What’s Making Me Happy In January

Welcome to the next installment of “What’s Making Me Happy,” a monthly series about the things that are brightening my life! And boy, does it need brightening this month. I need pepping up every time I turn on the news or look at social media. I couldn’t live without my… Himalayan Salt Lamp   I recently moved this lamp from the living room to the bedroom. In the living... read more

What’s Making Me Happy In November

November has been a happy/stressful time in my personal life (my daughter was born; I’m writing a novel in a month) and a traumatic/stressful time in our country. To ease the stress for both me and you, I am reinstating a series of posts listing the little things that are making me happy. I used to call this “What I’m Into;” some bloggers call it “What’s Saving My Life... read more

7 Things HIMYM Taught Me About Writing

Before we get to today’s post, I just wanted to acknowledge changes to the website. I’m trying out a cleaner look, and slowly transitioning from a straight blog to an author website. You’ll notice a few small visual changes here and there, but for the most part, content on the blog will remain the same. I’m playing with some new backgrounds and color schemes, so what you see today... read more

Happy Morning, Happy Day: 10 Tips

Throughout the years, I’ve discovered several morning habits that, if I stick to them, virtually guarantee a happy morning and more peaceful day. 1. Wake up early. Before Edwin, early meant 5:30 on work day, 6:30 or 7 on a weekend/holiday. These days, Edwin is my alarm clock, and I’m usually up with him before 6:00. I’m a morning person, so I rarely have trouble getting out of bed, and I... read more

The Laughable Schedule

As I mentioned in my last post, All Time Is Not Quality Time, I did a time log for a few days recently to see if I was scheduling enough time on my priorities. It was very enlightening. I was pleased to see that I’d spent plenty of time with family, taking care of the house, and playing with Edwin. I’d also used Edwin’s nap times wisely, editing my novel or writing blog posts, except for... read more

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