it’s hard

This week my son told me, “life really sucks right now.”

And sometimes, it does.

In our new neighborhood he has no friends, school seems to be the worst, and he really misses his dad too. He’s told me that he doesn’t think he has anything to look forward to.

And I know just how he feels.

Sometimes, life feels kind of awful. Sometimes we are in a waiting phase, in limbo, experiencing really hard emotions.

And sometimes, you don’t really want to be cheered up either.

I know you feel this way too sometimes.

If you’re reading this and you’re feeling the same way he is, I just want you to know – that I understand. I’m sorry that it’s hard right now.

I know how hard emotions like sadness, grief, and devastation are.

I know you want them to go away, and you wonder if they ever will.

I’m here for you and I get it.

I hope you can be there for yourself too. I hope that when you’re sad, you give yourself a tissue and tell yourself it’s okay. I hope that no matter what you’re feeling, you don’t treat yourself like anything less than amazing. I hope you can have patience while you’re in this place. And maybe remind yourself that it won’t always be this way.

I promise that’s true.

Sending you love.

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royal treatment

Wednesday in my Single Mom group we talked about setting the bar high when it comes to dating. We talked about deciding what you want and not settling for anything less.

We talked about committing to only allowing people into your life who treat you the way you deserve to be treated.

And do you know where that begins? With YOU.

What do you say to yourself when you wake up in the morning?
What do you say to yourself when you think you’ve made a mistake?
When you’re stuck or frustrated, how much compassion do you offer yourself?

The relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have in your life.

Make it a good one.

Be kind to you. Offer yourself compassion just because you’re human.
Give yourself the royal treatment by believing in yourself.

Have an amazing weekend – you deserve it <3

-Molly Claire

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Hey ladies! It’s your *Friday Love Note* and Serendipity.

Last week my single mama friend and I took our kids to the lake for a bonfire. Within minutes, another friend of ours showed up and we made it a party of 3 (plus 10 kids of course).

I remember when I used to feel I was the only single mom in the neighborhood. And I was certain I was the only single Mormon mom within a 50-mile radius.

My good friend who popped up has been feeling that way too, ever since finalizing her divorce last month.

So alone, so different, and feeling like the “only one.”

Meeting that night wasn’t a coincidence. It was perfectly perfect and meant to be. It was serendipitous.

Connecting with each other was magic. Letting our kids connect was magical too. We’re all in the same boat, we relate, we connect – we get it.

If you’re feeling alone, isolated or like the “only one,” don’t believe it for a second. There are others out there just like you, ready to connect and create newfound happiness in their life. Find them, reach out to them, connect.

It’s magic.
It’s good for the soul.

Have an amazing weekend – you deserve it!


it wasn’t a waste

*Friday Love Note* and nothing’s wasted.

My client Leslie feels that all she invested in her marriage… was a waste.

She wonders why she bothered to care so much, give so much and forgive… if it all came to an end anyway.

You may feel the same way sometimes.

Was it a wasted decade or two?
A part of your life that you can’t get back?

I believe 100% that none of it was a waste.

Every day, week, month and year served a purpose.

When you cared so much, you became an even more caring person in the process.

If you gave a lot – you were showing up as a giving and loving person.

If you forgave, you were giving yourself the gift of peace. You were being the kind of person you want to be.

No good deed or worthy pursuit is done in vain. It makes you better. It makes a difference.

None of your effort was wasted.

Your future is bright.

Have an amazing weekend!

-Molly Claire

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*Think it Thursday* and 1:1 –

I went away last weekend with my oldest son – just the two of us. I was determined to make it happen, and so grateful that we could pull it off.

It was the best time spent not because of the sights and the food (even though they were amazing), but really because we were connecting.

There were no email notifications, no, “wait just a minute,” and plenty of time to talk about how things are going.

Maybe it won’t be a full weekend, but find time for 1:1 connection time with the people that matter most in your life.

It can be 5 minutes of “how was your day?”
It might be 10 minutes of walking around the block to chat.
Or maybe perhaps turning off your phone while you fold laundry together.

Take the time, make the time, you won’t regret it.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire