About Me, the ohboymom
When I gave birth to my third son back in 2003, a neighbor said to me, “Congratulations – now you can join the Mothers-of-boys club!” I thought she was joking, but sure enough, in my small suburban town, this club actually existed. The one rule for joining the group was that you had to be a mom to at least three boys, with no girls in the mix. I never ended up participating in the club, because I found out that it was more of an excuse to drink wine and vent. Don’t get me wrong — I’m all for that, but I was already overwhelmed with three kids and didn’t make the time to join. As it turned out, I found plenty of other boy moms in my town with whom I instantly bonded.
What I soon discovered was that a mother to three or more sons seems to garner more attention than a mother to one or two sons. The mother to three boys is the recipient of constant comments, ranging from the “oh, how do you do it?” to the “there’s a special place in heaven for a mother to all boys.” Yup, pity seemed to be the overriding reaction, and I just didn’t get it. Even more, I didn’t like it. So, I started to write about the adventures with my three boys, wanting to show the world that being a “boy mom” is both frenzied and fabulous, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. In addition to sharing my parenting stories, I will also offer tips and advice to navigate the challenges of raising sons. But beware: some of my suggestions may seem a bit, um, different. You won’t find a “no-TV, all-organic-eating, do-your-chores” household here. No, I’m more of a “go with the flow” sort of mom and so far, all three of my boys are still growing and thriving, with no criminal records or broken bones thus far.
I invite you to come along for the bumpy and joyous ride and see what OhBoyMom is all about. Please spread the word to fellow parents of both sons AND daughters to check out my blog. I also will have regular guest posts and interviews from parents raising both sexes who will give us the scoop on boys versus girls. Regardless of which gender you are parenting, I think you’ll enjoy, learn from, and relate to my posts. Oh and one more thing: When I’m not running around with my boys, I can be found writing, playing tennis, walking our Labradoodle Matilda (yes, a girl!), or eating a meal with my husband (BoyDad) or friends.