raising-boys

Parenting

What Raising Boys Taught Me About Men

When I had my second son, one of my first thoughts was “I am officially a boy mom.” Having one son seemed to leave me teetering on the edge of the title, but two made me feel way too close to spending the rest of my life on the bleachers of sporting events decked out […]

Parenting

Why I Teach My Boys it’s Okay to Cry

Last year, I watched through the TV screen as the then captain of the Australian cricket team, Michael Clarke, cried openly and publicly over the death of his close friend Phillip Hughes. The surprise at his outpouring of emotion was clearly apparent in the media coverage over the following days, with many columnists celebrating his rawness as a step […]