'Mom Spelled Backwards'

I Am Supermom

I Am Supermom

(Post by MOLLY MCCLELLAND) The biggest surprise of being a mother, to me, is the sense of capability that it’s given me.  It is an unexpected gift, a bonus of sorts for lugging around a baby read more

A Creative “Guru” Takes a Less Manicured Path

A Creative “Guru” Takes a Less Manicured Path

(Post by MOLLY MCCLELLAND) A friend of mine sent me this quote from Krishnamurti, an Indian spiritual teacher whose insights spoke to the everyday life and tribulations of mankind’s existence in modern society.  I’ll preface by read more

A New Year of Hope and Action

A New Year of Hope and Action

(Post by MOLLY MCCLELLAND) In this, my first post of the New Year for this remarkable publication A Hopeful Sign, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of this read more

No Longer “New” Mom

No Longer “New” Mom

(Post by MOLLY MCCLELLAND) Jeffrey turns one in just over a week.  I’m thinking it’s time to drop the “New” from my “Mom” title.  I’m not a “New Mom” anymore.  Just Mom. I like that. For read more

I HATE You, Women’s Lib

I HATE You, Women’s Lib

(Post by MOLLY MCCLELLAND) I remember once my mom, known fondly by family and friends as “The Captain,” offered me her own, if somewhat unconventional, take on Women’s Lib. It must have been around the time read more

Forgive Me, Reader, for I Have Sinned

Forgive Me, Reader, for I Have Sinned

(Post by MOLLY MCCLELLAND) Forgive me, Readers. It has been over a month since my last post/confession.  Truth is I’ve not written in quite awhile.  I’m hoping your faith in me will be restored when you read more

We’re Going to Walley World!

We’re Going to Walley World!

(Post by MOLLY MCCLELLAND) Growing up McClelland, family vacations were not unlike from those portrayed by Chevy Chase’s Griswald family in the classic 80’s film National Lampoon’s Vacation. In fact, one of my dad’s favorite vacation read more

Keeping Snakes Out

Keeping Snakes Out

(Post by MOLLY MCCLELLAND) There are some “core-group” emotions or feelings, whichever moniker you prefer, that just seem to sap the very life out of life: Guilt, Jealousy, and Resentment. All are snakes. Not innocuous garden-variety read more

I’m Molly McClelland, Jeffrey’s Mom

I’m Molly McClelland, Jeffrey’s Mom

(Post by Molly McClelland) In this my first entry for A Hopeful Sign, I find it most important to give you, my new readers, a framework for understanding me at present. It is now in my read more