The Diary of a Happy Mom: 40 and Beyond

The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom

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.” –Ā Duke EllingtonĀ  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

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