A Slice Of Happy Blog

IS THE CAR YOUR NEW HAVEN?

“Girls! Get in the car!” “Where are we going?” “The gas station.” “I LOVE the gas station!!” Says Fiona, who is five. But the weird thing is, they all do. They love getting in the car with mommy, because the gas station means a little treat for all of us – a chocolate...

DO YOU MOTHER’S DAY?

I suck at Mother’s Day. I’m not sure if I suck more at doing something nice for my mother, or at trying to be grateful that my kids made a card and poem out of crap I bought at the dollar store the week before. It’s confusing. I’m supposed to care right? But I don’t....

WHEN I’M NINETY, SHE’LL BE FIFTY.

Yesterday I was at the gym. A woman I know from racing was there. Somehow we started talking about her father and how he suffered from Alzheimer’s and passed away at the age of 90. There were many thoughts in my head. Alzheimer’s sucks; losing a parent sucks no matter...

WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STEAL YOUR PURPOSE?

Having a purpose in life is second only to your need for oxygen and water. In the next 50 years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to steal my purpose. According to a recent post, (http://bigthink.com/…/heres-when-machines-will-take-your-jo…) AI will be able to...

CREATIVE RHAPSODY – DO YOU HAVE IT?

Yesterday I cried. Just a little. I could feel my throat tightening, and little salty pools building in the corners of my eyes threatening to spill over as I clapped my hands. I teetered on the edge of an air sucking, snot inducing sob. No one noticed because everyone...

THAT’S RIGHT. I YELL AT MY KIDS.

Some families have a chore board or a swear jar — we have a yelling chart. Two days ago my oldest came downstairs and explained how it worked. “The Chart” before Monday morning. One block for yelling at someone. Only sixteen blocks allowed per day. A different colour...

THE #1 PROBLEM WITH A ‘TO-DO’ LIST.

To-do lists are bad math.  Each item on a to-do list doesn’t equal one item, it equals TEN. A to-do list with three things on it, takes 30 steps to accomplish it. It’s just bad math. Last week I got pulled over by the police. At the time, I stopped fully at a stop...

SLICE STORIES

We all have a story to tell. Let us know how this book helped you pick your “slice”. To submit your own “Slice Story” send an email to [email protected]

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A Slice of Happy ~ Because the Whole Pie is Overrated. Helping overworked and overwhelmed moms know they are not alone in their quest to find perspective, relax, and enjoy a bit more happiness along the way.

IT’S HERE! MY BOOK-BOOK IS HERE!

Holy crap, they’re here. One hundred books, in four boxes, from the UPS guy. Well, not really from the UPS guy, but he carried them to the porch and kind of looked at me like I should help. I didn’t. I just smiled. Or beamed. Or I might have crapped my pants because...

BUY THE BOOK

A Slice of Happy ~ Because the Whole Pie is Overrated. Helping overworked and overwhelmed moms know they are not alone in their quest to find perspective, relax, and enjoy a bit more happiness along the way.

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IT’S HERE! MY BOOK-BOOK IS HERE!

Holy crap, they’re here. One hundred books, in four boxes, from the UPS guy. Well, not really from the UPS guy, but he carried them to the porch and kind of looked at me like I should help. I didn’t. I just smiled. Or beamed. Or I might have crapped my pants because...

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READ SLICE STORIES

Read humourous, poignant and informative blog posts from each slice. Have a story about picking your slice? Send it in! Click here to read more. A Story: I recently met with a client. She has been in her position at a hospital for twenty-five years. She was recently...

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PICK YOUR SLICE

While the world is bombarding you with messages to find balance, I’m asking you to find focus. I’m asking you not to seek perfection or betterment in every area of your life, but to find profound happiness in one area at a time. “When we try to be all things to all...

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TEN YEARS….ISN’T SHE BEAUTIFUL?

I promise this isn’t a Mother’s Day post about how ten years ago a bundle of love entered the world and I became a mother; days filled with baby sweetness, and years of heart melting awe and blah, blah, blah. No, this post is about what I’ve dreamed about since that...

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MAGIC MIKE AND A MILLION TURGID TOMATOES

Ooooh yah. First, let me get the rating out of the way. I give Magic Mike XXL ten stars and about a million fresh, turgid tomatoes. It was the DisneyLand for forty-something married women. It was the Nascar of Penis; the Oscars of Pelvic Grind. This movie did not...

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GET OFF THE LAUNDRY TRAIN.

Maybe you want to talk about laundry? I do. And you’re gonna say, “Again? You always talk, complain, post pics and then complain more about doing the laundry.” And I’ll say, “You’re right.” So I’m changing the conversation. Here’s how it went. “Okay guys, ALL of the...

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THROW SH*T OUT

Let’s say you’re trying to figure out what to focus on in your life, but even the thought of picking a slice or a goal feels overwhelming – I offer this small, maybe helpful suggestion: Get one garbage bag. Pick one area (a drawer, a cupboard, or a shelf). Throw sh*t...

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