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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

The Importance Of Validating Your Children’s Emotions

A photograph of a mother and her son - the mum is reading a copy of the Love book from My First Emotions Box by Skylark Learning - The Importance Of Validating Your Children's Emotions - Mrs H's favourite things

  Tonight we had chicken stir fry for dinner. Mr H had spent 20 minutes cooking a lovely meal that we could all enjoy as a family. And it was a yummy dinner. Mr H and I ate the whole thing. However, Little Mister H was not happy about his dinner. He clearly wanted fish fingers and chips or jacket potato with cheese and beans. So he became angry and ended up throwing some of his food at me. He’s a…

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Motherhood Thoughts & Inspiration

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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Motherhood

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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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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