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.
December 18th, 2013 Molly DeWitt
…ask someone else.
This appears to be Emmett’s newest tactic and while I can’t help but laugh because it’s something you hear about long before parenthood, it is also not a behavior we want to enforce either.
The first time Emmett utilized this ploy was several weeks ago when we were visiting …
December 12th, 2013 Molly DeWitt
Emmett is turning my own tactics against me and I don’t like how it feels.
It’s a blessing and a curse that toddlers don’t have a concept of time. It’s a blessing when putting them to bed at 7:30 p.m. is relatively easy, even when the summer sun is still shining bright. …
December 1st, 2013 Molly DeWitt
Last year due to Emmett’s age and level of curiosity, we decided only to decorate the tree from the middle up to the …
November 26th, 2013 Molly DeWitt
I knew my time would come.
It was inevitable.
How we managed to make it past the two-year mark without a temper tantrum in a public setting is nothing short of miraculous.
And then …
November 20th, 2013 Molly DeWitt
Actually, I’m really sure how I feel about it – I don’t like it. I mean, I obviously want him to grow up and become …
November 16th, 2013 Molly DeWitt
Last November, I participated in a month of thanks of Facebook. Each day I took a moment to contemplate what I was thankful for, sometimes it was just something that day and other times it was something larger. I really liked how I felt at the end of the …