Raising Boys: Things I Never Knew I’d Say

Raising boys puts me in unexpected territory.  Even with respect to what I say to them. Boys are different from girls.  From my experience, this is true.  The wrestling, punching, yelling, constant high energy . . . So often, words come out of my mouth, and I pause to think, “Wow.  I never could have …

How I failed at Pinterest and came out OK

I failed at Pinterest and came out OK. Pinterest and I have a love-hate relationship.  But I’m coming to terms with having failed as a Pinterest mom and am still able to have a meaningful life.  It’s possible.  I’ll show you. Love it or hate it, I’ve learned that Pinterest is a must-do to help get …

Living with Hungry Boys: The Mommy Diet

Hungry boys — a big part of the adventure of being a mother of sons. Mothers of boys know — and we hear it all the time — “boys are always hungry.” So far it seems to be true, even after I confirm their bellies are full.  Now, what can I eat? Disclosure of Material Connection: Some …

School shopping – with a son. One boy’s adventure.

School shopping . . . with a son. It’s that time of year again — back-to-school shopping season is in full swing!  For one brief moment, I envisioned a back-to-school shopping trip with my two school-age sons:  Which shirts will they pick out?  Will they want high top sneakers or boat shoes?  Will they finally …

Wipeout theme party

Obstacle Course Birthday Party: Wipeout theme

Host an Obstacle Course Wipeout Theme Party  Obstacle Course and Ice Cream Tower Contest! Messy and Delicious Fun for Boys: For R’s 8th birthday this year, we decided to make a Wipeout-themed outdoor party.  We’ve had parties at bouncy house places in the past and have loved them, but this year, we wanted something that …

Lessons from a jiggly mom-tush

Your body changes after having kids, but I love my boys and I love chocolate: 5 Lessons from a jiggly mom-tush I grew up as a dancer – tap, jazz, ballet, modern and even a little flamenco. Many hours a week from age 5 through my late 20s were spent dancing — moving through life …

Ever wonder if a full roll of toilet paper would fit in your toilet? I know the answer.

Boys and messes go hand in hand.  This one made me laugh. Look, Mom! It’s amazing how fast kids can get things done when they set their minds to it. Like cleaning their room?  No, not like that at all. Like doing homework?  Nope, not in my house. More like dumping out an entire bin of …

Get Messy for Summer Fun with Boys

SuperMOB, Supporter of Mess: 5 Summer Fun Activities for Kids Hey, Mothers of Boys!!!  Looking for summer fun for kids?  Let them get messy with a “Sensory Safari!” We’ve already established that boys and messes go together.  You know those days when they’re so covered in dirt that you just want to hose them down before …

Father's Day

Father’s Day: Ode to a Half-assed Husband*

Father’s Day is here again.  I admit I have now once seen B close a drawer, but other than that, this is still worth re-posting from last year  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and father figures out there, half-assed or whole! We nicknamed my husband “Half-assed Brad,” And as it turns out, he’s …