Hi, I’m Mollie. I am a mom of one, almost two boys, and have been a Pediatric Critical Care Nurse for over ten years! I’m here to share tips and tricks to make caring for your babes easier.
I’m also sharing our fertility story and some of my favorite things.
I started as a nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. It is a very busy, very intense ER, and I loved it. But after about five years I was ready to be closer to my family in Northern California, so I headed home. I took a job in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where I worked for a year before moving to the Children’s Critical Care Transport Team. We picked up sick kids from all over Northern California to bring them back to our hospital. I absolutely loved it!
I met (well re-met) my husband shortly after I moved home. I had known him in high school and we reconnected. It only took a few short dates to know he was it. We got married the following May. Our world was turned upside down when we had our first miscarriage that started our journey into the world of infertility. Read our story.
We had our first son with IVF and for lots of different reasons, we decided that I would stay home with him. I love being a nurse, but I LOVE being a mom.
Why am I here?
To keep it simple. I want to help you, no matter where you are on the track of motherhood. Are you just starting to try? Have you been trying for some time now? Are you in the depths of infertility treatments? Pregnant (after infertility or not)? A new mom trying to survive sleep deprivation? A mom who just needs some tips on what to do if their kid gets sick or hurt? Or even just a mom who needs a friend. That’s why I’m here.
Motherhood and infertility are both incredibly challenging phases of life. I stand by my statement that going through infertility was the hardest thing I have ever done. It can be so isolating, and I want you to know that if you’re in the battle you are NOT alone!
I’d also like to share what I’ve learned about caring for sick kids as a nurse and a mom. Kids, and especially babies can’t tell you what hurts or if they don’t feel good, so it’s important to know what to look for and then what to do about it. I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power, and I am here to empower YOU to care for your kids.