Give Me An M-O-M!

Like so many busy mothers, Molly Shattuck, is up with the sun and beginning her daily routine.

But, as CBS News correspondent Mika Brzezinski reports, Molly is not your typical working mom.

It's the crack of dawn, and Molly Shattuck already has her hands full. Whether it's getting her three children dressed for school or feeding them breakfast, Molly is on the move and on her toes.

"Have a great day," Molly says to her boys as she drops them off at school, before she attends a ballet class with her daughter.

Like so many, this busy wife and mother has a daily routine. Only Molly's routine rocks, shakes and sizzles.

At 38-years-old, Molly Shattuck is a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader — 15 years older than the team's average, and the only mom.

Growing up in a small town and the first in her family to go to college, Molly always wanted more. As a high school senior she created a top 10 "To Do" list in life &151; which 20 years and three kids later has grown from 10 to 50 goals.

NFL Cheerleader was on the list.

"It was on my list and it was still inside of me to do it," she says.

Alyssa Helfenbein, 18, is the youngest on the squad and 20 years Molly's junior.

"I don't even know how we got into the conversation but she said she was 38 and I was like, 'No, you're not! You're like 24,'" Alyssa says.

Yet, Molly says her age never even crossed her mind when she went to the tryout. "It never even crossed my mind when I went to the tryout. I was focused on doing the best job that I could personally do," she says.

If there is a lesson to be learned from her example of the list, Molly says it is to "get out and live and do the things that are important to you individually."

"No one can come up with that list except for you. It's my roadmap to life," she says.

Though she has already checked off running a marathon, working on Capitol Hill, and learning to play piano, there are still other goals to achieve: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, going on a polar bear expedition and taking classes in history and painting.

The list — just like Molly — goes on.
  • Melissa McNamara

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