The Power of Meaningful Conversation

For my first post of 2015, I’d like to start off by returning to my Happiness Series–this time, the focus is on engaging in meaningful conversation. I hadn’t had an opportunity to have any in-depth conversations for quite a while until the holidays rolled around, and then suddenly it seemed like that’s the only type … Continue reading

Finding Joy by Losing Track of Time

Talk about a long-term project. I’ve been working through 21 steps to happiness for over a year now, and I’m only on Step 8! But this step’s a good one: Losing Track of Time. It’s not as easy you think; it comes with three caveats: you must do something voluntarily (so zoning out at the … Continue reading

DIY Rocket Ship with a Twist

I have twin nephews who just turned four, and I was faced with the monumental task of figuring out what the heck to give them. Thanks to doting family and an older brother, these kids have no shortage of toys on hand. But the real challenge is that they live in another state and I … Continue reading

Finding “The One”: The Difficult Task of Befriending Other Moms

A lot of people will tell you it’s important for stay-at-home parents to drag themselves (and their child) to playdates to develop their social skills and prevent them from becoming little sociopaths. But it’s equally as important for parents to socialize as well. I work part-time from home as a writer and editor, and the … Continue reading

Cultivating Happiness by Giving

If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember that I embarked on a quest to find happiness a while back ago (like, say, January). What can I say? I got busy with other things and dropped my project to be picked up again maybe never. This is one reason why cultivating happiness can be … Continue reading

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