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.
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
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Welcome back our first week of Mummy Mondays! I can’t believe another week has come around so quickly again and today is a special one in the Hible house. Today is my birthday! So it will be hopefully full cake.
Today we have a lovely guest post from Nicole from Tales from MamaVille. School runs are full of overheard conversions. I always see the mum rushing for work, the ones that are running late, the children that are crying as they have forgotten there homework. As mums the school run should be a time we can unite and resonate with each others circumstances. Go take a read of Nicole’s great piece. I would love to know in the comments below whats the most common conversation you hear during one of the most frantic times of my day especially. https://talesfrommamaville.com/overheard-seven-common-school-run-conversations/
Thankyou so much for reading. We will hopefully have you pop by next week for another edition of Mummy Mondays.
Until next time
If you would like to be featured in my Mummy Mondays series please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. It can be any article you would like as long as its along the theme of parenting. Maybe you have a great craft idea? A winter recipe? Tips for a good bedtime routine? Whatever you would like to talk about. Lets make Mummy Mondays a place were we can all come together and Unite.
Morning everyone and welcome to the first in my new series Mummy Monday’s. Mummy Monday’s is going to feature different guest posts each week with various themes. Although they will all have one thing In common they will all be related to motherhood written by fabulous mums with all different experiences.
So for the next few months grab a cuppa, put your feet up and come on in every Monday.
Our first guest post will be from Nicole at http://www.talesfrommamaville.com all about the seven most common overheard School run conversations.
If you are interested in been involved in featuring on Mummy Monday’s please email email@example.com
Hopefully we will see you next week
Firstly I would love to wish you all a Happy New Year, I hope you all had a great festive period whatever you were upto. I am not one to set New Years resolutions as I always set myself to fail and then feel rubbish about not completing what I’ve set. However I recently saw a blog post written by Lucy over at Mrs H’s Favorite things. Here is a link to her post http://mrshsfavouritethings.com/2017/12/18-for-2018.html
I really loved the idea of 18 goals for 2018 rather than resolutions so I decided to come up with my own. So here we go:
- Make the most of everyday: This may sound quite a cliche but you do never know whats around the corner. Just before Christmas we lost a family member suddenly and a lot of loss has been around me in the last month. Which in turn has just reaffirmed how life can change in a heartbeat. So if the house doesn’t get hoovered as im playing with the children or spending time with my family then it doesn’t matter as I’ve made the most of the day and the housework will still be there tomorrow.
- Spend less time been lost in my mobile phone: Over the last few months especially since I upgraded my phone I’ve noticed I spend far too much time with my head stuck in to social media etc which isn’t a bad thing. I just feel that I need to cut down been in my virtual world and in the real world.
- Really work hard with my blog and Youtube channel: I love how they have both been growing since I started them only 6 Months ago. I have great plans for them both over this next year and cant wait to put my plans into action.
- Weekly date nights with Mr Hible: Not Necessarily going out somewhere posh orfancy each week. Not even leaving the house at all in fact. Just switching off our phones and having quality time together. Weather it be a takeaway, home cooked meal cooked by the other, or just a film in peace. As we have a busy family life with three little bears that have our undivided attention which of course I wouldn’t have any other way. We just need to be Husband and Wife too as well as Mummy and Daddy.
- Get back in the kitchen more: Since been pregnant in 2016, Having Edward in March 2017 and my battle with Post Natal Depression. Mr Hible has been doing the majority of the cooking. Not a bad thing as hes totally capable and cooks us delicious meals. However before I used to be in the kitchen a hell of a lot more and along the way I have lost my cooking mojo. Which I would defiantly try to get back.
- Declutter the house: Between the five of us we just have too much stuff especially the kids with toys and teddies so this is something I would like to tackle.
- Save some money: As mentioned previous I would really love to grow my Youtube and blog more and I really want a new camera and editing software. fingers crossed I can save some pennies to be able to do this.
- Read more: I have loads of books on my to be read pile in my bedroom and on my kindle. I really would love to get some finished this year. I was thinking this would give me something to do instead of been on my phone too.
- Lose weight/ feel healthier : Edward is now ten months old and I really need to lose some weight and start been healthier. I’ve definitely seen a decline in my health with my PCOS symptoms creeping back in which had more or less disappeared when I was been better with my diet and exercise.
