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Happiness

If you need a little help getting happy, we have lots of ideas, tricks, and mantras!

Just say YES to holiday stress

How to say YES to holiday stress

This post on reducing stress was sponsored by Pediacare as part of a continuing series on wellness. The holidays will officially begin when my mom arrives for Thanksgiving week. We’ll slide down a rabbit hole of sugar castles, half marathons, turkey dinners, and chaos that continues on through New Year’s Day. And somewhere in there, […]

Encourage Daddy time & relax already

Encourage Daddy-baby-bonding time, it will pay dividends later

According to Mr. Dad, “kids who grow up with actively involved fathers are happier, healthier, smarter, and better adjusted than those who don’t.” Great, sign me up. The added payoff is that I get a break, right? But figuring out how to do it can be a big challenge: I was a super nervous parent, my […]

Banish your mommy guilt

Mommy Guilt book: learn to worry less!

My caring husband bought me the book Mommy Guilt as a not-so-subtle hint for me to lighten up and have more fun when our firstborn was a baby. The subtitle, Learn to worry less, focus on what matters most, and raise happier kids, was appealing enough; and my commute and daily visit to the pumping […]

40 self-care tasks for moms

40 self-care tasks for moms: Skin check

Consider this list your to-do list, women. I am recently humbled by women younger and seemingly healthier than I being diagnosed with mother-effing cancer. I offer this list to you because Meagan and Shana want you to go get your shite checked out. Please do this stuff. If not for yourself, do it for your […]