Project Happy: Essence of Now

My friends Jessica and Natalie started a photography series called “Essence of Now”.  It’s designed to tell the everyday moments of our lives in pictures…which reminds me of why I started Project Happy.  So this week I combined the two!  I have a bad feeling that I’m supposed to be using my real camera for this…but this busy mama is just a tad behind on uploading those pictures, so please accept my best iPhone photos of the week.  And, as always, I’m a week behind on Project Happy.  Sigh.

Sean stopped home for a couple of days in between long trips.  The kids were over the moon.  Especially my poor sweet Riley…she misses him terribly when he’s gone.

The three of us have really been enjoying our summer of nothing.  Lots of running, zooming, swimming, and playing…

Riley is officially the expert butterfly catcher in the house.  This one visits us often, but we don’t dare catch her.  Riley is convinced that her wings are “not safe to touch, even with a net”.

And my two lovelies?  Are loving the constant together time.  This happened this morning…and my heart melted.  Oh, how I love these kids.

I hope this week found you happy…


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)