The Decent Mom Returns!

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cash Earned Quickly Today: Here’s How

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 [...]

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 [...]

$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 [...]