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  1. Looking forward to reading this series.

  2. I have a 12 year old boy who’s suddenly taller than me ! Really looking forward to reading to reading this. Thank you

    1. Isn’t that crazy!!? Thanks for stopping in and I hope this series is helpful to you! Much aloha-

  3. I am looking forward to your new series. My son is 12,
    so this is perfect timing for me.

  4. Angela Gerber says:

    I discovered your blog recently and am so grateful for it. I’m a mother of two boys, 9 and 13 and I was specifically looking for parenting advice from moms who have teens and could share their insight and wisdom.

    I love your honesty and practicality in your approach parenting boys. I read book on parenting boys, but your post will also help me navigate this new phase of my life . , and I am looking forward to more.

    Thank you!
    a San Diego mom

    1. Thank you so much Angela! I’m so happy you are here, and I love to think i might offer a bit of encouragement! Please keep in touch! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Much aloha to you!

  5. Looking forward for the future!!

  6. I’m looking forward to this series. I hope this is still good timing because my boy is 17. He will have his licence and car soon.
    Thank you!!

  7. Looking forward to this series! As a mom of teenage boys, the three things on my mind lately are their friends, driving & dating. Hope to see those topics–esp the dating one ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I’m really looking forward to reading this series and learning all I can. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. so glad to hear that! Thanks for commenting! Much aloha-

  9. Monica, such a great idea! Our guys are grown, but I remember how time shifted and sped up as they matured. I was fortunate to stay at home while they were here, so I adjusted my schedule to fit theirs. This meant lots of conversations that began well after midnight! (And naps during the day so my eyes stayed open for those important moments.) Such sweet times! I know you are treasuring them.

  10. Looking forward to the wisdom!!

  11. Yay! Great timing! So looking forward to this one! Thank you, Monica! ๐Ÿค—

  12. Looking forward to this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you!

  13. Great Series! Important things for us parents to do. Finding the right opportunities means spending time with our kids, building a strong relationship of open and honest conversation is helpful.

  14. Your timing is PERFECT. Just yesterday I was on a hike with our kids & some friends & I didn’t even see my keiki until I caught up to them at the waterfall! And then again going down, I didn’t see them until I got to the parking lot! I felt so many emotions hiking alone, trying to be comfortable that they weren’t hiking with me at all…but it was hard to stay positive & I felt a bit like “just a taxi Mom.” I missed their chatter & company. A lot. They are 12 & 9 & growing so fast. I am hurting. Letting go is not easy for me. I naturally want to hold them close, and they let me A LOT, but also Less & Less. So the “ouch” you mentioned is very raw to me right now & I know it’s just going to get “Ouchier!” Mahalo Monica, from your fellow WA State Grom Mom friend in Kahalu’u.

    1. Oh Sarah, I hear you…You are such an intentional, loving momma, of course you’ll feel the ouch. But I am certain your kids will always stay close to you–just in a different way. I do hope this series is an encouragement to you. Bless you (and hope to bump into you again one of these days!! :))

  15. Awesome. Looking forward to reading more!

  16. I look forward to this series! I have a 12 year old boy and 14 year old girl. 7th and 8th grade so the timing is perfect.

    Thank you!

    1. Oh so glad. Thank you for the comment and I hope you find the series encouraging! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  17. YES!!! This is so necessary and such great timing. Looking forward to the series. Thank you!!

    1. Thank you Ali! So glad to hear it. I’m looking forward to it as well! XO

  18. Really looking forward to this series.