Molly DeWitt

My name is Molly DeWitt and I’m a 30-something first-time mom navigating the joys and pitfalls of parenthood, working full-time, and living life as a military spouse. A California girl at heart, I will always call the golden state my home but I have learned to appreciate the “finer” things about life in the south including sweet tea, the courtesies of “Sir” and “Ma’am” and rainy summer nights.I met my husband, a Marine, while living in California. Ten years later here we are in North Carolina, by way of Virginia.I graduated from UNCW with my BA professional writing in 2008 and put that to good use for several years as a reporter for The Daily News here in Jacksonville. Following my departure from the newspaper I began work as an Early Head Start Home Visitor with the Onslow County Partnership for Children. I love what I do and am gratified daily as I work to help local families achieve their goals and raise healthy, happy children who are ready to succeed in life. In June 2011 my husband and I welcomed our first child, Emmett. He keeps us on our toes and provides us endless laughter and joy. Welcome to my world; I look forward to stretching my writing muscles and sharing the highs, lows, and all things ridiculous that happen in between.

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Baby Proofing

I baby proofed my entire house. Actually my father did when he helped us move. He put in a baby gate at the top and bottom of the stairs, tied up blind strings, covered everything and put breakables up high.

Now everything needs to be improved. Abigail has grown so much that she is getting things that I thought were put up high just a month ago. Baby proofing is proving to be a never-ending thing.

Abigail loves to climb the stairs. She is really good about getting to the top and closing the gate herself. When she comes to my bedroom she shows me everything that is in her reach now. She really likes to throw my undies all over the room.

She can reach the top of the dining room table now so I have to actually keep that clean. It seems to be the catch all for the house so it’s a struggle. Her most recent scare was eating some sunscreen. She didn’t get enough to go to the hospital but enough to show me that she can reach the table now.

What’s next? Do I have to baby proof the car before she decides to drive away? 

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