Dear Teenager

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 [...]

School Lunches That Are Decent Enough

Making school lunches is honestly a pain in the you-know-what. After they get home and homework is done, then it's time to make dinner. Then you clean up from dinner, and have to make lunches. Those lunches have to be healthy, filling and yummy enough for the pickiest of eaters. Bleh. About two months into [...]

$1000 of Pretend Money To Spend on Yourself

Pretend money isn't just be for kids. If I were to give you $1000 to spend on you (not your kids, bills, husband, or house)...what would you buy? That seems like an incredible amount of money and it is hard to imagine what I would do. I honestly can't imagine spending $100 on myself...but let's have [...]

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 [...]

Date Night: Why You Need One Tonight

Mississippi Man and I don't really do date nights. Since we are military it isn't possible to drop the kids off at their grandparent's home. About twice a year we have "date night" and the kids' uncle will watch them, but it's only for special events. That's about to change. Getting the Kids Out Our [...]

Another Pet In Your Family Home

You're thinking of adding another pet to the family?  What an exciting time!  Whether this is your first pet or you are adding an addition to your family zoo, there are many things to consider! Don't worry, The Decent Mom is here to help you figure it all out and make the best choice for your family's [...]