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Ashley Iaconetti Haibon and Jared Haibon met on the TV Show "Bachelor in Paradise" after both being contestants on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." They tied the knot in 2019 and welcomed their first child, Dawson, in 2022 and are excited to welcome their second child this year. In a recent interview with Fox News, the couple opened up about parenting and how they are feeling about having a second child. "We’re pretty nervous, [but] obviously we want this [and] we’re so ready for [them] to be [ages] two and four, but we’re kind of scared [about] zero to two," Ashley said about having a newborn plus a toddler. Although they are nervous, they are over the moon in excitement for their expanding family. "He’s [Dawson] really just so affectionate and sweet, and we have no doubt the second one will be just like that, too," Jared Haibon said.

As for parenting tips, Jared said his number-one piece of advice is to hold yourself to high expectations. "You’re doing the best you can, and I feel that if you’re loving your kid and protecting and providing … you’re a great parent," he said. He also recommended that parents stop overthinking everything. "Don’t overthink things like, ‘Oh, I should try this swing’ or ‘He’s been in this for too long' — everything is fine," he said. As for Ashley, she opened up about overcoming "mom guilt" when she has to step away for herself and her family. "I think the mom guilt is [something] I still need to work on [because] why would I feel guilty for going to do something for myself? … But I still do," she said. She also recommended getting out of the house with the baby. I know it’s a hassle to get out of the house, but it’s usually worthwhile," she said. "Getting out with the baby is always just mentally more healthy for me."

The family currently resides in Rhode Island where they own and operate Audrey's Coffee House & Lounge. "I always wanted to own and operate my own place, and I’ve always worked in restaurants," Jared noted. They said that they get fans of the "Bachelor" franchise at their storefront often, which is something that they love. "That’s the most humbling part of it … People come in, ‘Bachelor’ friends, and they want to take pictures," Jared said. "It’s the people that travel from all around the country to come here … I can’t tell you how much that means to me." The pair is partnering with Dawn Professional to launch a new formulated manual pot and pan dish detergent, something that Jared says has cut down time spent at Audrey's. Ashley added, "I’m grateful for it because it’s giving us some extra family time."

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