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Baby Loss

Baby Loss: Is It Time To Move On?

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Trigger warning – this post mentions baby loss and miscarriages. Baby Loss: Is It Time To Move On? A New Diagnosis This month marks the anniversary of one of my miscarriages. One of our lost babies was also due in November. And last week I was finally diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the miscarriages. All this means that our experience of baby loss is very much on my mind. It wasn’t a surprise to be given a diagnosis of Post Traumatic…

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Mental Health

Let’s Talk Mental Health: Taking Care Of Yourself At Home

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Let’s Talk Mental Health: Taking Care Of Yourself At Home is a collaborative post Suffering with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression is more than simply feeling a little low within yourself. It’s not wanting to be alone, yet not wanting anyone else around you, it’s wanting to be productive but not being able to peel yourself out of bed, it’s feeling so tired you can’t stay awake, yet not being able to shut off your brain. Thankfully the…

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Mental Health

Self-Loathing And The Art Of Liking Myself

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My favourite song is by Sarah McLachlan and is called Full of Grace. It is a beautiful and heart-wrenching song, about the break down of a relationship. But I’ve always believed that the words work equally well in describing how it can feel to be depressed. And one line in that song has always stood out to me. A line that conveys my feelings of self-loathing.   “It’s just that we stayed too long In the same old sickly skin.”…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Feeling The Love With Little Mister H And My First Emotions

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Back in September, Mr H and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. We were lucky enough to have a weekend away. Just the two of us. And Mr H’s parents very kindly agreed to stay at our house with the kids. As we left the house on the Friday, Mr H’s mum was holding Little Mister H up by our kitchen window so he could wave at us as we drove off. It was lovely to see him with a…

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Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows – October 2018

Last month, I decided that I needed to restart writing about the happy moments in my life and share the times that bring me joy and put a smile on my face. So Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows was born. Happiness isn’t always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at finding your happiness. You have to search for happiness, chase after it and once you’ve found it then hold onto it. That is why I think…

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Travel & Days Out

My Favourite Holiday – Our Honeymoon In The Maldives

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Mr H proposed to me on Saturday 13th January 2006. It was a wonderful surprise and after bursting into tears and thanking him, I said yes. I was then keen to find a date for our big day. And I campaigned for us to get married nine days before my 30th birthday. I was dreading becoming 30 years old. So it seemed a great idea to have my birthday while being on honeymoon. What could be more perfect than spending…

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Reviews & Giveaways

Tonka Power Movers Vehicles – A Review

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Little Mister H is obsessed with vehicles. He loves any toy that moves and can be rolled across the floor. But he particularly loves construction vehicles. So when we were given the chance to review Tonka Power Movers Vehicles I knew that he would be a very happy boy. Tonka Power Movers Vehicles – A Review Tonka Power Movers Cement Mixer Every night, Little Mister H insists that we read him the book Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site before he goes to…

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Motherhood

Jumping At The Chance To Try Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles

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This is a paid collaborative post with Bassetts Vitamins to launch their brand new Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles and their #MyBassettsVits campaign. Little Miss H is very particular about what she eats and drinks. We have endless negotiations at dinner about how much chicken/broccoli/tomato she needs to eat before she can have any dessert. I guess I’m lucky that Little Miss H does actually like some healthy things (cucumber, beetroot and carrots are among her favourites).…

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