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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...


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,...


Sleep Awareness Week. It's a thing.

Hayley Mullins

Tags baby, newborn, sleep, tired

Today kicks of National Sleep Awareness Week. Sleep Awareness Week. That makes me laugh. As mom to a 2.5 year old and a 6 month old, believe me… I am aware of sleep. I’m aware of how much I need it, miss it, love it. All moms can relate… pregnant women too - as soon as you are uncomfortably pregnant, sleep goes out the window in a cruel plot twist; you know that sleep is a rare, magical thing with a newborn, and while it gets better every day you truly understand why sleep deprivation is used as a torture tactic....


30 vs. Kids

30 vs. Kids

Yesterday, this popped up on my facebook feed, courtesy of Fast Company: Turning 30 described in charts and graphs http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/6550-turning-30-described-in-charts-and-graphs I immediately sent it to my sister-in-law, whose 30th birthday we had just celebrated the night before. As someone closer to Mid-Thirties than Early-Thirties, I couldn’t help but REALLY relate to so many of the author’s points…. Comfortable shoes, bed by 9pm, what’s on your facebook feed. As I sat there, feeling the next-day effects of TWO light beers, it got me thinking… Could I relate because of my age, or because I have kids?!?!? Both milestones came at once...