Hey Friends! I'm back with a(nother) topic that is super near to my heart...AND one I happen to working on a whole lot these days! We're talking about raising boys of NOBLE CHARACTER. Today is a solo episode and I'm sharing my passion for raising boys of character. It's so important friends. So, so important! Here are a few notes from the episode: 1. Boy Mom Book Page. (today's topic is from Chapter 6.) 2. a favorite quote
Hey Friends -- Today I am sharing a post from my most-read series of "What our sons need most...." I hope you enjoy, even if you were around years ago when I first published it. :) (Maybe you have a friend with a preschooler? If so I hope you'll share this post with them!) RAISING A PRESCHOOLER. If you've been around a while you know that I love to talk about the tween and teenage years. I love seeing all of the work of the earlier years coming together
Since I am knee-deep in podcasting and book launching this summer, I decided it would be a good time to re-share some of my most popular posts from all of my blogging years! Most summers I have spent some time re-sharing older posts, but I saved the very best posts for now...Which means it's been nearly FIVE YEARS since I've shared most of the posts I will be updating this summer. Today I am starting with my Elementary-Age post...Perhaps the most important one -- because
Aloha and welcome to the 2nd episode of the Boy Mom Podcast! Today's episode is all about building healthy relationships with our sons. It's a big topic...and such an important one. In this episode I am sharing from the 2nd chapter of my Boy Mom book, which is truly foundational to everything else in the book! Women are connectors by nature. We are nurturers...we love our sons and we want to build a healthy relationship with them that will last a lifetime.
Hey Friends! Happy Mother's Day weekend! I've updated the following post from a few years ago, and I think it's worth sharing again...It wasn't originally even a Mother's Day post, but a simple tool for helping our family's recognize and take some steps to support us moms the way we quite naturally support everyone else I wanted to share it now, because: Moms, After all you do -- all year long -- this is one weekend I truly hope you get to feel
How we can be world-changers. You and me. Recently, I've talked a lot about New Years' goals and all kinds of ambitious plans here on the blog. If you're an Enneagram fan, you're not surprised that I'm an Enneagram 3...also known as "The Achiever." And I confess, I love it. I love dreaming, writing, creating, and sharing. And when it's done, I can't wait to do it all again. But over the past few weeks I've been shifting my priorities a bit, and in case
Hi Friends! I'm just barely back from nearly five weeks in California. It was such a fantastic trip, with some great surf, (Luke had some great heats, and took 2nd place in the National Air competition! :)) and a thousand more memories made. While I unpack suitcases and hug my boys a repeatedly (five weeks is way too long!) I wanted to share one more READER FAVORITE POST from my archives. This may be the post most discovered through google-searches, proving that I'm not the only mom with a
I seem to have a pretty good sample for a study on birth order... Josiah, 15 (below, left), Jonah (on the right, below,) 13, and Luke (center, below) almost 11. Levi, who arrived six and half years later, throws me for a bit of a loop. I always say he must fall somewhere between a first born, and a baby. (And a Tasmanian devil, but that's another story.) But really, I have always been intrigued by the topic of birth order. Not only do I have a great sample to study in my home,