Hayley Hengst

Hayley Hengst
Hello AM readers! I'm Hayley. Stay-at-home mom to three boys/angels/tyrants (primarily tyrants). Most days, I am very content in that role. Other days, well, you know how it goes. I absolutely love writing for Austin Moms Blog. I also love: books, bubble baths, Mexican food, porch swings, and traveling. I hate: the hustle and bustle of trying to get out the door, on time, with all three of my kids. Seriously, I just kind of give up. You can read more about my crazy crew at www.motherfreaking.com!

Addiction, Recovery, and Motherhood

This is my sister's story. A story of addiction, recover, and motherhood. As I write this, I’m at the airport, waiting for a plane to bring me back to Austin, having spent the last...

I Am An Introverted Mom

The best parenting move I've made in a while, was.. sitting my oldest son down the other day, and explaining to him what it means to be an "introvert" or an "extrovert". He actually already...

Ah, There You Are

My first-born son. He's a tween-ager.  At least, I think. Actually hang on..I'm literally going to google how old you have to be, to be considered a tween. Ok, yup.  He is. In fact, since he is...

WHAT is the Enneagram? (In A Nutshell)

WHAT is the Enneagram? (In A Nutshell) Have you ever been talking to someone, maybe for the first time, maybe it’s a friend...either way, you’re chatting with them and they say something like, “Well, I’m...

Dear Daughters-In-Law

 Dear Daughters-In-Law: As I write this, these men, who once were mine, and now are yours, are only 3, 5, and 9.  On any given day, being their mother is both my greatest joy, as...

2019 Mom-spiration

How are your resolutions going so far? Hopefully, you haven’t scrapped them already. If you haven’t, don’t.  Keep at it.  Don’t throw in the towel. If you have, or if you never made any to begin with,...

I Just Don’t Wanna Do It

I Just Don't Wanna Do It   At my son’s preschool, Wednesday is “Wear Yellow” day, and Friday is “Wear Black” day.   I just don’t wanna do it.   Of my three sons, two of them are school-aged, and...

“Thank You Notes”…Jimmy Fallon-Style!

I love Jimmy Fallon. Everything about him. But one of my favorites parts of his late night show is the segment titled "Thank You Notes". If you haven't ever heard him do that segment,...

I Have the Cancer Gene. So That’s Cool.

I’ve wanted a boob job...er, “Breast Augmentation”....for a long time now. It’s like, I started with zero boobs, had children, and then got negative boobs.  My husband has never been on board with the idea of...
Stay-At-Home Mom

What It’s Like To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

Beepbeepbeep. Beepbeepbeep. Beepbeepbeep. What IS that, and please God make it stop.   It’s 5:30 am, and it’s my alarm clock, same as every morning.   It’s 5:30 am, and I hit snooze until 5:50 am, same...