About Practical Happyness

Wife, mother, coffee lover. Dreamer. Writer. Thinker. Doer. Jane of all trades, Master of Google. Procrastinator & Over-committer.

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paris

“Daddy, I don’t want to watch the news,” my four year old laments to H.

“Well sorry buddy, Daddy has to watch the news right now so you are going to have to be patient,” H responds with understanding.

“Can’t I watch something on the computer?” he whines.

“No.”

“Can I play on your iPad?”

“No.” ...continue reading What #Paris Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

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This November I’m learning that

The road to happyness is paved with a lot of pain. [tweet this]

I'm discovering this through a new project I'm working on.

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I’m participating in NaNoWrimo.  Those of you familiar with this can probably already stop reading (just kidding, please read on).  In case you don’t know, November is National Novel Writing Month and NaNoWriMo was set up for those who wish to participate in the challenge of writing a novel in thirty days.

That’s 50,000 words in thirty days to be exact. ...continue reading The Road to Happyness is Paved With….

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shootings

A couple of days ago, I felt compelled to write a piece on the most recent school shooting tragedy.  It was all about how complacency has played a major role in these types of tragedies.  I published it through my Medium account because I was worried that it was too emotionally charged for my platform here at PH.  I shared it with friends and my blogging circle to get their take on it and how it may or may not fit in here.

And then it hit me.

I am part of the problem.

...continue reading Guns, Complacency & Cheetos- A Mother’s Plea on School Shootings

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mindfulnessfailAbout two minutes before I started writing this I realized what day it was, and that I can officially win this month’s FORGETFUL JERK AWARD. ...continue reading Complete Mindfulness Fail

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yelling

This is one of those posts that is difficult for me to spit out, because it involves a lot of soul baring on my part.  I want to talk about yelling and how it destroys the trust and bonds between parent and child.   ...continue reading How Yelling Hurts Your Happiness