You're Not Alone: Motherhood Anxiety Comes for Us All

About a week or so ago, I was brimming with anxiety, minding my own business, holding a mug of...

3 Things I Won't Do As a Mother of Boys

There are two red grapes on my kitchen floor that have been laying there for over two weeks. I know this,...

Texts Only a Stay-at-Home Mom Could Send

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The Real Reason I Dyed My Hair Purple

Last night I had a dream that I was at the playground with my kids and I bumped into...

The Things I Forgot: An Ode to Mom Brain

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Boy Mom Life
You're Not Alone: Motherhood Anxiety Comes for Us All
Boy Mom Hacks
3 Things I Won't Do As a Mother of Boys
Boy Mom Life
Texts Only a Stay-at-Home Mom Could Send
Boy Mom Life
The Real Reason I Dyed My Hair Purple
Boy Mom Life
The Things I Forgot: An Ode to Mom Brain
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Boy Mom Life

The always honest, sometimes funny ups and downs of life as a boy mom.

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I'm Kelly.

A half stay-at-home-mom, half speech language pathologist, half blogger, who really struggles with math. This is my place to celebrate the beautiful mess that is raising boys and share some of the bright ideas and belly laughs we collect along the way.  Read more

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Boy Mom Hacks

A few of my favorite tricks of the Boy Mom trade. And some of them actually work!

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How to help a child with OCD
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How to Help a Child with Anxiety: How My Mom Saved MeFeatured

Due to being a major scaredy-cat in the past (and sometimes still…) this post about how to help a child with anxiety originally ran as a contribution to another website, written under a pseudonym. Some edits have been made. “You have a collect call from… I cheated on my social studies test. I…

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Which board games are the best for boys
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Board Games for Boys, More Like BORED Games for Boys

Ah, game night. What a wholesome, thoughtful and meaningful way to spend time as a family. I mean, what could be more Rockwellian than our humble little family of four, sitting ’round the dining room table, rolling dice and spinning spinners until we collectively cheer for the deserving winner of one…

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celebrating a mother's birthday
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How We Celebrate When It’s Mom’s Birthday

It’s become a yearly tradition here at OohBother to pen a celebratory Birthday Post for our most senior writer – Me. It may seem a little self-indulgent to write a post for yourself on your birthday, especially when one is busy managing a household and raising boys, but as much as…

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This stage of parenting is the BEST yet
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Raising Boys Because I am THE Mom

Sometimes, when my husband and I are hanging out with our two boys, for a split second the whole concept of parenthood crystalizes and it clicks that we are the mom and dad to these two kids and not just four roommates kicking it after dinner. That we are raising boys….

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Dealing with motherhood anxiety
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You’re Not Alone: Motherhood Anxiety Comes for Us All

About a week or so ago, I was brimming with anxiety, minding my own business, holding a mug of tepid coffee and crying in my closet, when my husband’s gravely voice crackled through the earpiece of my phone, asking the obvious question: “What’s wrong?” To which my inner monologue appropriate…

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The biggest questions most moms have
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5 Mom Questions Everyone Needs Answered

I am in the midst of tearing through All the Light We Cannot See. Yes, I realize I’m about three years late on this one, but as a person who chooses their next literary conquest at the whim of the folks who set up the “If you liked this, then…

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Easy Christmas party ideas
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How to Throw a Mediocre Christmas Party

Every year my husband and I have the same exact Christmas party conversation: Me: “Should we throw a Christmas party?” Him: “If you want to!” Me: “Hmmm… It’s always a lot of work. Nah, I’m gonna skip it this year.” Five minutes later… Me: “Actually, would the 14th work?” And…

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