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The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

Oct 21, 2019

Mom Guilt!  Ever experienced it?  :)  As this episode releases I'll be taking off for 3 weeks of travel with (1) of my sons for surf contests in Texas and Portugal.  (leaving two other sons at home.)  Today I'm talking about Mom guilt in all of its forms-- from trivial things to more serious...and how to decide when to...


Oct 14, 2019

In today's episode Brooke McGlothlin joins me to talk about the importance of praying for our sons.  Brooke shares the story of how she began to pray for her ("250% boy"-) boys and how it changed her parenting. Moms are busy and time is short, but with a little intention, we can add some life-changing,...


Oct 8, 2019

In today's episode Wendy Speake is back on with me as we tackle a few more important (and challenging) questions about raising boys.  We talk about siblings who do NOT get along, and offer some suggestions for handling that.  We also talk about how we can help our boys make better health choices.  And we dive into some...


Oct 4, 2019

This is the last Aloha Friday Episode of 2019!  in this episode I share about some exciting travels coming up for me with my son Luke (for surf contests in Texas and Portugal!)  I also talk about how God uses our kids to teach us so much -- to grow us, stretch us, and develop our character!  I'm linking to a brand new...


Oct 1, 2019

My friend, Wendy Speake, is back with me (she was my first guest in episodes #3 and #4) as we respond to questions sent in by listeners.  This is part one of a two-part Q & A, and today Wendy and I answer questions related to:  14 year-old disobedience... 6 year olds with BIG FEELINGS, bedtime issues, argumentative...