I am guest blogging over at Made to Mother. It is a wonderful, uplifting blog and I am so excited to share a piece of my story over there. This is my first guest post on another blog and I have been walking on clouds all day because of it.
To the Mother of All Boys
I am a mother of three boys and I have always heard comments like:
Are you going to try for your girl?
Three boys…whoa…you must be tired.
Or that awful saying that goes something like this:
A son is a son until he takes him a wife. A daughter is your daughter for the rest of your life.
For the most part, these statements don’t bother me – well, maybe except for the last one…who wants to ever think their child will go off and never return? What a terrible thought, but the statements aren’t exactly encouraging or uplifting, either.
Recently though, I heard a comment about my boys that I continually turned around in my head until it seeped into my heart and made me feel like I could not possibly be blessed more than by being a mother of three sons. To read more click HERE.
Continue to be inspired by reading the full series on “Raising Sons.”
There is just something about raising all boys. Yes, you get “The Comments.”
“Are you going to try for your girl?” (That question was recently asked of me while my three teen/teenage boys towered next to me. *No, I think we’re calling it done. But you made my day by implying that I’m young enough to still have babies.*) Or, “Wow – you must be tired.” (*That was sure negative to say. Still…let’s be clear – I am.*)
But, there’s something so crazy-special about being surrounded by men who love their momma. These boys are my entire world; and even though this website is for moms raising tweens and teens (stemming from my love of teaching high school), I find I can’t help by sometimes write about raising only sons.
Raising Sons Series
CONNECTING WITH YOUR SON
How to Get Your Quiet Tween/Teenage Son to Open Up to You
Teenage Dating: Simple Advice to Tell Our Sons About Girls
My Sons Don’t Listen: Actually, They are Taking In What We Teach
Easy Mom-Son Photo Ideas You Will Love
To the Mother of All Boys
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I wrote this post a few years ago, this is my current parenting chapter…
You just dropped one kid off at practice, picked up another, and are trying to decide what to make for dinner. Your days are filled with work, parenting, and waiting for password reset emails.
You are parenting tweens and teens.
It’s an amazing life-phase, but also challenging in unique ways. In it all, you’d love a little encouragement to help you laugh, grow in faith, see parenting hacks, get ideas to connect with your kids, feel empowered in your personal growth, and celebrate the awesome momma you are.
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.