The Happiest Mom (Parenting Magazine)

10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood

Written By: Meagan Francis, Parenting Magazine
You can be a great parent while still enjoying yourself. From the experts at Parenting magazine and popular mommy blogger Meagan Francis, The Happiest Mom brings the latest happiness research--and the experience of a mother of five--to moms who want to make parenting a little more joyful. With its straightforward humor, honesty, and insight, The Happiest Mom is a must-have for both new and veteran moms.

In The Happiest Mom, author Meagan Francis shows us that motherhood is not an obstacle to joy. Drawing on recent happiness research, conversations with hundreds of other moms, and her own experience as a mother of five, Francis shares her ten secrets to happy motherhood in this down-to-earth, funny, and accessible book.

Praise for The Happiest Mom:

"This book takes the revolutionary approach that you can be a good parent while actually enjoying yourself."--Ada Calhoun, author of Instinctive Parenting

"The Happiest Mom is packed with the sort of advice you need when you are about to lose it. Every mom needs this book."--Jenna McCarthy, author of The Parent Trap

"I found myself underlining passages and laughing out loud in recognition. This thoughtful, hilarious look at motherhood is a terrific resource for anyone who wants to be the happiest mother she can be."--Gretchen Rubin, author of The New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project

"Reading this book is like chatting with your girlfriend and getting all the support, advice, and laughs you need."--Brett Paesal, author of Mommies Who Drink

"The Happiest Mom is stuffed with tips that made us feel relieved rather than burdened."--Heather Flett and Whitney Moss, coauthors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook
Format: Softbound
Publication Date: 3/15/2011
ISBN: 9781616280604
Pages: 144
Trim Size: 6.25 x 8.25 x .6

  • About the Author 
  • Press
Meagan Francis, Author: Meagan Francis (St. Joseph, MI) is a parenting author, blogger, and columnist who is a Contributor to Parenting, Yahoo! Shine,, and The New York Times' Motherlode blog. She has been featured in interviews on NBC, MSNBC, and in the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times, and quoted in publications including Woman's Day, The Seattle Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and more. Francis has been invited to speak at writers' Conferences like the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and was asked by Yahoo! executives to participate as a member of Yahoo!'s Motherboard, a small group of influential mom bloggers. She posts frequently at her popular blog,

Parenting Magazine, Contributor: Shawn Bean is executive editor of Parenting and Babytalk magazines, each with a circulation of over two million. That’s right: a guy editing magazines about babies. He is a pro football fanatic who also knows the best brand of binkies. He can hook up a DVD player and swaddle a newborn. Dad to Jackson, 6, and Tanner, 4, Bean has not only tackled serious topics like detecting autism in babies and toddlers, but he also pens "Pop Culture," a monthly humor column about dad’s place in modern society. Thanks to his fertility and parenting know-how, Bean has appeared on the Today show, ABC News, and CNN. He lives in Melbourne, Florida, where family time often means fielding questions about body parts, ninjas, monsters, and lava.