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 [...]

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 [...]

Mom’s On Prozac and Goes To Therapy

Whether it's depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, bipolar, OCD or a plethora of other disorders...we just keep things quiet and swept under the rug.  The conversation about mental health has started to happen but normal people, like you and I, need to be honest and open about our own issues.  There's no shame in admitting that [...]

Get Out of Your Rut Today!

It started on New Year's Eve. Maybe it was your birthday, an anniversary, or just a random Tuesday. No matter when it happened, you got MOTIVATION and got out of your rut!!! You did amazing things with that motivation, didn't you? Cleaned the house more, stayed on top of household chores, work tasks, your fitness [...]

Mama, Volunteer!

People want change. They want to make the world a better place, but don't know where to start. The best way to make that change is easy and immediate: volunteer. Finding the time to volunteer can be hard, especially for a Mom who works full time. When you find something that you are passionate about, [...]