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March 2016

Home & Garden

Changing our house with a loft or basement conversion

A photograph of the back of a house, with a visible basement, a balcony and staircase down to the garden and some patio windows_ includes the title "Changing our house with a loft or basement conversion" - Mrs H's favourite things

We moved into our three bedroom terraced house back in August. Since then, the house has remained untouched. We haven't even gone near it with a paint brush. Our little home could be amazing. There is huge potential. But if we are going to make changes then we need to do it properly. We need to consider all our options. So over the past few months various surveyors, builders and heating specialists have looked over our house and provided us with…

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Baby Loss Motherhood

How many children do I have?

A scan photograph of a baby with the title "how many children do I have?" - Mrs H's favourite things

How many children do I have? This is a question that has been weighing on my mind. In truth, I don't think that there is an answer that makes sense. And I wonder if that really matters. However, it still weighs on my mind. And I wanted to share my feelings in the hope that it might help someone else who is struggling with the same question.…

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Books & Bakes Finding Happiness

Easter (Very Rocky) Rocky Road Recipe

I’m a big fan of Rocky Road. It is definitely one of my favourite cakes. So when I bought far too many Easter eggs one year I decided to create a recipe that would use up the extra Easter goodies. Obviously, the perfect recipe had to be a form of Rocky Road. And so my Easter Rocky Road was born. It’s such an easy recipe to make and the perfect treat to serve on Easter Sunday. So I thought that I…

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Baby Loss Motherhood

Rainbow wish list for a baby boy

A collection of clothing for a new born baby boy featuring rainbows or beautiful bright rainbow colours _ includes clothes from Frugi, Jojo Maman Bebe and Cath Kidston - with the title "Rainbow wish list for a baby boy" - Mrs H's favourite things

When I gave birth to Little Miss H, I didn't know that she was my Rainbow Baby. I didn't know what the term meant. A Rainbow Baby, is a baby that is born after miscarriage, still birth, neonatal loss or other baby loss. It refers to the bright and beautiful rainbows that appear in the sky after a storm. The rainbow doesn't pretend that the storm never existed. Instead the rainbow shines all the brighter because it has followed a moment of…

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Fashion & Beauty Reviews & Giveaways

Finding A Great Winter Coat With Trespass

A woman stands in front of the grounds of a stately home, she has a warm winter coat by Trespass on, with the hood up and accessorised with a navy scarf _ includes the title "Finding the perfect coat with Trespass" _ Mrs H's favourite things

I love taking Little Miss H out to play in the sunshine. And as a family, one of our favourite ways to spend a Saturday is to go to a park, wood or stately home. Even when the weather is cold or wet, we bundle ourselves into out warm coats and head out doors. Time in the fresh air always blows away the cobwebs and puts us all in a better mood. But to make sure that we can get out of the…

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Motherhood

A perfect Mother’s Day – My Captured Moment

A black and white photograph of a mother and her young daughter on a swing in the middle of a wood - with the title "A perfect Mother's Day" - Mrs H's favourite things

Last week, I celebrated my third Mother's Day. Having suffered from recurrent miscarriages, I know how blessed I am to celebrate this day at all. Having children is much harder than it looks. Not the process of child rearing (although that has its good and bad days) but the process of creating, making and baking a baby. That is why I never take my family for granted and I am so grateful that they are a part of my life. And this year's…

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Baby Loss Mental Health Motherhood

How To Survive Pregnancy After Baby Loss

A photograph of a sunset in the background with a dandelion in the foreground and its seeds blowing in the wind- How To Survive Pregnancy After Baby Loss - Mrs H's favourite things

Pregnancy after baby loss is a time of mixed emotions. There are many moments of happiness and joy. But there’s also anxiety and fear. For any woman, who is pregnant after a miscarriage or stillbirth, there is one thing that she wants to know. How to survive pregnancy after baby loss. Back in November 2015, I discovered that I was pregnant for the sixth time in 3 years. We’re lucky to have a beautiful little girl. But we’ve also experienced…

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Baby Loss Motherhood

Our baby gender reveal

A black and white photograph of an iced vanilla cupcake sitting on a pretty floral plate _ with the title "Baking up a storm - our gender reveal video" _ Mrs H's favourite things

Having the 20 week scan on Thursday helped me relax. It was a great milestone to reach and it was wonderful to see our baby fidgeting away. I am always nervous before scans. I worry about the worst case scenario. And I sit in the waiting room sick from nerves and excitement. Thankfully, the scan went well. Baby is healthy and everything looks as it should do. And yes, we did find out the gender. Just as we did when I was pregnant…

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