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God has you covered

It’s your *Friday Love Note* because you deserve it –

My son’s church leader reached out to me this week to talk about the upcoming lesson…
It’s all about the “ideal” family.
Ugh. Sigh.

I know how painful this topic is for my clients. I know how painful it is for my kids.
I know how painful it was for me, for so many years.
I’m guessing… it might be painful for you too.

When you hear all about the “ideal” family, it’s easy to interpret your life as a sad state.
It’s easy to believe that happiness, true and ultimate happiness, is outside of the realm of possibilities for you.
You may feel inadequate, or think that your situation is inadequate to be able to provide you all the happiness you want.

I disagree.

I believe that God has you covered. No matter your situation or circumstance – God always makes up the difference. Your life doesn’t look like the white picket fence, but every blessing, every happiness, and every ounce of progress is possible for you.

No one has the “ideal.”
We don’t control the choices of others.
And it was never supposed to be that way.
Life is messy. People are human. Things are never picture perfect.

It doesn’t matter – God has you covered.

Have an amazing weekend- you deserve it.

-Molly Claire

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5 Days

It’s your *Friday Love Note* and 5 Days.

I can’t wait for the 5 day challenge next week.

(Oh, and if you haven’t joined, go ahead and click here.)

I’m excited to help you build your single mom confidence and I cannot wait to hear the success stories.

We spend too little time celebrating success IMO.

But this 5 days will be all about succeeding at building confidence and sharing that success.

When I hear about how my clients are succeeding – it’s a reminder to me that change is possible.

The success they share with each other – creates more success for the group.

We create success, share success, and increase success. It’s magical.

What you focus on grows, so why not focus on success, right?!

What success did you have this week?
What success are you creating today?
What success are you planning for tomorrow?

Have an amazing weekend, because you deserve it!

-Molly Claire

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kids in my bed

It’s your *Friday love note* and kids in my bed –

Yesterday in my Single Mom Group, Katie was feeling guilty about letting her kids sleep in her room.

She said it’s easier to have them stay with her than it is to battle bedtime.

She feels bad telling them to sleep in their own bed since they are having to deal with the sudden nature of her divorce.

But she also feels guilty that she doesn’t have more structure at bedtime.

She feels guilty if they are in her bed.

She feels guilty if she enforces a routine and has them sleep in their beds.

Either way, her mind is creating guilt.

We decided to remove the guilt and see what she actually wanted to do.

She wanted a routine. She wanted them in their own bed.

We decided she could feel confident and empowered about her decision, instead of guilty.

When she parents with confidence, her kids will feel more secure.

She’ll show up the way she wants to. And set things up in a way that works best for her.

For a while I let my kids stay in my room and it was totally fine.

Then I decided it was time to come to an end.

Either way I could feel good about the decision.

Either way, my kids could know that I loved them.

Where are you feeling guilty?

If you could release the guilt, what decision would you want to make?

Think about it.

Click here for a “clear the guilt” mini session with me.

BTW – here is a pic of my full bed! Great memories of just keeping my kids close 😉

Have an amazing weekend – you deserve it <3

XO
-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