Happy mothers are not afraid to ask for help from family and friends. While morose, martyred moms miss those out-of- town weekends and movie nights with their husband because they can find a babysitter or a willing relative, Very Happy Moms just say”Please”
2. Leave the house — now
Have you been outside today? Fresh air, sunlight, and nature are believed to be critical mood enhancers for women, and moms can get this little lift while pushing strollers or swings. Look around that playground. Who looks happy?
Go talk to her, right now.
3. Plan some big fun
Take away the alarm clocks, the homework, the deadlines…bring on the sunsets, the sand castles, the card games. Suddenly you remember why you spend so much time doing these people's laundry.
4. Get your groove on
You call him "honey," and he calls you "sugar" — but are you giving each other enough sweetness? Happy moms like getting busy.It ll put a smile on your face. And it s nice to have a Very Happy Husband hanging around.
5. Eat, sleep, and be merry
Being sleep-deprived may be a badge of honor for those with young babies, but the sooner you can figure out how to get your eight hours back, the more delirious with joy you will be. Follow that well-deserved rest with a bowl of
oatmeal and a banana instead of three cups of coffee and the remains of somebody s Pop-Tart, and see what happens.
6. Have a six-pack
Fortunately, to a mom, exercise can feel almost self-indulgent — after all, youre doing something for yourself, in the company of other grown-ups. And that s part of the buzz.
7. One is not the loneliest number
Carving out time away from the kids is crucial, whether it's poker night with the girls or just a long bath with a magazine.
8. Be nice to thy neighbor
Most happy moms make doing things for others a regular part of their lives, whether it's baking a lasagna for a family with a new baby or offering a ride to an elderly friend. Remember: Your helpfulness is another deposit in the karma bank.
9. Love the one youre with
The happiest moms don t compare and compete. Neither they, nor their kids,nor their cars, nor their houses have to be the smartest, cutest, newest, or neatest. To be content is greater than riches, so love what you have.
10. Hang with your gal pals
Very Happy Moms have close mom friends. Knowing that others are in the trenches with you is key. From the super-petty issues to the deadly serious crises. Over the years, she has patiently listened to long stories involving
extremely important topics, such as Pull-Ups, car pools, and her favorite: the vice principal of the middle school.
11. Plan a little fun
Very Happy Moms sometimes buy themselves flowers, just in case no one else has thought of it. They meet their husbands for lunch, get a facial, or have the car detailed just because.