Finding Joy Again

I've been very public about my struggles, trials and tribulations on The Decent Mom. I believe in being public about these things not to give or get advice, and certainly not to get pity. I despise pity more than just about anything. I air my dirty laundry so that you, my dear reader, might be … Continue reading Finding Joy Again


Unplanned Adoption: A Course in Advanced Parenting Skills

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

The Decent Mom Returns!

I've been missing The Decent Mom, have you? If you've been wondering where I fell off 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!