raising boys

10 Benefits To Having Teen Boys

May 21, 2013
Français : Affiche de la série Teenagers

Gone are the days when I was chasing my three active boys around the playground, or wiping their chocolatey mouths or their cute, little butts. Although two of my three boys are now teenagers, my house is still chaotic, dirty and noisy with a large dose of testosterone pulsing through it. Still, there are times […]

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Someone To Brush My Hair

April 10, 2013
Hair Brushing

As a mother to three sons, I ponder the notion of whether one of my boys will fulfill the role of a “daughter” for me.

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8 Items Boy-Moms Can’t Live Without

April 4, 2013
Picture taken of Nike Lunaracer+ to show Flywire

As a mom to three sons, ages 9, 13, and 15, I’ve gained tons of experience on what my boys can do to challenge me, including my ability to be prepared for anything. A boy-mom needs to be ready at a moment’s notice to combat all types of situations, including injuries, hunger, and dirt. My […]

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I Was A Victim Of Bullying

March 13, 2013

“You’re a fucking whiner, just like your son!” Hard to believe but, that statement was actually screamed at me the other day by my son’s basketball coach. A man who is 40-something years-old. For the first time, I was the victim of bullying today. By an adult. Here’s the gist of what happened: I was […]

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Airplane Travel With Two Boys Minus One Husband: Bathroom Dilemmas

February 17, 2013
Larry Craig bathroom in the Minneapolis-Saint ...

This week I’m traveling with two of my three sons and meeting my husband and third son at our destination. (Condensed reason: they went skiing first for a few days, but the rest of us could not join them so they are meeting us). What this means is that I have to navigate the airport, […]

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Oh Boy Mom Makes An Appearance on Scary Mommy!

February 10, 2013

I am thrilled to be today’s contributor to Scary Mommy, with this post, “10 Benefits To Having Teenage Boys.” Here’s the link to read it: http://www.scarymommy.com/benefits-to-having-teen-boys/# Hope you enjoy it!

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Comparing Notes: Learning To Value Gender Stereotypes

February 6, 2013

It’s a bonus week here at Oh Boy Mom because I am running a SECOND Comparing Notes post today, where a guest blogger shares her insight and observations while raising both genders. As a mom to all-boys, I welcome these posts because I always learn something new. This one is from Jane Marsh at Nothing […]

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Comparing Notes: Girls Versus Boys…In Fashion

February 5, 2013

I am really excited for today’s guest post by fellow blogger Kate over at Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine With My Morning Quiet Time? In my continuing series, “Comparing Notes,” I share stories from other bloggers who are raising both boys and girls and who can highlight the differences they observe when raising […]

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Chauffeuring Teenage Boys And Trying To Be The “Cool” Mom

January 13, 2013

Even though my boys are involved in lots of activities, we don’t do much carpooling because in our town, everything is very close together so we can travel to the baseball fields and basketball courts within minutes. Middle Dude frequently walks home from school with his buddies and Big Dude takes a bus so we […]

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Home Alone: Don’t Fry Any Eggs!

January 9, 2013

Gone are the days where we have to scramble for a baby-sitter if we want to make plans. It’s great to be able to be spontaneous and see a movie on a whim or even run errands without dragging three kids in tow. With a 15-year old and 13-year old in the house, two of […]

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Letting Go Of The Stuffed Animal Years

January 7, 2013

A friend of mine recently asked me what I did with all the stuffed animals that my two older boys had when they were younger. “I still have them?” I answered, half-questioning why she would be asking me this.  Her son was the same age as one of my boys – a 7th grader. She […]

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