Christmas Reflections with the Swanson Boys
I hope you are well into a most wonderful Christmas season. No stress. No frenzied family time or hectic holidays. All peaceful and joyful. Right!?
(Just say yes.) Press on, mommas!
Well, I thought it might be fitting to go into the holidays with a Boy Mom Podcast episode featuring…MY FOUR BOYS. With Josiah (20) home from college, I was able to get all four sons to share some Christmas reflections with all of you. So…gather your kids and get to know my boys a little better in this special Christmas episode!
A few notes:
I did each of the mini interviews separately (except Josiah and Levi were together) so it’s fun to hear their answers without knowing what their brothers had said! (You’ll find a few themes, however, in their answers which is so fun! :)) A few topics we covered:
- Family Christmas traditions that have stood out to the boys over the years.
- Favorite Christmas gifts from their childhood.
- Favorite Christmas movie/cookie/song…
- What they are looking forward to most this year.
- How our family is intentional about keeping Christ at the center of the busy holiday season.
You can find the Boy Mom Podcast on all of the podcast platforms…here are just a few of them:
iTunes (now called Apple Podcasts)
Or you can listen right here! 🙂
Find each of the Swanson boys on Instagram:
**Josiah also has a website. Also: Did you know he published a novella during his senior year of high school? This adventure story is great for boys, age later-elementary through grown-up. 🙂 Sub-Marine: An Epic Tale of Fear, Trust, and Courage
We all wish you a very Merry Christmas!
**Special thanks to my husband, Dave, for sharing the special music for this episode. (and all of them so far!)
Thank you all for helping this podcast grow over the past months! There have been over 100,000 downloads already and I am so happy to have gotten to know so many amazing boy moms through this community. PLEASE keep spreading the word and leaving comments and messages so I can serve you even better!
Though I’m planning to take the rest of the Christmas season off, please be sure to come back for a special episode for New Years! I am SO excited about growing with you in 2020!
I always love to hear from you so feel free to leave me a comment telling me about a favorite Christmas tradition or how you’re doing this holiday season! Sending much love and big MELE KALIKIMAKA!
I’m a dad with a 10 year boy and adopted my wife’s son whose now 17 and will be 18 next month. We are guardians of an 18 and 21 year old and they still live with us. As they came bad upbringings and they said all they want is a family to love them and a safe place to call home.
Since our boys have grown up and found interest in girls my heart is torn. They are my life. I feel like a piece of my heart leaves as they go off each night to spend time with their girlfriends and future lives. I spend a lot of time with my boys and I am always there for them. My wife is always there for them to get the love that I can’t give. We try to hug them and tell them everyday how special they are to us.
Why do I feel several things? I feel proud because they are all good boys and very respectful and somewhat responsible. But I feel like that I am going to be lost without them being there for me to talk to and laugh with…why do I feel this way. I don’t recall my dad or mom ever being this way. I had a very dysfunctional family growing up, is that why? Family is so special to me and always will be.
I don’t know if I am asking anything or just using this as a mode to express my feelings.
Thank you either way and I am looking forward to listening to your podcasts and watching my boys grow up into fine young men with wonderful families to let grandpa and grandma spoil.
Keep on keeping on. I look forward to chatting (rambling) more. Feel free to share this on your blog if you want, maybe there is other mom’s out there that feels like this dad.