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listen please

*Think it Thursday* and listen please

My 7-year old daughter is a girl who knows what she wants.
And she’s not afraid to say it.
(It’s amazing)

The other day she was telling me about a girl at school that’s really mean. I asked her if maybe that girl is unhappy and that’s why she’s mean. I was trying to get her to see the other girl’s point of view.

And THIS is what my daughter said.

“Mom, you’re always trying to mentor me. You ask me all of these questions and it turns into a session (lol, right?).”

“Mom, what I really want is for you to just listen to me.”

And I heard her loud and clear. There are times and ways that I can teach her, but sometimes I just need to listen. She wants to come to me and connect. She wants to say how she’s feeling or what her experience is, without me trying to change it.

I can do that. I can listen.

How about you? Do you listen?

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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it’s okay if you don’t like me

It’s *Think it Thursday* and it’s okay if you don’t like me –

My son didn’t want to go to school.

He was mad at me when I said that no fever means… he’s going to school.
He begged, and he pleaded. He tried to make me feel guilty.

I started to feel annoyed.
But I knew that the only reason I was feeling annoyed – was because of what I was thinking.

I was thinking that he shouldn’t beg and plead. I was thinking that it “shouldn’t be this hard.”
I was wanting him to like me and approve of my parenting (funny when I say it out loud, right?!)
I was arguing with reality.

Of course he would beg and plead – he’s 13 and he wants his way.
Of course parenting isn’t easy.

And of course, sometimes he just won’t like me. And maybe that’s okay.

I told him that I love him, and he’s going to school, and it’s okay if he doesn’t like me.
I will love him anyway.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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your creator won’t

Hey Single Mamas! It’s a very special *Friday Love Note* – because you deserve it.

Your creator will never give up on you.

Never. Ever.

Do you believe that?

I do – wholeheartedly.

This simple and powerful truth is among the most powerful beliefs I have.

We all want a someone behind us, cheering us on, believing in us, seeing what we can’t see in ourselves.

Your creator is behind (and beside you), cheering you on.

He believes in you. He sees it.

Maybe you can see it to. Seek and ye shall find.

You’re amazing and I hope you believe it.

Have an amazing weekend – you deserve it!

-Molly Claire

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don’t blink

It’s *Think it Thursday* and don’t blink –

My friend Sarah is getting ready to send her triplets off to college soon. They have just 1 more year at home and then… they are off!

She’s feeling that pull to make the most of every day and every moment. And not just make the most of it, but to REALLY enjoy it.

I was telling her that I’m doing the same. I don’t always get to have my kids on holidays or at every important moment and it reminds me that when I do have them, I really want to appreciate it.

Even when my daughter is pulling at me…

Or my son wants to lay by me in bed when I’m exhausted…

Or when my teenager needs extra help with an audition (and I think the dishes need to be done instead…)

Being a mom is a lot of work, and I’m so glad I got the job.

I’m going to try to enjoy every moment.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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Single Mom Mother’s Day LOVE

It’s your *Friday Love Note* and giving you some Single Mom Mother’s Day LOVE

Happy Mother’s Day week!

(And I’ve got something at the end of this email for you…)

But first, THIS.

I hope you remember that you’re amazing and beautiful (inside and out).

You’re exactly the way God made you. (He doesn’t make mistakes)

You were never supposed to be perfect – you are simply supposed to be… YOU.

Your kids may not appreciate you – but you make a difference to them.

All the time and energy you put in day in and day out – is worth it.

You make a difference.
You matter.
You are incredible.

Happy Mother’s Day! Treat yourself like a queen.

As promised – here’s your gift!

I’ve got multiple discounts (up to ½ off + amazon prime shipping) on The Happy Mom Mindset Collection for Mother’s day!

Check it out for you, your sister, your friend, or your neighbor.

Here’s the scoop:

The Happy Mom Mindset kindle book is priced at just $2.99.

The paperback book is discounted to $9.95 (with prime shipping).

The 100 page workbook (a MUST if you’re really ready to change your life) is only $9.95 – that’s half price (with prime shipping).

Gift yourself and gift a friend.

Happiness and a better life is always worth the investment.

Happy Mother’s Day Mama!

Be good to yourself <3

-Molly Claire