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The day I closed the door and walked away

A photograph of a blonde haired, rosey cheeked and blue eyed 16 month old baby boy sitting on his bedroom floor and playing with some wooden toys - The Day I Closed The Door and Walked Away - Mrs H's favourite things

Before I became a mother I could never imagine turning my back on a crying child. Especially not MY crying child. Of course, I knew that children had tantrums but I foolishly imagined that my children would be different. They would be angels. And they would never tantrum in public or get so upset that I wouldn’t be able to calm them. I also thought that I would be a natural mother. That from the moment they were born I…

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Flitterbee Christmas Elf Door – A Review

A photograph of the Opening Christmas Elf Door with Santa Claus Scene from Flitterbee - it is a beautiful miniature door painted in red and with glitter, a tiny Christmas wreath, a tiny ornate door handle and letter box - also included are a lovely poem to explain what to do with your door - some magic fairy dust - and a small elf key - surrounded by fairy lights - Flitterbee Opening Christmas Elf Door - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

Christmas is such a magical time for children, but until this year Little Miss H has always been too young to fully appreciate the magic. But she is now four and a half years old and can’t wait for Christmas. In fact, most days we hear “Mummy… Daddy… How many more sleeps until Christmas?” Over the years we’ve created a number of family Christmas traditions. Advent is filled with daily Christmassy activities and the kids also receive a book every…

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Recurrent miscarriage

“Saying Goodbye” by Zoë Clark-Coates – A Review and Interview with the Author

A flat lay photograph of the book Saying Goodbye by Zoë Clark-Coates on a piece of blue felt surrounded by white rose petals and blue pom pom flowers - Saying Goodbye by Zoë Clark-Coates - A Review and Interview with the Author - Mrs H's favourite things

There were moments when I was reading Zoë Clark-Coates’ first book, Saying Goodbye when I felt like Zoë had captured all my emotions about our four miscarriages. There are words and feelings that I still struggle to vocalise. Yet, Saying Goodbye has managed to capture all of these emotions and so much more. For sadly Zoë Clark-Coates understands baby loss. In Saying Goodbye she shares her personal story of baby loss. And how she and her husband Andy faced the loss of five babies. Shocked by the lack of…

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Reviewing the brand new Hatchimals: Hatchimals Surprise!

On Friday 6th October 2017 I officially became the best Mum in the world. For Friday 6th October 2017, was Hatchimals Day and the UK launch of the brand new Hatchimals Surprise. The toy that is on track to be the on every child’s Christmas list this year. And we were fortunate enough to be sent one by Spin Master and take part in a mass hatching on Twitter. I have to admit that I’d never heard of Hatchimals until…

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Showing our laundry some love with Ecover and the #EcoverLaundry Challenge

A photograph of some clean laundry in a white laundry basket with a bottle of Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Liquid on top - Showing Our Laundry Some Love with Ecover and the #EcoverLaundry Challenge - Mrs H's favourite things

My approach to doing the laundry is very similar to my approach to tidying the house. Ignore, ignore, ignore! It is only when the dirty clothes have almost taken over the house that I will remember that we own a washing machine. However, the real call to action will be when we don’t have any clean school uniforms, sleepsuits or underwear. And the only thing I have to wear is a work dress that hasn’t fit for five years. This inevitably…

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My ramblings

39 life lessons for 39 years

A photograph of a mother carrying her son in a Pao Papoose baby carrier and walking up a hill in a beautiful park following her four year old daughter - 39 Life Lessons for 39 Years - Mrs H's favourite things

On Friday 29th September 2017, I will turn 39. I’m one year off the big 4-0. And as much as I’ve loved my thirties, I’m actually looking forward to this new era of my life. An era which I get to spend with my fabulous husband and my two gorgeous rainbow babies. It’s exciting. I also find that as I age I learn more and more about myself and how to live in this world. So back in 2015, I wrote…

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Finding happiness Reviews

Little Mister H’s first walk in the woods with JoJo Maman Bébé

A colourful photograph of a little boy of 15 months old walking in the woods and wearing JoJo Maman Bébé clothes - including red wellie boots, a dino bus tour applique t-shirt and cosy baby joggers - the sun is shining and the little boy has a smile on his face - Little Mister H's first walk in the woods with JoJo Maman Bébé - Mrs H's favourite things

If you’ve followed this blog for a while then you will know that I’m a massive fan of JoJo Maman Bébé clothes. And I LOVE to dress my children in their beautiful designs. As not only are the clothes fabulous quality but they always look gorgeous too. JoJo Maman Bébé clothes are perfect for outdoor adventures. They look great against natural settings and they offer exceptional protection from the elements. Little Miss H has worn her 4-in-1 Waterproof Polarfleece Jacket in all weathers…

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Nine reasons why

A black and white photograph from a wedding - the photo shows the groom's hand on the small of his new brides' dress - photo courtesy of Tara Lee Photography - Nine Reasons Why - Mrs H's favourite things

Nine years ago today I said “I do” to the most wonderful man I’ve ever met. The man who sees me for me. The man who loves me for me. Mr H, you’re my best friend; my rock; my confidante; my lover; my companion and my soulmate. You’re my husband and my Mister. And I love you so much. Nine years ago, we shared the most fantastic day together. The sun shone and we were surrounded by friends and family. Since…

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