teenage boys, summer reading

Every summer, I think about what I can intentionally do to build manhood in my growing boys.

How can I plant into their life… into their future as a man?

Recently, I came across 2 books that champion and speak honestly to boy-interested, manly things. So THIS SUMMER, I am challenging my two older boys (age 14 and 11) to read them. My objective here is to increase the male, truth-speaking voices in their lives that echo all of what the Bible says a man to be. I believe that as it is poured into them, God will grow it out of them and will use it to raise them up as Godly men. Read More →

boy mom, family ski trip, beaver creek, my three sons

After a fun day of skiing in Beaver Creek, Colorado

I do repeat myself to the point of almost crazy. I can easily say something one minute, and then wonder the next minute if I actually said it outside or inside of my brain.

In parenting, there are many things that I know I say (not crazy) on repeat mode, over and over again, with the definitive intention of washing my boys brains in the truth. Truths to establish a lasting relationship with my growing man-child (first 4) and to grow strong Godly men (the next 4).

These last 4 Mama Mantras are intended to lay the foundation to grow relationship-healthy men. Relationship-healthy in their friendships, with their future wives, Read More →

brothers, my 3 sons, colorado snow

Colorado, 2016

On Thursday, I shared 4 Mama Mantras (things I say on repeat mode) to develop a lasting relationship with my boys. Thank you for your great responses! I loved hearing other mantras you say and will be incorporating them into my tool box.

There are 8 more Mama Mantras that I use over and over again to brainwash my boys (wash their brains in the truth). But, I thought I’d spread them over 2 posts: 4 today and the last 4 on Thursday. Bite-size pieces, you know.

Today, these mantras are purposed to train and teach my boys to be strong, direct, Godly men who stand up and face life with confidence. Read More →