The Village

Melissa Seifert-Hyslop

Founder

Baby Photo of Melissa Seifert-Hyslop

My Role at Malarkey Kids:

President and CIO (Chief Idea Officer).

My kids:

Two boys; 6 and 4 years old with one the way!

What I love about being a mom:

Watching them discover the world and having a cuddle buddy.

What my kids do that drives me crazy:

They are boys, so – peeing on the toilet seat!!!

Favorite thing to do when not working:

Rescuing dogs, cuddling with dogs, watching Game of Thrones while drinking wine and eating “real” English chocolate, riding my horse.

Really good at:

Multitasking, reading people, shopping

Really bad at:

Cooking and being on time!


Rachael Petch

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My Role at Malarkey Kids:

Sales Manager.

My kids:

An 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.

What I love about being a mom:

I love seeing little bits of my husband and me in our kids. Hugs and kisses and endless “I love you's! 

What my kids do that drives me crazy:

Whining! I could do without whining and their mess.

Favorite thing to do when not working:

I love the occasional date with my husband. Playdates with our friends always include fun for the kids and wine for the moms! I’m a huge Bachelor franchise fan. Watching anything “Bachelor” related and drinking wine is my jam.

Really good at:

Multitasking, organizing, and baking.

Really bad at:

Math, conflict and storytelling – “just get to the point!”


Tanya Bragg

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My Role at Malarkey Kids:

PR and Events Manager (aka Director of Fun).

My kids:

5-year-old son, 9-year-old fur baby and foster mommy to dogs.

What I love about being a mom:

I love how my son is teaching me to be the best version of myself. Jude has helped me to appreciate even the littlest things in life, from jumping in puddles and smelling flowers to rescuing snails on the sidewalk and knowing more about  Minecraft than a mom should possibly know.

What my kids do that drives me crazy:

Mad props on his negotiating skills (he's got me wrapped around his fingers).

Favorite thing to do when not working:

Cuddling with my boy and fur baby, enriching my pallet with wine and beer, and shopping!

Really good at:

Being creative and making people feel comfortable – I love putting a smile on people's faces.

Really bad at:

Remembering things…what was the question again?


Monika Buna

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My Role at Malarkey Kids:

Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, International Distribution Manager

My kids:

Two kids if you don’t count my husband… (8-year-old boy, 5-year-old girl).

What I love about being a mom:

The adventure of finding out how my kids will surprise me every day.

What my kids do that drives me crazy:

They’re always competing with each other and, in the end – inevitably – one of them cries.

Favorite thing to do when not working:

Golfing, traveling, spending time at the cottage.

Really good at:

Multitasking, Math, Time management.

Really bad at:

Arts and crafts.


Jodi Gaskell

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My Role at Malarkey Kids:

Marketing Manager, Website Maintenance and Finder of Sparkly Shoes

My kids:

A 6-year-old boy and 10-year-old stepson

What I love about being a mom:

Watching my 6-year-old play the air guitar to a Jimi Hendrix song, and the air trumpet to a Louis Armstrong solo. Oh, and I love their crazy kid's cereal.

What my kids do that drives me crazy:

Lego…on every table, inch of flooring, and toilet seat in the house.

Favorite thing to do when not working:

I love being with my family and friends at home, or out trying something new at a restaurant. I demand "mom time" when my football team is playing during which time I can freely enjoy a craft beer.

Really good at:

Football pools, storytelling and being sure nobody in a room feels left out.

Really bad at:

Math and spelling - my mom says it’s atrochious! (sp?).


Sara Park

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My Role at Malarkey Kids:

Sales and Office Administrator.

My kids:

3 Children. I have a son with ASD that is 11 years old and my daughters are 8 and 4.

What I love about being a mom:

The hugs and kisses. Having “date days” with my kids, individually.

What my kids do that drives me crazy:

The mess. Pulling out all their toys at once and trying on multiple outfits, per day.

Favorite thing to do when not working:

Spending time with my family and catching up with friends. Maybe the occasional Target trip. ;)

Really good at:

Keeping things organized, researching, coloring, cooking healthy meals.

Really bad at:

Getting to bed on time. Keeping up with the laundry.


Alicia Seifert

Baby Photo of Alicia Seifert

My Role at Malarkey Kids:

Warehouse manager and bug killer.

My Kids:

My first is on the way and fur-baby named Willow!

What I love about being a Fur Baby mom:

I love being a fur baby mom because it brings me joy to see her happy. She makes me laugh and smile when I need it most! Mostly it's unconditional love.

Favorite thing to do when not working:

When I am not working I love crafting, hiking with my dog and golfing with my Hubby! 

Really good at:

I am really good at Tetris! Lol.

Really bad at:

I am really bad at staying still…


Kelly Clancy

Baby Photo of Kelly Clancy

My Role at Malarkey Kids:

Photographer/HR

My kids:

Three girls (12,10,7) and a boy (4)

What I love about being a mom:

Having the opportunity to raise conscious children who can really understand themselves and the world around them.

What my kids do that drives me crazy:

Chew food with their mouth open.

Favorite thing to do when not working:

Sleep.

Really good at:

Working under pressure.

Really bad at:

Being on time.