Wear What Matters...$75 Giveaway!!!

Any day now, I'm going to become a momma of three...This blows my mind in a sense. At 22, when I met my husband, I was the girl that had big dreams, was set on travelling the world & really wasn't even sure if I wanted children

Now, my world, my purpose, my heart is in these two, soon to be three tiny little humans that I pour my life into. Now, I find nothing more important than raising my hooligans to become people with big, generous hearts, joyful spirits and happy souls. Now, I find that nothing means more to me than our little family. 

Change...It's all around us, it's bound to happen & it is those in it that actually help change who we are. 

"he’ll change your world in beautiful and amazing ways.
he’ll show you how to love more deeply than you can imagine.
his smile will light up a room.
he’ll wrap his arms around your neck and and work his way into your heart.
he will run and laugh and love life.
you will know his soul and he will know your soul."

Lisa Leonard wrote those words about her son David after hearing from a doctor about his disability - This is a momma who gets what is important, who inspires others to change themselves and who loves with her whole heart. This is a momma who designed & made me something I will cherish forever. 

Around my neck & close to my heart, is the most beautiful necklace that has all 3 of my babies names...{Besides my husband, she is the only person on the planet who knows #3's name}. Wearing it reminds me of what my purpose is, what inspires me & truly what matters.  

I honestly love Lisa's stuff so much & I'm uber excited that someone else is gonna fall in love with a personalized piece too. We are doing a $75 Gift-Card Giveaway to a lucky winner who gets to pick out anything in Lisa's amazing jewelry line... 

Here’s how you enter to WIN:

1. Visit Lisa Leonard Designs and fall in love with something... 
2. Then either visit & like Lisa Leonard on Facebook or Instagram...
3. Leave a comment below on Happy Soul Project's Blog or Facebook Page about what has changed you the most about become a momma...

A winner will be randomly selected & announced on October 4th, 2015.


  1. Do I have to be a mom to enter?
    As for what has most affected the person I have become, it would be my younger brother, who has autism. He has taught me compassion, patience and unconditional love.

  2. So many things changed for me when I became a mama. The first is the unconditional love I felt. It is a love so real and something I have never felt before. The second is selflessness. Having my first child at 18 I had to give up so much. The only thing that mattered was my baby. And I had no regrets. 18 years and 4 more kids and I still wouldn't change a thing. They challenge me every day. To become a better me. They are my purpose for everything I do and I only want to inspire them to be the best people they can be. To love hard and no matter what be truly happy!

  3. What changed me the most about becoming a momma, is knowing I need to be a better person for these tiny humans who I watch look up to me every day. Being a parent is HARD. Harder than I ever possibly imagined, but it is the MOST rewarding feeling watching my children be proud of who they are becoming, and knowing I helped them get there is amazing. :)
    I LOVE your blog. You are so real, and I truly admire your parenting. <3

  4. For the past year my husband and I have been in the process of adopting a two year old beautiful baby girl who just happens to have Down Syndrome. Although she did not grow in my belly she has grown in my heart for the past year and when we met her for the first time I knew that she was meant to be our daughter. Becoming a momma has changed my life forever because I never knew I could love another human being so much. I know that she will continue to change my life and I look forward to the adventures to come!

  5. I was also unsure about whether or not I wanted kids. But the minute I figured out I was pregnant I knew my life's meaning had changed. Then my daughter came, followed by my son and there is nothing I love more than being their mom. Now I'm the kind of person who can talk about poop to other parents and I wouldn't have it any other way!

  6. I came across a quote once that sums it up for me!
    "Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body" Elizabeth Stone.

  7. I have always had compassion for everyone and everything, but when my son was born with Down Syndrome, my Love and Compassion had been raised to a much higher level. I had received more love and support imaginable, which i welcomed with open arms, because i too, did not know how the world would receive him.
    I had fears, but i was not sad, or mad... for he was my child, whom i would love unconditionally.
    He unfortunately passed away at the young age of 11 months, and i miss him EVERYDAY!!
    I have an older son and a daughter (who i had after my son passed away), and i find that seeing how fast life can change in an instant, i don't take things for granted. I Love whole-heartedly, unconditionally, and 100% head on.

  8. I have always had compassion for everyone and everything, but after the birth of my son ( whom was born with Down Syndrome ), the love and compassion had been heightened to a whole other level.
    This was my second pregnancy, and like the first.. there were no indications that there were any problems.
    I had concerns, but i was never sad, or mad.. i was just hoping that he would be received by others like my first son was.
    What i found was truly exceptional...that the outpouring of love for my little boy, out-weighed the few people, ( whom didn't understand, or didn't WANT too understand ).
    Unfortunately he passed away at the very young age of 11 months, but the people whom had the pleasure of knowing him..are that much richer.
    I did have a 3rd child ( a daughter ), after he had passed, and like me, THEY are loving, compassionate, and love people unconditionally, and for that I AM that much richer.
    Knowing that life can change in an instant... i do not and will not take things for granted, Love with your WHOLE HEART... and SMILE, it may change someones day!! <3

  9. I love following your posts! For me my whole world has changed! The things that used to be so important are now the very least. I hope your Pip and my little Iz can meet up one day:-) P

  10. Andy Watta29.9.15

    Before I became a mom I felt that one of my greatest qualities was compassion. I still feel that's true but times 1000! My oldest daughter is completely "healthy" and a "typica" toddler, while my youngest had had several struggles and hurdles. Her differences have completely changed how I view everything in life. I am far more accepting, patient, and compassionate than I ever could have imagined.

  11. Anonymous29.9.15

    I am a mother of 4 amazing kids. 3 biological and most recently we are adopting our 4 th who also has Down's. Before she came to us I was worried that I wouldn't love her the same as the other kids. But having her has helped me see that being a mom is way more than giving birth. My kids have given me so much love and allowed me to love deeper than I ever imagined. My kids are my life and forever first in my heart!

  12. Becoming a mom changed me so much because I had someone who was totally dependant on me for their every nee.

  13. Jennifer forget18.10.15

    My heart can hurt harder and love stronger then I ever knew possible! ❤