Lately I’ve been wanting to escape being a mom.

Like literally thinking about fleeing the country and never looking back.

It seems like such a selfish and shameful thought. A thought I didn’t want to say out loud, but I did it anyway. And when I said it out loud I felt so much relief.

The only reason I feel this way – is because I care so much about them. And I want to do a good job. I create pressure. I don’t believe I’m measuring up. And… I want to flee the country.

Sometimes my clients feel this way too… and they feel guilty about it.

They think they shouldn’t want to escape. They think they should be a better mom.

They have a book of rules about what being a good mom and a good person looks like, and there is no room for being human or having thoughts that don’t seem “good” and “positive.”

I think the rule book is wrong.

Being an amazing mom includes having all kinds of thoughts and feelings.

Loving your kids means feeling negative emotions too.

And being the perfect mom for your kids, means being you with all of your humanness – the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s all part of the deal and it’s exactly as it should be.

Be amazing today. Have compassion when you’re feeling burned out. Trust that you’re doing better than you think. And please take an extra break for me, will you?

Have an amazing day – one thought at a time!

let’s talk

This week I spoke with Carrie on the phone.

She is recently divorced and ready to have a fresh start.

The problem is… she doesn’t know where to begin.

She defined her life as being a wife and a mom for so long. Her identity was one in the same with family life.

Since getting divorced she has begun to see herself as an individual, and it’s kind of fun.

At the same time, she feels a little lost at what happens next in her life.

It’s like all of the limits that were there, are now gone. She gets to make up new rules, come up with new ideas, and decide what she wants her life to look like.

If you want to join me, Carrie and other women creating a fresh start in 2019 – CLICK HERE to talk with me.

And for today, just start to think – if the old rules no longer apply…

What do you want your life to look like?
Who do you want to be?
How do you want to feel about yourself?
What do you want to believe is possible?

Now’s the time. Start fresh. Create your life.

Have a beautiful weekend – you deserve it!

-Molly Claire

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I can’t trust you

One of the most important aspects of self confidence, is the ability to trust yourself.

Trusting yourself to be able to make a decision, without second guessing constantly.

Trusting yourself to have your own back, rather than putting yourself down.

And trusting yourself to follow through on what you say you’ll do.

Do you follow through for you?
Do you show up for you?

If you’re feeling guilty just reading these questions – here’s what I’ve got for you.

You can decide today to become a person who follows through for you.

You can set yourself up for success by picking 1 small thing each day that you’ll follow through on.

Today I promise I’ll give myself a 10-minute break from the chaos of the day.
Today I promise I’ll walk for 5 minutes around the block to get moving.
Today I promise I’ll eat something amazing for my body.
Today I’ll say 3 kind things to myself.

The promise should be small – a no brainer that you’ll do it.

Every time you follow through, you’re telling yourself that you respect you and that you will be true to your word.

You’re developing a relationship of trust, that will build self-confidence.

What promise will you make?

Say it out loud.
Email it to me.
Do it.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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the best part about your life

*Friday Love Note* and the best part about your life.

What’s the best part about your life?

How often do you think about it?

One of my favorite moments in life is when I’m in the car with my three kids and they are all getting along. We are usually singing out loud and laughing.

It doesn’t always happen, but when it does – it feels like magic.

I tell them how much I love that I get to be with them. I feel so much joy and gratitude in that moment.

I know that no matter what happens in life or what is challenging, nothing can take away from that moment and that feeling.

Think about what’s amazing in your life. Appreciate it. Live those moments to the fullest.

Have an amazing weekend- you deserve it!

-Molly Claire

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New beginnings

It’s your *Friday Love Note* and New beginnings…

It’s Easter weekend and it might be full of excitement and fun for you.

Or you might be discouraged about your life.
It might not be your turn with the kids.
You might be dreading interaction with your ex.

A lot of things may be coming up for you – and that’s totally normal.
But just remember, that Easter is all about new beginnings.
Easter means that everything that’s gone wrong, will be made right.
Every sadness and every wound, will be healed.
It means that more is possible than we can ever imagine.

What if that’s true?
What if life is full of hope and happiness?
What if the best is yet to come?
I believe it’s true.
Have an amazing weekend – you deserve it <3