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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

A Big Announcement (For Me, Anyway)

I’ve been meaning to write this post since March 8. March 8th is when I submitted a letter to my employer, explaining that I would not return to work after my maternity leave ended. This Friday, I will officially be an at-home mom. When Grace was born, I cried every time I thought about going back to work. I sobbed for hours my first day back. For 4 years, I’ve felt incredibly guilty about leaving Grace at daycare so that I could teach other peoples’ kids. When Allie was born, I told Joe that I could not go back. It … Read more

An Idle Threat

I had to make an idle threat this morning. Most mornings, Grace throws a fit and says that she doesn’t want to go to school. Most days, there are tears. I think it may be a show on my behalf, but I can’t be sure. She really wants to stay home. With me. I get it. I really want to stay home. With her. At any rate, I am still teaching, so we have to get ready and get out the door each day. This morning, Grace was exhausted. Call me crazy, but I blame the internal clock that wakes … Read more