The Diary of a Happy Mom: 40 and Beyond

The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom

Tag Archives: Family

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

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

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