Raising boys isn’t easy. Life with them is loud. If it’s quiet, they’re probably up to something. Boys are messy, competitive, fearless, and proud. Living with them pretty much guarantees that you’re in for an adventure.
In Boy-sterous Living, Jean shares a few of the priceless stories and laugh-out-loud lessons that she and her boys have experienced over the years. With humorous insight and practical advice, she offers encouragement and ideas to help both mothers and fathers impact and shape the lives of their sons. From understanding their love of sports to overcoming the superman complex, Jean shows moms how to find joy and contentment in everyday life by celebrating the laughter, passion, noise, and endless energy boys bring to our lives.
CONTEST: Enter your grossest or funniest moment as a mom of a boy (No boys? That’s okay – we still want to hear your story!) and you could win movie tickets and a snack for you and a friend to escape! Share your story by emailing your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or posting it on the Moms of Boys facebook page!
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Praise for Boy-sterous Living
“A fun read with a fresh perspective on raising boys!”
– Dennis Rainey, Family Life
“Jean Blackmer gets boys and proclaims the audacious outrageous thrill to be found in raising them–if one will only delight in the adventure.”
– Julie Barnhill, author of “One Tough Mother” and mom to two “Boy-sterous!” wonders
“One of the most profound relationships in a family is clearly between a mom and a son. Jean has done a great service to moms everywhere encouraging them to enjoy the sometimes wild yet wonderful journey of rearing a son.”
– Dr. Keven Leman, author of “Have a New Kid by Friday.”
“In my years of mothering, I’ve found the most sound and practical advice comes from other mothers who understand my challenges. Jean understands boys! In her uniquely personal, humorous and insightful style, she tells parents of boys what they need to know.”
– Carol Kuykendall, speaker and author of several books including “Five Simple Ways to Grow a Great Family.”
“I highly recomend this book to every woman who wants to understand boys.” – Rick Johnson, author of “Better Dads, Stronger Sons”
“Life with boys is part mystery, part comedy, and all adventure! Jean Blackmer equips parents to understand the mystery, laugh at the comedy, and buckle in for the adventure.”
– Carla Foote, director of media and executive editor of “MomSense Magazine”, MOPS International
Jean Blackmer is currently the Publishing Manager for MOPS International and she’s been free-lance writing for 16 years. She has been published in a variety of local and national publications, including: Guideposts, MomSense, Today’s Christian Woman, Christian Parenting Today, American Girl, Proverbs 31 Woman, Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul, Chicken Soup Cookbook for the Busy Mom’s Soul, Focus on the Family’s Teen Phases, Guideposts Miracle Series, and others.
She also co-authored her first book, Where Women Walked: Powerful True Stories of Women’s Perseverance and God’s Provision. (Tyndale/Focus on the Family, 2004) This book was nominated for a Gold Medallion Award.
Jean graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Bachelor’s (1987) and a Master’s (1992) degree in Journalism. She lives in Boulder with her husband Zane; three boys, Josh, Jordan, and Jake.