The Diary of a Happy Mom: 40 and Beyond

The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom

Eye Candy

November is always a hard month. It is the onset of winter and everything is brown and barren. It is cold. The days are short and the sun sets well … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

The bench

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.- Confucius   

November 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Girls Night Out

Tonight me and my girl went out for a special dinner. Lately I’ve been so distraught and distracted that its been hard on my children. They have needed me more … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The words of wisdom from Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”  ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I just finished reading Paulo Coelho’s amazing, inspiring bestselling book “The Alchemist” … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 13 Comments

The Art, Love and Practice of Yoga

For years, I have wanted to try yoga. As someone who has suffered for most my life from chronic neck pain combined with a Type-A, high energy personality, yoga sounded … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Movie of the year: 12 Years a Slave

A few weeks ago right when I was in the thick of that dark, anxious cloud of waiting for my father’s biopsy results I went to see perhaps the best … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 7 Comments

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

Silent Sunday

Sometimes it is good to look back and reflect. This is where I was four years ago, of course with my dad. We’ve done many wonderful trips together over the … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 6 Comments

Gray Day

“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington  November in Minnesota is typically the grayest, gloomiest month of all. All the sensational fall color has gone leaving only a … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 2 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