Berkeley is top of mind for many mommy issues. Most notably, the impeccablyorganized Berkeley Parent’s Network, a compilation of frequently asked questions  – from lice treatment to acupuncture recommendations – from BPN listserv members and the general public.

But there’s another Berkeley website you should also have on speed dial, courtesy of UC Berkeley yet again.

Raising Happiness, is a blog authored by Christine Carter, Ph.D., sociologist and happiness expert as well as author of  Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Parents and Happier Kids. She studies the sociology of happiness in children and she shares her science-based parenting advice with us. With posts like Bad Mother: Real-Life Tales of Imperfect Parentingand Confessions of a Selfish Mother, she lets us know that it’s okay to make mistakes as a parent.
Whenever you’re beating yourself up over a parenting faux pas, pop over to visit Christine. You’ll realize the glass really is half full.