I used to think making my life easier would make me happier. And in a sense, an easy life does make one happy. I'm all about "less is more." I don't like clutter, be it physical clutter or mental clutter. I do my best to minimize distractions and "stuff" in my life.
For a while, after I became a mom, I was overwhelmed. I didn't know how to handle it all, so I began to make changes in my life to make it easier. Changes like moving back home to Miami, buying a house down the street from my husband's work, cutting down on responsibilities. I wanted to deal only with the bare minimum. I also made it my goal to make sure my kids had an easy life. Everything revolved around their schedules and moods.