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
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
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?
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 … Continue reading Summer Time Blues: The Struggles of Vacation Time
Everyone has at least one regret in their life that they wish, more than anything, that they could undo. Perhaps you wish that you could un-say some harsh words to a loved one. Maybe you broke something out of anger that can't be fixed. What if you cheated on your spouse and threw away your marriage … Continue reading Living Your Fullest Life With A Regret You Can’t Forget
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 … Continue reading Improve Your Self Esteem Today
If I wanted to write for the sole purpose of venting, I would write in a journal. The reason I've been putting pieces of my heart online however, is with the hope of helping others. Social media is key in reaching the demographic I am aiming to help, and it seems that Twitter is king … Continue reading Twitter Isn’t The Answer I Am Looking For
Have you ever noticed that commercials and motivational videos always have music? There's a reason for that: the power of music can motivate you to take action...like buy products. I've been very public about the fact that I have anxiety and depression. There are moments when medication and appointments with my psychologist just don't cut … Continue reading The Power of Music: Let It Move You
Whether it's depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, bipolar, OCD or a plethora of other disorders...we just keep things quiet and swept under the rug. The conversation about mental health has started to happen but normal people, like you and I, need to be honest and open about our own issues. There's no shame in admitting that … Continue reading Mom’s On Prozac and Goes To Therapy
It started on New Year's Eve. Maybe it was your birthday, an anniversary, or just a random Tuesday. No matter when it happened, you got MOTIVATION and got out of your rut!!! You did amazing things with that motivation, didn't you? Cleaned the house more, stayed on top of household chores, work tasks, your fitness … Continue reading Get Out of Your Rut Today!