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How to Be a Happy Mother – Happier Moms Do These 15 Things

How to be happy as a mother - Happier moms do these 15 things - These thoughts and quotes will encourage and inspire even the most stressed mom. Simple tips for being a content, grateful mom in life at home, at work, and parenting.

I’ve been a parent for a little over 11 years now, and I think I’m pretty good at it. That’s not me being phony or puffed up; I truly believe God made me specifically to be the mother of these two little people (who are not so little anymore), and He gave me gifts to get the job done with grace and poise. I know plenty of people who don’t feel the same way. They feel like mothering is really hard and really draining and that it sucks the life out of them. My heart hurts for  these mothers. If you are one of … Read more

10 Secrets to Raising Happy, Successful Kids Who Will Become Happy, Successful Adults

10 secrets to raising happy, successful kids - Children need love and affection, but what else? This positive article lists 10 tips, habits, and ideas and awesome quotes for moms and dads raising boys and girls.

  I see you, mama. You are working so hard to make sure your kids have a good life, free of the challenges and disappointments you faced when you were a kid. You wake up early, you work hard at home, you work long hours at the office, and then you come home to work longer hours at home. You want to protect your babies from the hardships and heartaches you experienced. You want them to be happy and successful, and you go out of your way every single day to make that their future. I’ve spent a lot of … Read more

25 Simple & Easy Habits to Make You a Happy Mom Even When Life is Hard

While this has not always been the case, I am a genuinely happy person these days. My life is stressful, don’t get me wrong: I worry daily about whether I’m doing a good enough job for my husband and children. I am battling a raging food addiction and trying unsuccessfully to work the steps in a 12-step program. My house is an embarrassing mess, and I am overcommitted. But at the end of the day, I am content with the way things are and don’t generally feel bitter or angry or resentful. I have great joy in Jesus and in … Read more

14 Habits of Very Happy Moms

14 awesome habits of very happy moms - how to be content in your role as a working or stay at home mom. Tips, wisdom, and suggestions on how to be a happier mom in every day life. Includes morning and evening routines and self care needs. Inspiration, encouragement, and things to do to improve your mood and attitude toward your kids and family.

  Friend, are you happy, right now, today? Do you greet each new day with joy and wonder or do you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, grumpy and miserable? Does time with your kids make you feel great or bring out the worst in you? Would your husband describe you as cheerful and content or irritable and short-tempered? I don’t ask these questions to make you feel bad about yourself, truly. I just want to start off by taking the temperature of your outlook on life as it is today. I have gone through seasons of my … Read more

My Happy Baby

photographing babies

Allie took her first wobbly steps today, two of them. She’s eight months and two weeks old, and she also has ten teeth. She’s growing up. There’s no stopping it. In honor of her big feat, I want to share this photo I took on Friday. I’m not sure what she and my mom were laughing about, but it doesn’t matter. I sure got lucky with the shot, but she looks like that most of the time. Despite her cranky, colicky, beginning, she is an incredibly happy and content baby. She only cries when she’s hungry or overly tired. I … Read more