Author of the prominent blog, Still Being Molly, and founder of the renowned TriFABB blog network, Molly Stillman strikes a refreshing blend of glam and earth. She deftly juggles the demanding roles of professional blogger and professional mom (because face it: what mom isn’t?), planning high-profile soirees with one hand while dishing out toddler Cheerios with the other.
Clairemont has been honored to partner with Molly on several projects, and we’re excited to spotlight this trend-setting mom in our “Oh Momma Monday” blog series.
Why do you blog?
Molly: I blog because I love to be creative, but I also love to share with and inspire others. Whether it’s an outfit idea, a DIY project, a recipe, a financial tip, or even just a personal story or anecdote, I love sharing it all with my readers.
How do you juggle parenthood and blogging?
Molly: It is tough and is a constant learning process. I work A LOT during nap time…pretty much as soon as my daughter goes down for nap, I am working until the time she wakes up. I also work at night after she is in bed. You just have to fit it in where you can. I really try to make sure that work doesn’t distract me from time with my daughter.
Tell us the scoop: what makes a good blog post?
Molly: For me, a blog post is a success when the reader walks away having learned something, having been inspired to do something or change something, or having laughed. I just want people to feel like they are hanging out with an old friend when they are reading my blog.
The million-dollar question: what started all this fun?
Molly: I had a LiveJournal in college (if anyone remembers what that was), and I used to just write stories, jokes and other random things. After I graduated college in 2007, I shifted my blog and just started writing for fun. I was an English major in school, so creative writing was how I flexed those “creative muscles,” if you will. It then just turned into a bit of a chronicle of my life and grew with me. I never, ever imagined my blog would turn into what it is today!
We’re ready for the backstage tour. What do you do when you’re not blogging?
Molly: I am probably chasing my toddler or hanging out with my awesome husband, John. I am also heavily involved in my church and have a great group of friends.
If your daughter could blog, she would say…
Molly: A car! A bird! A plane! A duck! A doggie! Chips! Crackers! Mommy! Daddy!
What are Molly’s top three “faves” right now? (Take note! She’s a trend-setter!)
Molly: Chipotle. All day. Every day.
The Blacklist (best. show. ever.)
La Croix sparkling water. I drink that stuff all day long!
Thanks to Molly for giving us the inside scoop on the life of a successful blogger (and a mom, at that!). Check out her tips and trends–from fashion finds to kid-friendly recipes. What questions do you have for Molly?