M.O.B. Society Blog Hop

The 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 mid 50s. My husband Jim and I have been married for 32 1/2 years. My boys are almost 28, 25, and 19 (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 just finished high school. He’ll be attending a local community college in the fall and still living at home, so our nest won’t be quite empty yet. 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:

Oh, wait, no, here it is:


After spending most of our married lives in SC, the Lord moved us to TN almost two years ago. It’s been a time of changes and adjustments, but then, that’s life, isn’t it? But I think we’re settling in now.

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 laugh 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.
Book Review: Raising Real Men.
Book Review: Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man.

The M.O.B. Society hosts asks us about our sons’ favorite games. In the past few years their favorites (or at least most often played with each other) are Settlers of Catan, Seafarers of Catan, Night of the Living Dead (I know, sounds horrible, and I wasn’t too sure about it at first, but it’s pretty fun), Galactic Emperor, Apples to Apples, Dutch Blitz (not to mention video games like Super Smash Brothers). When they were younger they played Candyland, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Memory, Payday, Guess Who, Battleship, and Spy Web.

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

10 thoughts on “M.O.B. Society Blog Hop

  1. Love that first photo. It looks like a real family! :o)

    As mother of one son, almost 26, and grandmother of one grandson, I always enjoy your mother-of-boys take on the world. Our son was out of the house before we got into Night of the Living Dead and most of the other games you listed. I guess we missed something! The “little boy” games were very familiar to me. Mine always out strategized me at Battleship, and we used to play chess together daily. Finally, he was ALWAYS beating me! It was fun anyway.

    Those were the days . . . .

  2. Hi! Blog hopping past and I wanted to say hi! I am looking at your post “encouragement for mothers of young children”. I am one of those mums and need all the encouragement I can get. lol Thanks for your wisdom and encouragement you have posted. Blessings to you!

  3. I literally laughed out loud at that first picture. I sure hope we’re like that when our kids are grown. 🙂 I can’t wait to poke around your blog and read some good advice….I’m an older mom of really, REALLY little ones. and I need some encouragement today. Hopping over from MOB. Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R: http://www.littlerandr.org

  4. I’m so glad I found you on the blog hop. I have three children who are 13, 15 and 18. I am happy to have found someone who has “been there and done that.” I read your blog, “Parenting Teens” (March, 2011) and really enjoyed the tips. Plan on subscribing!

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