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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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Motherhood My family

A letter to my children

A photograph of two children, a little girl and her baby brother, sitting inside a tee pee and smiling adoringly at one another - To my children on mothers day - Mrs H's favourite things

Dear Little Miss and Little Mister H One of my greatest fears is that you will never know how much I love you. That you won’t understand that I feel truly blessed to have you in my life. You and your Daddy are my world. My life. You are my favourite of all my favourite things. Sometimes I am sad, or tired, or grumpy. I might snap at you or raise my voice. I may be doing jobs when you wish I…

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Finding happiness My family

Our Advent 2016 Bucket List

A photograph of a branch of frost covered red berries _ Our Advent 2016 Bucket List_Mrs H's favourite things

For Little Miss H's second Christmas I compiled a list of activities for us to do during Advent. Last year I planned to do this again but unfortunately it did not happen. I was so anxious during my pregnancy that I wasn't able to concentrate on anything else. This year everything is different. Little Mister H is almost five months old. Little Miss H is now at pre-school. And I am in a much better place. So once again I plan to…

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Super Skye, the superhero – #VertbaudetHeroes

A little girl dressed in pink with bunches and a hairband stands in a garden and smiles_including the blog post title "Super Skye, the superhero - #Vertbaudetheroes" - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H has an amazing imagination and is brilliant at independent play. She can happily bounce around her room for hours pretending to be a mermaid, princess, Octonaut or superhero. She likes to pretend that her My Little Pony toys are in trouble and that she has to leap to their rescue In fact, only this morning she was Super Princess Mermaid Ariel and she had to rescue Rainbow Dash. Who had got stuck down a crevice (the side of…

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Finding happiness My family

A heart full of love – The Siblings Project – July 2016

A mum sits on a hospital bed with her three three year old daughter and introduces her to her newborn baby brother - with the title "A heart full of love - The Siblings Project - July 2016" - Mrs H's favourite things

I always knew that Little Miss H would be an amazing sister. That she would be kind and gentle to her sibling. She would be concerned for their welfare and look out for them. She would also boss her baby brother or sister about. Demanding that they play with her. Telling them which character they were playing in her imaginary games. Probably a Disney Princess or a My Little Pony. She would read them stories, show them how to paint and teach…

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Finding happiness My family

My Monthly Bucket List – May 2016

A photograph of a red children's bucket containing a yellow spade and some green sand moulds sits on a beautiful sandy beach, with a crystal clear blue ocean and blue skies with wispy clouds in the background - includes the title "Monthly Bucket List - May 2016" - Mrs H's favourite things

Where did April go? The past few months seem to have been flashing before my eyes. I'm in shock that we are now entering the fifth month of the year. I can't quite believe that in less than three months, we will hopefully get to meet Little Mister H and our second rainbow baby will complete our family. I know that the next few months will fly by. And yet we have so much that we need to do before baby boy…

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Days out in the winter sunshine – My Captured Moment

As a family we love going for days out. It is a chance for us to get out in the sunshine, absorb some Vitamin D and enjoy the sites of Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area. It also allows us to spend quality time together. To laugh, to talk and to be a family. Mr H took some time off over Christmas. When the weather was nice, we packed up the car and went to parks, farms and on a hunt for…

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