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Hi there! I’m Irene and a mamma to 4 of the most incredible kidlets in the world! Had them in 36 months (minus a week – Yes! that means there are twins in the mix) and it has been rock n’ roll ever since!

I am on a mission to find something that makes me happy or brings me joy every day and to share that with you! And it’s ok that stuff is accumulating in the background of my profile pic.  It means we live there and that makes me happy! Incidentally, the title of the blog came from my oldest daughter when she was almost 3.  It had been many sleepless nights and 3 out of 4 in diapers was taking its toll. She cradled my face in her little hands and asked: “Mamma, are you happy and laughing?”.  Needless to say, that expression has stuck and we still use it today, over 10 years later.

On a personal note, I love to write, paint and scrapbook stories of my kids…I love being creative.  It is the one place where I can journey into myself and find peace in my world.  I come back rejuvenated.

Incidentally, Irene is of Greek origin meaning peace…funny, I am most happy when I have peace in my heart and all around me.  Thanks for stopping by…


One comment

  1. Thank you for the linkedin invite. My grandmother too lived through Nazi occupied Athens in Metaxourgio. Not many Greeks are from Athens in Canada and Iam curious to know what part of Athens you’re from. There was also a jewish family that came from Thesaloniki hiding their heritage to escape the cruel regime. Anyhow my grandmother’s story like Iam sure your grandmother and many Greek heroic people should be told. Iam looking forward to your book.

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