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Hayley Mullins

Tags skin-to-skin, update

I started this blog with good intentions.  I wanted to write once a week in the hopes that doing so would help me let more new moms know about us, and to offer relatable posts to those new moms currently in the trenches.   What I forgot is that when you are home with toddler, a baby and a growing business simultaneously, time is at a premium... something's gotta give sometimes! We've had an AMAZING few weeks.  We were at the Baby Show in Toronto at the end of March and sold out of our onsite product, then I had...

Little Moments. Big Regrets.

Hayley Mullins

Tags fun, mom, tired

We all hear about “mommy guilt” all the time, and how we aren’t supposed to live with regrets; we’re all doing the best we can and need to let the small stuff go.   Undoubtedly, guilt is something we all still struggle with from time to time, and I’ve recently realized its not the big moments I’m regretting… it’s the little ones.  The other day we were at the park as a family; my husband had taken the day off work and the weather was finally nice.   We sat to the side with our baby while our toddler played happily in...

Look good, feel good (thanks Eva Mendes!).

Hayley Mullins

Tags eva mendes, mew mom, mom, mom life, sloppy, tired

Who knew sweatpants were so polarizing? New mom Eva Mendes came under fire from moms everywhere last week for saying that sweatpants cause divorce (click here if you missed it).   While I’m pretty sure she was joking, that didn’t stop the onslaught of angry comments from those who disagreed. Arguments against Eva included: She has enough money for a full time staff. I actually take care of my children, and my clothes are always stained. My husband thinks I’m sexiest in sweatpants. I feel the need to play devil’s advocate… Yes, she likely has help, but aren’t we, as moms,...

DADS P.O.V.: When to hover?

Hayley Mullins

Tags dad, falls, fun, hurt, injury, risk

I like to consider myself a pretty chill, laid-back kind of dad… just a little less so when it involves the possibility of my child getting hurt.  What I’ve learned in just over two years of parenting is that I do not want to be a dad who’s every other word is ‘no’, ‘stop’, ‘be careful’, ‘put that down’, ‘get down from there’, ‘watch your fingers’…or a parent who’s constantly hovering…i.e. at the park, actually in the play structure with their child – not to play with them; but to protect them, to make sure they don’t go too fast,...

Spring Forward. Then Take a Nap.

Hayley Mullins

Tags national napping day, sleep, Spring Forward

Spring forward.  Did you spring anywhere today? I sure didn't. While I'm grateful that my children's usual wake up time is a lot more reasonable with the time change (seeing a 7 vs. a 6?  I'll take it), there was definite grogginess in the air today.  I heard on the radio that the 6 days following a time change yield more collisions on the road than any other time of year.  Tell me THAT doesn't confirm how important sleep is!  For those of us suffering from winter (not the blues, just "winter"), spring forward means more than just a time change... it FINALLY kicks off the season...

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