The Diary of a Happy Mom: 40 and Beyond

The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom

Category Archives: BODY, MIND & SOUL

Changing seasons

It snowed last night. Today I woke up to a whole world sprinkled in a light dusting of white. It was spectacular. I love the snowy pumpkin as for me … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Keeping your body and mind alive and well

“The body is a sacred garment. It’s your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor”. … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The power of a positive attitude and taking each day as it comes

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them”. – Kahil Gibran Lately I’ve been struggling hard with my father’s illness. Some mornings I wake up to darkness … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Uncertainty

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” –Buddha I can’t believe its been a month since I’ve last … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Grounding myself in the beauty of nature

“Remember to take the time to stop and smell the roses”.  Oftentimes the stress and busy schedule of life and being a parent runs me down. The past month has … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Moving Forward

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows”  – Helen Keller It always amazes me how life just simply goes on. No matter what happens … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

After the Biopsy: The agonizing wait

Although I am not very religious, I thought I’d start this post off with a psalm that I remember as a child. My brother had this psalm in a frame … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Finding out your Dad has Cancer

The last two weeks of my life have been utter hell. I’ve experienced many ups and downs over the past 41 years yet being face to face with the prospect … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 8 Comments

A ray of hope

“Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise.” – Sri Chinmoy Slowly the sun began to set beneath the … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 8 Comments

Keeping hope

Sometimes pictures and words are the only thing that keeps my mind at ease during hard times. Thankfully I have thousands of photos.  Here are some of my favorites to … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment