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Travel & Days Out

What Is A Babymoon? 5 Reasons Why You Should Have One

A photograph of a woman on a babymoon in Rhodes with her husband before having a baby - What Is A Babymoon? 5 Reasons Why You Should Have One - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. Back in May 2012, when I was pregnant with our first baby, Mr H and I went on a babymoon to Rhodes. It was our last chance to have a holiday before we became parents. So we saved up our money and went to an amazing hotel and had a room with a private swimming pool. It was heaven. And the perfect way to relax before the pressures of parenthood began. Is your first child…

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Mental Health Motherhood

My First Impressions Of My First Emotions

A photograph of the contents of Skylark Learning's My First Emotions Box - My First Impressions Of My First Emotions Box - Mrs H's favourite things

I recently wrote a post about why I’m passionate about our children developing emotional intelligence. I believe it’s crucial for them to understand their emotions and know how to deal with them correctly. To help us on this journey to developing Little Mister H and Little Miss H’s emotional intelligence I will be working with Skylark Learning. And we will be using their My First Emotions Box to help Little Miss and Little Mister become emotionally intelligent. As part of…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Why I Want Our Children To Have Emotional Intelligence?

A photograph of a mother with her son and daughter at the beach in Camber Sands - Why I Want Our Children To Have Emotional Intelligence - Mrs H's favourite things

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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Motherhood

8 Safety Rules For Your Family Home

This is a collaborative post The family home is a haven away from the outside world. It’s a place where you can spend time with your family, watch your children grow, and enjoy the company of your loved ones, for many years to come. Your home is also a danger zone, a health and safety nightmare, where trouble awaits around every corner. Little fingers touch what they shouldn’t, curious minds run without knowledge of the risks, and frantic parents chase…

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Baby Loss Motherhood

How many children do I have?

A scan photograph of a baby with the title "how many children do I have?" - Mrs H's favourite things

How many children do I have? This is a question that has been weighing on my mind. In truth, I don't think that there is an answer that makes sense. And I wonder if that really matters. However, it still weighs on my mind. And I wanted to share my feelings in the hope that it might help someone else who is struggling with the same question.…

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Motherhood Thoughts & Inspiration

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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Motherhood

Your Current Behaviour Has Got To Stop!

A little girl, looking all sweetness and light, sitting on a window seat and starring into the distance with the title_Your current behaviour has got to stop!_Mrs H's favourite things

I love you. I really do. But over the past few months your bad behaviour has escalated. This is my opportunity to say that enough is enough. I am not going to put up with it any longer. Your current behaviour has got to stop. …

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Motherhood Thoughts & Inspiration

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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