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Taking ‘Time To Read’ With Little Miss H And The BookTrust

A photograph of a mother reading the Time To Read book Little Monkey to her daughter in bed - Taking Time To Read With Little Miss H And The BookTrust - Mrs H's favourite things

Reading is a big part of life in our house. Lately, I’ve fallen back in love with novels thanks to the Bookish Mamas book club which I run online with two other bloggers (Jess and Naomi). We’re also helping Little Miss H with her school reading (which is really coming on). And bedtime involves reading at least two stories to Little Miss H and at least another two to Little Mister H (their book preferences are quite different and we haven’t…

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Books & Bakes

For The Love Of Books – Introducing Bookish Mamas

A photograph of a brunette lady holding a hardback copy of the book "Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman - She is peeking from the side of the book - For the Love of Books - Mrs H's favourite things

I love books. I always have. As a child, my books were one of my prized possessions. I once leant my friend my pristine and treasured Anne of Green Gables collection. Only for them to be returned dog-eared, torn and covered in tea stains. I was heartbroken. Snuggling down for an early night with a good book and a cup of tea is high up on my happy list. Life is always better when I’m lost in literature. I used to…

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Health & Welfare

5 steps to the perfect pamper night with Simply Be

A photograph of a new pair of checked grey and light pink pyjamas and a pack of Decleor beauty goodies - 5 Steps to the Perfect Pamper - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post with Simply Be. The run-up to Christmas is stressful. There always seems to be so much to do. Also with the nights closing in, it feels like there is even less time to complete the never-ending task list. When life gets like this I try to spend some time putting myself first. And a pamper night is the perfect way to do this. Here are my 5 steps to the ultimate pamper night: 5 steps…

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Mental Health

15 Ways To Look After Your Mental Health

I’ve been quite open recently that my mental health hasn’t been brilliant. It certainly isn’t terrible but I haven’t been myself. I’ve been feeling anxious and unmotivated. There have been days when I have felt tearful, unable to control my mood and I have just wanted to clamber back into bed and sleep. My Mental Health There are many small reasons why my depression has relapsed. The stress and sadness of the recurrent miscarriages and the anxiety I felt in my…

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