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My favourite bloggers featuring Make, do & Push

A stylised photograph of a keyboard, plant pot, postcard, pair of glasses and bag of washi tape on a marble background - features the blog post title My Favourite Bloggers featuring Make, Do & Push - Mrs H's favourite things

I’ve been a blogger for over five years now. During that time, I’ve read some amazing blogs written by people I now consider friends, and I guess, colleagues. And as a result, the list of my favourite bloggers has grown and grown. I’ve read posts that have made me laugh and others that have made me cry. Writing that’s inspiring and writing that’s educational. Words on a screen that have made me feel less alone. That have helped me realise…

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Finding happiness Reviews

ZooBooKoo Spelling Cube Book – A Bigjigs Play Patrol Review

A photograph of a four year old girl playing with the fabulous educational toy the ZooBooKoo Spelling Cube Book that can be bought at Bigjigs - this is the review of that toy -which is part of our role as members of the Bigjigs Play Patrol - Mrs H's favourite things

Back in April we were thrilled to be chosen to be part of the Bigjigs Play Patrol. It is a role that Little Miss H and Little Mister H have thrown themselves into. And they had a lovely time when they reviewed the Bigjigs Rainbow Rattle and Garden Bead Box. Then in May, Little Miss H was sent the ZooBooKoo Spelling Cube Book. A fantastic educational toy that is designed to support the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1. ZooBooKoo…

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My ramblings

Why we won’t talk to our children about terrorism but we will talk about democracy

Why we won't be talking to our children about the threat of terrorism but we will talk to them about the power of Democracy - A photograph of an innocent and beautiful little girl sitting in front of a window and bathed in sunlight - Why we won't talk to our children about the threat of terrorism but we will talk to them about the power of Democracy - Mrs H's favourite things

It has been a week of mixed emotions. The sadness and fear of the terrorist attacks in London. The loving unity and joy of the One Love concert in Manchester. And the hope of a General Election. At times like this, I feel parenthood weigh heavy on my shoulders. What should we tell our children? Should we tell them anything at all? Why we won’t talk to our children about the threat of terrorism… We have a four-year old daughter, who is constantly curious.…

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Finding happiness Reviews

Sunshine in a box – reviewing the Sunshine Subscription Box

Back in March I was feeling very blue and I needed some extra sunshine in my life so it was lovely to be able to review the Sunshine subscription Box - the Sunshine Box is the perfect present to help cheer a friend up when they are having a hard time - Sunshine in a box - Reviewing the Sunshine Subscription Box - Mrs H's favourite things

I was feeling quite blue in March. So I was thrilled when the lovely people from Pebblewise said that they would send me that month’s Sunshine Subscription Box to review. “A monthly box of surprises thoughtfully handpicked to raise spirits and bring a little sunshine into everyone’s lives.” I love the idea of a box of goodies that has been picked especially to brighten someone’s day. There are often times when I’ve wanted to send a gift to a friend who has been…

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Family Finding happiness

Our June 2017 bucket list

How can we possibly be at the end of the third day of June already? This year is zooming by. And I’m certain that since having Little Mister H I have entered into a parallel universe where time moves twice as fast. May was a wonderful month. It was the month Little Miss H turned four. And we seemed very busy. I’ve got a feeling that June is going to be a fabulous month too. And it’s already off to a brilliant start. As…

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Finding happiness

My top 5 tips for turning #TearsIntoSmiles

My Top Five Tips for Turning #TearsIntoSmiles - taking part in Elastoplast #TearsIntoSmiles campaign - Mrs H's Favourite Things

Both my children love being outdoors. Little Miss H in particular is never happier than when she is running around outside. She’s also a daredevil and loves climbing – especially trees! She’s often covered in bruises, cuts and grazes and as a result I’ve become a pro when it comes to turning #tearsintosmiles. We’re very lucky to live right by some beautiful woods. And we go for long walks there whenever we can. There is one spot that we always loiter…

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Mental health

Sharing the story of my depression for Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW17

An introductory post to why I have decided to share My Story of Depression. I plan to write an autobiographical series that documents my Mental Health over the years. Sharing My Story of Depression for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 #MHAW17

I have suffered from depression for 18 years of my life. And I will suffer with it until the day I die. Depression is a part of me. I’ve had it for the majority of my adult life. It has made me the person I am today. I know I’ve talked about it on this blog but I’ve mainly written pretty prose about feelings or the fear of relapsing. I haven’t ever talked about the nitty-gritty of living with depression. This…

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Motherhood My rainbow baby

My Rainbow Baby featuring Family Travel with Ellie

My Rainbow Baby is a blog series where I ask fellow bloggers to share the stories of their children born after baby loss. These babies are the rainbow that appears to brighten up the sky after the darkest storm - My Rainbow Baby Blog series - Mrs H's favourite things

Welcome back to the blog series My Rainbow Baby. I created My Rainbow Baby in the wish that it will give hope to anyone who has experienced baby loss or is struggling to have a longed for baby. To show that even after the darkest storm a rainbow can appear. Little Miss H and Little Mister H are not the only rainbow babies. There are many of them. And I want to share the beautiful and poignant tales of these special little rainbows.…

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