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THE BEGINNING

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. Its all very exciting. I’m Jess Mrs Hible a 27 year old married mummy of three beautiful children. My children are 10 years, 8 years and 4 months… yes me and Mr Hible have our hands well and truly full. My blog is going to be everything from parenting tips, know how, recipes, family trips a little bit of everything.IMG_1931

I love spending time with my family and going to new places. giving the children new exciting experience’s.

Been a mummy of three is the best but it hasn’t been without its ups and downs even in the short space of my sons 4 months of life.

so please come along for the ride

I post to my youtube channel Mrs Hible a couple of times a week if not more please check it out and give me a like and subscribe.

Bye for now

Mrs Hible

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2018 · confidence · Explore Learning · Family and children · Growing up · learning · Motherhood

Gaining Confidence. Finding Izzy!

Having children at opposite ends of the learning spectrum is super hard. As Thomas gets on well with the academic side of things at school. I just thought that Izzy would follow suit and cope well with the demands she would face at school. However this hasn’t been the case at all and since day one of reception class it has always been a uphill struggle for everyone involved in Izzy’s learning especially our girlie herself.

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There has been numerous breakdowns about actually going to school, tantrums over homework and us literally having to build Izzy up from the floor piece by piece. She is a very capable young girl who just literally had no confidence in her own abilities. It really has been truly heartbreaking at times with us not knowing what to do for the best at times. As all we want at the end of the day is for all our children to be happy, enjoy there school life and just ask them to do there best.

Just when we were going through another really rocky patch with all this again. A wonderful opportunity came along for Izzy. This was in the shape of some extra tutoring alongside her normal school work at one of the Explore Learning Center’s. Izzy attends her chosen center twice per week here she does one hour of work. At first the plan was two English tasks alongside two math tasks. This however has recently changed at her last parents meeting to a more math based plan with a little English. Us along with the tutors at the center are super happy with how her skills in English have progressed so far over the last few months. However there is still a significant way to go in her Math to get her where she needs to be. Her school are also helping with this and very supportive in everything we are trying to do at home to get Izzy were she ultimately needs to be.

Explore Learning has been a wonderful place for Izzy to build up her confidence away from the pressures of her classroom and usual peers. Learning in a way that she is finding fun, exciting and engaging way. The last half term at school before the summer holidays we all saw a massive improvement to Izzy’s attitude and willingness towards her work. She has literally been like a different girl saying she can do it rather than trying to avoid her school work. Her eagerness to practice things like her times tables for her weekly test has actually become a enjoyable half an hour on a Sunday afternoon. Rather than the time of the week we all used to dread and would end up in her getting upset and really stressed.

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After school we’ve had a much calmer, relaxed little girl. Family time is more relaxed and fingers crossed we are heading into a great academic year come September with more progress in Izzy’s skills on the way.

until next time

Jess

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2018 · book review · books · Family and children · films · Growing up · life · Monthly Update · review · summer

Bye July- what a whirlwind

Oh my I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of August! The 8th month of 2018 this year seems to be whizzing by even quicker than last.

July has been a huge whirlwind I don’t even feel like my feet have touched the ground. It’s been a super busy one here. Seeing the end of the school year which for us was a mixture of emotions. Happy to have a break from the school routine but also sad to say bye to Thomas’s primary years. All his class looked so grown up and ready to be going when they were all sat together at the leavers presentation. I really can’t believe he goes to grammar school in September. Although I find it more shocking Izzy will be starting Y5 when did they both get so grown up.

It was also a very busy month for me in my role on the school pta and just in life generally so sadly my YouTube has suffered these past few months but I’m really hoping to get back on it soon and have lots of plans for content.

Edward has had abit of a up and down month. He’s not been too well which we aren’t really sure if it was a bug or he’s got a food allergy/ intolerance. So I’ve taken the practical step of keeping a food diary for him to see if we can solve the problem. Seeing him so distressed and upset was the worst and made me feel like the most awful mummy in the world. Nothing we tried to soothe him would work. It’s not all be on the gloomy side with him I may add he’s taking more and more independent steps so fingers crossed he may be walking in the next few weeks. Which we are so excited to hopefully capture!! He also had his first dentist appointment. Which he obviously refused to open his mouth for her to see his teeth although he did give her a peak of his pearly whites in the end. She just had to work hard for it. He’s still going to bed alone and self settling which is amazing so we can have a few hours to chill watching a film or do our own things.

This month we’ve managed to actually watch a few films which has been great. As before kids we used to watch loads. My favourite for the month of July probably has to be Thor: Ragnarok. Who doesn’t want to watch Chris Hemsworth running around fighting everyone with the sounds of AC/DC in the background. It had a really great feel to the whole film it reminded me of the guardians of the galaxy movies. It is still showing over on sky cinema if you have the movie package.

