Boys and Public Bathrooms

Any parent of the opposite sex of their offspring knows how frustrating it can be when you are out on the town and one of them needs to use the washroom. When they were young it I would just haul them all into the ladies room with me, but it didn't take too long for them to start complaining and ask … [Read more...]

My #1 Tip for Potty Training Boys

Well it's no secret that I am a boymom to 3, but what you may not know is I was an early childhood educator for many years as well. My favourite age group to teach was the Toddlers for their curiousity, emerging personalities and eagerness to please, but working with toddlers also meant always, … [Read more...]

Dietainment – Digging Deeper

Last week, I shared with you in a blog post a new iniative from Multi-Grain Cheerios that has parents signing a petition to stop harmful messaging to kids about their bodies. While most people equate body image struggles to girls, I wanted to share and explore the topic from a boy's perspective. … [Read more...]

What is “Dietainment” and how you can help stop it

My boys are suckers for stereotypes. Go ahead, ask them what police officers do? Fight bad guys? Nope, they'll answer 'eat donuts and coffee'. Terrible right? Don't look at me with your pointed fingers either, nothing of the sort has ever come out of my mouth or my husbands, but everytime we drive … [Read more...]

What do little boys want to be when they grow up? – Boymoms share!

  When I was little my male classmates answered the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?" with answers like fireman and policeman, maybe even a doctor, but usually a community helper of some sort. Being Canadian kids, hockey players or other sports heros were popular choices … [Read more...]

Someday I’m going to marry you

"Mommy?, Will you sleep with me?" my youngest asks as he toddles into the room Often this is just a good stall tactic at bedtime, but tonight I could see he was in need of some extra cuddles. So I tucked him back under his covers and crawled in behind him. "Mommy, I'm so in love with you", … [Read more...]

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