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Hair care tips for busy mums

Hair Care Tips For Busy Mums - Mrs H's Favourite Things - The photograph of the back of a woman's head with her hair in a lovely hair style - a sided twisted pony tail.

As a busy mum, I sometimes struggle to look after my hair properly. When I’ve had a sleepless night I don’t want to spend valuable tea drinking time on hair care. But when my hair looks good, I feel better about myself and I often forget that I’m tired and sleep deprived. So over the years I have learnt some hair care tips that can get this busy mum out the door with lovely looking tresses. Hair Care Tips for Busy…

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Finding happiness Reviews

BigJigs Rainbow Rattle & Garden Bead Box review

A photograph of a baby boy sitting on a striped blanket in a garden and playing with the Bigjigs Rainbow Rattle - Bigjigs Play Patrol Rainbow Rattle and Garden Bead Box - Mrs H's favourite things

I’m delighted to announce that we’ve recently been chosen to be part of the Bigjigs Play Patrol. Bigjigs is a brand that I have loved and admired for a long time. I always prefer, where possible, to support and buy from brands that have been founded in the UK and have been built on strong ethical roots. Bigjigs was started in 1985 by Peter and Liz Ireland. Peter and Liz are still Directors of the company and have now been joined by…

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Little Mister H Reviews

Wicked Uncle Review – finding the perfect baby gift

A photograph of an eight month old baby playing with some fabulous presents from the Baby section of the toy gift service website Wicked Uncle - including the A to Z Alphabet cloth book and Rabbit in Dungarees Baby Rattle from Ragtales and wearing a Fun Bandana Bib from Zippy - A Wicked Uncle Review finding the perfect baby gift _ Mrs H's favourite things

Back in February the toy gift service Wicked Uncle challenged us to use their website to find the perfect baby gift for Little Mister H. We enthusiastically accepted. Poor Little Mister H doesn’t actually have that many books or toys as they often get commandeered by his older sister. And she isn’t overly happy with him playing with the baby toys that used to be hers either. As a result, I am always excited when I get the opportunity to get…

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Finding happiness

16 fabulous feel good movies

A photograph of a box of popcorn with spilled popcorn, some unravelled movie film, a cinema ticket stub and some white flowers - Fabulous feel good movies - Mrs H's favourite things

I may have mentioned that I’m obsessed with La La Land. It’s a lovely film and has become one of my favourite feel good movies. And I’m all about the feel good movies at the moment. Watching a happy movie is the perfect remedy for when I’m feeling down. They lift me up. They help me forget my anxieties and worries and they put a smile on my face. I am a sucker for a romantic comedy. And in my 20s, I would…

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Finding happiness Motherhood

Mother’s Day wish list

A photograph zoomed in on the MAMA logo on a Selfish Mother MAMA sweatshirt - this is the featured image - Ultimate Mother's Day Wishlist - Mrs H's favourite things

Mother’s Day is now one of my favourite days of the year. Last Mother’s Day was absolutely fantastic. I was pregnant with our longed for rainbow baby. I got to have a lie-in, breakfast in bed, a family day out and a yummy meal in the evening. And Mr H had arranged the perfect gift. A pregnancy massage at the Champney’s City Spa in Tunbridge Wells. I believe that showing love and appreciation for the Mother in your life should…

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Finding happiness

5 Life Lessons from La La Land

A still from the movie La La Land. This photograph is from a scene of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dancing in the musical movie La La Land - In love with La La Land - Mrs H's favourite things

As soon as I saw the trailer for La La Land I knew that I had to see it. So on Tuesday, Little Mister H and I went to a special Mummy and Baby showing . And OMG, I bloody loved it! I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that I’m obsessed. Since Tuesday I’ve listened to the soundtrack on repeat. And I’ve even pre-ordered the DVD. I’m not going to bore you by telling you why I fell in love with La La Land. The genius Mark…

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Little Mister H Reviews

My top 5 teething products

A photograph of a gorgeous 6 month old baby boy lying on a pale blue patchwork blanket and wearing a blue and black stripey top My top 5 teething products _ Mrs H's favourite things

Little Mister H has been grouchy all day. He’s been clingy and cried every time I have put him down. There has been a swimming pool full of dribble. He has been chewing everything in sight. And he has had a slight temperature and red cheeks. He is teething. And it sucks. When Little Miss started teething I had no idea what to do. I had read about it in baby books and magazines but nothing prepared me for how…

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Finding happiness

3 ways to beat the January blues

A photograph of a wintery scene and a frozen moat around a castle - 5 ways to beat the January blues _ Mrs H's favourite things

Okay, I know that January is nearly over but I think the January blues always drag into February. They certainly do for me anyway. The weather is still cold and grey and miserable. Christmas seems like a long time ago and Spring hasn't reared its beautiful head yet. At this time of year, we all need a little pick me up. So these are my top 3 ways to beat the January blues.…

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