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The day I closed the door and walked away

A photograph of a blonde haired, rosey cheeked and blue eyed 16 month old baby boy sitting on his bedroom floor and playing with some wooden toys - The Day I Closed The Door and Walked Away - Mrs H's favourite things

Before I became a mother I could never imagine turning my back on a crying child. Especially not MY crying child. Of course, I knew that children had tantrums but I foolishly imagined that my children would be different. They would be angels. And they would never tantrum in public or get so upset that I wouldn’t be able to calm them. I also thought that I would be a natural mother. That from the moment they were born I…

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Finding happiness

My top 5 tips for turning #TearsIntoSmiles

My Top Five Tips for Turning #TearsIntoSmiles - taking part in Elastoplast #TearsIntoSmiles campaign - Mrs H's Favourite Things

Both my children love being outdoors. Little Miss H in particular is never happier than when she is running around outside. She’s also a daredevil and loves climbing – especially trees! She’s often covered in bruises, cuts and grazes and as a result I’ve become a pro when it comes to turning #tearsintosmiles. We’re very lucky to live right by some beautiful woods. And we go for long walks there whenever we can. There is one spot that we always loiter…

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Finding happiness Motherhood

Parenting lessons from bluebells

walking through the bluebell woods i learnt something about parenting and life. I learnt a valuable life lesson. Parenting lessons from bluebells - Mrs H's favourite things

How did you spend your May Day Bank Holiday? I spent it going through boxes and boxes of baby clothes. Tiny outfits that our little girl and boy wore when they were younger. The first sleepsuit that we dressed them in when they were born. The outfit they wore when we brought them home. The dungarees they were wearing when they met their grandparents. The party outfits that we bought for their Welcome to the World celebrations. Looking through these…

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