WELCOME TO MY HOME ON THE WEB
I hope you'll stay awhile.
I hope you'll stay awhile.
Welcome to Tried & True Mama, a space where we acknowledge all of the challenges that life throws our way, while staying true to who we are.
My name is Molly and I’m a 28 year old stay-at-home-mom of six kiddos. My journey of motherhood has been one filled with many plot twists and surprises, along with more love and joy than I ever knew possible. I have four biological daughters – Presley (6), Sawyer (5), Lennon (4), and Halen (4) and one biological son, Bowie (<1)- with my husband, Tim.
Our older two are brunettes with dark eyes and olive skin, while our twins have been so lovingly dubbed the “white walkers” due to their fair skin, blonde hair, and crystal clear blue eyes. Our twin girls are identical, although very easy to tell apart from personality alone. Our baby boy, Bowie is a toss up still! We aren't sure what he will look like quite yet. We didn’t start naming our children with the intention of famous last names as first names, but here we are!
We also adopted my half-brother, Easton (5), when he was just two years old, after the father we shared passed away. He’s technically the uncle to all of his sisters, which I’m sure will make for a fun prank on others one day!
We live with the intention of a simplistic childhood, not focusing too much on materialistic things but rather experiences and memories. We believe in eating meals together around the table as a family and learning as much as well can from one another.
When I’m not lathering sunscreen all over my Irish babies or sneaking veggies in my picky eaters’ meals, I write. I would love to publish a children’s book one day and maybe even an autobiography. Writing has always been therapeutic for me and I hope to inspire you to create memorable childhoods with your own children, through my words.
THE REAL MVP
Tim is a Jack-Of-All-Trades and I even tried to put that on his resume once. Everybody who meets him, loves him within a few minutes and it's probably due to his infectious smile. His Instagram handle used to be @drinkpbr, so I guess you could say he loves a good beer. He could watch comedy specials on Netflix for days if you let him! We met on Match.com, eloped in Hawaii, and we've been married 5 years. He truly is my best friend - he loves his children hard and he supports me in any and all endeavors I try to wrangle him through.
Mini Mama Bear
She's an old soul with a huge heart. She cries whenever she thinks a sibling has to go to the hospital and she is my biggest helper around the house.
Beast from the East
He loves a good cuddle and has perfected the loudest train whistle impression. Just don't underestimate his stubbornness or ability to test every boundary he sees.
This tiny one was our hardest infant and has a raspy 90-year-old smoker voice. She's small but mighty, independent as all get out, and her personality shines the brightest around people.
She is the twin with the wispy hair constantly in her face. She has the most free spirit of any of the kids and is the most eager to try anything new.
She had the most struggle at birth. She's terrified of vacuums (even if they're off) and she will always find a lap to sit on, even if she's only known you for an hour.
STRENGTH IS IN THE NUMBERS
How many things do we have in common?
The year I became a mom
The cups of coffee I drink per day
The number of cities I've lived in since 18
Years I've worn glasses
The number of snacks
I prepare per day
Number of times I've moved with kids
The time my kids wake me up every morning
The total number of months I breastfed
The number of reusable bags I own
The amount of books I read per week
The number of dogs
The amount of minutes our gym allows for childcare
PLACES WE'VE LIVED
as a family
We've lived with family, by family, and far away from family throughout different seasons of parenthood. We've transitioned our kids into new environments, some coming easier than others. Each move has brought along it's own challenges, adventures, and joys. Please reach out to me for some advice on how to ease your own anxiety about making a big (or small!) move, as well as how to help your kids adjust to all of the new excitement.