Happy Monday!

We are back at it again for #MCM – I love these Mom Community Mondays. I hope you find something here that sparks a little joy. ( I may or may not be finally reading Marie Kondo’s book).

Michael C. Reichert is out with a book, ‘How To Raise a Boy’ that gives amazing insights on how to set aside hypermasculinity to cultivate an environment that will produce a well-rounded adult man.

Science says, “do these 5 things every day to raise a successful kid. Easy-peasy, right? lol. The first thing, “Stay On Top Of Them’, really resonated with me. When I was in grade school, my mom would drop me off and, as I was getting out of the car she would say, “Make it a point to learn something.” and every day, when she would pick me up, she’d ask what I had learned. Articulating the expectation of learning something while at school made me more aware of my purpose at school and, as an adult, I am continuously looking to expand my skill sets and my understanding of everything around me. And everything else in the article is relatable and interesting.

Huff Post collected some hilarious tweets from parents and I live. Something about laughing at the pains of other parents…..it’s really special; I feel seen.

Blogger Elsie Larson over at The Larson House wrote about throwing her daughter’s 4th birthday party and lowering the bar and I loved it. As someone who has had wildlife, butterflies, and multiple bounce houses at my kid’s birthday parties, I enjoyed this read since my husband and I have been scaling back our celebrations as the kids get older.

A gay dad’s perspective on raising his son with pride and what that means to him and his husband versus what it may mean to their son. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Well, there it is! I hope you found an enjoyable read in this post. Remember to share what you liked with your mom group and may your will to parent well be strong and your coffee/tea be stronger. 🙂

Until next time,

Ashly

 

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