I just looked at my logs, and apparently someone came to my blog by searching on "how to make a scientist happy".
Huh. If I discover something that does that reproducibly, I'll be sure to post on it. Right after I tell my husband.
Right now, I'd say the front-runner is ice cream. But that might only work for pregnant scientists.
(The search led to this post. Somehow, I think the method described in that post is a little more complicated than the searcher wants.)
I do have some searches that perhaps led to useful information- a few people found this post by searching on combining motherhood with science, and on by searching on combining life with a career in science (its a little sad that I only laughed at the strangeness of that search now, as I typed it- it is so ingrained in me that it is hard to "have a life" and be a scientist). I suspect my sort of scientific career isn't what the searchers were looking for, though. I wish one of the successful professors who happen to be mothers out there would write a blog post about how she combines her career and motherhood. Anytime I read a post from an academic scientist that gets anywhere near the issue, the comments are depressing (for instance, the recent post from Blue Lab Coats on maternity leave in academia). Surely, there must be some mothers/professors who are happy with their lives?