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Mental health

Sharing the story of my depression for Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW17

An introductory post to why I have decided to share My Story of Depression. I plan to write an autobiographical series that documents my Mental Health over the years. Sharing My Story of Depression for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 #MHAW17

I have suffered from depression for 18 years of my life. And I will suffer with it until the day I die. Depression is a part of me. I’ve had it for the majority of my adult life. It has made me the person I am today. I know I’ve talked about it on this blog but I’ve mainly written pretty prose about feelings or the fear of relapsing. I haven’t ever talked about the nitty-gritty of living with depression. This…

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Motherhood My rainbow baby

My Rainbow Baby featuring Family Travel with Ellie

My Rainbow Baby is a blog series where I ask fellow bloggers to share the stories of their children born after baby loss. These babies are the rainbow that appears to brighten up the sky after the darkest storm - My Rainbow Baby Blog series - Mrs H's favourite things

Welcome back to the blog series My Rainbow Baby. I created My Rainbow Baby in the wish that it will give hope to anyone who has experienced baby loss or is struggling to have a longed for baby. To show that even after the darkest storm a rainbow can appear. Little Miss H and Little Mister H are not the only rainbow babies. There are many of them. And I want to share the beautiful and poignant tales of these special little rainbows.…

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Finding happiness Motherhood

Parenting lessons from bluebells

walking through the bluebell woods i learnt something about parenting and life. I learnt a valuable life lesson. Parenting lessons from bluebells - Mrs H's favourite things

How did you spend your May Day Bank Holiday? I spent it going through boxes and boxes of baby clothes. Tiny outfits that our little girl and boy wore when they were younger. The first sleepsuit that we dressed them in when they were born. The outfit they wore when we brought them home. The dungarees they were wearing when they met their grandparents. The party outfits that we bought for their Welcome to the World celebrations. Looking through these…

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Mental health My family

50 reasons why I feel guilty

A photograph of a mother carrying a smiley baby - 50 Reasons Why I Feel Guilty - Mrs H's favourite things

I feel guilty all the time. Mum guilt. Wife guilt. Friend guilt. The list goes on and on. And bloody hell, it is exhausting feeling this way. Beating myself up emotionally for every little mistake I make or every time I don’t live up to the image of perfection that I aspire to. But I’m human. I make mistakes and I’m not perfect. So this leads to a great deal of guilt. Over the years I have learnt that writing down my feelings…

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Finding happiness Reviews

Beautiful summer clothes from JoJo Maman Bébé

A photograph of a beautiful nine month old baby boy modelling some Beautiful Summer Clothes from JoJo Maman Bébé and particularly the Dinosaur Print Baby Dungarees and the White Poloshirt Baby Bodysuit - Beautiful Summer Clothes from JoJo Maman Bébé - Mrs H's favourite things

The recent glimmers of sunshine have turned my thoughts to summer. I can already imagine Little Miss running around the garden in pretty summer dresses. Or Little Mister H taking his first tentative steps while wearing a cute pair of dungarees (I do love my boy in dungarees). And JoJo Maman Bébé is always my first port of call when I am looking to buy beautiful summer clothes for my children. We were very lucky that JoJo Maman Bébé recently sent Little…

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Beauty

Hair care tips for busy mums

Hair Care Tips For Busy Mums - Mrs H's Favourite Things - The photograph of the back of a woman's head with her hair in a lovely hair style - a sided twisted pony tail.

As a busy mum, I sometimes struggle to look after my hair properly. When I’ve had a sleepless night I don’t want to spend valuable tea drinking time on hair care. But when my hair looks good, I feel better about myself and I often forget that I’m tired and sleep deprived. So over the years I have learnt some hair care tips that can get this busy mum out the door with lovely looking tresses. Hair Care Tips for Busy…

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Mental health

15 ways to look after your mental health

An inspirational photograph of a woman standing on a beach at sunset and looking out to the sea _ 15 steps for looking after my mental health - Mrs H's favourite things

I’ve been quite open recently that my mental health hasn’t been brilliant. It certainly isn’t terrible but I haven’t been myself. I’ve been feeling anxious and unmotivated. There have been days when I have felt tearful, unable to control my mood and I have just wanted to clamber back into bed and sleep. There are many small reasons why my depression has relapsed. The stress and sadness of the recurrent miscarriages and the anxiety I felt in my last pregnancy has caught…

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Finding happiness Reviews

BigJigs Rainbow Rattle & Garden Bead Box review

A photograph of a baby boy sitting on a striped blanket in a garden and playing with the Bigjigs Rainbow Rattle - Bigjigs Play Patrol Rainbow Rattle and Garden Bead Box - Mrs H's favourite things

I’m delighted to announce that we’ve recently been chosen to be part of the Bigjigs Play Patrol. Bigjigs is a brand that I have loved and admired for a long time. I always prefer, where possible, to support and buy from brands that have been founded in the UK and have been built on strong ethical roots. Bigjigs was started in 1985 by Peter and Liz Ireland. Peter and Liz are still Directors of the company and have now been joined by…

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