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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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Motherhood Reviews & Giveaways

Caring For My Baby My Way With Baby Dove

A photograph of a bottle of Sensitive Head to Toe Body Wash and Real Moisture Bar from Baby Dove lying on a towel covered in a pattern of pink, green, blue and yellow ducks and a rubber duck - Caring For My Baby My Way With Baby Dove - Mrs H's favourite things

In sponsorship with Baby Dove Both my children have very sensitive and dry skin that has a tendency to look red and sore. Little Miss H often gets eczema under her armpits. So I believe it’s important that the baby care products I use on them are gentle and mild and offer complete care for their delicate skin. Until now I’ve struggled to find a baby care range that I’m completely happy with. But thankfully, Dove has recently launched a…

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Motherhood Our Weekend Happy

Our Christmas Tree Day

A photograph of a young girl wearing an angel costume and standing by a Christmas tree and holding a fairy Christmas tree ornament - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

Ahhhh Christmas. It’s such a magical time. It’s even more magical now we have children. You see Christmas through their eyes. The excitement of seeing a tiny Christmas elf door appear outside your bedroom or of getting to unwrap a book every day during Advent. We always put our Christmas tree up in the first weekend in December. We want Christmas to last as long as possible. But we don’t like to start it in November and our tree tends to…

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Motherhood Thoughts & Inspiration

The Day I Closed The Door And Walked Away

A photograph of a blonde haired, rosey cheeked and blue eyed 16 month old baby boy sitting on his bedroom floor and playing with some wooden toys - The Day I Closed The Door and Walked Away - Mrs H's favourite things

Before I became a mother I could never imagine turning my back on a crying child. Especially not MY crying child. Of course, I knew that children had tantrums but I foolishly imagined that my children would be different. They would be angels. And they would never tantrum in public or get so upset that I wouldn’t be able to calm them. I also thought that I would be a natural mother. That from the moment they were born I…

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Finding Happiness Motherhood

Little Mister H’s First Walk In The Woods With JoJo Maman Bébé

A colourful photograph of a little boy of 15 months old walking in the woods and wearing JoJo Maman Bébé clothes - including red wellie boots, a dino bus tour applique t-shirt and cosy baby joggers - the sun is shining and the little boy has a smile on his face - Little Mister H's first walk in the woods with JoJo Maman Bébé - Mrs H's favourite things

If you’ve followed this blog for a while then you will know that I’m a massive fan of JoJo Maman Bébé clothes. And I LOVE to dress my children in their beautiful designs. As not only are the clothes fabulous quality but they always look gorgeous too. JoJo Maman Bébé clothes are perfect for outdoor adventures. They look great against natural settings and they offer exceptional protection from the elements. Little Miss H has worn her 4-in-1 Waterproof Polarfleece Jacket in all weathers…

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The Sadness Of Not Being Able To Breastfeed My Babies – My Breastfeeding Story

A sepia tinted photograph of a newborn baby girl having skin to skin and lying in her Mummy's arms - The Sadness of Not Being Able to Breastfeed My Babies - Mrs H's favourite things

This week is World Breastfeeding Week 2017. A week dedicated to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. I agree with it wholeheartedly. But this week has made me sad. Because I still have issues about the fact that I was not able to breastfeed my babies. Little Miss H is now four years old. But even after all this time, I feel guilt that I was not able to breastfeed. And I feel a tug in my heart every time I…

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Motherhood Reviews & Giveaways

Weaning Wins With Organic Purées From The Goodness Gracious Food Company

A photograph of a 9 month old baby sitting who is in the process of Weaning, sitting in his highchair with a pouch of organic purée from Goodness Gracious Food Company in front of him - Weaning wins with organic purées from Goodness Gracious Food Company - Mrs H's favourite things

I remember finding weaning Little Miss H stressful. Even the thought of beginning the weaning journey sent me into a panic. Before we began to wean Little Miss I decided to do some research so that I actually knew what I was doing. I read books and I held an NCT led course on weaning in our house. At first, I gave Little Miss H finger food. But this was not popular. She often refused all the food that I…

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