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Allow Your Child To Be An Individual

A photo of a mum and daughter pouting in a selfie - Allow Your Child To Be An Individual - Mrs H's Favourite Things

This is a collaborative post. Having children is one of the biggest gifts that you can have in life. The idea of creating a life and carrying it inside of you for nine months is just magical – it is magic. Then you are blessed with their presence and a bond is formed almost immediately. Being a Mother is life-changing.  As your child gets a little bit older, you will see them looking at and discovering the life around them.…

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Why ‘Back In Your Day’ No Longer Matters

A photograph of a mother holding her toddler boy's hand as they are walking in the sunshine- Why Back In Your Day No Longer Matters - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. The world evolves and changes at a rapid pace, and when it comes to the world of parenthood, it seems to change on a daily basis. When you pick up a current pregnancy book it will be vastly different from those from thirty years ago. Change, evolution and a ton of research has meant that we do things very differently now compared to our own parents and grandparents. You just have to tune into Mummy…

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Creating A Positive Learning Environment For Your Kids

A photograph of a baby's feet and some colourful building blocks - Creating A Positive Learning Environment For Your Kids - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. You may have chosen to homeschool your children or you may like to support their ongoing education with a dedicated reading and homework nook. Either way, there can be little doubt that the creation of a positive learning environment will transform your home for the better. A place where young minds, curiosity, creativity, and fun will be nurtured. This space can involve the whole family in your child’s educational journey; as you read, complete projects,…

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Mother’s Day Gift List – Treats for the Mother in your Life

A photograph of a Mother's Day card saying "Mum" and a bunch of flowers - Mother's Day Gift List - Treats for the Mother in your Life - Mrs H's favourite things

There is less than a week until Mother’s Day but there is still plenty of time to find the perfect gift for the Mother in your life. I’ve produced a Mother’s Day gift list for anyone who is in need of inspiration. This gift list has something for everyone and I hope that it helps you to find the perfect present for your mum. Mother’s Day Gift List 1. Grace Cole Body Duo – RRP £16.00 & Hand Cream – RRP…

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The Declaration of Motherhood

A photograph of a mother and her young daughter in wet weather gear paddling in the ocean - The Declaration of Motherhood - Mrs H's favourite things - a post about being a mother, about being equal and about supporting each other

I hold these truths to be self-evident that all mothers are created equal. Irrespective of the road you’ve travelled down to become a mother, you are endowed with certain undeniable rights, and these include not being judged, being supported and being allowed to parent as you see fit. That to secure these rights, you merely need to have the position of Mother. Whether your child was conceived naturally, through IVF, was adopted or fostered you are a mother and I’ve been…

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The grief of baby loss

A photograph of a brunette lady looking into the distance and looking tearful, her eyes are misted over with tears - The Grief of Baby Loss - Mrs H's favourite things

Our first baby was due on 14th January 2013. Although, I struggle to remember the due dates for the other babies I’ll always remember the day that our first baby was due to enter our lives. Sadly, that little boy or girl was never meant to be ours to hold. At 11 weeks pregnant, we discovered that the baby was dead. Their heartbeat had stopped when I was 6 weeks pregnant. When the midwife told me that the baby didn’t…

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Our Christmas Eve Box – what’s inside?

A photograph of a young woman pulling a funny face and holding up a basket which is her packed Christmas Eve box - it is filled with wrapped presents, soft toys, books and chocolate - Our Christmas Eve box - what's inside? - Mrs H's favourite things

A month before Little Miss H’s first Christmas, I read an article about giving a Christmas Eve box to your child. I immediately fell in love with the idea. It seemed the perfect festive treat to present your children with a box of Christmassy goodies the night before Christmas. However, I often struggle with inspiration for what to include in our box. And I’m sure that I’m not the only person. So I thought that I would share the contents of…

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The sadness of not being able to breastfeed my babies – My breastfeeding story

A sepia tinted photograph of a newborn baby girl having skin to skin and lying in her Mummy's arms - The Sadness of Not Being Able to Breastfeed My Babies - Mrs H's favourite things

This week is World Breastfeeding Week 2017. A week dedicated to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. I agree with it wholeheartedly. But this week has made me sad. Because I still have issues about the fact that I was not able to breastfeed my babies. Little Miss H is now four years old. But even after all this time, I feel guilt that I was not able to breastfeed. And I feel a tug in my heart every time I…

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