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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Better Mom Day 23: Be Happy

If you're new to the 31 day series, over 1200 bloggers have chosen a theme they want to write about every day in October ranging from food or fashion to faith or fabric.  See the whole list at The Nester.  I decided to focus on trying to be a better mom, and you can see my first post here.

Day 23: Be Happy

Today's goal was simply to be happy.  If anyone were to ask me if I'm happy, I would respond with a convincing yes.  And it's true.  But I realize that I don't always act happy--and isn't happiness really in the way we act anyway?  I feel better when I'm acting happy, and I'm sure my kids would say they'd rather be around me when I'm happy.  I want them to know that I love being their mom...not that I think it's a drag.  I would love for my girls to grow up with the desire to be moms, and for my son to want to be a dad (you know...when they're old and married)  I won't be very convincing if I begrudgingly make my way through every day :)  Hopefully I was convincing today--and can keep it up!


  1. I love what you said! Especially about your children seeing how you are and wanting to grow up to be parents because of that! Have a truly happy week!

  2. I have been a grump lately, just letting crazy hectic schedules and general stress get me down. I'm following your lead and am choosing to be happy. I'll start with today, at least ;)

  3. Love this. I am so guilty of letting my mornings get ruined because I don't get enough time to myself before the kids wake up, or I get irritated because I am tired of being a jungle gym/dairy cow. I need to focus on not letting the little things get me so worked up and down.