What To Expect When You A 40 Year Old Mother To Three School Aged Boys

Dear Moms (No. You are no longer a mommy. You will never be a mommy again.),...more

My stubborn teen

When a child is born one of the first things people like to do is play the game "Whose side of the family." It starts with "Who does he look like?" And then moves into dissecting each part of his body to see who can take credit for the adorable features of the new bundle of joy.“Oh he has your eyes,” people coo. “Look she has grandma's smile," they squeal. And later on the, we-dodged-a-bullet-observation, "thank goodness she's not as hairy as aunt Ginny.”...more

Six Good Things About Raising Teenage Boys

I have four children, three of whom are adults and have (thankfully) flown the coop. I thought I had this whole, raising-teenagers-in-a-stress-free-zone thing down. Even patted myself on the back for getting them off to college without an arrest record or a shotgun wedding. And then came wild child number four, who could easily have been a poster child for birth control....more

Boys Don't Get As Many Choices as Girls

“Be a man!” I hear someone tell their son.“Don’t throw like a girl!” Someone tells their grandson.“Stop being a wuss,” I hear from the friend.That’s the problem with feminism. We’re so concerned about equality for women that no one is looking at the inequality with boys. Maybe I’m hyper sensitive because I have boys. Maybe I’m too open in my thinking, but the bottom line is the same……Boys don’t get as many choices as girls....more

Cops & Robbers and Other Taboo Subjects

Originally posted on The Hodge Podge Diaries 05/01/13 As a mother, I often pride myself on not allowing the "crowd" to dictate my parenting choices, to trust my God-given intuition and go with my gut. ...more