We also visited the cinema for a date afternoon it was quite funny really I booked the tickets thinking it would be really busy. However England won three match and went through to the next round in the World Cup. So Myself and Mr Hible along with the 4 other people in the cinema had our pic of seats to watch the matinee showing of Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom. I was so excited for this film to be released and we waited to see it at our gorgeous cinema in our village. I have to say I’m still weeks on not sure how I felt about this instalment of the franchise. It started off ok then it just seemed to lose its way for me. I felt disappointed. Mr Hible on the other hand loved it but he is a proper fan boy Jurassic Park was one of his childhood favourites he knows the whole film off by heart. Maybe when it comes out on dvd and on a second watch I will feel differently which I really hope so as I do wanted to love it!

July also saw me finish two books and start on my third which I may finish this evening before August begins.

I have read Nevermoor By Jessica Townsend this was a magical and whimsical story about Morrigan Crow who’s destined to die on her 11th birthday. However she gets taken to Nevermoor and the story unfolds from there. I enjoyed this story the magical elements really kept me going and wanting to know about the city of Nevermoor.

Then I relived my youth by revisiting old friends at Animal Ark. I adored the Animal Ark series as a young girl so when I found out that there was a series following Mandy Hope as a adult I knew I had to read it. The first one in the series is called Summer At Hope Meadows. I adored this book apart from been set in Yorkshire my hometown which was amazing. It was great stepping back in with the old gang as well as new characters and a more grown up plot line while also keeping the same vibe and feel of the original series.

I’m halfway through my next read hopefully I will finish it today like I said. This is the brand new novel by Shari Lapena called An Unwanted Visitor. I adored Shari’s first two novels and I’m pleased to say this one isn’t disappointing me yet it’s still up there with the others. It may even be her best so far. Keep a eye out here or on my goodreads @mrshible for my final rating.

So now we go jumping into August full of family time with our summer vacation. Fingers crossed the lovely weather we’ve been enjoying here in the UK stays around.

Hope you’ve all had a great July whatever you’ve been upto!

Until next time

Jess

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2018 · Family and children · life · mental health · Motherhood

It’s never ok to ask!!

I’ve had it happen to me three times now been asked the one question people just shouldn’t ask. It’s awkward, rude, very uncomfortable (when the answer is NO) for both parties but also can be very traumatic at times. The question is ‘When are you due’!!

It happened again to me only in the last week. Thankfully this time I’m in a good place myself and Mr H aren’t having our own fertility problems like when I’ve been asked in the past. I just walked away feeling crappy about my figure and the fact my polycystic ovaries does make me look pregnant and it’s super hard to lose the weight.

However in the past when people have assumed it’s been extremely hurtful as we didn’t think we could ever be lucky enough to be blessed with another baby. Why is it people find it acceptable to even ask?

The worse situation I’ve had of it all was when we were in a local card shop buying our dads Father’s Day cards. We went to the checkout to pay and the man behind the till made a comment saying we would need a extra one the following year. Then he went on to point at my stomach and when we didn’t understand were he was coming from. Safe to say we never went back and to be fair to him he looked like he wanted the ground to swallow him up.

After last weeks incident of this it just really wound me up. People don’t know what a women’s story is. They may be desperate to get pregnant but can’t, they may have been pregnant and sadly losing that pregnancy. You never know what is happening in someone’s life. So the next time you may feel the words slipping out or wanting to ask the question. Keep the words inside and wait to be told if there is news to be shared.

Let’s all be a little kinder, more respectful and think before we ask questions.

Until next time

Jess

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2018 · Family and children · Growing up · leaving school · Motherhood

Spread your wings

Dear Thomas

Just like that today has come seven years of friendship, learning, fun times and happiness have to come to a end. Ready for you to spread your wings and fly into your next chapter.

You have achieved so many fantastic things over the years. You’ve absolutely blew us away with your recent sats results even though we knew you could do it I think you shocked yourself. We’re all so proud of you!

You’ve gone from a tiny little boy who was Joseph in your first nativity to a grown up young man in your last school production were you wowed everyone in Grease with your dance moves.

Closing the door on this chapter is making me all emotional. However you are totally ready for the new door opening your way from September as you step through those Grammar School gates.

Always know that anything is achievable, nothing is unattainable and we are always here cheering you on.

Your biggest supporter’s

Mum and Dad

2018 · Family and children · Growing up · Monthly Update · Motherhood

16 Months Old

Edward turned 16 Months Old at the weekend which just totally blows my mind.

He’s looking like a proper little boy no longer a baby. Totally changing every day! Such a cheeky chap he’s definitely the joker of the Hible trio.

