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Rainbow Design’s Classic Winnie the Pooh Toys – Review and Giveaway

A photograph of the Eeyore Comfort Blanket and Tigger Soft Toy from the Classic Winnie the Pooh Toy collection from Rainbow Designs. These toys are leaning against a wall and sitting on a soft blue baby blanket -

I adore Winnie the Pooh. I always have. There is something so lovable and endearing about the characters from A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh and House on Pooh Corner. I’ve always had a particularly soft spot for Tigger and Eeyore. As I love their contrasting characteristics; the gloom of Eeyore and the bouncing exuberance of Tigger. I want my children to also appreciate the wonder of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. One of Little Mister H’s Spare Parents…

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Natural Oral Care from The Natural Family Co. (NFco) – A Review and giveaway

A photograph of a toothbrush from the Natural Family Co. (NFco.) in a Cath Kidston melamine cup with a toothpaste from NFco and another toothpaste at the side - Natural Oral Care For The Whole Family With The Natural Family Company (NFco)- A review and a giveaway - Mrs H's favourite things

Back in July, The Natural Family Co (NFco) launched a Natural Oral Care range featuring toothpaste and toothbrushes. This Australian company was developed by Justin and Rachel Bernhaut, the founders of Jack N’ Jill Natural Care. Jack N’ Jill have been a trusted leader in children’s natural oral care for over 40 years. So it seems only right that they’ve begun to design a range to be used by the whole family. “We are always looking for new ways to work…

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Mental health

An open letter to the girl who just attempted suicide

A moody photograph of a woman with brown hair standing and looking mournfully down to the ground. With one hand she is twirling a necklace - An Open Letter to the Girl Who Just Attempted Suicide - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: If you have personal experience of suicide or suicidal depression then you may find this post upsetting. If you’re currently struggling with suicidal thoughts and you’re in danger then please call 999 and request an ambulance immediately.  My dear girl As I write this letter to you, I have tears pricking the back of my eyes. My heart hurts thinking of you lying in that hospital bed. Because last night you took an overdose. It was your fourth.…

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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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Fashion Reviews

Finding My Mummy Style with J D Williams’ Autumn/ Winter Collection

A photograph of a young brunette woman standing outside and wearing a blue ruffle sleeve jumper from JD Williams and grey skinny jeans and a pair of grey ankle boots - this is a photo of her modelling her new Mummy Style - Finding My Mummy Style With JD Williams and their Autumn/ Winter Collection - Mrs H's favourite things

Before I was a Mummy, I wore a wide variety of clothes. I loved to wear a smart dress with opaque tights and heels to work. But now I’m a mum those clothes aren’t practical and lurk in my wardrobe unloved and unworn. My mummy style isn’t one that I’m particularly happy with. It consists mainly of jeans and t-shirts. It isn’t very stylish and it can look frumpy. When JD Williams contacted me and asked me to review some…

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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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