I am a mom of four sons. Yes, four. Yes, sons. As such, I am well acquainted with the “loud and rowdy life” Jean Blackmer celebrates in her book Boy-sterous Living: Celebrating Your Loud and Rowdy Life with Sons. Loud and rowdy—I so live there.
In Boy-sterous Living Jean shares her own experiences as the mom of sons, experiences that are often hilarious and sometimes poignant. From the challenges of communicating with young offspring of the opposite gender to their puzzling pursuit of adventure (with safety as an afterthought, if that), moms of sons of all ages will find encouragement in Jean’s honest appraisal of life on the blue side.
Parenting sons is no easy task and sometimes, like when your son shaves his eyebrows (one of those funny experiences Jean shares in the book), you just have to laugh. Our children, boys or girls or both, are gifts from our Creator, the Giver of all good things and as such should be celebrated, however loud and however rowdy. And that is the thrust of Boy-sterous Living.
We have a signed copy of Boy-sterous Living to give away to TWO 5 Minutes for Books readers (U.S. shipping addresses only). Leave a comment on this post to be considered. The winners will be announced on September 30.
But, wait! There’s even more fun! Want to win movie tickets and a snack for you and a friend to escape? Enter your grossest or funniest moment as a mom of a boy (No boys? That’s okay – we still want to hear your story!) by emailing your entry to [email protected] or by posting it on the Moms Raising Boys Facebook page.
Jean Blackmer wrote a special guest post for 5 Minutes for Mom about teaching manners. Check out her thoughts on Mr. and Mrs. . . or Not? (complete with a some totally boy-humor) in her guest post over at 5 Minutes for Mom today.
Wife and mother, Bible teacher and blogger, Lisa loves Jesus, coffee, dark chocolate and, of course, books. Read more of her reflections at Lisa writes….
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Stephanie J says
I would love the chance to have this book!
Krista Shaw says
I have one 2 year old son and he was visiting his grandparents when he announced -Want to see my butt? Then he proceeded to drop his pants and underwear. He then just grinned so we just had to laugh.
I am a mom of a two year old boy. And every day brings something disgusting, like picking something up (boys are so quick) from a dirty ground and popping in their mouth and eating it before you can get to him – omg spaghetti – the first time it was all over him, his chair and the walls and floor.
Ed Nemmers says
I have two boys and two girls Oh My!
Kris Malena says
I would love it for my Grandaughter
I’d love the chance to read this.
Tim Hughes says
I am the father of 3 boys & 1 daughter and I thought the boys were rough as they were getting older but nothing has gotten them even more amped up than their sister turning 16 and boys entering her life and their protectiveness.
Susan Smith says
I have a son sounds like a good book
My stepmom would love this book, I have very rowdy brothers!