Hi, I’m Molly. And I like warm hugs.
Here’s the first thing you should know about me – perfection doesn’t live here.
I have been blogging for more than seven years. Yeah, I think that’s a long time too. It is honestly one of the only things in life I haven’t quit doing after about a month of trying. It’s shocking, really.
I get about a hundred blog ideas a day. You may see like three of those actually come to fruition on the blog per year.
I have blogged about many things. When other bloggers ask me what my blogging niche is I just kind of stare at them like this 0_o and then tell them it’s a mish-mash and they walk away to find a more successful blogger. I’m not trying to be famous here. I’m just trying to tell my story in an honest way. I don’t believe in sugar coating. I believe in showing people our messy reality so they know that perfection doesn’t exist. I like thinking that maybe you won’t feel so alone after reading something I write.
Even though I don’t have a niche I do write a lot about parenting. I write about how it’s hard and messy. But also about how amazing it can be. Having kids changed me in BIG ways. And I’m not just talking about the changes in bladder control. I love motherhood so much I had three babies! They challenge me to be a better human being (although sometimes I’m not, sorry). But I’ll always keep trying for their sake.
In this house we do unconditional love. We do lots and lots of hugs and kisses. We say I’m sorry and thank you and please. We mess up and then try again. We burn dinner. Then we order pizza. We do dance parties in the living room sometimes to the Frozen soundtrack and sometimes to Katy Perry. We allow our kids to splash in the bathtub because it’s just water, after all. We sing songs and play games. Our boys get dirty, as they should. Then we clean up. Or not if we’re tired. The messes may still be there in the morning but so are my kids’ smiles. That’s what matters to me.
They drive me bonkers. But it’s the best kind of bonkers.
I was six-years-old when I decided I wanted to be a writer. My ultimate goal is to publish a book. Believe me, I’m working on it. My blog readers have been so supportive of this dream over the years. And I’m hopeful that more people than my mom will purchase it if my dream ever comes true (hi, mom!). That’s really why I keep up with this blog. Because it keeps my writing dreams alive. And no matter how hard I will try to help my kids reach their dreams – I still have dreams of my own.
Some things I strongly believe in:
I believe Jesus is Alive and I am saved because of His grace.
I believe in eating cupcakes sometimes. Because how sad would it be not to eat cupcakes?
I believe that birthdays are important and I will always celebrate my kids’ birthdays no matter how old they are.
I believe that politics and religion have ruined a lot of good people with good intentions.
I believe traveling and learning about different cultures will make you a better person.
I believe in love. I believe in peace. I believe in health. I believe in education. I believe in happiness. I believe that all of these things are HUMAN RIGHTS.
I believe in watching sunsets with someone you love.
I believe in family and taking care of each other.
I believe in the power of forgiveness and that holding onto anger is like drinking poison. Somebody smarter than me said this. But it’s true.
I believe that laughter is the best ab workout.