Thursday, September 17, 2009

Boy-sterous Living

I am Mom to three girls. And let me tell you that they are all g.i.r.l!!! They into hair bows, pretty clothes and makeup (which they only play with at home). They are incredibly dramatic! They love to carry pocket books and have their toes and nails done. My life was full of all things pink for almost 7 years.
Then about a year ago, Mr B. was born and I became Mom to a boy. And can I just tell you? He is all boy, I'm finding out. My Mom always told me that boys are different and I am finding out, even at the tender age of 12 months, that it is true! B like dirt and he loves to be dirty. When we go outside, he makes a beeline to the nearest dirt he can find. He also pushes his cars and trucks around on the floor. No one had to teach him to do it -- He just does. He is also a climber and a wiggle worm. He never stops and he wears me out. I am learning that all things blue and incredibly different than pink things.
So, when I got the opportunity to read and review Boy-sterous Living by Jean Blackmer, I was very excited. I just knew that the Mom of three boys would have lots of great advice to this novice at being Mom to a boy. And the book is great! It did NOT disappoint. I love that at the end of each chapter are great questions to use as devotional questions for Moms of boys. There are also scripture references to read as well as some other recommended books. Great book!

Here are all the details.

About the book: Raising boys isn't easy. Life with them is loud. If it's quiet, they're probably up to something. Boys are messy, competitive, fearless, and proud. Living with them pretty much guarantees that you're in for an adventure.In Boy-sterous Living, Jean shares a few of the priceless stories and laugh-out-loud lessons that she and her boys have experienced over the years. With humorous insight and practical advice, she offers encouragement and ideas to help both mothers and fathers impact and shape the lives of their sons. From understanding their love of sports to overcoming the superman complex, Jean shows moms how to find joy and contentment in everyday life by celebrating the laughter, passion, noise, and endless energy boys bring to our lives.
About the author: Jean is currently the Publishing Manager for MOPS International and she's been free-lance writing for 16 years. She has been published in a variety of local and national publications, including: Guideposts, MomSense, Today's Christian Woman, Christian Parenting Today, American Girl, Proverbs 31 Woman, Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul, Chicken Soup Cookbook for the Busy Mom's Soul, Focus on the Family's Teen Phases, Guideposts Miracle Series, and others.She also co-authored her first book, Where Women Walked: Powerful True Stories of Women's Perseverance and God's Provision. (Tyndale/Focus on the Family, 2004) This book was nominated for a Gold Medallion Award.Jean graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Bachelor's (1987) and a Master's (1992) degree in Journalism. She lives in Boulder with her husband Zane; three boys, Josh, Jordan, and Jake.
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Ya'll have a great Thursday. I'm up to my eyeballs in things I need to catch up on since being gone. Have a wonderful day!

In HIM --


Lisa said...

It is OH so true. We need to trade; my Amelia for B!

I posted a funny video with Gavin on the BLOG!

Cheryl said...

As a mom of 3 boys, let me just say.....

You ain't seen nothing yet!!!!!

YOu might want to read Dr. Dobson's "Bringing Up Boys." IT's a great book.

Wendy said...

Sounds like a good book. Boys are definitely from girls. I witness it every day.

Jean Blackmer said...

Thanks for the book review - glad you enjoyed it!