At what age did you start potty training your little ones? There’s a lot of pressure on parents these days to ensure our little ones reach these milestones at the “right” time, but in all honesty every kid is so different. As we approach each developmental milestone I’ve learned more and more to listen to Owen’s cues, trust my gut and remove expectations from the equation completely. Today on Household, I’ve partnered with @bambonature to share where we’re at with potty training. #sponsored #bamboambassador • • • • • • #nothingisordinary #documentlife #light #vsco #vscocam #momtogs #pixel_kids #lifestyle #baby #livethelittlethings #instabest #momswithcameras #widn #honestmotherhood #momentsinthesun #morningslikethese #thehappynow #bloggers #family #momlife #raisingboys #justgoshoot #liveauthentic #bringbackthevillage #lifegivingsquares
Hey there, I’m Hailey 👋🏻 there are some new faces over here so I thought I’d introduce myself! I started my blog, Household Mag, in the midst of my first pregnancy shortly after moving from Phoenix to Brooklyn with my husband, best bud and high school sweetheart, @zackandraisin. As the first of my close friends to be embarking on motherhood I was seeking connection with other like minded mamas, yet I assumed that *maybe* my family would read my posts if I was lucky (I clearly had no idea what I was getting myself into). That being said a business was born which I had the privilege of taking full time this January and I'm still pinching myself & grateful for it every single day. In May my husband left his corporate job, we sold all of our belongings and traveled the world as we worked remotely with our now two year old, Owen. We stayed in France, Germany, Croatia, Iceland, Canada and are currently soaking up some family time in Phoenix before we return home to NYC in January. Motherhood has been the most challenging, rewarding and humbling experience and I hope that within these squares I’m able to help you feel less alone regardless of where you've landed in your life. Thank you for following our family journey here. 📷: @zackandraisin • • • • • #momtogs #pixel_kids #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #momentsinthesun #thehappynow #bloggers #family #justgoshoot #bringbackthevillage #instabest #motherhood #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #momlife #thatsdarling #vscomom #vscodaily #candidchildhood #instagood #documentlife #thepursuitofjoyproject #babiesofinstagram #mymamahood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #habitandhome #nothingisordinary #documentlife #livethelittlethings #postthepeople
What was your PEAK & PIT last week? My PIT • See this magical fall scene? It was pretty, and worth it, but man oh man even a short road trip with a toddler is challllllenging. 💆🏼 The good news is that he didn't vomit, the bad news is that he screamed for at least half of the 2+ hour drive. My PEAK • Between my parents, Zack and I we have worked out our schedules so that I have some free time to work / exercise / have friends (what!) & I cannot tell you how good it feels. Something shifted in me right around Owen's second birthday & I’m really ready to make space for me a little more without any of the mom guilt I’ve felt in the past. I wrote about it on Household last week, but is anyone else feelin' the same lately? #householdpeaknpit 📷: @zackandraisin • • • • • • #nothingisordinary #documentlife #light #vsco #vscocam #momtogs #pixel_kids #lifestyle #baby #livethelittlethings #instabest #momswithcameras #widn #honestmotherhood #momentsinthesun #morningslikethese #thehappynow #bloggers #family #momlife #raisingboys #justgoshoot #liveauthentic #bringbackthevillage #boymom
Monday reminder ✨ “Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent's heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” - Debra Ginsberg | 📷: @zackandraisin • • • • • #momtogs #pixel_kids #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #momentsinthesun #thehappynow #bloggers #family #justgoshoot #bringbackthevillage #instabest #motherhood #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #momlife #thatsdarling #vscomom #vscodaily #candidchildhood #instagood #documentlife #thepursuitofjoyproject #babiesofinstagram #mymamahood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #habitandhome #nothingisordinary #documentlife #livethelittlethings #postthepeople
H A P P Y F R I D A Y ☼ what's one thing you're looking forward to this weekend? Our only plans are to unplug, spend a day up north, celebrate my papa's birthday & soak up as much family time as we can. Can't. Wait. PS. Weekend links are up on Household! 📷: @amyfrancesphoto
Yesterday I woke up before the ☀️ to make apple turnovers for breakfast, had In-n-out for lunch & failed to workout at all. 🤷🏼♀️ What can I say, you win some you lose some right? If you're feeling like indulging today, @punch.pastry & I have joined forces to bring back our #betweentwokitchens series with these classic apple turnovers (SUPER easy & SO delicious). Snag a sneak peek in my stories & the recipe on @punch.pastry or over on Household today! • • • • #lifegivingsquares #fashionigers #styledbyme #inspiremyinstagram #getthelook #vscofeed #chictopia #theblogissue #stylegoals #outfitoftheday #americanstyle #dressesup #stylebook #styleoftheday #whatiwore #detailsoftheday #todaysdetails #todaywearing #styleguide #styleinfluencer #fashionforward #ootdwatch #nycblogger #falllayers #fallstyle #levis
A little update: Owen's separation anxiety is improving and two might just be my favorite age yet. Maybe it just hasn't hit yet, but I'm not really sure what those terrible-twos are all about, he is SO fun right now. Anyone else loving this phase? 📷 : @amyfrancesphoto #bringbackthevillage #lifegivingsquares
I’ll never be perfect at this job, but I’m doing my best every single day. More thoughts on this season of motherhood on Household. 📷: @amyfrancesphoto
Trying my best to stay present, but I'm feeling REAL homesick right now. 📷 : @amyfrancesphotography PS. Head on over to Household for a peek into @houseonhudson's beautiful home!
