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Meet Lauren Mulenos, Onerous of Listening to ‘Boy Woman Mother’

Meet Lauren Mulenos, Onerous of Listening to ‘Boy Woman Mother’


Changing into a mother of twins has modified Lauren Mulenos’ life in additional methods than one. She now has a model, Boy Woman Mother, which features a weblog and a not too long ago launched podcast together with her husband. And he or she was lastly motivated to get listening to aids to deal with the listening to loss she’s had since she was a baby.  


The Texas native and Los Angeles, California resident started her first weblog in school, round 2011. She has since rebranded a number of occasions, evolving into what has change into extra of a life-style publication than strictly style, which is what she began as. Her creativity is obvious within the weblog’s title, “LMents of Model.” Because the “About Me” states, the weblog “was created to be your hub of favor inspiration. Whether or not you want perception on dinner events, journey musings, or simply outfit concepts, you’re in the best place!”  

She first began the weblog as a result of individuals requested her questions, and it saved her time to offer a hyperlink. “I figured if individuals requested me questions like these, then different individuals could be on the lookout for related matters too,” she mentioned.  

The weblog is an outlet. “It’s typically therapeutic – whether or not I’m speaking about miscarriage, what to anticipate whenever you get a colonoscopy, or just styling a pair of shoes three other ways,” she mentioned. “I typically share what I want I noticed. Total, it’s type of a public diary.” 

Lauren was in with the unique wave of bloggers earlier than they have been “influencers,” so she has type of ridden the wave of “what’s subsequent.” Along with her web site, she makes use of Fb, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and YouTube.  

“I say no to collaborations extra typically than I say sure,” she mentioned. “It comes from staying true to myself and my model, which additionally got here from a spot of belief with my readers. There are specific areas I don’t knowingly enter, and so they know that. I wish to assume they will belief me and my suggestions!” 


Lauren and her husband Nick launched their podcast (which will also be considered on YouTube with captions) in April 2023. She was motivated by related causes as her weblog. She has additionally needed to collaborate with Nick for some time. Folks requested them parenting questions, so that they figured a podcast can be a enjoyable approach to do the identical on a broader scale. The boy-girl twins, Cyprus and Olive, who will flip two in October, impressed the podcast’s creation as nicely. “Although we don’t simply discuss twins, we did see lacking data for folks of multiples, so we tackle that right here and there too,” Lauren mentioned.  

Lauren’s Listening to Loss Journey 

Lauren has been arduous of listening to for so long as she will bear in mind, she shared on her weblog. One in every of her earliest recollections is failing a listening to check in elementary faculty. She was taken to the nurse’s workplace alone and rested. She failed once more. But no subsequent steps have been taken.  

Due to her household historical past of listening to loss, not having the ability to hear nicely was simply her household’s “regular.” Over time, her listening to declined. Typically she actually didn’t hear individuals and so they thought she was ignoring them. This didn’t actually hassle her, as a result of she didn’t know more often than not. “However I felt disgrace most frequently within the office,” she recalled. “Co-workers would (playfully) make enjoyable of me.” She began to put on headphones on a regular basis even when she wasn’t listening to music, so individuals needed to exit of their approach to get her consideration. 

It wasn’t essentially about not accepting herself, Lauren mentioned. She simply didn’t assume to get assist. 

After coasting for years with listening to loss, issues modified when the pandemic hit. On prime of that, she discovered she was anticipating twins, “and I type of bought panicky about having the ability to hear them after they have been born,” she wrote on her weblog. “That was the straw that broke the camel’s again, so I began researching listening to aids.”  

She ended up actually liking Phonak, and now has Phonak Audéo Paradise listening to aids.  

Influence of Listening to Aids 

The most important factor since sporting listening to aids isn’t precisely a change, however extra like an addition to her platform. “I’m outspoken about getting your listening to checked,” Lauren mentioned. 

“I’m outspoken about getting your listening to checked.”

Admittedly, Lauren mentioned, listening to loss makes it arduous to attend occasions. It’s a lot simpler with listening to aids, however generally she forgets to put on them, particularly if she showered or bought prepared proper earlier than the occasion. “I’m already considerably shy, and after I can’t hear nicely, it’s 100% worse,” she mentioned. 

Juggling Every part 

It has been arduous for Lauren to juggle all the pieces. She even has bother regarding individuals with twins, or particularly, toddler-aged twins, most likely as a result of she was super-efficient and productive earlier than. Folks used to ask how she did all of it, which she mentioned isn’t actually potential anymore. She does the naked minimal, which she used to really feel responsible about. Now she’s studying to dwell a day at a time, which is best for her total stress and well being.  

In her previous life, Lauren bought up at 4:30 am, labored a company job, dealt together with her weblog, and went to mattress round midnight. Now she’s doing much less, however she’s happier. “I really like my household and what now we have constructed,” she mentioned. 


Lisa A. Goldstein has a Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley, a digital listening to help, a cochlear implant, and loads of deaf-friendly communication tools. She spends her days juggling life as a contract journalist, spouse, and mom of two in Pittsburgh, PA.



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