- Visit Harry Potter Studio’s: Me and Mr Hible have been saying for years we are going and we still haven’t got around to it. No more putting it off this year we are going!
- Finish off Box sets: The amount of DVD box sets I have that I haven’t completed watching is stupid. Not because I don’t enjoy them but I don’t complete them before moving onto the next best thing.
- Have a weekend away just myself and Mr Hible: We went to the Lake District back in October and it was great for our relationship and refreshing when we got back to the three bears with refreshed minds and on full sleep
- Make plans with my best friend more: It made me feel really sad the other night when I realized in the whole of 2017 I had only actually seen my best pal of 25 years twice in the whole year. This is so bad especially as she is only 40 minutes away at most. Something I definitely want to change in 2018.
- Explore more National Trust Properties: We joined the National Trust as a family during the summer and I defiantly want to explore more great locations and get fresh air together as a family. Even better on our last visit our parents joined too so we can all go together.
- Walk More: Instead of the easy option of always jumping in the car. get the kids out and about more.
- Get Edward into a better bedtime routine: Since illness, teething and the summer Edward hasn’t been the best at self settling. This is something I really want to address to get him into better habits.
- Go to a concert: Last year we went to see Take That and I loved it. In my younger days I used to go to quite a few a year and it was so nice to be back seeing live music.
- And finally probably the most important just be the best mummy and wife I can be: 2017 was a hard year on this front with late pregnancy niggles, anxiety and post natal depression. I felt like this is were I fail the most. Probably because its the area I want to put my all in too and therefore I pile too much unnecessary pressure on to myself.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my 18 goals for 2018. I would love to know what goals you have set yourself.
Until next time
Isabella Florence our gorgeous girl, today you turn nine years old. I really can’t believe it’s been nine whole years since Tuesday 30th December 2008 at 11:10pm when we welcomed a healthy baby girl weighing 8lb 1oz into the world. Making us into a family of four with a beautiful boy and a gorgeous girlie.
You are a independent, beautiful, funny and shall I say spirited little girlie who’s turning into a beautiful young women. You are the filling in your now sibling sandwich as this year you got a promotion to big sister. What a fabulous job you do of looking out for your little brother and been there for him at every step of the way.
You have a witty sense of humour and awesome comic timing. A beautiful singing voice you did super in your solo at the Christmas concert! Next it will be the X factor.
I love that you are into music and take after me by remembering all the words to your favourite songs. Especially Ed Sheeran.
We are so lucky to have a daughter like you but I love it so much that I see so much of myself in you and you will be my lifelong best friend forever. We can be shopping partners in crime ( shhh don’t tell daddy).
We hope you have a fantastic day celebrating and another magical year. Please don’t ever forget that your amazing and remember to reach for the stars
All my love
I can’t believe that today my little monkey is 9 months old. He’s been with us for the same time as I was growing him and waiting to see what our little bundle would be. At 9 months old Edwards little personality is coming out and he’s really coming into his own. We now have our first two teeth and he’s trying to get on the move. I’m sure it won’t be long.
We are looking forward to celebrating E’s first Christmas. He is loving the tree with all the twinkling lights and shiny baubles. There is something so magical seeing him so intrigued by all the festivities going on around him. I’m definitely soaking up every minute enjoying the experience of one last 1st Christmas and all the magic surrounding it. Having a baby around has also reignited Christmas passion and magic in our older two babies as well. Which is just the best. With T 11 years old now I’m sure he is losing his belief in Santa although he’s far too polite to admit it. He suggested we take part in elf on the shelf for E to enjoy. It is such a sweet thought he really is the best big brother.
I hope you all are enjoying the festivities.
Until next time
Becoming a mum is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I’ve ever done. There are so many highs and lows. As well as the most rewarding and joyful moments. I am now a mummy of three we have two amazing sons and our gorgeous girlie sandwiched in the middle of them.
When we had our first 11 years ago I found it hard like many first time parents but nothing like what Ive experienced this third time around. It’s been a slow road to feeling like me again physically but more especially mentally.
