matters

What Really Matters To You Today?

I've taken quite a bit of time away from "The Decent Mom" lately, and for those of you who gained support from my articles, I apologize. I left without notice and didn't leave many clues as to why. I am grateful for stepping away however, because things have been busy and throughout it all I [...]

Summer Time Blues

Summer Time Blues: The Struggles of Vacation Time

It's mid July, and it's already been a long summer. Since this is the first year we've put the kids in public school, it's also our first "summer vacation" and my first time with the summer time blues. I never knew how busy and yet isolating this time of year can be. I write this [...]

Allergy Season: Keep Your Family Comfortable!

Everyone loves spring, and my family is no exception. There's only one drawback: spring time in southern Texas (and your area too) is notorious for allergies. The beautiful blooming flowers and green trees make pollen, and rains bring mold growth. Don't worry though, I'll share how to enjoy this blissful weather with allergy relief! Limit [...]

Improve Your Self Esteem Today

Women always seem to have problems with their self esteem and confidence, don't we?  I don't know if it's social pressures or the devil we know as Photoshop, but it's real. Experts have said  that "Mom has 'the' biggest impact on girls' body image", but we've known that, right ladies? I don't know of a [...]

Twitter Isn’t The Answer I Am Looking For

If I wanted to write for the sole purpose of venting, I would write in a journal.  The reason I've been putting pieces of my heart online however, is with the hope of helping others. Social media is key in reaching the demographic I am aiming to help, and it seems that Twitter is king [...]

The Power of Music: Let It Move You

Have you ever noticed that commercials and motivational videos always have music? There's a reason for that: the power of music can motivate  you to take action...like buy products. I've been very public about the fact that I have anxiety and depression. There are moments when medication and appointments with my psychologist just don't cut [...]