It does take a little while to get in to see her so maybe that will help give plenty of time to make arrangements for the little ones! She is also available in the evenings and on weekends which was helpful for me. As for product recommendations, I'm not sure. I too realized quickly that Deva products were not for me but, I am a research junkie and subsequently a product junkie so, I just did a bunch of trial and error on my own. I'm sure she won't mind you asking for recommendations beside Deva products though!