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Little Miss H’s Birth Story – The Birth

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Little Miss H is now six years old and Little Mister H is three. So it seems silly that I’m writing their birth stories now. I never wrote their birth stories before because I wasn’t blogging when Little Miss H was born and then it never seemed to be the right time. Then with Little Mister H, I was so busy getting used to being a mum to two children, that I never sat down to write it. But on…

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Finding Happiness Motherhood

A Family Update

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First of all, I want to say that this is NOT a pregnancy announcement. But as I sit here watching England win the Cricket World Cup (amazing), I realised that I haven’t given you an update about what is happening in our family in forever. I thought I would give you a little update and (if I can remember) I will try and do this every few months. So this is what is currently happening and what has happened in…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Chronic Depression And Deciding To Become A Parent

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Deciding to have children is a tough decision at the best of times. Deciding to start a family when you have chronic depression and anxiety, and take regular medication is another thing altogether. Years ago, I read an article in The Guardian that discusses the July 2014 guidelines that were issued to GPs by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). These guidelines give doctors advice on how they should treat female patients who suffer from depression. In particular, it recommends that…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Feeling The Love With Little Mister H And My First Emotions

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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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Motherhood

Jumping At The Chance To Try Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles

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This is a paid collaborative post with Bassetts Vitamins to launch their brand new Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles and their #MyBassettsVits campaign. Little Miss H is very particular about what she eats and drinks. We have endless negotiations at dinner about how much chicken/broccoli/tomato she needs to eat before she can have any dessert. I guess I’m lucky that Little Miss H does actually like some healthy things (cucumber, beetroot and carrots are among her favourites).…

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Motherhood

Store Your Memories With An Ottoman Bed

A photograph of a collection of baby items including blankets, first toys, knitted booties, favourite book, scan photos and baby on board badge - Store Your Memories With Bed Guru Ottoman Beds - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. Mr H and I are currently going through the house decluttering. And although, I’m trying to be ruthless there are some items that I just won’t part with. These are usually items that bring back precious family memories.  Memories that I cherish and that I want to be able to treasure and hold onto. I also want to be able to pass these possessions onto my children when they are older. However, I worry that…

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Motherhood Reviews & Giveaways

Hosting A Tubby-tastic Teletubbies Playdate #TubbyPlaydates

We were sent the Teletubbies Playdate pack and merchandise for the purpose of this post. We were also compensated for our time. However, as always all words, opinions and photographs are my own and are 100% honest. When Little Miss H was younger she had a group of friends that we’d met at a post-natal group. We used to see each other at least once a week. And the children all became firm friends. Hosting a playdate was the perfect…

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Baby Loss Motherhood

A Thank You Letter To My Community Midwife

Dear Ruth, my Community Midwife I’ve been meaning to write this letter to you since Little Mister H was born. Yet there never seems to be the time. But today is International Day of the Midwife. So today is the right time to write a proper thank you letter to you. Because I’m so thankful and truly grateful for everything you did for me during my pregnancy with Little Mister H. I honestly don’t think I would have got through…

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