BIO

I’m a writer, a mentor, a speaker, a wife and a mother, and a lover of insight and whimsy. My default setting is perpetual cheer, but I don’t shy away from the wounds of the world. To me, nothing is more vital than social justice and I believe that perception and compassion are curative. I’m here to make the world a little less mean. Instead: smarter, brighter, better. You can find out more about me at www.mollypennington.com.

Molly Pennington's Articles

“What are these white surfboards for?” Image: Thinkstock.

How To Explain Maxi Pads To Your Kids (Or Not)

I've been checking out Flex Form technology and Radiant designs where I can get Aztec stripes on my tampon wrappers. But what I really need to know is if there is an overnight pad that doesn't have... Read...
Molly Pennington    |   06.2.16 12am   |   SHARE
My doctor acted really disappointed in me when I announced that I would be needing my caffeine. Image: Thinkstock.

10 Shameful Acts I Committed While Pregnant

I drank caffeine, ate candy, ignored What to Expect While You're Expecting — and nothing bad happened.
Molly Pennington    |   05.27.16 12am   |   SHARE
My first pregnancy occurred long before the body-positive Mombod craze.

How I Learned To Love My Mombod

Ten days after my first due date came and went, I looked in the mirror, screamed, and basically died. Overnight, my stomach and hips had become covered in cherry-pink stretch marks, veining out as if... Read...
Molly Pennington    |   04.25.16 12am   |   SHARE
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