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.

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...

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 me to find time for my spouse—let alone myself! The only time we get is...

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...