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Let’s Talk Mental Health: Taking Care Of Yourself At Home

A photograph of a woman sitting on her bed, holding a coffee cup and crying - Let's Talk About Mental Health: Taking Care Of Yourself At Home - Mrs H's favourite things

Let’s Talk Mental Health: Taking Care Of Yourself At Home is a collaborative post Suffering with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression is more than simply feeling a little low within yourself. It’s not wanting to be alone, yet not wanting anyone else around you, it’s wanting to be productive but not being able to peel yourself out of bed, it’s feeling so tired you can’t stay awake, yet not being able to shut off your brain. Thankfully the…

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Mental Health

Self-Loathing And The Art Of Liking Myself

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My favourite song is by Sarah McLachlan and is called Full of Grace. It is a beautiful and heart-wrenching song, about the break down of a relationship. But I’ve always believed that the words work equally well in describing how it can feel to be depressed. And one line in that song has always stood out to me. A line that conveys my feelings of self-loathing.   “It’s just that we stayed too long In the same old sickly skin.”…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Feeling The Love With Little Mister H And My First Emotions

A photograph of a little boy playing with his favourite toy and Robbie The Rabbit from the My First Emotions box - Feeling The Love With Little Mister H and My First Emotions - Mrs H's favourite things

Back in September, Mr H and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. We were lucky enough to have a weekend away. Just the two of us. And Mr H’s parents very kindly agreed to stay at our house with the kids. As we left the house on the Friday, Mr H’s mum was holding Little Mister H up by our kitchen window so he could wave at us as we drove off. It was lovely to see him with a…

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Books & Bakes Mental Health

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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Blogging & Vlogging Mental Health

Am I Inspiring?

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“You’re so inspiring.” These are words that I often hear because of my blog. Normally after I’ve written a post about being a mother with mental ill-health or surviving baby loss. Yet, inspiring is not a word I would apply to myself. I didn’t enter the world of blogging with the intention to inspire. Instead, I became a blogger for selfish reasons. Am I Inspiring? I started blogging back in 2012. I’d been signed off work for three and a…

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Fashion & Beauty Mental Health

Finding Body Confidence In Adult Life

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Finding Body Confidence In Adult Life is a collaborative post. As an adult living in this day and age, our body confidence can be a huge hurdle to our happiness. It’s easy to find faults in ourselves throughout the different stages of our life and when it comes to picking apart small rolls of skin here and dark circles there: we can’t help ourselves. If you are sick of hating your body and you want to feel happy in your…

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Mental Health

My Depression And Anxiety Relapse

A photograph of a mother hand-in-hand with her daughter running a long Dymchurch Beach - How It Feels To Have A Depression And Anxiety Relapse - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger Warning: If you suffer from depression or anxiety then you may find this post, about my current depression and anxiety relapse, triggering. “I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say ‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one’ll love you as you are But I won’t let them break me down to dust I know that there’s a place for us…

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Mental Health

My First Emotions: The Parent’s Guide

A photograph of a mother and her toddler son enjoying the activities from Skylark Learning's My First Emotions Box - My First Emotions - The Parent's Guide - Mrs H's favourite things

Mr H, being a communicator by trade, is always reading books about human behaviour. He recently read out this sentence to me from a book by Jonathan Haidt called The Righteous Mind (the fun we have in our house!): “We are deeply intuitive creatures whose gut feelings drive our strategic reasoning.” It really connected with me because, as someone who has struggled with my mental health all my life, I know how true this is. On any day, my feelings…

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