The Happy Mom: Find Joy in Motherhood While Helping Your Children Thrive by Doreen Wong

The Happy Mom will guide you, step by step, to become a happier—and better—mom.

The happy mom: find joy in motherhood while helping your children thrive

Are you fearful or frustrated as a mom? Have you lost the joy of motherhood? 

If you’re struggling, The Happy Mom contains principles and tips to help you overcome your challenges and enable your children to thrive. If you’re an almost-perfect mom, it will empower you to go from strength to strength. 

Doreen Wong draws on her thirty-seven years of experience as a mom to inspire you to embrace motherhood as a calling. The Happy Mom will guide you, step-by-step, to become the best mom you could ever be. It will also challenge you to see how you’ll be able to influence the generations to come. 

The Happy Mom is for moms who don’t just want to be a mediocre or a “good enough” mom. It’s for moms who want to be a great mom and who raise their children to lead purposeful and significant lives. 

No matter how old your children are, Doreen dares you to think, act, and be different from the average mom. In so doing, you’ll become a happier—and better—mom.

Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood

Secondary Genre: SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness

Language: English

Keywords: happy mom, motherhood

Word Count: 69393

Sales info:

The Happy Mom was officially launched in October 2017. Over a period of just a couple of weeks -- with little marketing efforts -- the book already sold about 600 copies.

Sample text:

We all want to be happy. But what exactly does that mean?

For me, it’s not about a smooth-sailing, problem-free life. Rather, it’s about embracing every experience with a thankful heart and facing every obstacle with grit. It’s about seeing every situation as an opportunity to learn.

I’ve been a mom for 37 years. To me, motherhood is special. It’s to be cherished and honored.

My goal from the start has been to be the best mom my kids could ever have—whatever it takes! So I made many intentional, and sometimes tough, choices. I didn’t let my circumstances deter me along the way.

For instance, when I was seven months pregnant with my third child, my husband got a job posting to South Africa. So we left our home country of Singapore to move to Johannesburg, South Africa.

My friends and family tried to dissuade me from making the move. Firstly, this was during the tumultuous time of apartheid. Secondly, I’d be giving birth in an unfamiliar place. I didn’t even know what the medical facilities would be like. Thirdly, while having to set up a new home with a three-year-old and six-year-old in tow, I’d have no family support.

But I resolved in my heart that in all circumstances, I would be a source of stability for my children. Jobs, schools, housing, weather, friends, comforts and conveniences—all these might change. Still, I’d be a constant in my children’s lives.

After South Africa, my husband was posted to Hong Kong for three years. I decided that the exposure to a different language, culture and education system would be invaluable for my young children. We made major adjustments again, but it was worth it. We grew a lot as a family and developed many precious friendships that have lasted till today.

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