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The Person Behind Mrs H’s favourite things – A Random Q & A

A photograph of a brunette woman drinking a cup of tea from a Cath Kidston mug - The Person Behind Mrs H's favourite things - A Random Q & A - Mrs H's favourite things

The lovely Lisa from Mummascribbles (my wonderful co-host of Our Weekend Happy tagged me in a random Q & A – you can read her answers here. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about me, the person behind Mrs H’s favourite things. The Person Behind Mrs H’s favourite things – A Random Q & A When was the last time you cried? It was yesterday. I’ve been suffering from my depression and anxiety this week. Wednesday was…

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Mental health My ramblings

When the words won’t flow

A photograph of a woman with brown hair wearing a red plaid shirt and red lipstick - she is looking down and away from the camera - she looks pensive - When the words don't flow - talking to children about Depression and Anxiety - Mrs H's favourite things

Sometimes when I write about my depression the words just flow. It’s as if they were always there just waiting to be written down in black and white. On other occasions, I want to write but the words aren’t forthcoming. They won’t flow. Words are created and deleted. Sentences are written and rewritten. Paragraphs are formed and unformed. I can start a post about one thing and then it becomes about something completely different. For example, when I sat down to…

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Finding happiness My ramblings

18 for 2018

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Over the past few months, I’ve begun to listen to Podcasts. One of my favourite podcasts is Happier by Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. In one of her recent podcasts, she shared her list of 18 things she plans to do in 2018. As soon as I heard Gretchen and her sister discuss their 18 for 2018 lists, I knew that I had to write one for my blog. It’s part bucket list and part goal setting but…

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The day I closed the door and walked away

A photograph of a blonde haired, rosey cheeked and blue eyed 16 month old baby boy sitting on his bedroom floor and playing with some wooden toys - The Day I Closed The Door and Walked Away - Mrs H's favourite things

Before I became a mother I could never imagine turning my back on a crying child. Especially not MY crying child. Of course, I knew that children had tantrums but I foolishly imagined that my children would be different. They would be angels. And they would never tantrum in public or get so upset that I wouldn’t be able to calm them. I also thought that I would be a natural mother. That from the moment they were born I…

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39 life lessons for 39 years

A photograph of a mother carrying her son in a Pao Papoose baby carrier and walking up a hill in a beautiful park following her four year old daughter - 39 Life Lessons for 39 Years - Mrs H's favourite things

On Friday 29th September 2017, I will turn 39. I’m one year off the big 4-0. And as much as I’ve loved my thirties, I’m actually looking forward to this new era of my life. An era which I get to spend with my fabulous husband and my two gorgeous rainbow babies. It’s exciting. I also find that as I age I learn more and more about myself and how to live in this world. So back in 2015, I wrote…

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Why we won’t talk to our children about terrorism but we will talk about democracy

Why we won't be talking to our children about the threat of terrorism but we will talk to them about the power of Democracy - A photograph of an innocent and beautiful little girl sitting in front of a window and bathed in sunlight - Why we won't talk to our children about the threat of terrorism but we will talk to them about the power of Democracy - Mrs H's favourite things

It has been a week of mixed emotions. The sadness and fear of the terrorist attacks in London. The loving unity and joy of the One Love concert in Manchester. And the hope of a General Election. At times like this, I feel parenthood weigh heavy on my shoulders. What should we tell our children? Should we tell them anything at all? Why we won’t talk to our children about the threat of terrorism… We have a four-year old daughter, who is constantly curious.…

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The (not big or fat) quiz of the year

A coloured photograph of a little girl dressed in cold weather gear walking across Camber Sands beach on a sunny winter's day with the beach houses and a bright blue sky in the background - The (not big of fat) quiz of the year _ Mrs H's favourite things

Earlier this week, the lovely Lisa from Mummascribbles tagged me in The (not big or fat quiz) of the year. Lisa has been one of my favourite bloggers and best blogging buddies for quite a while. She is truly lovely. But she is also a brilliant writer. She wrote this fabulous letter to her first born son recently and I am sure it is a post that resonates with all parents of more than one child. For the past two years,…

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Be the light

A photograph of candles shining brightly in the darkness - Be the light - Mrs H's favourite things

"You can't control what happens in life but you can control your reaction to it." These words were written in a letter to me when I was in my early 20's and suffering terribly from depression. They were the very wise words of my wonderful Great Uncle David. In the past few days this phrase has been running through my mind. On Wednesday 9th November 2016, I woke up to a world that I didn't recognise.…

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