Welcome to Waking Up Happy

Photo by Ashley Romero

It’s a new year and time for a make over, blog included! Waking Up Happy is a continuation of the blogging that I’ve been doing at my former blog the Tender Life. Over the past two years I’ve seen the joy that writing has given to me and my family. I would be remiss if I didn’t incorporate other very important parts of my life into the blog-o-sphere.

If you notice, the web address is now www.MeganAlton.com. Please make sure you update your RSS feed and bookmark this page so you can come back everyday. I’ve also set up a Facebook page under the same name, so if you like what you see, go over there and LIKE it. This site is still a work in progress, so the look will change until I finally settle on the right one. Please bare with me.

Why the name? Well, I decided on the name Waking Up Happy as I was going over past entries in my gratitude journal from 2012. One of the things I was grateful for was, “Porter waking up happy from naps.” Who doesn’t love a well rested happy baby? It also sounds good rolling off the tongue, and as a tired mom (night owl with a toddler who wakes early) it’s a pleasant reminder to go to bed earlier so I too can wake up happy.

As always, I welcome feedback from everyone. I’m hoping this new format will be easier than the last for facilitating conversations. Bring your ideas, questions, anecdotes and stories to share. I want to hear them all! And thank you, thank you, thank you for following along on this journey of Waking Up Happy.

New Year’s Eve


A spectacular year.

Watched my child grow out of babyhood.

Kept nursing.

Love my husband, still.

Continued to grow and become more of my authentic self.

So blessed.

So powerful.

So loved.

So grateful.

So thankful.

So excited for the future.

So content with the past.

So giddy for the present.

Love abounds.



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