I've been missing The Decent Mom, have you? If you've been wondering where I fell off too...life happened, as it always does. Things got intensely busy in the fall when I started taking college classes. Then my sister-in-law passed away suddenly, which led to our adopting our beautiful niece. It's just been insane! Things are … Continue reading The Decent Mom Returns!
Dear Teenager, I get it. Those jerks at school just keep on pushing and don't know when to back off. I don't know why they target you, because you really are a good kid. Your parents aren't who you need them to be either. Either they are crazy strict and don't let you breathe...or they … Continue reading Dear Teenager
I'm a huge supporter of both you and your husband, Jared (Padalecki), and feel like we have a few really substantial things in common. What Could I have in common with genevieve? My husband constantly goes out of town for work. While my husband serves in the Air Force, yours goes out of country and … Continue reading Dear Genevieve Cortese,
I've spent two days thinking about whether or not I should write this post. I know there will be a few folks who read this and think "I wish I had that problem" or "Boohoo, #weightlossproblems". I get it. I've always been very open and honest about my weight loss journey however, and rediscovering myself is … Continue reading Rediscovering Yourself After Major Weight Loss
A well written article on Scary Mommy (of course) is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. It's one that I can resonate with. I have two kids. One child is invited to a lot of parties, and I can't let her go to all of them. I don't like the parties because I'm … Continue reading I’d Let My Kid Attend Every Party They Were Invited To (But No One Has Invited Him!)
Today Melissa Fenton posted an article to Scary Mommy, which honestly made my head spin! As an experienced Mom myself, I thought I would respond with a post of my own. Melissa's article is "5 Things Experienced Moms Do When Visiting New Moms". Food Melissa says "assume after nine months of eating clean and healthy, she's … Continue reading Response: 5 Things Experienced Moms Do when Visiting New Moms
I listed the internet as the number one tool that every Mom should use. I didn't mean that you should be chilling out on random websites or Facebook all day...but if you do remember to bookmark The Decent Mom. You need websites written by like-minded, smart and funny women! These ladies know the tricks and tips … Continue reading Websites You Need To Bookmark Today
We all have friends who change our world views. They open our eyes and our hearts and make us better people. I wanted to share how 5 of my friends didn't start out that way. I'm a better friend, mother and human being for knowing them. Just a note, I changed my 5 friends names … Continue reading 5 Friends Who Changed My World View
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 … Continue reading Get Out of Your Rut Today!
If she's not in your life now either she has been before or she will be. Your Inevitable Friend. She's the one you honestly don't like and wouldn't want to talk to. But your kids are in class together and have chosen to be best friends. Or she sits next to you in the office … Continue reading The Inevitable Mom Friends