I recently went through my work calendar and made a whole lot of appointments with myself to move more. I figure that if it is on my work calendar I will be more likely to do it, and it will also prevent someone else from getting on my schedule if I show as booked. I then went the extra step (no pun intended) of recruiting someone at work to do this with me. (I have found that accountability helps me stay on task.)…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 10, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments
The bears in my household outnumber me. They are there in the morning, facing me with their anger at the fact that the sun has risen in the sky yet again, forcing them from their slumber and making them face another day. I try to focus on my thankfulness that it is another beautiful day; I try to enjoy the morning...but why do people think that it is OK to be…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 17, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments
I like upbeat music. I listen to it when I run, when I am cooking and when I am cleaning. It puts me in a happy mood, which is always a good thing.
My wonderful husband used to be in a band, and his musical tastes tend to run heavier. I had a friend once refer to his music choices as "angry guy punk." (In…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 20, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments
When I was pregnant with my son, I was working at a company located about an hour away from where I was living. I would sit in the car and sing along to the radio, secure in the fact that my son was the only one who could hear me and he wouldn't judge me for being out of tune.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 25, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments
The fabulous, organized #plannerlove continues on the blog... Loving the layout and ease of use of my Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas! As I mentioned before, I am using two planners. One is a daily task planner for work, home and blogging. The other I am using as more of a journal / scrapbook of adventures and quotes from each week. I have been working this way for a few weeks…Continue
Added by Miss Persnickety on April 26, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
One of the biggest challenges I face as a mom is not having enough time to myself and for myself. Even right now as I am trying to write this, I have both kids climbing all over me. Sometimes it can definitely be overwhelming. For me, I NEED time alone. I guess that goes with being introverted though. I find it hard to put myself first, because it seems selfish to me. When other things need to get done around the house or the kids need more time and attention than normal, I find that I put…Continue
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Mc Donald’s. It’s not about health. It’s about surprise. The most sought after Happy Meal Toy du month… surprise! The Happy Meal Toy… it’s collectible. It’s usually six or eight of something. It’s chic. It’s current. It’s addicting. It’s…Continue
Added by sarah kato on July 23, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Ever have the feeling of "Holy moly everything is too much" the sad thing is my plate isn't even full, I just don't handle things all that well. I can have one thing to do andI feel as if it's the end of the world. #sissy.
Having two kids isn't even the issue its me and it's just so happens my stress retainer is teeny tiny. So anything small large medium, I'm…Continue
Added by imperfectmom247 on July 22, 2015 at 8:15pm — No Comments
[English version has given below]
কাউকে যখন আপনি ১/২ বছর ধরে জানেন, তখন এটা খুব স্বাভাবিক যে আপনি বুঝতে পারেন, তাকে কিভাবে খুশি করতে হবে। আর সে যদি বোকাসোকা / সহজ সরল হয়, তো আরো সহজে বোঝা যায় কিভাবে কি করলে খুশি হবে/ মন ভালো হবে।
আমার কথাই ধরুন, বেড়াতে যাবার কথা বললেই লাফাতে থাকি। একবারও ভেবে…
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Whenever I used to ask my mother what she wanted for a birthday or Christmas, she would always answer the same thing: "Nothing." If pressed, she would tell me that all she wanted was for us to be happy.
It's the sort of non-answer that a lot of Moms give. Yes, parents want their children to be happy,…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 8, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments
Would you rather be around someone who is always smiling or constantly frowning? Which person would create a better atmosphere for those around him/her? I will…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 12, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments
Just a post to make you smile : )
Please share your happy moments in a comment!
Added by Jennifer on April 5, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments
Some years ago, the city of Chicago adopted me.
I grew up in a place where I could see the World Trade Centers from my attic, where Puerto Rican cabbies spoke Yiddish, and where everyone thought Philadelphia was in the Midwest.
But when I moved to Chicago the day after my honeymoon, Sandburg’s “stormy, husky, brawling” city welcomed me with broad shoulders and open arms, and I fell in love with my adoptive city. Put celery salt on my Vienna Beef, make my pizza like a cheese…Continue
Added by Donna Baer on March 12, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments
While being happy is objective and different things will work for everyone, I wanted to take a few moments to give you some ideas of things to do (or not do!) to live a little bit happier life.
1. Be honest. If you want something, say something. Don’t expect others to know what you desire or need. Be firm, but honest. People love to help others. Ask for what you want.
2. Do nothing. Take some time every day to do nothing. If you are constantly thinking about other…Continue
Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
** Cancer is a giant, life-stealing asshole.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 10, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments
Wow, I can’t believe it has been two years since I was impatiently awaiting for you to arrive. I remember when I was on my way to my final doctors appointment, I didn’t know that it would be my final visit as a pregnant mom. I had a previous history of low amniotic fluid during my previous pregnancy and she order the ultrasound to ensure that I still had enough fluid…Continue
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