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Little Moments. Big Regrets. Mommy Guilt.

Hayley Mullins

Tags fun, mom, tired

Little Moments.  Big Regrets. Mommy Guilt.

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...


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

Hayley Mullins

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

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

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,...