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do it your way

This week on the podcast I interviewed my good friend Sherry, who talked about her ninja skills as a single mom of 5 kids.

She doesn’t think they’re ninja skills, but I can see so clearly that they are.

Her divorce was the last thing she wanted.
5 kids, finances, life… all on her shoulders.

And the bravest thing she did… was doing things her way, rather than thinking that someone else knew what was best for her family.

More often than not, that meant laughing with her kids daily, rather than having family home evening at 5:30pm each Monday night.

Sometimes it meant rejuvenating from a long work week on Sunday with a quiet day at home, rather than dragging her crew to church.

It meant releasing the guilt and taking care of herself and her needs, so she could be the woman and mom she really wanted to be.

Her ninja skills are too many to count.

A few of my favorites are…

Her ability to love her kids like crazy.

Her gift of connecting with them and meeting them where they are.

Her creativity in figuring out how to do life.

And the best… her commitment to staying true to herself and what’s best for her – no matter what anyone else thinks.

Sherry was my walking buddy, shoulder to cry on, and my mentor in dating after divorce.

I love her and I bet you will too.

Click here to listen.

Have a beautiful weekend – you deserve it!

-Molly Claire

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Boss Mom

One of my former clients sent me her success story last week.

She had her second baby last year while growing her business. She set some goals that seemed big and scary…

And she met them.

She had plans in her brain about what she wanted to do…

And she did them.

She is creating her life, rather than being at the effect of it.

One of my favorite things about her is that she is clear on her priorities and what she really wants.

She hired me to help her make her life happen – the way she wanted it to.

Brilliant.

Are you true to your priorities? Do you create what you want? Are you willing to believe that more is possible for you?

I hope you’ll consider it.

Have an amazing day, one thought at a time!

-Molly

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Holiday Emotions

This week on the podcast I talked about the strong emotions we feel over the holidays.

Sadness, anxiety, jealousy, worry… just to name a few.

My client Janet is avoiding holiday parties because it’s her first Christmas after divorce. It seems too painful to go, when she anticipates such strong emotions are sure to come up.

The only thing Janet is avoiding – is an emotion.

Think about that.

An emotion. A feeling in her body. A strong feeling… that is really scary to her.

But in truth – she can handle any emotion that comes her way.

We go to great lengths to avoid feelings because we think we can’t handle them. But we always can.

What emotion are you avoiding? What if you can allow that feeling? What if you can cry sometimes without shoving it down? What if you no longer have to fear the way you’ll feel?

What would you do then?…

Think about it.

Click to learn more about How to Handle your Emotions like a Boss on the podcast.

Have a beautiful weekend and an amazing Christmas– you deserve it!

-Molly Claire

Holiday Jealousy

Christina worries that her kids have more fun with their dad and his new girlfriend over the holidays than they do with her.

It’s really hard for her.

It’s so hard for her that she begins to overextend herself and overspend her budget… to try to win them over.

When they are with their dad, she feels terrible.

She wishes she didn’t feel so jealous, resentful, and inadequate.

The reason she feels that way is that she is making the good relationship with their dad, mean something about their relationship with her.

She thinks if one relationship is amazing, the other one can’t be.

It’s as if there is a relationship budget – only so much happiness and connection to go around.

The truth is that the relationship they have with him, has nothing to do with the relationship they have with her.

They can love him, and they can love her. They can have fun with his girlfriend, and it means absolutely nothing about how her kids feel about her.

And the same is true for you…

If you want to hear more about this topic – CLICK HERE to sign up for my free webinar on Holiday Success for Single Moms. I address 3 main issues that single moms face over the holidays (and how to solve them). It’s totally worth carving out 30 minutes to join me. I’ll even answer your questions live.

Can’t wait to see you then!

Until then, have a beautiful weekend – you deserve it!

-Molly Claire

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he was furious

My son was furious with me this week.

He wanted to do something and I said no.

I didn’t think it was in his best interest at all.

I say yes most of the time – whenever I can.

But this time, it was a no.

He threw a teenage tantrum. He said mean things to me. He was unreasonable and pushing every last limit in the way he was behaving.

And I decided it was okay. I held the line. I drew some personal boundaries for myself and let him freak out in the way he wanted to, as long as it didn’t cross into my space.

Sometimes your kids don’t like what you have to say, and maybe that’s okay.

They can think and feel a lot of negative things about you, and it doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong.

You can stay peaceful, even when they aren’t.

Give it a try.

Have a great day -one thought at a time!