Monday reminder ✨ “To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth… is potentially to have everything.” - Joan Didion | Between a trip to the park, a sick kiddo & work I’ve been living in these yoga pants from @Athleta the last✌🏻days. Grateful for companies that cater to #momlife so flawlessly ❤️ #PowerOfShe #Sponsored 📷: @zackandraisin
Our only plans this weekend. ✨
Letting go of comparison is not a to-do list item. For most of us, it's something that requires constant awareness. It's so easy to take our eyes off our path to check out what others are doing and if they're ahead or behind us. Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared. - @brenebrown | Today I'm on the @littleawkwardstudio podcast talking about comparison in motherhood, marriage, social media & business with two of my favorite ladies. Visit @littleawkwardstudio for the link. 📷: @zackandraisin
What are your go to resources for making mom friends in your area? I'm beyond grateful for this online community, but if I'm being honest I'm itching for some real, in person connection with other moms. Anyone else? Thinking about organizing more events, workshops and meet-ups in the future. Raise your hand if that's something you might be interested in & your city! 🙋🏼
We may or may not have *started* to look at apartments in NYC online. I know it's waaaaaaay too early, but you guys we are just SO. DANG. EXCITED. New York people, keep us in mind if you hear of a dreamy two bedroom apartment available to rent Jan 1st! 🤞🏼📦 🎉 Added bonus if there are plenty of drawers and cabinets for Owen to open and close ALL DAY LONG. 😉🙄 | 📷: @zackandraisin
If I know anything it's that our kids deserve better than this. I've been searching for the right words to say here since I woke up to the devastating news on Monday, and ultimately it boils down to it being our responsibility as parents to create change in this world for our little ones. It won't happen overnight, but I refuse to sit quietly as innocent people lose their lives and a new normal for our country sets in. Be outraged, speak up, DO something to help the cause. If you don't know where to start there are a few ways you can help below. 1. Donate blood. 2. Donate money to the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Red Cross. 3. Call your senators. There's a link in my profile so you can get the number(s) you need. 4. Talk to your kids if they're old enough to understand. If you're curious about HOW to talk to your little ones do a little research - there are a handful of articles that have been written this week to give you some guidance. 5. If you know of another way to help comment here or speak up somewhere else! 📷: @zackandraisin
Today I am especially grateful for our story. We moved from Phoenix to NYC just a few months after I found out I was pregnant with Owen, almost three years ago. We've taken countless trips back to the desert since, but this is our longest stretch of time here in years. I have to say it's been pretty wild to really dig our toes into life here. It's the place Zack and I met (in high school), where we got married (and divorced and re-married 😉), where we decided we wanted to start a family and where we found out that dream would be a reality early one Monday morning. Phoenix isn't my favorite city by any means, but a whole lot of our history is wrapped up in this place and we wouldn't be who we are without it. Grateful for the good and the bad and everything in between.🌵| 📷: @zackandraisin #whpdayoff
F I V E months ago TODAY we left our home in search of greater connection as a family. With our new found flexibility to explore we had little to no idea about what might come our way, but as I type this today I know in my heart it's one of the greatest, most intelligent risks we have ever taken. Sharing some very real thoughts and feelings about life over the last five months on Household. ❤️ Photo by my dear pal, @amyfrancesphoto.
