Boy Mom Eyes

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Having a boy (or 2 or 3 or….) definitely changes you. Case in point: I found myself wrestling with my five-year-old niece today. After years of parenting boys, “wrestle” somehow equals “play” in my brain. Maybe that’s why I found Outnumbered Mom’s post, The Paradox of Parenting Boys, so intriguing. Head on over. Take a […]

Setting Boundaries

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Joyce Grant, of Getting Kids Reading, had a great post  about why boys don’t like school. She also wrote about boundaries. I love point # 7: Boys understand boundaries. Instead of saying, “no throwing snowballs,” make some boundaries. “Snowball throwing within this area only.” Boys get “inbounds vs. out-of-bounds.” And they’re good with it. We can’t […]

You Know You Have Boys When….

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You have 2 laundry piles — dark, and underwear You spend hours watching tractors and machines on YouTube Wrestling is a typical after-dinner activity Your home resembles an ammo depot — in small scale plastic, of course Your couch cushions are off more than on You can mark the 4 seaons by the debris on […]