From the moment you hold your baby in your arms, You will never be the same. You might long for the person you were before, When you had freedom and time, And nothing in particular to worry about. You will know tiredness like you never knew it before, And days will run into days that are exactly the same, Full of feeding and burping, Whining and fighting, Naps, or lack of naps. It might seem like a never-ending cycle. But don't forget... There is a last time for everything. There will come a time when you will feed your baby for the very last time. They will fall asleep on you after a long day And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child. One day you will carry them on your hip, then set them down, And never pick them up that way again. You will scrub their hair in the bath one night And from that day on they will want to bathe alone. They will hold your hand to cross the road, Then never reach for it again. They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles, And it will be the last night you ever wake for this. One afternoon you will sing 'the wheels on the bus' and do all the actions, Then you'll never sing that song again. They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate, the next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone. You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face. They will one day run to you with arms raised, for the very last time. The thing is, you won't even know it's the last time until there are no more times, and even then, it will take you a while to realize. So while you are living in these times, remember there are only so many of them and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them For one last time. - Author unknown Throw back 📷 by @amyfrancesphoto #lifegivingsquares
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I have to admit I've had a tough time getting back into the swing of things this week, I've been caught up in a lot of internal bullshit & haven't felt my best. I listened to a podcast yesterday that put it all in perspective about The Lessons of Death (which was much more about appreciating life so stick with me). The guest quoted Abraham Maslow, The confrontation with death—and the reprieve from it—makes everything look so precious, so sacred, so beautiful, that I feel more strongly than ever the impulse to love it, to embrace it, and to let myself be overwhelmed by it....I wonder if we could love passionately, if ecstasy would be possible at all, if we knew we'd never die. If you have some time this weekend take a listen to the Waking Up with Sam Harris podcast, I've linked the episode in my stories.
It took some serious juggling to make these candied nuts this morning, but with the help of goldfish, Daniel Tiger & barricading the kitchen I made it happen. 👊🏻 Snag the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving next week (which takes just 22 minutes to make from start to finish) over on @punch.pastry or Household today!
About five years ago we experienced a terrifying break-in and burglary in our historic downtown Phoenix home. Zack was out of town for a work trip and I had been working since the early morning at a local breakfast restaurant when I came home in the midst of the break-in to realize all of our valuables had been stolen. Heartbroken, young and scared to death I made it my mission to move out as soon as possible, swore off historic homes and declared myself an apartment girl right then and there. That was until last week when my parents moved into their new home in downtown Phoenix. Even though we won’t be staying in this house forever we visit frequently, value their safety and made our first priority #HomeSafety with the #Logitech Circle 2 Home Security Camera. Learn more about how this brilliant piece of technology is giving us some peace of mind this holiday season on Household. Link in profile. #CircleIt #sponsored
Lets fill in the blank. Social media makes me feel ___________. I recently read a post from @katiengrass about how each time she opens this app she feels worse about herself. As someone who is considered an *influencer* it broke my heart and really made me think about the responsibility I have to be transparent in this space. • I understand how tricky it can be to navigate the emotions associated with comparison & it gets the best of us all from time to time (myself included). If you ever see an image here that makes you feel less than I’d like to remind you that you are enough. Household is a business AND a family journal. It is my job to create & style pretty images but it is always my mission to share with you the honest highs and the lows of motherhood, marriage and self-improvement. And it’s my greatest hope to help you feel less alone, not to alienate anyone. • Her call to action was how to do you leave Instagram feeling more uplifted? & I think it’s an important question to ask. Here’s my checklist for a healthier relationship with social media & I would love to hear yours • spend more time creating than scrolling • follow people who lift you up + unfollow the accounts that don’t serve you • limit your time checking in + take full days away from it all each week • make sure likes, comments and followers are NOT the measuring stick you use to determine your self-worth • find ways to represent the direction you’d like to see this space go & think before you share ❤️
Our tickets to NYC are officially booked & the countdown has begun 🗽📦 🏠 - 58 days until a new chapter begins + we have a home of our own again! That being said, today we are coming *home* to this boy and I'm realizing more and more we really are each other's home, wherever we go. 🌎 Feeling grateful and ready to squeeze him.
