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Finding happiness

Because I’m happy – week 1

A baby girl lying in her cot wearing a sleeping suit and smiling_with the title "Because I'm happy..."_Mrs H's favourite things

"Because I'm happy...clap along if you know what happiness is to you...." Listening to this line made me realise that happiness isn't always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at creating your happiness. Or at least, you need to make an effort to see that every day contains moments of happiness. Even if they are fleeting.…

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Charities

Talking PANTS with the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule

NSPCC's Underwear Rule_Talk PANTS

I know that as a parent I can help to keep Little Miss H safe from abuse by talking to her about these threats. But I want to be able to talk to her without scaring her, without destroying her innocence and without taking away her belief that every new person she meets is a friend in the making. Thankfully the NSPCC have created the Underwear Rule to help parents, like myself, talk to our children about sexual abuse. It is…

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Charities

The tragic downfall of Kids Company

The downfall of the London-based charity Kids Company has been all over the news this week. The former Chief Executive and founder of Kids Company is the hugely flamboyant Camila Batmanghelidjh. A larger than life character who had an amazing passion to help disadvantaged children. It now appears that the infrastructure of Kids Company failed to live up to the enthusiasm of its founder. I hope that in the passing weeks and months, as the postmortem on Kids Company is carried out people…

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Little Miss H My family

My Captured Moment – A birthday trip to Whitstable beach

Today I am happy to be back writing another My Captured Moment post. They are always lovely to write as they give me the opportunity to look back at a moment of my life that has made me smile. This week's My Captured Moment is a series of photographs that were taken back in May. It was Little Miss H's second birthday and we had taken a day trip to Whitstable to visit the beach.…

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Recurrent miscarriage

Uncertainty

recurrent miscarriage

I don't like uncertainty. I like to have a plan. I want to know what I am doing today, tomorrow and in 10 years time. Tomorrow we go for our first appointment at the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic. To say that I am nervous is an understatement. I have no idea what to expect. I don't know how long the appointment will last. I don't know what will be discussed and I don't know how those discussions will make me feel.…

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