Lost Boys, Peter Pan, & Fort Building

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I’m wondering if Peter Pan’s story and the desire to stay young is more for the parents wishing their children to stop growing than it is about kids not wanting to grow up. One of the things that I’ve learned after 15+ years of parenting is that kids love it when you embrace life from […]

Gift Guide for Teen Boys

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A gift guide for teen boys. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I spent a little time shopping this past weekend, but I haven’t quite made even […]

Teaching My Boys to Cook (Eat Well, Spend Less)


Teaching my boys to cook is a great way for us to eat well and spend less, while they live under my roof as well as after they fly the nest. Ever since my firstborn could stand up on a kitchen chair, we’ve encouraged our kids to help in the kitchen. (That’s he and I […]

A Gift Guide for Boys (12 Days of Christmas Family Fun)


Wondering what to get for that young man in your life? As the mom of FOUR boys, I got you covered with this gift guide for boys, aged 5 to 15. Let’s face it. Part of the fun of Christmas is the presents. There, I said it. I’ve said it before, Jesus is the best […]

Fun Family Gift for the Family of Boys


A couple years ago my sister gave each of the boys a Lego dart gun. It was one of the highlights of their Christmas morning. We cleared away a lot of debris, armed everyone and let the darts fly. What a fun family gift! A certain family of four boys will be enjoying these blasters […]

FishBoys’ Gift Guide for Boys Ages 5-12


Wondering what to buy the young boys in your life this Christmas? Stumped by the difference between a Lego and a Playmobil? Can’t understand all the hooplah over a video game? You are not alone. I am one of those rare beings to be a prissy girl only to become the mother of four boys […]

Q&A: Library Day, Boys, and Family Culture


With Amy’s permission, I’m sharing her recent email.Hello Fishmama!I was wondering if you could give me any advice for library day? My 6 year old daughter & I used to go to the library every week. She & I have both always loved books. Last August we adopted our son, M, from Ethiopia. He is […]

Book It! The Dangerous Book for Boys


Last winter our boys received this wonderful book as a Christmas gift. It is full of stories and projects, and well, dangerous things for boys to do. Timers and tripwires to construct, knots to tie, potato cannons to build, you name it, the directions are there. This book is the all-around BOY handbook. And since […]