How To Be A Happier Mum

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I believe all mums are beautiful and have a story to share.

We are everything to our little kids, we are their world.

The happiness of our kids depends on the happiness of us…   

Happiness is an inside job.  

Yet more often than not mums leave themselves at the bottom of the ladder and put all the needs of the family before their own.

It’s a wonderful trait and that’s what makes us a mum.

…It’s beautiful ♥

But we can’t forget our own happiness…. and not let go of our own dreams.

I believe to be a happy mum we need to think about ourselves too… because it’s not all joy and bloom as the outside world thinks.

…It’s a tough and an emotional job.

Yes, it’s rewarding but you need to be strong because life doesn’t always go smooth and happy sailing.

People often ask me how I cope raising 7 kids and yet appear to be happy and content.

I love my kids but I still go through everything that most mums emotionally and physically deal with…

I have far from a perfect life but I appreciate what I am given.

I just feel there are little things we can do in our everyday lives to make things a little easier.

I’m sure there’s alot more but here’s what I think what we can do to be a happier mum….

1. Gratitude


I believe we need to have gratitude first for the little blessing in everyday life.

Before we can ask for anything else we need to be thankful for what we have and who we are.

Don’t look at what you don’t have but appreciate what you do 🙂

It radiants a positive energy and outlook in life.

Love and appreciate others around you and say I love you to your dear ones every day.

Live with no regrets and give others your time.

2. Health and Well-Being

Us mums need to look after our health and well-being if we want to be around for our family as best we can.

We need to feed our body good with healthy foods and take an interest in how we look and feel.

You don’t have to be glamours but appreciate your own beauty and make the most of what you have.

Be the best version of yourself.

I also don’t believe in being super skinny but being at a “happy weight”.

A weight that makes us feel good about ourselves and have the energy to run our homes.

That doesn’t come with being too skinny but rather healthy.

Our job as a mum is also educating our family on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle but still have treats too.

It’s about finding foods that can help you but still creating balance in your family’s life.

3. Exercise

Find an exercise that you enjoy.

Exercise puts out “happy hormones” and is needed not only to benefit your body but your mind as well.

It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you enjoy it.

Everybody these days knows the benefits of exercise and you don’t have to go hardcore to receive them.

I love walking, it’s more than just exercise for me…

It’s about getting out, clearing my mind and helps keep my weight down too 🙂

It fits into my lifestyle and it doesn’t put too much pressure on me in every way.

walking for exercise

4. Find ‘Flow”

Find something you “love to do” that gives you a sense of independence.

This is called “flow” and is needed to feel an emotional sense of happiness.  It’s doing something that you just enjoy doing.

It could be self-development, volunteering or finding a hobby, cooking or playing a sport.  It could be going to church, a social group or being part of a wider community and even your job.

Whatever makes you feel happy and it doesn’t have to be of monetary benefit. You don’t even have to do it all the time.

I enjoy my blog, writing, and researching.  It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and creates balance in my life.

5. Keep Life Simple

To be a happier mum and raise happier kids I believe we need to keep things simple in all aspects of life.

This could mean meals, stuff around the house, your timetable, the kids’ activities, and parenting.

It doesn’t matter what it is, but slow down – smell the roses and keep life simple.  Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.

6. Life Is Now

Love your kids, love your family and love what you do.  It’s about being and living in the present and focusing well on each task 😉

Don’t hold on to past grudges, think about the past or dwell on mistakes.  Life is about learning, moving forward and forgiveness.

Don’t wait for that special occasion,,,,, that moment is NOW!

Happiness- Life is now

7. Help Others

When you do something for others it naturally lifts your spirits.

It helps with depression and loneliness.  When you see someone else appreciate what you have done for them it will make you feel good about yourself.

It doesn’t have to be of monetary value, just a gesture that will make the difference in someone else’s day.

True giving is not expecting anything back but giving with a happy heart.

8. You Are Enough

Most importantly, never underestimate the job you are doing as a mum.

Love yourself and believe you are worthy of wonderful things.  Ask for help when you need it and don’t compare yourself or your situation to others.

We are all going through our own personal battles and trying the best we can – we are in it together.


Smile 🙂 you are beautiful…

9.  Play Your Favourite Song

Music is a doctor to the soul, it helps you feel good and is a great way to bust out of a bad mood.

Sing out loud and dance while you still can !!!

10. Never Give Up!

Motherhood is a journey of love and mystery …

Hope these few ideas can help you be a happier mum and please share your thoughts and ‘happy mum’ tips below.

Please reach out if you never need to chat.

Love and Believe in Yourself


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  • Vicky

    Love this post Rose. Gratitude is something that can totally change your life for the better. Lately I’ve been practicing GRATITUDE daily. I do a little meditation in the morning and at night write down what I’m thankful and grateful for… has totally changed my outlook on things. I’m happier for sure but I also seem to attract a lot more “good” into my life…
    This is a great post, thank you!!


    • Rose H

      Thanks Vicky for your nice comment. It’s great to hear that practising Gratitude has been going well for you. It does change your life,,, we need to look at and appreciate what we have instead of looking at what we don’t have for sure. I think it helps you get through the tough moments of motherhood too.
      Thanks again…

  • MLee

    Hi there, what A beautiful piece of article, you made me miss my mom so bad. I think your advice is really practical, thing like exercise definitely will make one happier. Keep on inspiring people.


    • Rose H

      Thanks for your lovely comment. That’s nice it reminded you of your mum. 🙂 Yeah exercise is a must, it does wonders for the soul. I would like to get out and do it more,,, but when I can is better than nothing.

      thanks again

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    • Rose H

      Hey thanks Ann,,, wow seven kids. I am due for our 7th in 3 months as well… that’s nice to hear other mums with large families too with no regrets. Glad you like the site too.
      Thanks for your comment.

  • Kristi

    What an insightful post! You are spot on in your advice. it’s too bad so many people don’t get it yet! Hopefully your website will reach a lot of mums and dads out there who need to hear it. I am unable to not post all caps here, btw…. not sure why.

    Keep it cominG!

  • Vince

    What a beautiful article rose and I hope all mothers around the world get this great advice.

    Its a similar story with my Wife who is always putting our kids and I first and I’m truly THANKFUL for that. But she finds it difficult to focus on her health and well being.

    We use A gratitude practice and journals when possible and found this has bought a real sense of happiness. We really appreciate how abundant life is.

    HAPPINESS really does come from the inside out.

    I think finding flow can be difficult for some mums. I know my wife feels a sense of guilt when doing things for herself. We are working on this and hopefully she can find flow.

    • Rose H

      Thanks Vince,,,

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I truely believe that being grateful is so important.
      I understand how your wife feels. I spend so much money on food, schools, the kids hobbies, all their needs and when it comes to a simple thing I need I feel so guilty. I try to tell myself it’s ok but it’s still really hard to do, and I don’t give myself that much.
      But show your wife her happiness is just as important as her family. That’s why finding flow is a good one,,,,,, it could be something really simple that she really enjoys doing and you don’t even have to do it all the time.
      Best and luck.

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