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“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 many 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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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 My family

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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First steps with the Infantino 3-in-1 Walker

A photograph of a 14 month old baby boy kneeling on a living room carpet and playing with the Infantino 3-in-1 Walker - he is playing with the mini ball run and loving exploring the different elements of the walker - First Steps with the Infantino 3-in-1 Walker - Mrs H's favourite things

We’re very proud that Little Mister H is now officially walking! He started the week after he turned 13 months. Like his sister before him, he kept us waiting a while. There were several weeks where there was a lot of very tentative standing and wobbling… with the occasional lunge forward. But when our children get it, it seems like they really get it. Little Mister H is now storming around the house with ease, and causing all kinds of…

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Diono Quantum travel system – A Review

A photograph of a woman pushing her baby boy in a Diono Quantum Travel System in teal blue - she is pushing the Diono Quantum in a beautiful park (called Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells) and is standing in front of the boating lake/ duck pond and there are pedalos in the background - #AdventureReady with Diono Quantum Travel System - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

A while back the lovely people at Diono sent me their brand new travel system to review. Since attending the launch event and writing up my first impressions about the Diono Quantum travel system, I’ve been putting this fabulous new buggy through its paces. (With some help from Little Mister H of course!) I thought it was about time that I write-up some more considered thoughts about the Diono Quantum Travel System. The Diono Quantum travel system – a review A different…

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Celebrating our Rainbow Baby with Party Pieces

A photograph of a beautiful 7 month old baby boy at his Welcome to the World party celebrating the birth of our second rainbow baby - Celebrating Our Rainbow Baby with Party Pieces - Little Mister H's Welcome to the World Party - Mrs H's favourite things

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that Little Miss H and Little Mr H are rainbow babies. This means that both our children were born following baby loss. And they are the bright and beautiful rainbows in the sky after the heartbreaking storms of miscarriage. After three miscarriages we’d almost given up hope of having a second child. And so the pregnancy with Little Mister H was always going to be our last. No matter how it…

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Sylvanian Families Ballet Theatre Playset and Sea Otter Family – A Review

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Sylvanian Families. They were my favourite toy as a child. And I’d spend hours in my room playing with my bear family and their cosy cottage. I really hoped that Little Miss H would come to love Sylvanian Families as much as I did. She is such a creative child and I knew that these fabulous figures would be perfect for imaginative play. When Little Miss H turned four in…

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