It's been a while since I've given real attention and focus to this blog. Life has happened to me, and I know that you totally get that. Like one of my absolute favorite bloggers says, we are all juggling invisible balls. To be honest, this blog is a ball that I've willingly not only dropped but kicked … Continue reading Focus On What’s Important
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 … Continue reading Adoption Cancelled: Big Changes To Our Home
When you have kids your focus seems to pinpoint. Things that you never paid much attention to seem insanely important. When it's an infant you quickly learn that your home is full of danger and needs improvement. Toddlers make the rest of the world seem like a minefield, and every day that your child survives … Continue reading Improvement Is The Key To Everything No Matter How Small: Start Today
On December 5th of 2017, I received a phone call that would change my family's life forever. My sister-in-law had unexpectantly passed away sometime during the night. She was only 39 years old and had 3 kids without fathers. The kids needed someone to step into parental roles immediately. Meet the kids Dawn, age 18 Dawn … Continue reading Unplanned Adoption: A Course in Advanced Parenting Skills
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!
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 … Continue reading What Really Matters To You Today?
Whether you need some extra cash for school supplies, clothing, a small vacation or to pay bills...we could all use some extra cash from time to time. For the stay at home mom or working mom, this is tough! All moms work long hours and make sacrifices for their family. For the sake of this … Continue reading Cash Earned Quickly Today: Here’s How
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 read an article on Scary Mommy today that really hit a nerve with me. The author details how she would want her husband to raise their three daughters if she were to die first. Since my anxiety has often focused on "if I die first", of course I read it...ready to nod my head … Continue reading Dear Husband: If I Die First
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 … Continue reading The Struggle of Parenting Is Real