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Our Advent 2016 Bucket List

A photograph of a branch of frost covered red berries _ Our Advent 2016 Bucket List_Mrs H's favourite things

For Little Miss H's second Christmas I compiled a list of activities for us to do during Advent. Last year I planned to do this again but unfortunately it did not happen. I was so anxious during my pregnancy that I wasn't able to concentrate on anything else. This year everything is different. Little Mister H is almost five months old. Little Miss H is now at pre-school. And I am in a much better place. So once again I plan to…

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Mental health

Being alive

14 years ago today, I woke up in hospital. I was still alive. The night before I had taken numerous packets of ibuprofen in an attempt to kill myself. I can't describe in words the desolation I felt that I had not succeeded. That I was still alive. That I had to carry on living with the endless turmoil and numbness of depression.…

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Motherhood

One of those days

A sepia photograph of a mother holding her sleeping baby in her arms_One of those days- Mrs H's favourite things

Today has been one of those days. One of those days that hasn't gone as planned. One of those days that is drawing to a close and has left me exhausted and a little emotional. Yesterday was also one of those days.…

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Finding happiness Little Mister H

My Monthly Bucket List – October 2016

A faded photograph of a large pumpkin growing surrounded by leaves - with the title "My Monthly Bucket List - October 2016" - Mrs H's favourite things

October is one of my favourite months of the year. The skies are blue but the weather is cooler and there is an autumnal chill in the air. The leaves have started turning and falling in piles perfect for collecting and kicking. Yet, the woods behind our house are still dappled with green. My sandals have been packed away and the boots are out. It is too cold to go outside without a jacket but the winter coats, hats, gloves and scarfs…

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Little Mister H Reviews

We made Little Mister H – Introducing We Made Me

A faded photograph of a lady with brown hair standing in a park and wearing her snoozing baby in the Wuti Wrap from the brand We Made Me - includes the blog post title "We made Little Mister H" - Mrs H's favourite things

I fell in love with baby wearing when Little Miss H was six months old and I bought my first wrap. I soon became obsessed but I was sad that I hadn't known about the benefits of baby wearing earlier. As my pregnancy with Little Mister H progressed I became more and more excited by the idea of wearing a newborn. I couldn't wait to have our little bundle of squishiness all wrapped up next to me. Then a few months before…

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Little Mister H at two months old

A faded photograph of a smiling baby boy who is wearing a light green, light blue and white striped babygrow and is lying on a white and blue patterned muslin - includes the title of the blog post "Little Mister H at two months old" - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Mister H was 10 weeks old yesterday. And 10 days ago, he turned two months old. The newborn baby days are behind us. Little Mister H is now a very active and alert baby. He loves to smile and happily gurgles away whilst lying on his playmat. He makes the cutest noises and it sounds like he is trying to talk to us. We have definitely settled into life as a family of 4. And it feels like Little Mister H…

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Finding happiness

Mrs H’s 10 favourite things – May/ June/ July 2016

A faded photograph of the close up of a pretty brunette lady's face with the title " Mrs H's 10 favourite things - May/ June/ July 2016" _ Mrs H's favourite things

Well hello and welcome to the first "Mrs H's 10 favourite things" post. I have been meaning to start writing these posts for a while now. I often discover fabulous Netflix programmes, a gorgeous new lipstick, a beautiful dress for Little Miss H or a cute babygrow for Little Mister H. And I have nowhere to rave about them. That is why I am starting this monthly post. This month I am being a little sneaky and including some pregnancy items from May…

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