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live it up

It’s *Think it Thursday* and it’s time to live it up –

As some of you know, I’m a single mom.  Take the pressure to be a good mom and amplify it – because now you feel like you’re making up for extra problems your kids have to deal with.

The secret I’ve discovered for being a better mom for them, is living it up.  Yep, having fun it so important. I don’t believe the lie that there’s no time for it, just because I have a lot of responsibilities.

Fun and laughter – is my lifeline.

If you feel exhausted and spread thin too often, maybe you need to have more fun too.

I usually blast music in the car and dance (especially when the person in front of me notices in their rear-view mirror and starts laughing).

Sometimes I sneak away with my friends and tell my kiddos they just need to fend for themselves for dinner.  I know it will be a mess when I get home and I’m not really sure what they’ll actually eat – but I just let it go.

And whenever possible – I laugh.  I especially laugh at my own jokes, because why not?

Fun and laughter will create energy for you.  They will remind you that you’re a person separate from “mom.”

Have fun.

Laugh.

Sing and dance – and make people smile.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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Moms on a Mission

Do you ever hide in the pantry (with chocolate chips) just to get a minute to yourself in need of some serious self-care?

This week for *Think it Thursday*, I’ve got something awesome for you!

If you find yourself overwhelmed, but wishing for more peaceful relationships with your kids – stay tuned.

I am SO excited to announce a collaboration with my friend Maurine Free Huber that will leave you feeling peacefulnurtured and empowered!

Because you are a valued member of my community, I have a complimentary spot in this online summit saved for you HERE.

I teamed up with Maurine because I know that when you take time to care for yourself you are able to unlock peacefulness and be truly present for your kids.

In this summit you’ll learn tips and tricks and get re-centered on what’s most important.

It starts next week, so sign up (free) now for The Peaceful Motherhood Summit: How to Nurture Yourself and be Fully Present for Your Children 

My friend, also a motherhood coach, Maurine Free Huber, is talking to 21 experts in the field of parenting, nutrition, mindfulness, and belief who are living the way they have dreamed and raising loving peaceful families.

The experts give their honest answers about their personal parenting experiences, and practical applications so that you can start living a life of passion, where you nurture yourself and your children.

HERE’S WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE:

  • Interviews: Short mama friendly interviews. Each interview is just 20 minutes or less making it easy for you to tune in.
  • Real Talk with Real mamas: Experts in self-care, nutrition, mindfulness, and parenting
  • Strategies: Tips and tricks to make yourself a priority without the dreaded “mom guilt”
  • Community: I believe we need to know we are not alone on this journey of motherhood!

Join me HERE.

I can’t wait to “see” you there!

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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Yelling at the kids

*Think it Thursday* and yelling at the kids –

My client Caroline keeps losing it every time her son throws a tantrum.  She holds it together for a while, and then – she can’t. He is unreasonable.  He doesn’t listen.  He should not be acting that way.

We talked last week about why it’s so challenging for her.  She thought it was just his behavior that bothered her, but we came to realize it’s really because she’s afraid she’s failing as a mom.

She makes his behavior mean that she’s not doing a good job.  And that feels terrible.  When that fear of inadequacy builds up inside of her – she loses it.

 And suddenly she is the one acting unreasonable. 

No one wants to act unreasonable.  You don’t, and neither do your kids.  But sometimes… it just happens.

What if your kids’ unreasonable behavior is just a weak moment or a challenging task?

What if it will pass and it’s not worth getting so upset about?

What if you can both learn from it, rather than believe it’s a sign that everything is going terribly wrong?

Try that on for size and see what happens.  You may find it much easier to stay calm and solution-minded. And perhaps you can be reasonable, even when they aren’t.

You’re doing amazing things, mama.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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6 Strangers: Nine Weeks Later

It’s *Think it Thursday* and last week I had coaching calls with 6 strangers.

I had met these women before.

And I’d been working with them for 9 weeks.

But they were completely different than the women I had spoken with 3 months earlier.

In October they were unclear on where to start with priorities. They didn’t know how to begin to eliminate overwhelm. They knew they needed better self-care, but had no idea where to start.

We spent 9 week together and everything changed.

The calls I had with them last week – were incredible.

Every one of them had experienced improvement in their marriage.

They each understood exactly where their focus should be in the new year.

They felt more at peace with the direction of their life.

And the best part – they felt more confident in themselves and their ability to make their life what they really want it to be.

What’s better than that?

Not much.

Join the wait list for my next Mom Mastermind Online Group Class HERE.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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I don’t believe in second chances

It’s *Think it Thursday* and I don’t believe in second chances…

At least I don’t believe it ends there.

You may have set a goal for 2018. And you may already feel that you’re failing.

Or the fear that you will fail might be lingering in the back of your mind.

That doubt and fear, is the worst. And when we fear we won’t make it, we usually don’t.

It’s not so much the fear of failing this time that’s the issue. It’s the fear that we’ll never succeed at all.

Imagine for a minute…

Think about a lofty goal that you have.

What if you knew, without a doubt, that you’d achieve it.

What if a crystal ball revealed it, and you knew it would happen.

How much different would your experience of failure be then?

If you overate today, you wouldn’t stay stuck in defeat. You would know it was just a set back and you’d keep going.

If you yelled at your kids (again), you could assure yourself that you would get better and to keep trying.

If you went over budget because you forgot to account for that one thing- it wouldn’t be the end of the world. You would know you were learning. And for sure, you would get there.

Where are you falling short of your expectations and what would be different if you knew you would get there? How can you instill that hope and willingness to persevere?

The magic of becoming better is that you always get more than just a second chance. You have a lifetime to get there.

Commit.

Don’t quit.

And you’ll get there.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!
-Molly Claire