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Celebrating our Rainbow Baby with Party Pieces

A photograph of a beautiful 7 month old baby boy at his Welcome to the World party celebrating the birth of our second rainbow baby - Celebrating Our Rainbow Baby with Party Pieces - Little Mister H's Welcome to the World Party - Mrs H's favourite things

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that Little Miss H and Little Mr H are rainbow babies. This means that both our children were born following baby loss. And they are the bright and beautiful rainbows in the sky after the heartbreaking storms of miscarriage. After three miscarriages we’d almost given up hope of having a second child. And so the pregnancy with Little Mister H was always going to be our last. No matter how it…

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Sylvanian Families Ballet Theatre Playset and Sea Otter Family – A Review

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Sylvanian Families. They were my favourite toy as a child. And I’d spend hours in my room playing with my bear family and their cosy cottage. I really hoped that Little Miss H would come to love Sylvanian Families as much as I did. She is such a creative child and I knew that these fabulous figures would be perfect for imaginative play. When Little Miss H turned four in…

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Mental health Pregnancy after baby loss

Suffering from Prenatal Anxiety and Depression following recurrent miscarriage #PNDAW17

A photograph of a woman and her young son (he is about a year old) sitting on a wooden dragon in a park - she is looking down at him and he is smiling - but during her pregnancy with him she suffered from Prenatal Depression and Anxiety after experiencing recurrent miscarriage - Suffering from Prenatal Anxiety and Depression Following Recurrent Miscarriage #PNDAW17 - Mrs H's favourite things

This week is the second annual Pre and Postnatal Depression Awareness Week (#PNDAW17) run by the fantastic charity, the PANDAS Foundation. And this year the week is focused on raising awareness of prenatal mental health conditions. So I wanted to share my story of suffering from prenatal anxiety and depression after experiencing recurrent miscarriages. My story of Prenatal Anxiety and Depression At risk of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Sadly, Mr H and I always knew that my pre-existing and long-term mental…

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Little Miss H Reviews

Aquabeads Disney Princess Playset: A review of this brilliant quiet time activity for busy kids

A photograph of a little girl (she is four years old) dressed in a Disney Princess Belle costume and playing with her Aquabeads Disney Princess PlaySet - Aquabeads Disney Princess Playset Review - A brilliant quiet time activity for busy kids - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H adores Disney Princesses. I’m not entirely sure when or how it happened. But it did. And she could quite happily spend everyday dressed up as Belle or Sleeping Beauty. So I wasn’t surprised when she couldn’t contain her excitement when she saw that we’d received an Aquabeads Disney Princess Playset set to review. “Mummy, please can I open my Disney Princess Aquabeads? Pllllleeeeaaasseee?” This was something I heard quite often once Little Miss H had spied the Aquabeads Disney…

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Bigjigs Sweetland Express and Push-Along Rabbit – A Bigjigs Play Patrol Review

A 14 month old boy sitting on the floor (the photograph only shows his legs and torso) and holding onto a wooden push-along rabbit toy from Bigjigs - Bigjigs Sweetland Express and Push-Along Rabbit - A Bigjigs Play Patrol Review - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss and Little Mister H are part of the Bigjigs Play Patrol and previously the lovely people at Bigjigs have sent us a Rainbow Rattle, Garden Bead Box and the ZooBooKoo Spelling Cube Book to play with and test out. But on this occasion, Little Miss H received the Sweetland Express train and Little Mister H was sent the Push Along Rabbit to review. Our third Bigjigs Play Patrol Review The Sweetland Express Train Little Miss H is a…

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My family Reviews

7 essential products to make travelling with children stress-free

Travelling with children. The mere mention of those three words will fill even the bravest of parents with fear. We went on our first staycation with Little Miss H when she was four months old. We filled the car with the entire contents of our house and drove the four hours to Dorset. Yes, it was quite hellish. We got stuck in a traffic jam on the A303. Little Miss H began screaming from hunger and I had to nip…

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Little Miss H Reviews

Little Miss H’s first pair of school shoes from Jake shoes

A photograph of a little girl's first ever pair of school shoes which are from the website Jake Shoes and a pair of black patent Lelli Kelly School Shoes - The First pair of school shoes with Jake Shoes - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H starts Primary School next week. Sob sob sob. It’s going to be a day full of emotion. So I’ve been trying to get as prepared as possible. This includes buying all her school uniform. And of course, the first pair of school shoes is a crucial part of this uniform. Little feet go through so much. Especially when at school. They run, jump, skip, dance, climb trees and burn off huge amounts of energy. EVERY DAY! Therefore,…

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Little Mister H Reviews

Little Miss H in Miffy’s world

A photograph of a mother and her two children settling down to a bedtime story of the Miffy book by Dick Bruna "Miffy at School" - the photograph shows a close up of one of the illustrations of Miffy in the book - Little Miss H in Miffy's World - Mrs H's favourite things

The Miffy books have always been favourites of ours. Miffy is now over 60 years old and is still looking good for her age. The famous little white rabbit was the invention of Dutch artist Dick Bruna, who sadly died earlier in 2017. And since her birth Miffy has been the subject of books, a TV series and a film. We recently received a bundle of Miffy goodies in the post to review. And so lately, we’ve been enjoying Miffy…

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