Project Happy: Week 20

The kids are sick.  Again.  What?  Isn’t it spring?  As in almost summer?  Why are we still doing this miserably high fever coughing all night thing?  I don’t mind the up all night thing for me…but for them?  I just want to see them happy, healthy, and smiling.  Because, let’s face it, being a kid is fun.  Unless you’re sick.

That said…we found some very happy moments.

Liam has been watering his strawberries like crazy.  He takes the job very seriously.  Some days, I wonder if we might be going overboard with the watering.  He does not wonder about that at all.  Guess what?  He’s right.  His strawberries are red, beautiful, and delicious.  And he is so very proud.


I won’t lie to you.  There have been a lot of tears over the past few days.  And some very high fevers that had me just a little bit worried.  But today, despite the lingering fevers and nagging coughs…we had some springtime fun.

Liam did this…

And sweet Riley Ann did this…


And there is one more thing that makes me oh so very happy.  I’m cheating a little bit here…because this particular thing won’t actually happen until Tuesday…but you can be sure that it happens for you with just the click of a button today…

John Mayer’s latest and greatest (biased, obviously), “Born and Raised” is set for release on Tuesday, May 22nd.  My husband, the love of my life and best dad ever, played the bass on this record.  Clearly it’s impossible for me to give you any sort of objective review here…but this record?  Will change your life for the better.  So order it.  Why on Earth would you want to wait even one second longer?


I’m always proud of him.  I always love him.  But right now I’m just so very excited for him.  Because when you know firsthand the heart and soul poured into something by all parties involved…you just can’t wait to share it with the world.

Also…if you would do me a huge favor.  I’m over visiting with my dear friend Nicole at By Word of Mouth Musings today, discussing the reasons behind Clomid and Cabernet.  Please visit me there.  Pretty please?

About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)