happiness with kids

4 small changes I have made to increase my happiness while we wait for warmer weather

Holy smokes this has been a long winter. Here, just outside of Toronto, it feels like we are crawling to the finish. Our family foolishly made the mistake of not planning a warm weather getaway this winter and oh boy, are we cooped up. For me, as the typically happy-go-lucky, problem-solving wife and mother, it's been hard as I am constantly trying to keep everyone else happy, while here I am, struggling myself. The long, sunless days, the yo-yo in temperatures and the fact that it is either too cold, or too muddy to let our kids run free in our backyard is keeping us indoors and miserable. These past couple weeks have been particularly hard, mostly because someone has always been sick. Although being sick isn't fun for the actual patient, for the mom/wife it is another layer of managing misery. So, over the last couple of days I [...] Read more

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