Hi! I’m Molly 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I am a wife to David, step-mom to Audrey (14), and mama to Lily (2) and Tommy (newborn). I taught English for 8 years before making the decision to stay home with the babies. I love camping and yoga and Harry Potter. And I love learning new things.
All my life I’ve been an end-game, destination girl. The trail was so NOT the thing for me. I mean that figuratively and literally. When we would go on hikes as a family, I would put my head down and get. it. done. I am still very goal-oriented and tend to focus on where I want to be and my next potential achievement rather than the journey it will take to get there.
As I got older, I found myself stuck in the in-betweens, unable to reach my destinations because they were out of my control. Like getting married, for example. Waiting for a proposal is hard – heck, finding a good partner is hard. Or waiting to become a mom…that was the most desperate heart-breaking in-between for me. And that’s when I began to realize I was so focused on the goal and what I thought my life should look like that I wasn’t seeing what was happening to me and around me in the process.
I realized life is FULL of in-betweens. And it’s those moments that make us. It’s the in-betweens that mold us into who we are and who we’ll become. That’s where the magic is.
I want to document it so I don’t miss it this time. I want to share my journey. And I want to know yours.
My intent here is to share what I’m learning along the way, to build community for open and honest communication about parenting, step-parenting, and want-to-be parenting. I want to share ideas and strategies through my trial and error. Mostly, I want to provide some encouragement for you in your in-between. Wherever that may be, you are not alone.
Let’s focus on the journey together.