I (April) first heard about The Happiness Project a few years ago when I met Gretchen Rubin in person at a couple of events. But when I opened her book last month and started to read, I knew I had to interview her on a Power of Moms podcast. (Now I’m so excited to share our conversation!)
Here are a few of the reasons I love Gretchen:
(1) She’s a reader . . . and a thinker. We talked about how she makes time to read, what kinds of books she loves, and how she recommends mothers make more time for the activities that fuel them.
(2) Gretchen values the ordinary. Her books aren’t all about the “extra” stuff we need to do in order to finally become happy. Instead she focuses on ways we can take things we’re already doing–and just make them a little better.
(3) She helps me to breathe. We talked a lot about building margin into our lives, being patient with ourselves, clearing clutter, and creating space. I love these ideas. They empower me.
So listen to the podcast and then share your thoughts. What helps you to feel happier as a mother?
Gretchen’s Website – The Happiness Project (sign up for a daily happiness tip!)
Learning Circles (monthly moms’ group)
Your Children Want YOU! (viral post at Power of Moms that received more than a million reads in two days)
Mommy’s Quiet Time 101 (because sleep makes you happier)
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks.