Molly is mother to two daughters: an 8 year old girl who climbs everything and a 4 year old girl who only wears undies. Before becoming a full time mom, she worked as a behavior specialist in the school system, which is not as helpful as you would think when raising your own children. Molly loves feeding her family good food and getting outdoors. While she is all in for parenting with intention, good cooking, Frye boots, and aspiring to a Martha-esque home, Molly freely admits she just isn't all in for homemaking. You can follow her frustrations and celebrations at

And Just Like That, They’re Big

My big girl ran out onto the soccer field yesterday looking grown-up-ish. I thought I'd been paying attention, but turns out not so much. Because now she's big and I'm surprised. She went into the...

Building Community in 5 Easy Steps

Things feel a little unsettled these days. You know what will help? Community. I encourage you to make one. Yep, do it. You can. I believe in you. You know why? Because I did...
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A Love Letter to the Mama of a Little One

Dear Mama of a Very Little Baby, I see you walking your fussy baby around the block. Again and again. And then again. I see the light in your window at 3:37 a.m. I...

Community Matters

I'm tired of "Stranger Danger." We are raising a bunch of little people that are scared. Scared of all the people they don't know. I'm not doing it! Yes, I know *gasp* I am calling...

Finding Humor in Being a Mom

Humor is a wonderful tool for coping with challenging situations, diffusing arguments, asking your kiddos to pretty please do their chores, or reminding your sweet baby for the eleventy-billionth time not to wipe her...

What Will You Do with the Time?!

My kids are now both in school. Full time. All day. And by full time, I mean six hours. Which is enough time to do exactly 78% of each job that I currently hold. Housekeeper,...

Reflections on a Summer Well-Played

It's here. 'Back to school' season. Screeching into my neighborhood Fred Meyer, not to mention the foothold it's had on Target for the last two weeks. Last summer I could. not. wait. for school...

Camping With Kids: The Ultimate Packing Checklists

My family loves camping. Our summer goal is to spend as many nights in our tent as possible. As many days and nights outside, rambling in the forest, exploring lakes and rivers, singing around...
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Just Play! And Other Lessons from a Tuesday Night Sports Club

We found the perfect thing. The perfect way to connect with our girls. And their friends. And the random other kids at the park. Once a week, for one hour, we play. Not the...

Get Outside! 6 Tips for Making Hiking with Kids Fun

My family loves hiking. We love the outdoors. Despite this, our children are, how shall I put it? Reluctant hikers. And by that I mean that they whine, complain, fall down, whine more, ask...