Monday reminder ✨ “There are at least a million ways to be a great mother, and not one of them hinges on breastfeeding or any of the other hot-button issues. Great mothers know that they are worthy of love and belonging, and as a result they raise children who know they are worthy of the same things. Shaming other mothers is not one of the million ways to be a great mom.” - Brené Brown | Tag a friend, send them a text, reach out in whatever way you do and remind a pal that they're worthy, loved and doing their best. ❤️ | 📷: @zackandraisin
Taking care of myself this week was CRUCIAL in surviving the very, very real separation anxiety happening in this house. 💆🏼 I always feel like I NEVER have time for me, but I somehow squeezed an act or two or five of self-care in & thought I'd share with you guys in case you're in desperate need like I have been! 1. Accept or ask for help. This week we had our family around, but if it's your friends or your neighbor that you've got close by accept it or reach out. It doesn't have to be long, but just an hour or two is sometimes SO refreshing. 2. Treat yourself to something small that makes you feel good. Tagged are some of my recent favorites. As moms I think there's always guilt that our money should go elsewhere, but if you can afford to treat yourself to something, I highly recommend it. 3. Do something for you during nap time. I realize this is annoying - you have a million things you should do, but if you can squeeze in a 10 minute meditation, a podcast, a cup of coffee in silence or whatever makes you happy DO IT. 4. Plan a date night. We're *trying* to get better at this and this week we made it happen. We were home by 9:30, so you don't have to go too crazy, but getting out of the house with your partner is good for the soul people. 5. Exercise. I made it to ONE yoga class this week so I'm not trying to preach here, but to be honest that's better than my usual which is ZERO. If you can't get away for exercise, find a video to do at home, take your kids out for a long walk in the stroller or find some other way to get moving.
Stoop hangs with my best pal 🌿 🍩 We've #partnered with @drinktelula & @thefeedfeed on this fall inspired breakfast (#ad)! We’re huge pastry lovers in this household, but we’ve been working on finding ways to recreate the sweets we love with healthier options. Snag our healthy pumpkin zucchini donut recipe with the link in profile! Right now, Telula is on sale nationwide at Whole Foods - be sure to check it out because it ends soon. #LetsJuiceThis #FeedFeed #DrinkTelula #Telula #TelulaRefresh
CURRENT MOOD • “You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” — Tina Fey | Raise your hand if you're ready for the weekend 🙋🏼• 📷: @amyfrancesphoto
Early wake up + hot yoga + homemade breakfast. Can you tell I'm determined to turn this week around people?! 💪🏻 😂 Read through to snag the recipe for this simple, tasty breakfast I made using the @zwilling_usa Forte Nonstick pan from @williamssonoma. #MyWilliamsSonoma #ad PS. Interested in improving your cooking skills? Williams Sonoma will be offering an all-store cooking technique class, Put an Egg On It on 10/8 at 10am featuring Zwilling Forte. 🍳Link in profile. Ingredients: 2 slices of whole wheat bread 2 fried eggs 2 avocados, mashed 1/4 diced onion 2 sliced radishes The juice of 1 lime Salt & pepper • Slice and mash avocados, dice onion and combine. Juice one lime and add salt and pepper to taste. Toast your bread, fry your eggs and slice your radishes. Spread your avocado combination on your toast, top with radishes, an egg and salt and pepper. Enjoy!
In case you've gotten the impression that things are always bright and shiny over here, let me tell you that these last couple days have been R O U G H. Owen has taken a couple spills, we're experiencing the most intense phase of separation anxiety yet & I've been questioning myself as a mother like crazy. Taking some deep breaths, setting my alarm for early morning yoga & hoping for a better day tomorrow ☀️ Just a little reminder that if you're wondering what the hell you're doing you're not alone. 😘 | 📷: @amyfrancesphoto
Another peek into @chrissyjpowers home because I just can't get enough. 😍 Side note: I'm looking for home submissions for my #householdspaces series. Please send 10 images of your home + a short definition of what home means to you to email@example.com! Tag any friends who might be interested.
What's the first thing you do in the morning? I'd love to tell you that I wake up before the rest of the house to workout, meditate and journal, but the truth is that I soak up every ounce of sleep until this little guy is ready to start his day. Someone please tell me I'm not alone. #mamatired 😴 Owen wakes up ready to eat & has been all about cerie the last week or so. Our cereal = @kindsnacks raspberry clusters + almond milk + blueberries. 📷: @zackandraisin #kindambassador #sponsored
Monday reminder ✨ To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are. - Anne Lamott This was taken two years ago today and still serves as a reminder to love myself. Our bodies change and grow so much through pregnancy & postpartum and I'm just so grateful for each and every phase and the ability to be his mama. 📷: @amyfrancesphoto
Feeling so refreshed moving into the weekend. ✨ Being in Phoenix with our families has meant extra hands to help with Owen, stopping at all of our old favorite restaurants, getting into the swing of our new normal and having the flexibility to add some new threads to my wardrobe thanks to @nakdfashion. It might be the first day of fall, but shorts weather is still going strong here in the desert. 💪🏼🌵 Refreshing your fall wardrobe? Visit na-kd.com to get 20% off one purchase with the code householdmagny20 + free shipping worldwide 🌎! Check my stories for the direct link to these shorts. 📷: @zackandraisin