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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

35 Almost Daily Habits That Make Life Great

35 Almost Daily Habits of Successful People - These simple, easy tips and ideas will lead you to to start the great life you want! Morning and evening routines to lead a healthy life. Amazing list of good ideas for women and men. Best ideas that will change your life. Includes workout and exercise as well as diet and family activities.

If you’ve been around for any length of time, you know that I am uber productive. I work full-time, homeschool my kids, cultivate a family lifestyle of fun, blog consistently, and make lots of time for self-care. These things don’t happen by accident. In fact, I am very intentional about most of my habits, and that makes me happy and productive. I get questions all the time about how I do it all (which is a misnomer because I most definitely don’t do it all as you will see below), so I set out to write a post about some of my … Read more

Faking Joy – 26 Ways to Deal When You Feel Like You’re Coming Unglued

Faking Joy - how to deal when you feel like youre coming unglued

Joe has been working longer and longer hours thanks to the busy summer construction season. His overtime doesn’t make me happy at all. When I get stressed out and ticked off about his hours, I become less patient with the kids at their most difficult part of the day – the late afternoon. I get tense and angry. I don’t often come totally unglued but I become a totally unpleasant person. Subsequently, my kids become totally unpleasant people. Then we’re all miserable. When I divert my attention, when I can fake joy, I turn my day around. I am in control of my … Read more