My mental health has taken such a battering over the last year since I went on maternity leave when all my problems began and my mind started spiralling down a really dark path. I had never experienced anything like it before I was terrified of labour incase the worst happened to the baby but worse yet myself. Leaving my husband alone with our three most precious jewels. Labour was super horrific with our first little guy leading to theatre, me in the high dependency unit and blood transfusions. This was playing on my mind heavily. Added with the loneliness I started to feel after a month of maternity leave had started and the bustle of the festive period over. Also mix in the hormones whizzing around and a few pregnancy problems I was on a downward spiral.
That when our little guy finally arrived 13 days late I was utterly exhausted. Shocked that labour had happened so fast and I’d done it all by myself without any instruments compared to baby one and two. After birth I had a few issues with stitches that got infected, a funny skin infection on my breast but the saddest thing of all Edward wouldn’t breastfeed at all. I felt like a complete failure and that Edward really didn’t like me. When in fact that is totally irrational and he just found it hard to breastfeed for whatever reason. Looking back on this time it was most probably for the best that Edward didn’t take to breastfeeding as I wasn’t in the right headspace for him to totally rely on me every feed. Day and night. It really helped that my husband or his grandparents could help by giving him a bottle even his older siblings as it’s a nice way for us all to bond with him. If we were ever to have another baby in the future they would be bottle feed straight away without a second thought to try and stop the darkness of postnatal depression creeping in again.
I look back on Edwards newborn days with great sadness. As I feel robbed of feeling excited, happy, proud all the newborn feels. Instead they were days filled with stress, anxiousness, tears and counting down the hours till my hubby would walk through the door.
It took me a long time to ask for help or even admit my feelings out loud. Mental health problems are nothing to be ashamed about. It’s ok for you not to be ok. The most important thing is to get the help you need. Now our little guy is nearly nine months old which totally blows my mind. This last year has gone so fast. I’m in a lot better head space now. I have many more brighter days than dark days. Ive been back at work for a month now and although it’s hard putting on my work hat and leaving my little dude. I’m starting to feel like me again. Getting more of the old jess back each day. I’m looking forward to my littlest guys first Christmas and enjoying this special time with him.
Which I never thought I would be able to do the thought that I actually enjoy his company, and he fills my heart with so much love. Fills my eyes with happy tears as I never imagined our bond would come during those dark dark days
Thankyou so much to Laura for letting me write this guest post about becoming a mum has affected my mental health. Please do go seek help if your are going through the same.
Until next time
The South London and Croydon based rapper COCO 7 has returned with a great, fresh and funky tune. Which has 90’s funky vibe and great beat throughout the track. The track is called Isabella Blow and is a tribute to the great fashion editor and stylist herself. A decade after her tragic battle with depression. The track which has been produced by a rising star ‘ Michelin Shin’ contributes to a important campaign to eradicate the prejudice sufferers with mental health face.
Coco 7 has worked across both the fashion and music world, supported by hat designer Philip Treacy OBE Coco 7 was gifted with previously archived hat for the singles trailer. The trailer premiered on Link Up TV and gained over 2.8K views in less than a 24hrs on World Mental Health Day.
Now with mental health been in the media with likes of James Arthur, Stormzy and Sinead O’Connor to name a few disclosing there own personal battles with the public. Coco 7 started a campaign to raise awareness of the rising numbers of Mental Health disorders and cases within the creative community. ‘ Get Your #MindRight’ and ‘Get Your #MindRightSociety’ were proceeds from there T shirts will be donated to a charity supporting those suffering on the ground to gain the access to professional and the confidential support that they need.
Coco 7 is a firm believer of that ‘ Its not what goes on your head, but what goes on inside your head which counts’. This is a reference to an iconic photo taken of her in the “Big Bad Treacy Hat” as sang in her lyrics.
After the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry recently announced 2 Million pounds of funding to heal the nations mental health. Coco 7 wrote a letter to there foundation about her ‘ Its OK not to be OK’ Campaign. Explaining her concerns for people in the creative arts who freelance and have no fixed workplace. Outlining the fact that they are all just as vulnerable as people who do indeed have a fixed workplace.
Do go and check out the fantastic track Isabella Blow by Coco 7 which is out now December 1st 2017. All Coco 7’s links are below and remember your mental health is important. ‘ Its OK not to be OK’ please do go seek help when needed. Thankyou so much to Coco 7 for her work highlighting the importance of Mental Health problems.
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