We’ve had our phones & camera tucked away for most of our trip in NOLA & I’ve loved every second of it. ✨ We’ve been eating & drinking like kings the entire time though & I would be remiss if I didn’t share a few spots with you guys if you happen to find yourself in New Orleans! Cafe Du Monde • Cochon• Felix’s • Commander’s Palace • Shaya • Tujague's • Camila Grill • Latitude 29 👌🏻Check my stories for some closer shots!
“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don't blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.” ― Louis de Bernières | Happy birthday to the only guy I've ever loved ❤️
Last week I hopped on the phone and recorded a guest episode on @chrissyjpowers' podcast - Sure, Babe. I honestly can't believe that our first phone conversation was recorded, but after over two years of exchanging messages, liking each others photos and being part of a virtual village as we each raised our boys it was overdo. Like I imagined, we dug right in and got real about marriage, motherhood, blogging & social media, our travels and how I got things started with Household. We talked about so much that is close to my heart and while it's incredibly vulnerable to share it with you here, I'm proud of my story. @chrissyjpowers is a gem. Do yourself a favor and follow her here, subscribe to her podcast (@surebabepodcast) and let the goodness sink in. ✨
If you're envisioning a magical morning where my toddler lets me bake apple cider donuts in peace for an hour, I'll stop you while you're ahead. That ain't happening here. Whenever I share a recipe it was most likely made when Owen was sleeping or I had extra hands to help out. That's just the truth. But, I love baking (& love eating sweets), so I make the effort to wake up extra early and make it happen every now and then. It's a little me time, you know? If baking is your thing too & you've got an hour to spare this weekend I highly recommend these tasty donuts - snag the recipe over on @punch.pastry or on Household.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. -Ralph Waldo Emerson • Finding peace and acceptance in who I am has been one of the greatest gifts I've given myself. It's not always easy and it's certainly never perfect, but making the commitment to be me is the best way I believe I can show up for Owen each day. I want to lead by example and teach him that who he is is enough, always. Today on Household I've rounded up 10 podcasts that kick-start healthy self-improvement & encourage you to be your best self ❤️
Today we're simultaneously packing for our trip to New Orleans & for our last Phoenix home before we return to NYC in January. As we embark on this final chapter of our nomadic lives I can't help but feel grateful. Grateful to wake up to these two each and every day, grateful for all the places we've seen, grateful for the quality time with our families these last few months and grateful for what's ahead. It won't be long until we're looking back on these eight months that we traveled around with backpacks as a pivotal experience for our family. I made a little playlist to motivate me to stay focused with packing today, it's up on Household if you're in need of some fresh tunes 🎶
Hi, I'm Hailey and I'm the helicopter parent you've seen around town 👋🏻 🚁 🙆🏼 I need help you guys! My anxiety is sky high with Owen lately, I mean last week alone he tripped over his feet and got a fat lip & on a separate occasion he fell into a rose bush after he literally stopped to smell the roses. 💐 🤦🏼♀️ I know these sort of things happen with toddlers, so give me your tips for keeping your cool, hovering less & letting the mom guilt go when those inevitable accidents happen. I'm exhausted.
We've been together through high school, college, marriage, a move from west coast to east coast, parenthood, starting our own businesses, travels and everything in between over the last twelve years & there's still no one else I'd rather laugh & cry through life with. 💏 This weekend we popped open a bottle of wine from @onehope (who gives back to nonprofits with each purchase) to celebrate Zack's 30th trip around the sun. ☀️ We head out to New Orleans on Wednesday for our second big trip away from Owen ever - wish us luck + give us all your NOLA recs! #HolidayCheers #sponsored
Motherhood in the connected era doesn’t have to be dominated by any myth. Social media can just as easily help celebrate our individual experience and create community through contrast. Moms have to stick together even as we walk our separate paths. We have to spot the templates and realize there are no templates. We have to talk about our failures and realize there are no failures. - @clairehoworth via @time • Did anyone else read the Goddess Myth article on @time a few weeks ago? SUCH a good read. Here’s the link: http://time.com/4989068/motherhood-is-hard-to-get-wrong/ Would love to know your thoughts.
