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Thankful For Our Boys

Thankful For Our Boys

I have been asked a few times by my cousin to contribute a blog post for Man in Training. To be honest, I find the idea overwhelming. There is so much going on as the mom of two sons - some terribly amusing and some downright terrifying moments – how do you pick just a few to share? There was the day my oldest broke his three year-old brother’s arm because sticking out his leg as his little brother ran by seemed funny to the two of them at the time, but tripping him into the couch and breaking his...

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What Will I Miss?

What Will I Miss?

Well, he’s gone. 4 years after my daughter, my son is now off to college and has left my husband and I empty nesters. What will I miss? Well, not the rolling eyes and his new “You know nothing, Mom” attitude. Not the kitchen that’s always messy no matter how often I clean it. Not the smelly lacrosse bag that stinks up my car. Not the hole in the playroom wall with the JFK poster hiding it. Not the wastebasket with all the empty contact lens packages AROUND it. Not the disgusting bathroom. Not the cluttered bedroom. Not the stains...

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This Man in the Tux

This Man in the Tux

It’s prom season. And I am about to snap my last prom pic. My man in training is a senior and at this time next year he will be coming home from his first year of college. How did this happen? How did my boy go from wearing the same Red Sox t-shirt 5 days in a row to finding it necessary to take 5 showers a day? How did he go from driving his tricycle down the steep slope of our driveway to driving his own car around town, sometimes a little too fast? How did he go from...

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Boys Will Be (Better) Boys

Boys Will Be (Better) Boys

Raising boys in today's environment is not an easy task. Here are my three strategies.

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The Man's Man

The Man's Man

Every Man in Training needs someone to look up to

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