Happiness series

Delayed gratification

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“We’re not usually trying to be happy, we’re trying to avoid unhappiness”  Sure, avoiding unhappiness is not the same as striving for happiness (or fulfillment), yet our day to day lives are structured more around avoiding unhappiness and pain than around fulfillment. This is also because we tend to seek instant gratification over long-term goals, […]

Parenting series

Good parenting

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I’m a big fan of Wikihow, their work is as much a mystery as a joy to me and I’ve already learned all kinds of things on that page. Their step by step guidelines appeal to me as much as their clear layout and lovely illustrations. One of the most discussed topics that are actually […]

Parenting series

Staying sane while parenting

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Blogging about parenting seems to be a lot about stress, and especially early parenthood is a huge life change. Here’s a couple of helpful hints to cope with facing a massive amount of parenting:  Take breaks  This is the cardinal rule of parenting. Take breaks and make sure to (overall) keep your inner balance. Taking […]