Earlier this week my husband and I were talking about body image and we each challenged each other to list five things we did not like about our bodies. We had to say the first five things that came to our heads. We both came up with our lists easily. A lot of what we… Continue reading Boys and Body Image
My son, like many boys, loves cars. He plays with every single one of his cars on a daily basis, and he has about 30. While he has a variety of other toys that he plays with, his cars are the go-to for any occasion. He'll play with them outside, at church, in the… Continue reading The Week We Took Away All The Cars
There is a member in our extended family who does not believe in personal space. She will grab my son without any warning and try to hug or kiss him. Often this has led to tears on his part and confusion on hers. This is the way she has always treated children. Often this behavior… Continue reading Dear Relatives: Ask First, Then Hug
Guys, I just finished making a tie for my son out of an old tie from my husband. And let me tell you, I won't be doing it again. As a Man-Cub Mama, it seems like the only way I can dress up my son is through ties. I take this challenge very seriously. We have… Continue reading Pinterest Fail: The Tie Edition
Before my first baby boy was born, my husband and I made a decision about whether or not to elect having our son circumcised. All parents of baby boys have to make a decision one way or the other, so it's best to talk about what you want for your son before he is born.… Continue reading Circumcision: What to Expect
So, you're pregnant with a boy. Brace yourself for a question you will get a lot after delivery: Will your son be circumcised? I swear anytime any medical professional came into the recovery room after I gave birth they asked me this question. Barring religious reasons, does it really matter whether or not your son gets… Continue reading Circumcision: Does It Matter?
The other night I was laying down with my son for bedtime. As the conversation wandered, I started telling him about all the things I liked about his body. I know that may sound weird, but I want my son to appreciate his body and know that he is more than just strong. It seems… Continue reading Boys Are More Than Strong