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How To Teach Your Child To Play On Their Own and Save Your Sanity

There was a day when I would play Thomas the Train, orchestrate a major Dinosaur hunt, and race cars all over the house. I would narrate detailed stories and games, bringing my boys (mostly the oldest) into extravagant, make-believe worlds. Until, it had to stop. I didn’t realize the amount of dependence/need I was promoting. I decided to stop playing with them when it hit me that I was cultivating an environment  where their imagination needed my imagination, and I was tired. I’m so happy I transitioned out of lead – player and into narrator, but it was a bit difficult. I felt so guilty saying no, then watching Benjamin struggle to know what to do with himself and his toys. The real ticker for me was knowing how much joy he got from our play time together. He was so happy. Don’t forget to pin this! But, the reality…

3 Inappropriate Realities of Being a Boymom

“Another boy?!” “Were you hoping for a girl??” “Are you gonna try again for a girl??” These are the questions I get asked everyday as we navigate through our activities. Our pictures show the beautiful glimpses of our life. The pretty, happy moments that are quite sporadic in between the messy toilets, batman pajamas, runny noses, fingers in noses and hands in pants. Oh the joys of being a boymom! We clean up well for social events, but there are definitely  confessions I can share. Make sure to pin me! Here are my three reasons you might be pulling your hair out: 1. Underwear Unwanted: Boys do not like underwear, or pants for that matter. They naturally find it more satisfying to throw their pants and undies to the wind whenever outside – not aware of any sort of indecent exposure laws. As soon as I let the boys outside,…

Vapors of Summer and Seasons of Change

We’ve gone from 90 degree days here to cozy, rainy ones in a week. I’m 33 weeks pregnant, and the new season of fall is quickly approaching, so symbolic of a new season of motherhood that is creeping my way. Being a mother of two toddlers is a lot. Being a mother of two toddlers while pregnant is a lot. Soon, I will have two toddlers and an infant in my arms. It feels like the days are creeping by at a snail pace. I want so badly to not be pregnant anymore, have my baby safe in my arms, and to feel like I can move and run again. Yet, I forget to ask myself, “am I ready for the seasons to change?” At the first couple days of fall-like weather, we welcome the boots, jackets and cozy cookies, but are we really ready for the swimming, sandy toes,…