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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Adjusting after PCS (Permanent Change of duty Station)

Adjusting to a new duty station has been an interesting experience for me. For the first couple of months I’ve been here in Okinawa I’ve been focusing on my family and getting us settled. Finding a house to live in, unpacking and setting up rooms, figuring out how to get to the commissary and the doctor’s office took precedence. More personal needs like finding friends took a back burner.

Well now I’m settled in a nice home. I’ve given birth to my baby boy and I feel like I’m getting the hang of handling two kids at once. I’m ready to have friends and feel even more settled in the community. …

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Bubba’s Belly Run

The back of our Stroller Warriors shirts

As most of you know, I’m a part of a running group here in Jacksonville called Stroller Warriors. Stephanie Geraghty, the creator of Stroller Warriors has always dreamed of us being more than just a free running club. She has always wanted to help support a charity and raise money for a good cause. She has found a cause for 2010 that hits close to home for many of us Military women.

Nicki Bunting welcomed her husband, Captain Brian “Bubba” Bunting home for their two week R&R (Rest and Relaxation) after 6 months of deployment and then had to watch …

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Stroller Warriors

Nora is ready for a run! No, she's not trying to get out. She waving "Hi!"

Nora is ready for a run! No, she's not trying to get out. She's waving "Hi!"

When I lived in DC I always wanted to be a part of a running group. I had heard from friends that running groups were the way to go. You make friends, and improve your running and health all at the same time.

I thought after having Nora that I would never be able to achieve my goal of being in a running group. I had never seen a running group –all pushing baby strollers. When Stephanie …

 

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