#HappyQuacks Linky Wk7

Welcome to Week 7 of #HappyQuacks I’m sorry for the delay in going live (actually I’m not too sorry ;-)) but we spent the whole day travelling (Marrakech – Casablanca – London) after a delightful 8 day vacay in Morocco (review coming soon, you’ll want to read this!)

I am totally exhausted but very happy (and very tanned!) Thanks to all those who linked up last week, below are my 3 favourites:

1. Flustered Mom’s 24 Family Lessons learned on Vacation (in Costa Rica). Having just come back from a holiday, this post really resonated with me. Not sure I’d want to eat beans and rice for 3 meals straight but I loved 13, 17 and most specially 18: Pura Vida (Pure Life!)

2. Thirsty Daddy’s post “Get Over it”. Anyone with a 3 year old will know that sometimes you think to yourself “My gosh, get over it!” 3 year olds can whinge about anything and everything and as much as you love your child, when you’re exhausted with a headache yourself, their whinging (over nothing really) can really get to you. Glad to know I’m not alone with his post.

3. All past midnight’s post “Reasons to be cheerful.” I’ve talked about gratitude before and what I loved about this post was that even though she had a tough week, she found reasons to be cheerful. I think it’s so important to constantly count our blessings and be grateful. I used to keep a gratitude journal and for the first couple of days it was tough to think up things that I was grateful for but as I went on, the practice definitely got simpler. By about lunch time I already had a list of things I knew I wanted to jot down later that evening.

I also loved my co-host Rod’s post this week. It was about the little moments. In life we tend to record all our big moments and let so many little moments slip by. Some of my best moments with S are the little ones. When he says funny things or says “Goodnight, I love you!” 6 times in a row and then bursts into laughter. His post was a reminder to enjoy the small moments as well.

On to this week’s linky…

This week I’m linking up with an old post about family.

I host this linky with Rod over at Moderndadpages. This linky is open to all and every post you’ve ever written about anything that makes you happy. It could be your kids, your spouse, your family, your holiday, whatever it is that makes you happy.

Each week I’ll pick 3 of my favourite posts and they’ll get a little shout out in the following week’s link up post.

I don’t want to set any hard and fast rules BUT linky’s only work if you share the love so please comment on at least one of our posts and maybe 2-3 others that have linked up using the hashtag #happyquacks. Put the badge on the bottom of your post and lastly, if you tweet us your URL (using the hashtag #happyquacks), we’ll happily retweet all your posts. (@mamaduckquacks and @moderndadpages)

It would also make us happy if you followed us on Twitter and Facebook.

#happyquacks will go live on a Wednesday evening (6pm GMT) until Sunday evening (6pm GMT).

Looking forward to reading all your posts!

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