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Comforting Your Child’s Eczema With Oilatum #NationalEczemaWeek

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‘Comforting Your Child’s Eczema With Oilatum #NationalEczemaWeek’ is a sponsored post. As a parent, you give comfort to your child for many reasons. You give them a cuddle when they are upset. Or you tuck them up on the sofa with their favourite blanket and soft toy when they’re ill. And you comfort yourself from the stresses and worry of life by making yourself a calming cup of tea or lighting a sweet smelling candle. But if you’re child suffers…

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Books & Bakes Mental Health

Taking ‘Time To Read’ With Little Miss H And The BookTrust

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Reading is a big part of life in our house. Lately, I’ve fallen back in love with novels thanks to the Bookish Mamas book club which I run online with two other bloggers (Jess and Naomi). We’re also helping Little Miss H with her school reading (which is really coming on). And bedtime involves reading at least two stories to Little Miss H and at least another two to Little Mister H (their book preferences are quite different and we haven’t…

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Blogging & Vlogging Mental Health

Am I Inspiring?

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“You’re so inspiring.” These are words that I often hear because of my blog. Normally after I’ve written a post about being a mother with mental ill-health or surviving baby loss. Yet, inspiring is not a word I would apply to myself. I didn’t enter the world of blogging with the intention to inspire. Instead, I became a blogger for selfish reasons. Am I Inspiring? I started blogging back in 2012. I’d been signed off work for three and a…

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Baby Loss

I’m Jealous Of Bridget Jones

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Warning: The post “I’m jealous of Bridget Jones” contains spoilers and is about baby loss. It is 23:00 on Saturday evening and I’m sitting here wiping the tears from my face. Because I’ve just finished watching Bridget Jones’ Baby and now I’m filled with a mixture of emotions. If you haven’t seen it. Then do. It’s a bloody brilliant film. And hopefully, it won’t make you cry like I have. Yet, I was watching the film and I couldn’t help…

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Travel & Days Out

Paradise Wildlife Park – A Review

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Both our children, Little Mister H especially, love animals and dinosaurs. So we were really thrilled to be invited along to Paradise Wildlife Park earlier in August – as it has plenty of both. Paradise Wildlife Park – A Review Situated just to the West of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, Paradise Wildlife Park is under an hour’s drive from my parents’ house (where we were staying with the kids for a few days). It’s a pretty convenient location for anyone north…

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Home & Garden Uncategorized

How Furniture Can Help Sell Your Home

A photograph of a smart and large kitchen in a modern home - How Furniture Can Help Sell Your Home - Mrs H's favourite things

How furniture can help sell your home is a collaborative post. If you’re looking to sell your home then there are thousands of tips and tricks out there. From baking fresh bread in the morning of a viewing to cutting the lawn. One that requires less effort is simply using your furniture effectively. It can be risky to purchase new furniture before you move house, but you can use your existing furnishings to help sell your home and buy fresh items…

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Mental Health

My Depression And Anxiety Relapse

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Trigger Warning: If you suffer from depression or anxiety then you may find this post, about my current depression and anxiety relapse, triggering. “I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say ‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one’ll love you as you are But I won’t let them break me down to dust I know that there’s a place for us…

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Fashion & Beauty Reviews & Giveaways

Love Your Hair With The Brand New BaByliss Big Hair Care

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This is a paid collaboration with BaByliss Big Hair Care and is part of their #loveyourhair campaign. My hair has always been one of my favourite parts of my body. I love the colour and I like the fact it is quite versatile. I can wear it short or long and it seems to suit my face in both styles. However, my hair is very flat and lank. It is poker straight and I’ve often compared my hairstyle to Morticia Adams’…

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