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Organic baby clothes review – From Babies with Love

A photograph of a very cute baby boy wearing a gorgeous Penguin Baby Grow and a French Grey Little Kisses Knotted Hat from From Babies with Love AW16 Capsule Collection of organic baby clothing - Organic baby clothes review - From Babies with Love - Mrs H's Favourite Things

Before becoming a mother, I was a charity fundraiser. I cared deeply and I wanted to make a difference in the world. But since becoming a mother, my desire to help other's has increased. And I'm especially drawn to organisations and social enterprises that help disadvantaged and vulnerable children. That is why I was thrilled when From Babies with Love asked me to review some products from their AW16 Capsule Collection of beautiful organic baby clothes.…

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From a Mother to Another campaign with JoJo Maman Bébé

Two little girl outfits lie on a piece of paper which includes the logo for the From a Mother to Another campaign being run by JoJo Maman Bébé - also contains the title "From a Mother to Another - the JoJo Maman Bébé Charity Campaign"_Mrs H's favourite things

If you have read my blog for a while, then you will know that I passionately believe in the fundemental purpose that charities and charity campaigns play in society. They play an essential role in ensuring that the world becomes a better place. A place where the vulnerable and disadvantaged in society are given the chance at a better life. I realise that I am blessed to live as I do and I believe that I have a social right and…

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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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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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Charities Mental health

Self-harm Awareness

Self-harm still feels like a very taboo subject to talk about. I've always been open in this blog. I have written posts about my history of long-term depression, miscarriages and even my suicide attempts. But somehow talking about my personal experiences of self-harm seems more difficult. Even now, as I write this I wonder what you are all thinking.…

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Charities Finding happiness

Cancer Research UK: workplace and teacher

Cancer Research UK

During my time at Cancer Research UK I changed as a person. I developed both professionally and personally. But I did not expect that working at Cancer Research UK would teach me more about life. My day job taught me some valuable life lessons. Lessons that I am not always brilliant at following. But lessons that I need to remember and that I try to use as motivation for how I live my life.…

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NSPCC Share Aware campaign – helping to keep our children safe online

The NSPCC 's Share Aware campaign aims to highlight the importance of protecting our children from these online risks and dangers. The campaign is targeted at parents of 8 to 12 years old and provides straight-forward advice about how to talk to children about online safety. It also gives information about the most popular social media sites and apps and the risks attached to each of these.…

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Sweet Charity

Last week one of my friends who works for a charity drew my attention to an article published in The Sunday Telegraph on 24th June. It was this article about face-to-face fundraisers. It was not the article itself that angered me (although, it was one-sided). I was upset by the comments that had been added by 100s of Telegraph readers.…

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