Who Shall I Be Today? How About--Me? Oh No!

Did you know that studies show that self-acceptance is one of the most important keys to happiness? Did you know that most of us do not accept ourselves as we are? ...more

Why My Wedding Day Was Not the Happiest Day of My Life

 “Happiness has little to do with what is going on around you, and a lot to do with what is going on inside you.” - Alan Cohen   ...more
I wouldn't describe my wedding day as the happiest day of my life, although I was happy that ...more

My path to freedom and happiness.

I don't know how many people are in this same situation but I live with my parents. I love my mom, she's awesome, we're best friends. My dad, not so much. In the past he at least provided enough financially (covering 3 people, 1 who eats enough for at least 2 people and our pets) but now thanks to him passing up a job that could've led to making $100,000 a year for a job, his current job is making cutbacks on hours to the point where we'll have to find a way to cut $700-$800 out of our budget....more

I am Supermom and so are YOU!

 I Am Super Mom…and so are YOU! Look at me mama.  You are a Super Mom!  I know we throw that term around for the moms that we sometimes feel like we just can’t compete with.  The moms who always seem to have the most perfectly behaved children, who look like they’re dressed for a Gymboree ad, and a lunch that was perfectly packed with organic fruits and vegetables and perfect bed time routines that run smoothly for her so she can spend her evenings quietly scrapbooking her precious children’s memories….but let’s cut the crap! ...more

If you're happy and you know it, tell your Mom

There are certain questions that I ask my son frequently:...more

The worst parenting advice I ever heard

When you are pregnant, you become a magnate for unsolicited parenting advice. (This is one of those laws of nature like gravity or the inverse velocity equation of children and is unavoidable.)...more

I Choose Happiness

Last night I was reading a book, The Writer’s Idea Book by Jack Heffron, and came across a quote that sank into my soul. Does this ever happen to you? It was so perfectly suited for what I feel is a beginning to a very interesting part of my life.I won’t keep you in suspense as to what magical words I found, you’ll find them below. I actually made into a giant graphic to share with guys....more

Everyday poetry: Alone in my tent

 Happiness is your own tent, your own flashlight, your own book, and your own starry night coming up....more

Everyday poetry: Sunshine on schnoz

   It's a dog's life alright....more