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
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, … Continue reading Writing The Decent Mom: What I Share with Sarah Ban Breathnach
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!
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
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
Everyone loves spring, and my family is no exception. There's only one drawback: spring time in southern Texas (and your area too) is notorious for allergies. The beautiful blooming flowers and green trees make pollen, and rains bring mold growth. Don't worry though, I'll share how to enjoy this blissful weather with allergy relief! Limit … Continue reading Allergy Season: Keep Your Family Comfortable!
It's officially spring! For many of us that means noticing the dirty windows as the sun finally emerges! I used to brush off spring cleaning, because I just do things as I notice they need doing. I have noticed however, that some chores really do need to be done in the spring. This is especially … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Is Easiest Without The Checklist