eye on them, it’s less stress, with summer approaching it’s lovely to relax out in the sun and we all get that quality time with our friends enjoying each others company!

I hope that these have helped!

Let me know if you have any further tips?

Layonie Jae x