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5 Things That Can Make You Feel Good

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This is a collaborative post. It’s safe to say that we don’t always feel at our best. As much as we’d all love to be able to look and feel incredible at all times, that very rarely happens. In fact, you’re more likely to find that you feel down more than you do good. Because the world can be an incredibly pressurized place. It’s easier than ever to be hard on yourself, and this is when things like depression can…

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Mental health

Living With Depression: A Nervous Breakdown & A Diagnosis

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. It’s a week that is hugely important, as we still have such a long way to go before we’ve broken the stigma that surrounds mental ill health. Last year, I wrote a post for Mental Health Awareness Week claiming that I was going to start sharing my story of living with depression, beginning with my nervous breakdown and diagnosis. Yet, these posts never materialised. Writing your own tale of living with depression is…

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Health & welfare Mental health

Top 10 Self-Care Techniques – A Collaboration With Mummy In Training

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This week is Maternal Mental Health Matters Week. It’s a week dedicated to raising awareness of maternal mental health and supporting women and families affected by perinatal mental ill-health. As part of Maternal Mental Health Matters Week I’m joining forces with one of my best blogging buddies, Rachel from Mummy in Training, to bring you our top ten self-care techniques. Rachel and I will each be sharing our five favourite self-care techniques. So you’ll only be able to get the…

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Mental health Motherhood

My First Impressions Of My First Emotions

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I recently wrote a post about why I’m passionate about our children developing emotional intelligence. I believe it’s crucial for them to understand their emotions and know how to deal with them correctly. To help us on this journey to developing Little Mister H and Little Miss H’s emotional intelligence I will be working with Skylark Learning. And we will be using their My First Emotions Box to help Little Miss and Little Mister become emotionally intelligent. As part of…

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Family Life

Top Tips For Budgeting When You’re Pregnant

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This is a collaborative post. There are few things more exciting than waiting for the arrival of your new baby. Whether you’re pregnant with your very first child, your second, or even your third, there are a lot of things to think about to make sure that you’re on track both mentally, and financially. A little bit of preparation can be all it takes to make sure that you’re not suddenly shocked by the change in your money situation when…

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Mental health Motherhood

Why I Want Our Children To Have Emotional Intelligence?

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As a society, we value intelligence. And once our children start school we want them to do well academically. We help them learn to read and we show them how to write their name. Evenings are spent practising spellings and times tables. Yet we rarely teach our children about emotional intelligence. From an early age, we shhh them when they cry. We tell our children to be quiet when they’re angry. And we often use negative language to describe their emotions. They’re…

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Health & welfare

Get Back Up Again – Recommitting To A Healthier Lifestyle

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At the beginning of January, I started working with a fabulous nutritionist called Lamorna. I signed up for her 12-week Nutrition for Life programme. I’m going to be 40 in September (I may have mentioned this a few times). And this year, I wanted to focus on becoming the healthiest version of myself that I can be. But I didn’t want to try a fad diet and I didn’t want to starve myself. Instead, I wanted to learn about how I could…

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Life

What To Do When Moving Day Is Close

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This is a collaborative post. The thought of having to move out is enough to send shivers down experienced movers spines. Moving is just stressful, and for first-time movers, this can be even more of a worrying time. However, there are a few things that you can do to make life easier as moving day approaches. There are still going to be little bumps in the road that will complicate matters. And after having to find a home, have the…

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