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37 Lessons For 37 Years

A photograph of a muddy puddle filled with flower petals and with a mummy and her daughter standing in it - the mum is wearing navy blue and white polka dot wellies and the little girl wears pink shiny wellies - 37 Lessons for 37 Years - Mrs H's favourite things

Today is my birthday. I am now 37 years old. I am not entirely sure how it happened but I appear to have entered my late thirties. Three years of the big 4-0. And it actually feels good. I spent much of my twenties deeply unhappy. My thirties have been a turning point for me. I am now happier in my own skin. And although I still have days when I struggle, I know what I need to do to make myself…

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Motherhood Thoughts & Inspiration

Talking PANTS with the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule

NSPCC's Underwear Rule_Talk PANTS

I know that as a parent I can help to keep Little Miss H safe from abuse by talking to her about these threats. But I want to be able to talk to her without scaring her, without destroying her innocence and without taking away her belief that every new person she meets is a friend in the making. Thankfully the NSPCC have created the Underwear Rule to help parents, like myself, talk to our children about sexual abuse. It is…

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Thoughts & Inspiration

The Tragic Downfall Of Kids Company

The downfall of the London-based charity Kids Company has been all over the news this week. The former Chief Executive and founder of Kids Company is the hugely flamboyant Camila Batmanghelidjh. A larger than life character who had an amazing passion to help disadvantaged children. It now appears that the infrastructure of Kids Company failed to live up to the enthusiasm of its founder. I hope that in the passing weeks and months, as the postmortem on Kids Company is carried out people…

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Finding Happiness Thoughts & Inspiration

73 Questions

73 questions

I think I must have been living under a rock for the past year. Until Sunday, I had never heard of Vogue's "73 Questions" interview series. Thanks to my good friend Heledd who writes the gorgeous blog Running in Lavender for enlightening me. Inspired by these videos and Heledd's fabulous post, I decided to tackle the 73 questions myself. Drum roll please.…

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Mental Health Thoughts & Inspiration

Self-harm Awareness With NSPCC

Self-harm still feels like a very taboo subject to talk about. I've always been open in this blog. I have written posts about my history of long-term depression, miscarriages and even my suicide attempts. But somehow talking about my personal experiences of self-harm seems more difficult. Even now, as I write this I wonder what you are all thinking.…

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Mental Health Thoughts & Inspiration

Cancer Research UK: Workplace And Teacher

Cancer Research UK

During my time at Cancer Research UK I changed as a person. I developed both professionally and personally. But I did not expect that working at Cancer Research UK would teach me more about life. My day job taught me some valuable life lessons. Lessons that I am not always brilliant at following. But lessons that I need to remember and that I try to use as motivation for how I live my life.…

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Thoughts & Inspiration

NSPCC Share Aware campaign – helping to keep our children safe online

The NSPCC 's Share Aware campaign aims to highlight the importance of protecting our children from these online risks and dangers. The campaign is targeted at parents of 8 to 12 years old and provides straight-forward advice about how to talk to children about online safety. It also gives information about the most popular social media sites and apps and the risks attached to each of these.…

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Thoughts & Inspiration

The New Year Tag

Last week the lovely Amy at Everything Mummy tagged me in The New Year Tag. I plan to write a more detailed review of 2014 but I always love taking part in these tags. So here are my answers:…

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