Author: Laura.Lee.Groves

The Best of Being a Boy Mom: Seeing Your Son as a Father

Most of you are going to have to use your imaginations and fast forward a bit as you read this post, but it will pay off in the end. Sometimes as a boy mom, it’s hard to imagine the light at the end of the tunnel. The chaos and noise, the physicality and the craziness are overwhelming. I’m here to say that one day that will morph into something different—and for me, that’s been one of the best blessings of being a boy mom. Why? Because seeing your son as a father is: 1. Humbling. There is no way you...

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Facing the Future with Hope

My baby is growing, changing … and that scares me. I’m not sure I’m ready for the next phase. This is all so new to me! What will we do if this job doesn’t come through? We’re trying not to put all our eggs in one basket, but this looks like the perfect opportunity. Four years to college tuition. I don’t know how we’re going to manage it. I’m afraid to even think about it! When I think about my son going off to new school, anxiety rears its ugly head. Will he be able to manage? How can...

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How Can I Be a Confident Mother?

“Well, it seems to me that cloth diapers are the only way to go.” “We never use the time-out chair. It’s not biblical.” “I will never let my son play football. It’s just too dangerous.” You’ve probably heard them all before and could add a few to the list. Maybe you uttered one yourself and, like me, lived to take it back! With so many voices around us, how do we ever become confident mothers? So many issues, so many voices, so much information. How do we cut through the chatter and find the path that is right for...

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The Dent in My Kitchen Sink: How Imperfection Can Lead to Blessing





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Perfection and imperfection sound like complete opposites, but I’ve found that one leads to the other.

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The Importance of Outside Play for Boys

THIS ARTICLE IS A READER FAVORITE AND WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2013. I have this vision of meeting my sons’ guardian angels in heaven. I’ll know which ones they are. There will be four of them, huddled together, exhaustion lining their angelic faces. They’ll probably be catching a well-deserved nap. Because watching out for my boys had to have been an exhausting feat. From homemade bike ramps fashioned for racing on the sidewalk to platforms perched in tall trees — they scrounged and built, and even defied gravity at times. I can’t tell you how many times I paused at a...

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