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Another Baby Book!

In Family, Pregnancy by Punita Rice

Why a new baby book? As previously shared, I put together a new kind of baby book (since the baby books I’d previously come across were not what I was looking for). You can read that original post about the story behind the first baby book I made here. Below is some copy-pasta from the story of that first baby …

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The Story of a New Kind of Baby Book

In Family, Pregnancy by Punita Rice

The story of “A Story of YOU” baby book When I was filling in a page of my younger son’s baby book one day, I thought I was going to lose my mind. Because what I wanted was to jot down some notes about what my son liked and disliked at age 1… but the baby book had no room …

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Good Bones

In Family by Punita Rice

In the post about why I think it’s important to be happy as a mom, I wrote a little about this idea of choosing happiness in the face of negativity, and especially in the context of a messy world. As I mentioned in the original post, when I talk about choosing to be a happy mom… “I don’t mean a …

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Top 5 Fathers Day Gifts

In Family by Happy Mom Guide Staff

Happy June! Fathers Day is around the corner (in 2 weeks actually) and while you could wait for a week and a half an just Prime a gift then, some people like to cross things off their lists sooner rather than later. So, if you like not waiting until the last minute and if you’re looking for the best gift …

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Why Be a Happy Mom?

In Be Happy, Motherhood, Self-Care by Punita Rice

Have you ever heard the quote, in the end, you’re the only one who can give your kids a happy mom who loves life? It’s actually a variation on a quote from the author Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard, writer of the book Grin & Share It: Raising a Family with a Sense of Humor. In the original quote, it’s phrased in …

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You don’t have to text back right away!

In Be Happy, Self-Care by Punita Rice

Happiness Hack: You don’t have to text people back the second you get a text message. Ever since I became a much, much slower text-responder (motherhood, man), I’ve been thinking about how people tend to assign meaning to the amount of time that passes between their messaging you and your responding. It got me thinking about the ~rules~ around texting …

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You can get out of bed when Mella turns green!

In Family by Punita Rice

A few months ago, our 3 year old started climbing out of his bed in the mornings, and running into our room for a snuggle (or less excitingly, to turn on all the lights and demand we start the day immediately). This was fine, except slowly, that visit started to happen earlier. And earlier. and Earlier. Until eventually, it would …