Why Boymoms Unite?

[This was originally posted on my Instagram account, 1/8/19.]

calling all boymoms!

When I started @Boymoms_Unite, my 3rd baby was an infant and I was still settling into the idea of having all boys. This wasn't super hard for me โ€” I LOVE being a boymom, as I hope you can tell here โ€” but it still took a little getting used to. After all, I'm an indoor girl; I'm really close to my mom & hoped to experience that mother-daughter bond with my own child; AND I've had a bit of a learning curve getting used to all the energy (& potty talk) that comes with raising boys.

At the same time, I've always been a social media fan. I've loved sharing my life and connecting with others online since the days of LiveJournal and MySpace (anyone else??). But over the past few years I'd noticed a strangled feeling coming over the internet โ€” like everyone was fighting, selfie-ing, bragging, comparing.

So, I started Boymoms Unite. I wanted my corner of the internet to be a happy place of support โ€” a collection of quick & easy tips to help me & my fellow moms be more intentional about our parenting without adding more to our already-full plates. While a lot of what I post can apply to girlmoms too, I focused on raising boys because (besides my obvious bias) I think we boymoms have a serious mission to help our boys become good men. There are so many conflicting messages these days for boys, and in a lot of areas they're getting left behind. Strong mothers are SO needed to help these boys grow into strong, honorable, responsible, hard-working men.

And, if you're going to be on social media, you shouldn't waste your time following crap. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I only post here about things that are important to me: suggestions for connecting with your boys, book recommendations, life hacks, Disneyland tips, ideas for dealing with screen time and sibling rivalry and all the issues we moms face every day.
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Iโ€™m not a parenting expert, I'm not super crafty, I don't take awesome photos...but I really hope that by coming here you can find ideas (and share your own!) that make you feel like a better mom. Weโ€™re all in this together โ€” thanks for sharing this crazy ride with me. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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