Moms of Boys Blog Hop

Mothers of BoysThe M.O.B. Society (Mothers of Boys) is having a blog hop in order to get to know each other better.

Welcome! My name is Barbara H. and I am in my early 50s. My husband Jim and I have been married for 31 years. My boys are almost 27, 24, and almost 18 (we’re in the middle of “birthday season” when the odometer rolls over for several in our family). I have one beautiful daughter-in-law, married to my middle son. Only my youngest lives at home and he is just starting his senior year of high school, so I am treasuring his last full year at home and helping him pray about college and majors and such. My mother-in-law lives in a nearby assisted living facility but we bring her over often and go visit her almost daily.

This is our last Christmas photo:

After spending most of our married lives in SC, the Lord moved us to TN almost a year ago. It’s been a year of changes and adjustments, but then, that’s life, isn’t it?

My blog is a hodgepodge. I love to write about books I have read, my family, thoughts from the Bible, encouragement to younger women, and anything else that captures my attention. I love to love as well and I think I have a fair share of humor sprinkled throughout my blog.

Some of my posts that might be of particular interest to younger moms are:

Encouragement for mothers of young children.
Motherhood advice.
Encouragement for homemakers.
A Quiet Spirit.
A mother’s nightly ritual– an original poem.
I Corinthians 13 for mothers.
Parenting teens.
Missing something? No, I don’t think so after all.
The ideal house.

The M.O.B. Society hosts asks us about favorite books of our boys. When they were little they loved Curious George, The Little Engine That Could, Golden Books, The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, Mike Mulligan, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbey, Jesse Bear books by Nancy White Carlstrom, books by Robert McCloskey, P. D. Eastman. My oldest, as he got into his pre-teens, liked Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Encyclopedia Brown, Roald Dahl books, and developed a liking for science fiction.

I hope you enjoy your visit here, and I am looking forward to “meeting” you!

24 thoughts on “Moms of Boys Blog Hop

  1. I’m visiting from the Blog Hop! I’m on the other end of the spectrum with my first baby – a 4 mo. old Little Lion Cub! So excited for this journey…definitely going to follow your blog and read up on your posts for younger mamas! Thanks for letting Him use you to encourage and teach! Blessings!

  2. This is a great idea for a blog hop. Love it! I love that you listed some of your posts that might be of interest to younger moms, too. Even though I’m an “older mom” 😉 I’m going to read through some of them anyway, Barbara. Ones I may have missed the first time aroun.

  3. Visiting from MOB – can’t wait to check out your posts. Thanks for listing them! My boys are ages 2 and 4, so it looks like you have some good advice for me 🙂 My boys also love Mike Mulligan, The Little Engine that Could, and anything by P.D. Eastman. Great suggestions.

  4. I’m visiting from the blog hop. I, too, have an older son–we never stop praying and worrying over them, do we? We loved the PD Eastman books and Robert McCloskey–Mike Mulligan was a favorite!

  5. Visiting from the M.O.B. Society Blog Hop. I especially liked the I Cor. 13 post. I agree with it!! It has taken me a few years to realize that the house comes second to my children–but I sure do enjoy life more. 😉 Thanks for sharing.

  6. I will definitely be reading your “Parenting Teens” post! I’m not quite there, yet, but give me just a year and a half and I will be! Nice to meet a fellow M.O.B! : )

  7. Hey, I know you…and this place is familiar!! Love the Christmas picture. I’m coming back to read up on that list of posts I missed!

    Have a great week, Barbara. See you tomorrow at FFF.

  8. Nice to meet a Mom of boys pro! Your family is beautiful! I am going to be following for encouragement! Stopping by from the blog hop!

  9. Hi Barbara! Many, many of your posts have been such an encourgement to me through the years that we’ve “known” eachother through our blogs. I’m going to read through the posts you suggested and would it be alright if I printed them out to share with my son and daughter-in-law?
    Daniel loved the Little Critter books, The Little Train That Could, so many of the Golden Books, his Bible story books, The Last Strike Out, Monster at the End of the Book, Cookie Monster’s Cookie Tree, just to name a few! 😉
    Jaylon loooooves Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Goodnight Moon, the Spot books, the Good Dog, Carl books by Alexandra Day and the Biscuit Books, and anything about tractors and trucks. 🙂

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  11. Just hopping by from the MOB Society bloghop. I love reading about mom’s in a different season than me… who’s at the very beginning with a soon-to-be four year old. I’ll have to come back an visit!

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