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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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Little Miss H Reviews

Bullyland Chubby Unicorn Figures – A Review

A photo of four bullyland Chubby Unicorn Figurines in the overgrown grass, forget-me-nots and daisies of a garden - Bullyland Chubby Unicorn Figurines - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

Like many little girls her age, Little Miss H adores rainbows, fairies and unicorns. She has actually asked us to buy her a unicorn as a pet. I may be an awesome Mummy but even I can’t magic up a unicorn. Thankfully, Bullyland came to the rescue and sent us some of their Chubby Unicorn Figures to review. Little Miss H wanted to play with the Chubby Unicorns from the moment she saw them. It was agony for her watching me…

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Travel and days out

The Importance Of Having A Family Holiday To Look Forward To

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This is a collaborative post. A family holiday is something that everyone looks forward to and they’re very important as they provide an escape from daily life and allow you to recharge your batteries. Even simply booking a holiday can do a world of good and give you an extra spring in your step all the way through to the vacation itself. The Importance of Having a Family Holiday to Look Forward to Booking the Trip As soon as you have…

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Blogging & vlogging Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy linky 12 – 18/04/2018

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Welcome back to Our Weekend Happy. The fabulous linky that I host with the gorgeous Lisa from Mummascribbles. Thank you to everyone for linking up. I really enjoy reading your happy weekend posts. I hope that you’re all well. Little Miss H was back to school this week after a lovely Easter holiday. I normally dread the holidays and wonder what the heck I’m going to do to occupy the kids. But this holiday was brilliant. And we filled our time…

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Finding happiness Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy 12 – Park Run, Play Parks & A Visit To A Roman Villa

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This is the twelfth Our Weekend Happy post that I’ve written for this blog. Last week’s post was filled with so many of my favourite things – a trip to the seaside and a visit from Auntie B. It was a lovely weekend. This week, I’ve decided to write a slightly different Our Weekend Happy post. (I do like to mix things up every now and then). Inspired by my lovely friend Kaye who blogs at Hello Archie, I’ve decided that this…

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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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Health & welfare Reviews

A Few Hours Of Self-care At The Space Retreat – A Review

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This year I’m making a very conscious decision to look after my health. I’ve realised that I’m important. I’m the cornerstone of my family. I need to treat myself with the respect I deserve. So I’m trying to make time for self-care. And back at the beginning of the year, I found the perfect place to escape for a few hours. At The Space Retreat, I was able to spend some time putting myself first. The Space Retreat In January,…

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Finding happiness Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy 11 – Pottering, A Beach Day & Seeing Auntie B

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This is the eleventh Our Weekend Happy post that I’ve written for this blog. Last week’s post was a little different, as it was a review of our day out at the new Animals of the Ice Age exhibit at Howletts. This post also included my first day in the life video. I’d always assumed that I wasn’t creative enough to produce a Day in the Life video. But I’m really proud of this video. I would love it if you went…

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