About Me-The Girl Behind Thoughts, Dots, and Tots

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m Hailey, a new mom, wife, Mormon,  counselor, and professional panicker with a minor polka dot obsession. My goal with this blog is to share things that I’ve learned, things I’m still learning, and just ridiculous, frustrating, as well as heart warming experiences in this new chapter of my life as a mom. Here’s just a little bit about me!

I kept thinking it wasn’t the right time to start this, until I realized that it was never going to be the right time. More often than not my to do list is over flowing, and that is not going to change any time soon. This blog is my chronicle of trying to find balance in my life, and trying to take care of myself as well as my family. I hope you enjoy it.

Another reason why I started this blog was to share my struggles with breastfeeding, (You can read about that here) and with postpartum depression (read about that here). But don’t worry, there is plenty of upbeat content on here as well!

Why Thoughts, Dots, and Tots?

I mentioned my love of polka dots above. Tots (in addition to being an adorable word) describes what occupies a good portion of my time, love and energy. Thoughts, because this blog contains my ramblings and what goes on inside my crazy curly head. Lucky you for getting to read them!

A little more about me

 

My training is in Social Work, I completed my master’s degree in Social Work a few years ago, and I currently use that training to work as a counselor. Training for Social Workers differs from other mental health discliplines because we are trained to focus on the big picture, and the “systems” an individual is involved in, instead of being primarily focused on individuals. This is why I started the advice column! See that here!

My husband is the love of my life and I am head over heels in love with him. (Very cheesy, but incredibly true). We met 6 years ago in college, and were married shortly after that. We have one child, our sweet baby boy who is exhausting but an amazing blessing. My husband is a nurse in the  Emergency Room, and saves lives on a daily basis. We have an old house that we are perpetually fixing up. I wouldn’t have anything any other way!

*Family photo credit: Katy Cooper Photography. Wedding Photo Credit: Wendy Mayo Photographer*

2 Replies to “About Me-The Girl Behind Thoughts, Dots, and Tots”

  1. Hailey, I enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to following your blog. Essentially your entries can function as a journal. I believe there is a way to get blogs compiled into hard-bound books that would make wonderful gifts for your family.

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