Molly is a Fort Worth native who called the TCU neighborhood home for the first 26 years of her life. She is a proud horned frog with a degree in studio art. She began her career as an art teacher with the FWISD before moving to New Mexico after marrying her husband, Taylor, a sixth generation rancher and TCU graduate. Molly was widowed in February 2020 and writes about grief and how her faith has carried her through tragic loss on her blog, God-Given Gumption, as well as on her Instagram page. Molly is rearing their two girls, Margot (5) and Charlotte (2), on the family cattle ranch in southeastern New Mexico, where she continues to work as an art teacher. She loves spending time with her friends and family and is thankful for the flexibility to travel home to Fort Worth as much as possible.
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Get Over the Guilt :: Fill Your Own Cup First

Every responsibility we take on (and go above and beyond for) takes something away from us. We are constantly pouring into others. But we all know you can't pour from an empty cup.
Find a preschool, parents' day out, and childcare in the Tarrant County area.

8 Simple Crafts that Encourage Fine & Gross Motor Skills

Making art not only engages a child's creativity, but encourages the development of skills and muscles used in all aspects of his or her life.
Establish a summer routine to make the next school year an easy transition.

How to Give Yourself a Break by Keeping a Summer Routine

In summer, when we don't have to worry about carpools and homework, it's easy to let kids stay up late and binge on screen time while we take a much needed break from monitoring schedules. However, it's important not to throw all routine out the window as soon as June rolls around.
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Celabre con Arte: Crafts for Kids to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Many cities in the United States hold Cinco de Mayo festivities that include celebratory parades. Get in on the fun and build your own mini float using a shoebox.
Raising girls as a single mom means asking for help.

Raising Strong Girls as a Single Woman

As a widowed introvert, I sometimes need a little push to go out for an event or get together in the evenings, but wanting to keep my baby-sitters actively working is often reason enough to call up my girlfriends for a kids free dinner or local concert.
Light a candle or pour a drink for lost loved one this holiday season.

Celebrating Through Grief :: How to Honor Lost Loved Ones During the Holidays

Load up with some hot cocoa and drive around with your family for a light tour. Take an evening to volunteer at their favorite non-profit or collect donations for their favorite charity to gift in their name.
Start preparing for the holidays now.

4 Tips to Prep for the Holidays

To avoid overspending in the few weeks before Christmas, I try to purchase the "need, read, and wear" gifts in advance and save the "want" until closer to. Little kids tend to change their mind often.