He is super adventurous and loves climbing something that we never really had to worry about with Thomas and Izzy. The only time he is still is when he is asleep although the amount of funny positions we find him in I can’t say he’s ever totally still. Which is what he was like when I was carrying him he was such a wriggly bump.

Sleep has improved so much these last few months we took a firm line and I implemented a loose routine during the day of going into the cot to nap. I say loose as it’s not always possible for us to be home and able to nap in the cot during the day. I don’t want to be strict and tied to the house all the time. However at night he will go up between 8.30-9pm have some milk and self settle. We generally then don’t hear from him till the next morning. His cot is still currently in our room fingers crossed he will be moving into his brothers room soon! As he is totally ready when I was away with the children we had enough rooms for them to have one each and Edward did so well in his own room. I could stay up later reading my book without worrying on every page turn that I would wake him. The whole sleeping patten improved when we purchased a toddler duvet and pillow from Next.

He’s still the most amazing eater. Literally any meal I make him he will eat. The only food we’ve found he isn’t keen on is cucumber but that’s the one thing funnily enough that his daddy doesn’t like either.

Time is going away so quickly I’m really trying to treasure each of our days together as before I know it he will be ready to start school. The last few months saw a mini downward spiral in my mental health. Post natal depression and anxiety is the ultimate bitch sometimes but I spoke up and asked for help when I realised what was happening and fingers crossed my new medication has got me out of the black hole before it got too deep.

Jess

2018 · Family and children · Out and About · review · skincare · Staying Safe · summer · SunCare · travel

ALTRUIST DERMTOLOGIST SUNSCREEN REVIEW

Summer is very much here and in full swing. We are currently experiencing really hot weather here in the UK fingers crossed it lasts. Its so important to look after your skin and protect it from the sun. 

ALTRUIST DEMATOLOGIST SUNSCREEN has been carefully formulated by two altruists. Who are both inspiring and ethically motivated to create a great quality product for the lowest possible price. To make sure its affordable for everyone to be safe in the sun and apply as much sunscreen as they need.

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” Cost should never be a factor when deciding whether or not to wear sunscreen. Everyone should have a basic right to take the necessary precautions to reduce the risks of developing skin cancer” Dr Birnie Skin Cancer Specialist and ALTRUIST Founder

The sunscreen is available in both SPF 30 and SPF 50 and is available exclusively on Amazon. It is a great price at £4 RRP for SPF30 cream which is 200ML and SPF50 has a RRP at £3.75 for 100ML. ALTRUIST also has a new Sunscreen invisible spray which retails at £5 for both SPF30 and SPF50.

I have been testing out the SPF50 Sunscreen for this review and I am really impressed with the product. The sunscreen goes on and into the skin really well with a great coverage.  ALTRUIST is a great sized product to keep in my handbag or our babies changing bag to make sure we have a good sunscreen with us at all times. We will defiantly be taking it away with us in the summer. My skin can sometimes be really funny with new products so I was a little wary going away from my usual brand of sunscreen. However I am very happy to report I’ve had no reaction to the ALTRUIST Sunscreen at all. At my children’s sports day I had forgotten to put there cream back in my bag so we all used ALTURIST and it was gentle enough for there skin as well. The thought of just carrying around one product especially for holidays is fantastic.

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Here is a link to the ALTRUIST website https://www.altruistsun.com/ were you can find more information about this great product. 

Always remember to stay safe in the sun. Staying out of it during the hottest part of the day. Keeping well hydrated and wearing sunscreen and a hat.

* I was gifted the product in exchange for a review on the product. All opinions are entirely honest and 100% my own views. 

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2018 · book review · books

Wilt By Nicki Rae Blog Tour

Wilt

Goodreads: https://goo.gl/kEWySQ

Amazon: https://goo.gl/GBQbAx

Synopsis:

When she was sold to Master Elliot Lyon of House Chimera, Fawn could have never imagined he was the same person as Elliot, the man beneath a well placed mask. A victim. Just like her. She would have never thought he was grooming her for the Wolf she’d already escaped once. That he planned to deliver her to the beast’s jaws in exchange for his wife. Master Jäger will stop at nothing to have her—even if that means using others as collateral. With more than just their lives on the line, Fawn must become someone else, and Master Lyon distances himself further from Elliot as her transfer looms.

The roots of the Order run deep within them, but Fawn is beginning to realize another bond has formed between her and her Owner, a man she vowed to destroy along with the rest of their tangled branches.

In a world where trust is just a tool and love isn’t meant for people like them, Fawn is determined to beat the powerful at their own elaborate games of make-believe. Even the man who Owns her.

Author Bio: 

Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

I was lucky enough to get a advanced copy of Wilt and it’s a great read. Just like it’s predecessor Bloom. Go and purchase your copy now don’t delay.