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My First Emotions: The Parent’s Guide

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Mr H, being a communicator by trade, is always reading books about human behaviour. He recently read out this sentence to me from a book by Jonathan Haidt called The Righteous Mind (the fun we have in our house!): “We are deeply intuitive creatures whose gut feelings drive our strategic reasoning.” It really connected with me because, as someone who has struggled with my mental health all my life, I know how true this is. On any day, my feelings…

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Finding happiness Travel & Days Out

Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World – A Review

A photograph of a little girl on The Queen's Flying Coach Ride at Peppa Pig World in Paultons Park looking over Peppa Pig World - Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

In May, we were invited to the family theme park, Paultons Park. They were opening two new rides in Peppa Pig World and we were asked to go and review them. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to go. So when we knew we would be in Southampton for the weekend in early July, we decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to visit Paultons Park. Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World – A Review I have to admit that I…

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Travel & Days Out

10 Reasons Why A Royal Caribbean Cruise Would Make A Perfect Family Holiday

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The other week we were invited to spend turnaround day on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Independence of the Seas. The Independence of the Seas has just had a multi-million pound makeover and has some fabulous new features. Blogging has provided my family with some wonderful opportunities. But without a doubt, being able to spend a day onboard the Independence of the Seas was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve had. We got to appreciate everything that a Royal…

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Travel & Days Out

Our First Family Festival And Festival Essentials

A little girl walking up a big hill at Elderflower Fields Festival - Mrs H's favourite things

On Spring Bank Holiday weekend, Little Miss H and I headed to Pippingford Park in Uckfield to attend our first family festival. Our visit had been arranged by Auntie B who was also coming too. She’d suggested that we join up with some of her friends and attend Elderflower Fields Festival. Apparently, Elderflower Fields is the ideal festival for small children. And a brilliant starter festival. I have to admit that I was quite anxious before we went. I was worried…

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Home & Garden

Sharing My Laundry Gems With Persil Powergems

A photograph of a woman leaning against a laundry pile and looking fed up. In front of the laundry pile are three bottles of Persil ultimate Powergems. And using the power of Photoshop the woman is sitting in a field and her laundry pile is so tall it touches up to the ceiling - Sharing My Laundry Gems With Persil Ultimate Powergems - Mrs H's favourite things

This post was written in partnership with Persil Powergems. Laundry. It is, without doubt, my least favourite household chore. Gone are the days when Mr H and I could get all our clothes clean over the weekend. I now feel that our laundry pile reaches up to the sky and never gets any smaller. The stack of washing is never ending and I sometimes wonder if the bottom of the laundry basket truly exists. I can’t remember the last time…

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Motherhood

Store Your Memories With An Ottoman Bed

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This is a collaborative post. Mr H and I are currently going through the house decluttering. And although, I’m trying to be ruthless there are some items that I just won’t part with. These are usually items that bring back precious family memories.  Memories that I cherish and that I want to be able to treasure and hold onto. I also want to be able to pass these possessions onto my children when they are older. However, I worry that…

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Travel & Days Out

7 Things To Do In Bristol

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This is a collaborative post.  My family and I moved to Bristol when I was four years old. But when we moved our house was still being built. So we lived in a hotel for a month – the Unicorn Hotel. It was very exciting. We finally moved to our new house on my fifth birthday. And I always believed that our new house was my birthday present. We only lived there for five years but I was devastated when…

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Fashion & Beauty

Summer Fashion Essentials From Fashion World

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This is a collaborative post. I used to love summer fashion. From floaty florals to pretty pastels, I just adored the styles and colours. However, that was before I became a mother, and my figure changed. Since then I’ve fully embraced winter and autumn fashion. Skinny jeans and baggy sweatshirts have become my friends. But then www.fashionworld.co.uk contacted me and asked if I would try some of the summer fashion essentials from their website. I decided that this was my…

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