The Diary of a Happy Mom: 40 and Beyond

The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom

Tag Archives: Life

Summer At Last

After a long, treacherous winter finally summer has arrived. The sun is shining gloriously in the brilliant blue sky while a gentle fragrant breeze of flowering trees softens over my … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Clouds have Lifted

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains”.  – Anne Frank The last six months have taught me many things. Painful lessons I didn’t … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 36 Comments

Gratitude

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

From the inside looking out

“Winter solitude- in a world of one colour the sound of the wind.” ― Matsuo Bashō It has been very very cold. The kind of cold that builds strength and resilience. … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 5 Comments

A brand new year

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I know I’ve neglected this blog over the last two months. The reason being is simply that it … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 4 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

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