Mom of ALL Boys BINGO

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Are you a mom of all boys?  What is the craziest thing someone has said to you? See if you can get BINGO with our Mom of ALL Boys BINGO card below. Mom of ALL Boys BINGO I remember when I found out I was having my first boy. I had known, or at least…

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15 Things I Want My Son To Know Before Starting Middle School

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The day finally came and I wasn’t ready.  My oldest “graduated” from 5th Grade and will be moved on to Middle School.  Middle school!  Those awkward, confusing, trying-to-find-out-who-I-am years of Middle School.  I remember those years too vividly and it was not all good.  So as my son started this new chapter in his life and I learned…

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Resources to Help Treat Anxiety in Children

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Things were great at school, until one day things changed. In the middle of 2nd grade, my straight-A, brilliant little boy started begging me not to send him to school. Begging, pleading, crying, sobbing…It was heartbreaking.  He had always loved school and had done really well.  But I found myself in a situation that I had…

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The Best Thing About Raising a Boy

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After having four boys, I’ve learned to accept the fact that this life will be crazy…and…awesome…and a bit more crazy. Raising boys can be an incredible experience and one thing that I’ve learned is that boys absolutely love their mama! The Best Thing About Raising a Boy is… My boys adore me and that is the…

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Tips for Raising Boys When Dad Isn’t Around Much

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My boys are fortunate to have an amazing dad. I can’t begin to imagine how tough it would be to be a mom who is raising boys by herself.  If there’s one thing a mom wants for her boy, it is to have a decent male role model in his life. However, one may be tough to…

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You Might Be Raising A Boy If…

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If you are raising boys, you know that they are full of surprises.  I’ve asked moms of boys from all across the globe to answer the question, “You Might Be Raising a Boy if…”  and gathered all of their hilarious responses. You Might Be Raising a Boy if… I think each and every mom of…

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“Boys Will Be Boys” and That Is Okay

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Every night after I  wrestle the last of my 4 boys into bed, my house is strangely quiet.  It is always a stark contrast to just a few minutes before, when my house was  filled with laughter, wrestling, and silliness. But that is a typical day in the life of raising boys. I have found that “Boys Will Be…

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Got Boys? 10 Must-Read Posts from The Joys of Boys

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It’s a new year and that means it’s time for me to look back on the previous year and see what our most popular posts were.  I’m always curious to see what readers like you enjoy the most or are looking for and this year brought a few surprises to our top 10 and a few tried…

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10 Assumptions We Should Stop Making About Boys

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One of the things I have learned from raising 4 boys is that each child comes into this world as a completely unique person with their own personality and interests.  But, I have found that there are several generalizations and assumptions that people make of boys.  Today I want to share 10 Assumptions We Should Stop Making…

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The Simplest Way to Remove Urine Stains from a Mattress

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I’ll be honest.  I was SO sceptical when I came across this simple way to remove stains from a mattress.  Unfortunately my “sleep-walking/peeing” toddler made it so I needed to go out searching for this information and when I found this, it seemed too good to be true. How to Remove Urine Stains from a Mattress