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Our journey towards being adoptive parents, raising boys and coping with anxiety.

celebrating a mother's birthday
Boy Mom Life

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
Boy Mom Life

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
Boy Mom Life

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
Boy Mom Life

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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Christmas gift guide for boys
Boy Mom Hacks, Boy Mom Life

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids: What Not to Give

I love Christmastime. I love the baking, the lights, the incessant drone of Bing Crosby’s baritone. Read Christmas gift guides, the wrapping paper, the tinsel. The whimsy, the magic, the child-like wonder. It’s all just utterly delightful. Well, most of it is a treat, but there is one part of Christmas…

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Christmas shopping with kids
Boy Mom Life, Her

To the Lady at Target Who Told my Kid to ‘Watch Out Because Santa is Watching’

My youngest and I were slowly meandering the aisle of Target this week. It had been a great morning – just the two of us. My oldest was at school and we were enjoying a rare mommy and me bonding opportunity. Our final activity of the morning was to swing…

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