Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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Shopping Cart Full of Emotions

Ever since I got pregnant my emotions have been heightened and my patience is out the door. I really had to take a deep breathe the other day at the grocery store when a older women was giving me dirty looks because my girls were touching the candy at the check out counter. I would like to give that marketing guy a piece of my mind.

It is already a challenge going to the store with a two-year-old and three-year-old, I really didn’t appreciate the looks. But it wasn’t until she commented on my placement of the shopping cart that I lost it. I was struggling to get them both in the car with the cart rolling so I moved the cart to a position where it would stop rolling and this same lady commented on how I was blocking the parking space. I told her I needed to buckle my children first and then I was going to put it away. Normally this comment wouldn’t of bothered me but on this particular day it seemed to send me thought the roof.

So after I got the kids in the car and muttering some unkind words to myself and took the cart uncomfortably close to her car and then to the proper location. I really had to put myself in check to not hit her car with the shopping cart. I asked my husband, “What in the world came over me?” He reminded me of all the hormones racing through my body and I realized that was no excuse and I needed to really put myself in check. Needless to say my husband offered to go to the grocery store next time.

When you were pregnant, how were you emotions heightened?

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