Expectations Vs. Reality

I have been struggling with this month's happiness project. When I chose this months project, parenting, I envisioned reading some books, listening to podcasts, and experiencing a total family transformation. I pictured asking my girls to clean their rooms and them skipping away while singing the clean up song. I pictured them happily eating vegetables... Continue Reading →

Happiness High Standards

I watched another TED Talk. One thing I love about a TED Talk is that because they are short, you can get a lot of information in a small amount of time. I generally watch them while I do my makeup in the mornings, and it's a great way to utilize NET time (No Extra... Continue Reading →

Taboos of Parenting

There is a really great Ted Talk I watched yesterday about 4 Taboos of Parenting.¬†During the Talk Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, the founders of Babble, discuss the expectations of parenting versus the reality of parenting and the taboo things we as parents can't talk about. You can't say you didn't fall in love with... Continue Reading →

MISSRepresentation

While searching for different media which I could use to improve my parenting skills, I stumbled across a documentary on Netflix,¬†MissRepresentation. This incredible documentary focuses specifically how the media influences women in our society. Throughout the documentary, countless examples are given about how women are portrayed through media and the effects this has on their... Continue Reading →

Happiness Project: Motherhood May

It's a new month, which means a new topic for May, and this month its parenting. Anyone with children knows that parenting is a full-time, 24/7 job, and as a stay at home mom, this is even more true because parenting is my only job. When my husband and I decided I would stay home... Continue Reading →

Acts of Service

This past weekend my husband was inducted by our college to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It has been a long time since we were in college, and we have lived a lot of life in the ten years since that time. After college, my husband joined the Army, where we have been through 6... Continue Reading →

The Love Language of Receiving Gifts

The third love language we are discussing is "Receiving gifts." I think initially when we think of someones love language being receiving gifts, it can come with a negative connotation and the stigma of being materialistic. However, there is so much more to Receiving Gifts, than actually getting presents. Even when taking the quiz to... Continue Reading →

Everything is Loud

I have officially had my hearing aids for two weeks now, and it has been interesting; let's start from the beginning.¬†First off, hearing aids are expensive, and because part of my Happiness Project has been managing finances, I knew that when I was told I would need hearing aids, that the finances of it would... Continue Reading →

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