Boy Clothes are the Worst, But there's Hope!

When I was pregnant with Honeybun, I amassed quite of collection of gender neutral baby clothes since we choose not to find out our baby's genders before they are born.  But a few weeks before her arrival, I decided to go buy one special boy outfit and one special girl outfit for the baby to have when s/he met his/her family those first few days.  I hadn't done much clothes shopping myself before that (I had very generous friends and family) and I remember walking through the store, browsing the baby section and thinking "It has to be a girl, it has to!...more

Puberty and Boys

As a single mom of a pre-teen, I have a ridiculous amount of anxiety about puberty and how to explain it to him.  I have no clue where to start, what to say and the first time that he wakes up with "morning wood," I think I may just pass the hell out.  No lie!Being the resourceful woman who I am, I had to start researching what to expect, what to say and how to handle the entire situation.  Here are a few of my findings....more

5 Things Only Parents Of Boys Will Understand

Catchy title, huh? I have no idea what it is like to raise girls. Who knows, maybe they really are easier until the teen years like everyone tells me. Or maybe girls are exactly the same level of absurdity that boys are....more

Dear Girl Who Likes My Son

I’m sure you are a nice girl. You better be. I will admit, however, that watching you actively pursue my baby has made me hate you a little. You’re both only thirteen; what’s the rush? But if you insist on crushing on my kid, take my advice....more

The Joys of Raising Middle School Boys

Oh, the joys of motherhood. Watching your children grow, relishing every milestone and taking pride in their accomplishments. Knowing that you are doing your best to raise them to be independent, kind-hearted, strong adults and occasionally having the thought of "Damn, I am NAILING this parenting thing" makes you swell with pride. Then they do something that makes you certain that people are going to think this child isbeing raised by mental patients.  ...more

Oh Boys.....

So today I decided it would be a bit of a spring cleaning Sunday (which was one of my more stupid ideas) and I needed to start with my son's room hands down.  Of course I tell my kids clean your room, clean your room, holy hell clean your room but a kids version of cleaning a room quite differs from an actual cleaning.  Add to that the kid being a boy and we are talking about a parallel universe where disgusting is the standard way of life....more

Advice To My Son...

My husband and I are new to parenting. Although our son was born over seven months ago, everyday is a challenge. On most days, when I wake up a few times between midnight and 5:00am for diaper changes and feedings, I have to try extra hard to remind myself that sleepless nights will pass. Soon, I will be a morning person again and wake up with a tremendous amount of energy to tackle the day's chores. I have to try extra hard to remind myself that one day I will miss waking up to my son's giggles; to see him waiting impatiently for me to pick him up and cover him with kisses....more

Penis Envy? Not Me!

I don't have a penis, but I live with three of them.The littlest one is always out and about.Always.Since I do not own one myself, I have this irrational fear the little boy is going to cut his penis off in some tragic accident.I mean, there it is right out in front, waiting for disaster.The following scenarios run through my mind as he runs around the house.Door closes on it...chop!Safety scissors slip...chop!Flying leap off the wall unit...chop!...more

Let Me Get That For You...

I wish I had staged this photo....more

My Children

It’s be a difficult year, as you all know.  Not feeling nostalgic on that right now.But you know what?  Some of my greatest laughter and humor comes from those Gingers.Those boys that:...more