A Mom of Boys (MOB) on Raising Boys

The OGs

We have expectations. But we don’t have blind expectations. We understand the kids will stumble, fall, and disappoint as they navigate their way to adulthood and eventual independence. We also celebrate their individuality. Our only real hope is that when they venture out in the world – we’ve raised good humans.

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Valentine’s Day & The Lost Art of Chivalry

valentines day

St. Valentines Day – the most romantic day of the year. A day for love and grand sweeping romantic gestures. Traditionally, little kids exchange cards with their classmates, big kids send lollipops to their crushes. Enamoured adults purchase sappy cards, boxes of chocolates, bouquets of roses, and splash out for romantic dinners. Couples get engaged, others get […]

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“Mommy, Can We Slow Down?”

Savor the Moments My 9-year-old came to me in tears last weekend. Not the fickle kind of tears but the real ones. But life is hard ones that leak down your face uncontrollably and leave you exhausted. He wasn’t hurt and he wasn’t sick. He was scared. My heart may have stopped beating for a […]

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Expat Mom Raising TCKs

Expat –  short for expatriate. A person residing outside their country of citizenship. Third Culture Kids (TCKs) – children raised in a culture other than their parents during their formative years. Now that we got that out-of-the-way. What does ex-pat really mean? You may have learned from my bio, I’m Canadian as is my husband. Our children […]

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