Raising Boys

On Being ‘Overprotective’

Being a mom brings out the absolute “protect and preserve” gene in all of us, which can be a great thing. But it can also be a not so great…

30 Ideas for Pent-Up Energy on Hot Days

School’s out, and the kids are in—because it’s hot. Real hot. But, you know, not enough to actually affect all that energy ricocheting off the walls of your house—and the…

Mom, You Talk Too Much!

I have a pretty daggum great relationship with both of my teens. We talk to each other about stuff, real life stuff. Yeah, a real blessing for sure. Yet, at…

Boy Crafts

It is the dreaded moment of the week: the dropping-my-son-off-at-Sunday-school moment. All is going well until the teacher meets us at the door, bends to my son’s level, and makes…

You are a Gift From Heaven

Our 5-year old son woke me up a few days ago in an unexpected and precious way. Jon David is the early bird in the family and I’m the night…

About Boys & Butt Books

Summer is a great time to help your kids learn to love to read. No text books. No homework. Just sheer, wonderful, fun, pleasure reading. There’s just one problem: boys…

Boys: Toddler to Teen Relationship Building

For the last 32 hours my home has been filled with a dozen 15 – 16 year old boys enjoying a bevy of guy like activities! Random fun, lots of…

Why Does My Son Drive Me Crazy?

Do you have one of those children who continually seems to be active? Talks constantly? Always has questions? Wants to know, “What are we going to do now?” Is full…

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