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I’m so glad you’re here. Creating My Happiness is a place for busy moms to find tips & tricks to make life easier. Whether it’s parenting, meal planning, home organization, or self-care, our mission is to help you love your life. So many moms come here hoping to make their life easier, more enjoyable. My hope is that I can show you some of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years to improve my home life. This includes how to start a side hussle or at-home business to bring in a little extra money for your family.

As a stay at home mom, we are always looking for ways to help around the home. CMH is a 100% judgement free zone. We understand that every mom is unique, and so are their kids. That’s why we share stories from real life, stuff that worked for us, and no mom shaming.

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Hosting a holiday dinner doesn't have to be stressful. Just follow these simple tips to host a stress-free potluck dinner.

How to Host a Stress-Free Potluck Dinner

Growing up, my family hosted most holidays.  We had the most space and a house that was made for decorating.  Hosting also involved doing most of the cooking.  My grandmother was in charge of the bread, my aunts would bring something to share and lots of people brought desserts, but generally speaking the meal was...

50 Things to Do With an Extra Hour

The end of Daylight Savings Time is coming and that means we all get that hour back that we painfully gave up last spring.  Rather than letting that hour go to waste, here are some things you can do to make the most of your extra hour this weekend. Sleep Read Have sex Clean Play Candy Crush/ Angry Birds/ game of the...
These are no ordinary chocolate chip cookies! They're big and packed with yummy chips, nuts, and cookie flavor.

Chocolate Chip Cookies from the “Bite Me More” Sisters

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic treat, and for a party or a bake sale you really can't go wrong with those soft, chewy confections.  And though they're a classic, there are as many variations of chocolate chip cookies are there are pebbles in a stream. Personally, I think all versions of this cookie have their...
Love crockpot applesauce? Try this delicious variation with a touch of ginger!

Ginger-Cinnamon Crockpot Applesauce

Does anything say fall better than applesauce?  It's sweet and tangy, and there are a million different ways to make it!  Making applesauce in your crockpot is super easy and it makes your whole house smell delicious. I started making crockpot applesauce several years ago after we went apple picking and had an...
22 Super Sides For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

22 Super Sides for Your Holiday Dinner

Sure, the turkey gets all the attention, but the side dishes are just as important. To help you get that spark of creativity I've gathered up some of the Internet's best side dish recipes. Some are classics, some have a new twist to them. But they're all sure to be a big hit! Our family has made every one of these...

Awesome Apple Recipes for Autmn

Nothing against the pumpkin - I grew some in our garden this year - but remember when the apple was King of Autumn?  I miss those days, especially since I much prefer apple flavored treats to pumpkin. So I've gathered up a bunch of neat ideas that feature apples for you to try this autumn.  Enjoy! Honeycrisp Apple...
Is your calendar overwhelming you? During times when we're overworked and overscheduled it's more important than ever to take care of ourselves.

Taking Care of Yourself When You’re Overscheduled

Most of us would describe our daily lives as busy.  We rush from home to work, to daycare, then back home.  We don't get enough sleep, and probably rely on takeout more often than we should. But sometimes our busy lives get too busy.  Whether because of bad timing, over-scheduling, or something completely beyond our...
Whenever my husband tells me I've made "The best meal ever", it always includes my 2 secret ingredients. And you won't believe what they are!

My 2 Secret Ingredients

Not every dish you prepare is going to be a home run.  But I've found that every time Mr. O pronounces something, "The best I've ever made," it usually contains very simple items... and my 2 secret ingredients. Pardon me, but I'm going to string you along for a bit.  See if you can guess my 2 secret ingredients as...

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