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Gifts For A Grieving Friend

A photograph of a red rose with a black background - Gifts For A Grieving Friend - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. Knowing how to help a friend who has lost someone can be difficult. We all grieve in different ways and process things in our own time. Some will retreat into their shell, some may need additional support, and others might not be able to confront their loss until years later. No matter how they’re handling their loss, it’s important to allow your friend to work through their feelings and offer emotional support. It’s also possible…

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Signs Your Relationship Is In Trouble

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Signs Your Relationship Is In Trouble is a collaborative post. We all experience relationship trouble from time to time. After all, not everything in life goes smoothly. Nevertheless, you need to be aware of when you are experiencing typical relationship drama, and when you are on the verge of a collapse. So, let’s take a look at these signs in further detail. Signs Your Relationship Is In Trouble 1. You argue about the same things again, and again, and again.…

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Important Advice For Caring For Elderly Relatives

A photograph of an old woman and a young woman - Important Advice For Caring For Elderly Relatives - Mrs H's favourite things

Important Advice For Caring For Elderly Relatives is a collaborative post. Watching your own parents get older is so difficult. Nobody wants to face it but at some point, they’re going to get to the point where they’re struggling on their own and they’ll need somebody to help care for them. They looked after you while you were young and now is the time for you to take care of them. But this is very difficult, especially if you’ve got…

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How To Go From Stay-At-Home Mom To Career Woman

A photograph of a career woman on her mobile phone - How To Go From Stay-At-Home-Mom To Career Woman - Mrs H's favourite things

After years as a stay-at-home mom, the prospect of going back to work may excite you. Particularly if you gave up a career to focus on parenthood, then this is your opportunity to focus on your life again, and the goals you used to have. It’s also your opportunity to generate an extra income, allowing you to save money for your family’s future. However,  getting a job isn’t easy, especially when you have gaps in your resumé because of your…

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Life Lessons that I Thought I’d Have Learnt By Now

A photograph of a woman sitting in a garden looking into the distance - The Life Lessons I Thought I Would Know By Now - Mrs H's favourite things

When I was a young adult and I looked at people in their 30s or 40s, I always assumed that they had this game of life sussed. They were mature adults. Surely, they knew exactly what they were doing. Surely, they’d learnt the lessons of how to live a happy and contented life. I looked at them in awe and believed they all lived perfect lives. They seemed filled with wisdom and knowledge and a confidence I couldn’t imagine possessing.…

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About Time & Deciding to Lead A Slow Life

A photograph of a woman lying on a rug with her hand on her forehead and her eyes closed - About Time - Deciding to Lead A Slow Life - Mrs H's favourite things

There are times in life when you have an epiphany. When the stars align and a series of events occur. These events make you stop in your tracks. Look inside yourself and take a deep breath. All of a sudden something that has just been out of sight comes into view. And the world makes sense. Now… this minute… as I write this post … is one of those times. About Time & Deciding To Lead A Slow Life The…

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The Person Behind Mrs H’s favourite things – A Random Q & A

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The lovely Lisa from Mummascribbles (my wonderful co-host of Our Weekend Happy tagged me in a random Q & A – you can read her answers here. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about me, the person behind Mrs H’s favourite things. The Person Behind Mrs H’s favourite things – A Random Q & A When was the last time you cried? It was yesterday. I’ve been suffering from my depression and anxiety this week. Wednesday was…

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When The Words Won’t Flow

A photograph of a woman with brown hair wearing a red plaid shirt and red lipstick - she is looking down and away from the camera - she looks pensive - When the words don't flow - talking to children about Depression and Anxiety - Mrs H's favourite things

Sometimes when I write about my depression the words just flow. It’s as if they were always there just waiting to be written down in black and white. On other occasions, I want to write but the words aren’t forthcoming. They won’t flow. Words are created and deleted. Sentences are written and rewritten. Paragraphs are formed and unformed. I can start a post about one thing and then it becomes about something completely different. For example, when I sat down to…

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