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.
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.
Grandparents offer great relationships to grandchildren.

Making Life Grand :: The Joys of Our Parent’s Parents

I sometimes feel guilty when we are with my own dad and they see the father/daughter relationship they will miss out on. But my children do have a different relationship with their grandparents that most do not.
Laser hair removal can make mamas feel confident.

Lasering In on Hair Removal

But it is more than just an annoyance. When it comes to body hair, to each his own, but for me this has always been an issue of self-consciousness.
Two girls running through the airport with their suitcases.

Carrying the Weight :: Why Single Moms Get Frazzled by Vacation

I've heard it said that there is no such thing as a vacation for a mom. If you are taking a vacation with kids in tow then it will always be a trip. A...