Welcome to Molly Makes Do: A place to walk together.

I am a wife and a mother. I am a multiple miscarriage survivor. I am a artist, a crafter, a reader and a gardener. I am a Catholic. I am a nurturing formula using, c-section having, pregnancy depression overcoming mother. I am a passionate homemaker with an outside job. I am a dedicated educator of my children, who uses public education.

I make the life I want with the life I've been given.

I hope to see you here on this journey.
I would love to hear about your blog, contributing to your projects or products needing promotion. You can contact me at mollymakesdo at gmail dot com.


  1. Molly,
    Nice to meet you. I found your blog via Ravelry. We are similar in many ways, although my 3 children are already grown. We live on a farm in California and grow much of our own food. I work as a library media tech at a school not far from our home.


  2. I think your blog is Super Sweet so I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging award. Click on the link for instructions. Congratulations!!! http://notyouraveragezoe.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/supersweet-blogger-award

  3. Molly,
    I really enjoy your blog. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can check it out here.

  4. Oh! I knit an eight foot long Dr. Who son for my son when he was about 13. Now the younger one is a huge Dr. Who fan at 13 too!

  5. Hi Molly,

    I somehow came across your blog through a Twitter link to your AMAZING post "Great Girls Your Daughter Should Know." Now after reading some of your more recent posts I just wnated to tell you what a wonderful blog you have. I will be back!

    A couple things: can I put a link to the above-mentioned post in my blog "The Fun Librarian?' Of course I will give proper credit. Also, would you mind telling me what font you use for the text of your posts? And size? It is perfect.

    I just added you to my Favourites - looking forward to more good reads? Oh, by the way, I love your approach to the colouring on the walls. I wish I had had that outlook when my children were little. I do a lot of laughing now, but then, I'm not so sure. I guess that't the point - years down the road, will this matter to me?

    All the best!

    1. Please do share! I never thought a list of books from my bookshelves would strike a chord with so many people!

      I believe the text font is Trebuchet size 12px via blogger.

      In my defense, there was a lot more cursing of the husband for not cleaning up the wallart than I care to admit ;)

  6. Aww I love that you are into Doctor Who! <3

  7. Molly,
    Found you on Catholic All Year, and was delighted to read that you're an Iowan! I'm originally from Cedar Rapids, but am now living in the middle of nowhere Minnesota (God's second favorite state). I'm also a Catholic and so happy to hear that you are too: congrats and welcome! I'll look forward to reading more of your posts.
    God bless!
    PS: Not into Dr. Who, but saw that Jane Eyre made the list of Girls My (Theoretical) Daughter Should Know. I definitely approve.

    1. Thanks for visiting! I love Minnesota too - spent a lot of time in the Northern part growing up! After rereading Jane Eyre a few months ago I'm even more in love with that book than ever!

  8. I found you on Carrots for Michaelmas. I live in Iowa, in Spencer. Where are you? I haven't found many other IA Catholic bloggers... Although I do know Laura, who posted above me!

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  10. Dear Molly,
    Pleased to meet you. I chanced upon your blog via Little House in the Suburbs blog and immediately looked at your book list of Books for Girls. Being a self-proclaimed book nut and the mother of two daughters, (ages 19 and almost 25), I was delighted to see the following on your list: The Chronicles of Prydain, which I read to them much earlier than they would have been able to read themselves, and the Wee Free Men series by Terry Pratchett. Oh my goodness, you had me at "Crivens!" I was a young girl when Harriet the Spy was published and it was a favorite of mine. Thanks for what you are doing and I look forward to following your blog-full of ideas and suggestions. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  13. Hi Molly, I read your post this morning for Blessed Is She. I am familiar with the kind of pain you talked about. You are not alone and you are loved. Thank you for sharing.


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