adoption

Adoption Cancelled: Big Changes To Our Home

We canceled the adoption of our niece, Rana. It's taken me a long time to decide whether to not to post this. It's personal and if I write about it, how much can I write without offending family or putting too much out there? I've decided that since this is my website and it's essentially [...]

Writing The Decent Mom: What I Share with Sarah Ban Breathnach

Writing another article for The Decent Mom has been on my mind for weeks now. Inspiration finally struck me as I listened to Oprah interview Sarah Ban Breathnach. The interview is great. Love or hate Oprah, her interviewing skills are beyond reproach and her Super Soul Conversations never fail to impress. Ban Breathnach's genius book, Simple Abundance, [...]

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 [...]

The Struggle of Parenting Is Real

Being a mom is a much bigger struggle than anyone has ever told me. You love your kid (or kids) so much and at times it feels like your heart is just going to explode with the pure volume of love. Even when they're acting like fools, not doing what they're supposed to, and driving you [...]

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 [...]

Sisters Bond Beyond A Lifetime

Sisters understand one another like no one else ever can. Mississippi Man and I have been married 14 years and he is, without a doubt, my best friend. There are limitations to what he is able to understand about my upbringing. My sister, Amanda, has been with me through the most formative periods of my life [...]