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The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

Mar 30, 2022

This is the third part of the new monthly feature on the podcast, covering the “12 Things Your Son Needs Most from You” found in my book, Boy Mom. Today I am sharing from Chapter 4 – “The Beginning of Wisdom: Nurturing Faith.”  This chapter is what I would consider the heart of the book!  It’s the best I...


Mar 23, 2022

Whether or not you've ever considered being a foster family, this conversation with Jamie Finn will inspire you.  Her heart for children and family is contagious and her message is for all of us.

After reading Jamie’s book, Foster the Family, I was so inspired to learn more. In today’s conversation we cover Jamie's...


Mar 16, 2022

Do you love youth sports, or dread them? Are you an enthusiastic fan, or would you rather avoid every gym, field, and court possible? Do you get excited to see your kids growing in strength and character through sports, or do you see competition bringing out their dark side?  Let’s face it – If your kids...


Mar 9, 2022

Growing up as an American-Chinese daughter of a mail-order bride and a busboy working in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Bonnie Gray has a story that will capture your attention and win your heart. In her Memoir, Sweet Like Jasmine, Bonnie shares her grown-up journey of revisiting her childhood memories, uncovering family...


Mar 2, 2022

We all have habits that fill our parenting, but are they the ones we choose? Justin Whitmel Earley says that “Our routines become who we are, good or bad, and over time they become the story and culture of our families.” If we do not carefully choose our habits, we end up falling back on rhythms that are forming us...