10 Little Things That Make Me a Happy Mama

Written by Tiffany R.

I have two silly boys, ages 4 and 5, and to celebrate Kathleen’s new book, Happy Mamas: An Ode to Motherhood, I’d like to share some little things that make me a very Happy Mama.

5. Silly traditions. Before we had kids, my husband and I would put up a little table top Christmas tree a few days before and call it good. Now, I get to make paper snowflakes, carve pumpkins, dye Easter eggs, and do all the fun stuff again. Everything just feels more special, more important now, and I like it.

Everyone tells us, “Take the time to appreciate these moments for they won’t last long.” We hear it so much it starts to lose its meaning. I have to admit, though, writing all these things down has made me feel so very lucky and grateful that I think I’ll make a habit of it.

What makes you a Happy Mama? We’d love to hear from you!