Mollie Ryan

Mollie Ryan
Mollie lives in Edmond and is a working mom of three children ages 6, 4, and 3. She is married to a wonderful, caring, and driven entrepreneur who turns dreams into reality! She was fortunate to stay home with her sweet littles for a couple short years, but returned to teaching in the fall of 2018- a rewarding and challenging experience. She is passionate about education, essential oils, and enjoys Masterpiece Classic on PBS. You can find her on Instagram @anessentialeducation.

Summer Lovin’: 6 Ways to Date Your Spouse This Summer

I don't know about you, but as a mom of littles it can be hard to find  time for my spouse—let alone myself! The only time we get is in the wee hours of...

I Don’t Want to Homeschool Either- Confessions from a Teacher

Under any other circumstances, teachers look forward to Spring Break just as much as their students. This time felt different. I knew there was a chance, a good possibility, that we would be extending...

Spring Cleaning for the Soul

With everyone on high alert and preparing to #flattenthecurve by way of self-quarantine, I've taken this opportunity to clean out rather than stock up. In general, we mamas know the drill come spring! Something...

A Farewell to Naptime

It's the day I knew would come, and I must say I have more mixed emotions than I thought I would. It is time to say goodbye to nap time in our house. With...

I Stopped Saying the S Word, and it Changed Everything

Do you ever find yourself saying a word or a phrase consistently throughout the day, good or bad? There was a time, very recently, when I caught myself using this one word over and...

Scrolling in the Deep: We Can’t Have it All with Social Media

Have you ever found yourself in the waiting room at the doctor's office, in line at the grocery store, sitting at a stoplight, or just standing in the kitchen with your phone in hand,...

Why I’m Grateful to Live in the Same Neighborhood as My Parents

When I tell people that I live in the neighborhood I grew up in, and consequently the one my parents still occupy, I'm often met with mixed responses. "Oh, I could never live that...

I Forgot What End-of-Year Teacher Tired Felt Like

Oh hey there, summer! It's nice to see you! Been awhile, huh?  If you're a teacher, or a mom, or a teacher-mom, you're probably taking a big sigh of relief right now. I know I...

I Didn’t Get to Hold My Babies When They Were Born

I remember preparing for motherhood like it was yesterday, or more specifically, planning our hospital stays with each of our three children. As a first time mom, you have no schema for what the...

I Had Kids “Too Close” Together

I had three children in three years (and ten days). Two of them are just 11 months apart. Yes, you read that correctly. Let me tell you: it wasn't easy. From the comments to the crying, the...

Why We Celebrate Birthdays “Pinterest Style”

I have a confession to make: I wish I had been a party-planner. Every single thing about it thrills me! The planning of themes and menus, the invitations, the decorating, and most of all the...

Motherhood Made an Extrovert Out of Me

I used to love to be alone. There was a time when my ideal weekend included curling up under the covers with a good book or Netflix series and hiding away. I found the...