Let’s play a little game. What are three things you LOVE about YOU? + What’s one thing you’re working on? Here are mine, I love • that I’m willing to take risks in life • my body that allowed me to carry and birth this boy & • my ability to be honest with those around me. I’m working on • not taking on other people’s negative energy and emotions - 99% of the time it is not. about. me. Your turn! Ready, set go... PS. I’ll share my favorites in my stories!
G I V E A W A Y closed • If you had told me two years ago that I'd be celebrating 70k followers here on @householdmagny I wouldn't have believed you. Each of you have helped make my dream a reality and I'll be forever grateful. To give back to you guys I have organized an extra special giveaway. Follow the simple instructions below to enter to win a @madewell medium transporter tote filled with $100 gift cards to @westelm, @aceandjig, @bryrclogs, @phytousa, @desertdustjewelry & @loandsons! 1. Like this photo + tag your friends. 2. Follow @householdmagny + all of the brands mentioned above. *The winner will be announced one week from today! Good luck! Winner: @giovannabrackbill! Check your DMs! ❤️
“We need to stop using the term “natural birth.” The concept of natural birth is divisive and inherently competitive. All birth is natural. It’s as simple as that. If you want to have the intense sensations of labor and you’re coping well, go for it! If you have a hard time with pain or you have bad associations from trauma, that’s totally okay. You have the inherent right to choose how you want to navigate your birth experience, and those choices should be free of judgment. You should be celebrated for moving through the process of pregnancy and birth, however it unfolds, unmedicated, medicated or cesarean. THERE IS NO UNNATURAL BIRTH. It’s not Westworld. It’s all natural.” • I recently shared this quote by @ericachidicohen in my stories and I had such an overwhelming amount of direct messages from mothers who had felt judged about their personal birthing experience that I wanted to share it here again. For a long time I questioned whether my medicated hospital birth was natural, but she's so right. It's all natural. 📷 : @amyfrancesphoto
Even Eleven needs a nap. 💕 #happyhalloween
It's the last year we get to choose Owen's Halloween costume... #strangerthings #eleven #mypinterest 📷: @zackandraisin
Who else is burning the midnight oil tonight to get their kid's Halloween costumes in order?! Regardless of the fact that I've been filling my purse with @kindsnacks for WEEKS to resist the temptation of all the candy, this holiday really seems to have crept right up on me. 🤔 😂 #sponsored #kindambassador 📷: @rileybeth_andresen
Monday reminder ✨ “We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” - @brenebrown
Tuning out of social media one day earlier than usual this week to spend as much of the day with these two before I head up north for the weekend. ✌🏻🌲 Have a H A P P Y, happy Friday friends!
Slept for 11 hours last night, feeling ultra emotional this morning, haven't figured out Owen's halloween costume & completely failed to wake up and bake for this week's #betweentwokitchens recipe like I had planned 😬 🤷🏼♀️ I feel like I'm dropping the ball left & right this week - anyone else? If you're looking for a super cute, easy & festive recipe to turn your week around head on over to @punch.pastry's feed! #lifegivingsquares #honestmotherhood #pumpkinpatch 📷: @zackandraisin
A little blurry, not the best angle but I love it anyway. 💕 PS. this👆🏻 was taken immediately before my allergies hit me like a ton of bricks today. 💔🤧😭 I need all your tips & tricks for turning this thing around! I’m heading out of town Friday & it would be such a bummer if I’m sick. 😫 Thank you in advance!