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My First Impressions Of My First Emotions

A photograph of the contents of Skylark Learning's My First Emotions Box - My First Impressions Of My First Emotions Box - Mrs H's favourite things

I recently wrote a post about why I’m passionate about our children developing emotional intelligence. I believe it’s crucial for them to understand their emotions and know how to deal with them correctly. To help us on this journey to developing Little Mister H and Little Miss H’s emotional intelligence I will be working with Skylark Learning. And we will be using their My First Emotions Box to help Little Miss and Little Mister become emotionally intelligent. As part of…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Why I Want Our Children To Have Emotional Intelligence?

A photograph of a mother with her son and daughter at the beach in Camber Sands - Why I Want Our Children To Have Emotional Intelligence - Mrs H's favourite things

As a society, we value intelligence. And once our children start school we want them to do well academically. We help them learn to read and we show them how to write their name. Evenings are spent practising spellings and times tables. Yet we rarely teach our children about emotional intelligence. From an early age, we shhh them when they cry. We tell our children to be quiet when they’re angry. And we often use negative language to describe their emotions. They’re…

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Motherhood Reviews & Giveaways

Baby Swimming Skin Care with Baby Dove

A photograph of the entire Baby Dove range - Baby Swimming Skin Care with Baby Dove - Mrs H's favourite things

Last week, Little Mister H and I headed into London for a very exciting event. Baby Dove had invited us to attend a private swimming lesson with Water Babies. We were also going to learn how to protect your baby’s delicate skin when you take them swimming. Baby Swimming Skin Care with Baby Dove I never really took Little Miss H swimming when she was a baby and toddler. But Little Mister H is a real water baby and I…

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Mother’s Day Gift List – Treats for the Mother in your Life

A photograph of a Mother's Day card saying "Mum" and a bunch of flowers - Mother's Day Gift List - Treats for the Mother in your Life - Mrs H's favourite things

There is less than a week until Mother’s Day but there is still plenty of time to find the perfect gift for the Mother in your life. I’ve produced a Mother’s Day gift list for anyone who is in need of inspiration. This gift list has something for everyone and I hope that it helps you to find the perfect present for your mum. Mother’s Day Gift List 1. Grace Cole Body Duo – RRP £16.00 & Hand Cream – RRP…

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The Declaration of Motherhood

A photograph of a mother and her young daughter in wet weather gear paddling in the ocean - The Declaration of Motherhood - Mrs H's favourite things - a post about being a mother, about being equal and about supporting each other

I hold these truths to be self-evident that all mothers are created equal. Irrespective of the road you’ve travelled down to become a mother, you are endowed with certain undeniable rights, and these include not being judged, being supported and being allowed to parent as you see fit. That to secure these rights, you merely need to have the position of Mother. Whether your child was conceived naturally, through IVF, was adopted or fostered you are a mother and I’ve been…

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An interview with Little Miss H at 56 months old

A photograph of a 56 month old little girl - An Interview with Little Miss H at 56 months old - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H is now 56 months old. She is four months away from being five years old. And today she lost her first tooth. It began wobbling on Saturday and then fell out today. It feels like a huge milestone and one that I was not ready for. I can’t quite believe that my baby girl is losing her baby teeth. When did she get so grown up? Little Miss H has been at primary school since September and her…

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Baby Loss Mental Health Motherhood

The Grief Of Baby Loss

A photograph of a brunette lady looking into the distance and looking tearful, her eyes are misted over with tears - The Grief of Baby Loss - Mrs H's favourite things

Our first baby was due on 14th January 2013. Although, I struggle to remember the due dates for the other babies I’ll always remember the day that our first baby was due to enter our lives. Sadly, that little boy or girl was never meant to be ours to hold. At 11 weeks pregnant, we discovered that the baby was dead. Their heartbeat had stopped when I was 6 weeks pregnant. When the midwife told me that the baby didn’t…

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Our Christmas Eve Box – what’s inside?

A photograph of a young woman pulling a funny face and holding up a basket which is her packed Christmas Eve box - it is filled with wrapped presents, soft toys, books and chocolate - Our Christmas Eve box - what's inside? - Mrs H's favourite things

A month before Little Miss H’s first Christmas, I read an article about giving a Christmas Eve box to your child. I immediately fell in love with the idea. It seemed the perfect festive treat to present your children with a box of Christmassy goodies the night before Christmas. However, I often struggle with inspiration for what to include in our box. And I’m sure that I’m not the only person. So I thought that I would share the contents of…

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