The Diary of a Happy Mom: 40 and Beyond

The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom

Category Archives: BODY, MIND & SOUL

The Port

Today my dad got his port installed. It is the first step into starting the long, arduous process of chemotherapy to kill the cancer that is growing in his body. … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 6 Comments

Another Special Birthday

November and December are birthday months. Within a six week period, we have my children’s birthdays four days apart, followed by Thanksgiving, my birthday and my husband’s birthday in December … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fatigue

I am so tired that I am mustering up whatever energy I have left to write tonight. Had I not committed to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) I would be … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 10 Comments

The Tide will come in

Last night I was perusing through the latest copy of Origin Magazine, which I adore, and found an interview with the American popstar Jewel. I have always loved Jewel’s powerful … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Thought of the day

A good friend of mine decided to send me a “thought of the day” every Monday as a way to help support and inspire me. I am a great lover … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Today I’m moving on

Today happens to be a very special day. It is my son Max’s 9th birthday. Nine years ago at 6:51 pm I delivered my first child and became a mother. … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Today I promise to accept what I cannot change

Today I promise to accept what I cannot change.  Today is an extremely hard day. The reality of my dad’s cancer has set in and I am numb. I hurt … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

I will never, ever give up faith and hope

I started the practice of yoga this week and am realizing how much I need this right now in my life to balance my body, heart and soul. Today I’m … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Wordless Weekend

Sometimes pictures speak a thousand words….

November 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Giving yourself the freedom to just be

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination or forgiveness. Your wiliness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing”. – August … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment