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Finding Happiness Mental Health

5 Obstacles to Happiness That You Can Overcome

This is a collaborative post For many people, happiness seems to be a very elusive state of being, always flickering in the distance but difficult to get your hands on. There are various obstacles along the road you need to overcome. And though these obstacles are individual to everyone, there are some common themes which come up time and time again. I hope that this blog post, exploring some of these common issues, will help you to find happiness and fulfilment.…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy linky #5 & #ourweekendhappy February favourites

A featured image for the new linky and Instagram Community Our Weekend Happy - Our Weekend Happy Linky #7 - Mrs H's favourite things

Welcome to the fifth week of Our Weekend Happy. The brand new linky that I host with the gorgeous Lisa from Mummascribbles. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. It was lovely to read your happy weekend posts. I can’t believe that Lisa and I have been running this linky and the #ourweekendhappy Instagram community for over a month. I really am so pleased that Lisa and I decided to take the plunge and run this linky. The posts we…

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Travel & Days Out

Our Travel Bucket List

A photograph of a woman on holiday in the Maldives wearing a stetson and tying her sarong - Our Travel Bucket List - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a sponsored post. Mr H and I have always loved to travel. Before we had children we would go abroad twice a year. We would try to vary the trips we took. So one holiday would be a city break where we crammed every day with activity and took in as much culture as we could. The second holiday would be a beach holiday where we would just relax. It was bliss! During this time we were lucky…

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Motherhood

How To Make Sure Your Will Is Up To Date

A photograph of her mum and her young son at a National trust property walking and framed by a doorway - How To Make Sure Your Will Is Up To Date - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a sponsored post Before I became a mum, I had a career as a Legacy Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK. I would frequently give talks about the importance of making a Will. Yet, it always shocked me how few people actually had a Will. Or if they did have a Will then it was very rare for it to be up to date. As a parent, there is always an endless list of life administration to take care…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #7 – Volunteering, Family Time & a Chilly Trip To The Park

This is week seven of my Our Weekend Happy post. I’m so proud that I’m still writing these posts. They are now my favourite to write each week. It’s so nice to remind myself of what we did during the weekend. And writing the post starts to build up excitement for the coming weekend. Anyway, in case you haven’t seen my previous Our Weekend Happy posts, it is based on a weekly post that one of my favourite bloggers, Lisa from Mummascribbles…

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Mental Health

Antidepressants And Me – My Story of Taking Antidepressants

A photograph of a brunette woman looking at the camera with a slight smile on her face - Antidepressants and Me - My Story of Taking Antidepressants - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: this post mentions depression, anxiety, taking antidepressants, self-harm and attempted suicide. If you have personal experience of any of these then you may find this post distressing.  Next year will be the twentieth anniversary of my diagnosis of depression. It will also mark almost twenty years of taking antidepressants. That is huge! It means that I’ve suffered from depression for the majority of my adult life. If you’ve read this blog before then you’ll know that I’m very…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #6 – A day at the beach

This is week 6 of my Our Weekend Happy post. I’m so proud that I’m still writing these posts. They are now my favourite to write each week. It’s so nice to remind myself of what we did during the weekend. And writing the post starts to build up excitement for the coming weekend. Anyway, in case you haven’t seen my previous Our Weekend Happy posts, it is based on a weekly post that one of my favourite bloggers, Lisa from Mummascribbles…

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Travel & Days Out

Chasing Rainbows with Simpson Travel

A photograph of a wooden rainbow toy (showing the full spectrum of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet), two postcards of rainbows and foam letters spelling out "Simpson Travel" - Chasing Rainbows with Simpson Travel - Mrs H's favourite things

Finding happiness and chasing rainbows. Ever since Mr H and I started to try for a family, rainbows have been an emblem in my life. My pregnancy with Little Mister H was filled with anxiety. I was terrified of losing another baby. Yet every time I feared the worst a rainbow would appear in the sky to give me hope. A rainbow to shine the way for our second rainbow baby. Our son, Little Mister H, who appeared in our…

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