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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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Fashion Reviews

Christmas outfits from JoJo Maman Bébé

A faded photograph of a little girl wearing a red tartan party dress from JoJo Maman Bébé and lying on her tummy in some tinsel and includes the text "Christmas outfits from JoJo Maman Bébé" - Mrs H's favourite things

I love going into the shops at this time of year and seeing all the Christmas party clothes in stock. It makes me feel that the magic of Christmas is just round the corner. I recently spent a lovely time in my local JoJo Maman Bébé store lusting over all the gorgeous Christmas clothes for both Little Miss and Little Mister H. As a child my mum always bought me a special dress to wear on Christmas day. Knowing that…

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Fashion Little Mister H

A perfect capsule wardrobe for kids with Vertbaudet 

A faded photograph of a three month old baby boy wearing a white and navy breton jumper and a pair of jeans_includes the title "The perfect capsule wardrobe for kids with Vertbaudet"_Mrs H's favourite things

I started shopping at Vertbaudet when I was pregnant with Little Mister H. Their maternity clothes are stylish and practical and I lived in them during my pregnancy. There was one dress that I wore every week as I loved it so much. I have to admit that I am wearing it today. Almost four months after giving birth. It is just too comfy. And it looks perfect cinched in with a belt. While browsing the website for maternity wear it seemed…

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Motherhood My rainbow baby Recurrent miscarriage

My rainbow baby

A photograph of a wooden rainbow toy, some rainbow coloured confetti and three photos from a baby scan lying on a white baby blanket - My Rainbow Baby featuring Somewhere After the Ranbow _ Mrs H's favourite things

"A rainbow baby is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison." Quotation taken from the Kicks Count website. Four years ago, I had never heard of the term rainbow baby. Now in October 2016, we have two beautiful rainbow babies. And they brighten…

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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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Mental health Motherhood

Perinatal Mental Health #PNDAW16: It’s okay not to be okay

A faded photograph of a young woman looking wistful as the sun sets in a tropical setting behind her - Includes the title "Perinatal mental health #PNDAW16 - It's okay not to be okay" - Mrs H's favourite things

Today marks the end of the first ever Pre & Post Natal Depression Awareness Week #PNDAW16 run by PANDAS (the UK's leading pre and post natal depression charity). In light of this, I wanted to share my story of perinatal mental health. My experience of perinatal mental illnesses may be slightly unusual as I have suffered from depression for almost 17 year; most of my adult life. At times, my mental health has been terrible. At other times it has been…

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