• I have a confession to make: I do not have any teenage boys in my home. I do, however, have two grown sons, which means I survived their teen years wi...
    Welcome to My World (M.O.B. Re...
    By Jan Dunlap
    August 14th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Discretion might be the better part of valor, but when it comes to teenage boys, they don’t know the meaning of the word. Example: four teenage boy...
    The M.O.B. Report: Discretion?...
    By Jan Dunlap
    August 21st, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Today we are exploring the aisles of a shopping mall to observe first-hand the natural behavior of teenage boys. Recent reports from field researcher...
    The M.O.B. Report: In search o...
    By Jan Dunlap
    August 28th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Instilling good habits in your teenage sons is a worthwhile endeavor for the following reasons:1.     It will help them learn responsibility for ...
    MOB Report: The call of duty
    By Jan Dunlap
    September 11th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • When I was raising my kids, I read everything I could get my hands on about …well…about raising my kids. I read parenting magazines, pamphlets an...
    The MOB Report: The secret of ...
    By Jan Dunlap
    September 18th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Good manners begin at home. The problem for teen boys is that they frequently leave them there. Well, actually, it’s not a problem for the boys. T...
    The Mob Report: Modeling manne...
    By Jan Dunlap
    September 25th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • My 19-year-old nephew came home from college with a pierced septum. A ring in his nose. His grandparents refuse to speak to him. His father is livi...
    The MOB Report: The nose ring
    By Jan Dunlap
    October 02nd, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Creative Solutions to Pervasive ScreensHi there! I’m Jennifer Vander Klipp. Along with the other bloggers, I’ll be sharing my experiences raising ...
    Creative Solutions to Pervasiv...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    October 02nd, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Is your dishwasher invisible? I’m pretty sure mine is, because my teenagers could never find it. “Please put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher...
    The MOB Report: Can your son s...
    By Jan Dunlap
    October 23rd, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • I was like Hannah who cried out, “For this child I have prayed!”  And pray I did.  Doctors gave little hope that my hubs and I would ever be ...
    Not Raising the Walking Dead
    By Alison Everill
    October 30th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • The play is the thingMy fifteen-year-old son dressed as one of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. It was a one-time performance, but it was memorable, espec...
    M.O.B. Report: The Play is the...
    By Jan Dunlap
    November 06th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Teachable momentsIf you haven’t noticed lately, teenaged boys can be very determined. Especially when they want something. “We need a new comput...
    M.O.B. Report: Teachable Momen...
    By Jan Dunlap
    November 13th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • The Power of WordsIt may seem like a long time ago (if you look at how big—and dare I say, smelly—your teen’s feet have gotten compared to those...
    M.O.B. Report: The Power of Wo...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    November 20th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • The Locust Have Landed We have a joke in our house about the locust descending. It’s whenever four boys sit down for a meal. I haven’t even settl...
    The Locust Have Landed
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    November 27th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Motherhood is filled with wonderful moments. Then again, motherhood is filled with some not-so-wonderful moments, too. Like when my son came home an...
    MOB report: Surprise! It’s n...
    By Jan Dunlap
    December 04th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Fitting in Life LessonsToday is the day I teach my teenage son to do the impossible: fold his own laundry for the rest of his life. “Why do I have ...
    Fitting in Life Lessons
    By Jan Dunlap
    December 11th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Home for the HolidaysIt’s no secret that teens, even boys, can be moody and self-centered. Some of that is a natural part of the natural process of ...
    MOB Report: Home for the Holid...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    December 18th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • “You want the moon, Mary?”We have a stash of Christmas DVDs that we play every year in our home in the weeks preceding Christmas. Elf, A Christmas...
    MOB Report: You Want the Moon?
    By Jan Dunlap
    December 25th, 2014

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Say 'Yes' to the MessOur boys give us many reasons to say no. They want to do things that are dangerous, messy, and irresponsible. Can I jump off the r...
    MOB Report: Say 'Yes' to the Mes...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    January 01st, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • It’s Not Easy Raising Teens ~  Let’s face it. Being a mom is tough. And when our boys become teenagers they move out of the realm of the familiar...
    It's Not Easy Raising Teens
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    January 15th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Raising a Jonah ~ Disobedient. Ignorant. Judgmental. Stubborn. Dramatic. Negative. Argumentative. While the adjectives above may read like a c...
    Raising a Jonah
    By Michelle LaRowe
    January 22nd, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • At the time of this writing, my only son is 12 years old. He will enter the Teen Years in this calendar year, and as my youngest of three living child...
    3 Practices That Will Help You...
    By Shelley Hendrix
    January 29th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • “Are you going to help me or not?” I snapped at Daniel, our fifteen year-old-son. He’d been asking for the past hour to go to a friend’s hous...
    Teenagers, Sass, and Life that...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    February 05th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • American culture is more sexually charged than at any other time in history. Sex is no longer valued by the general population as an intimate expressi...
    The Best Defense Against a "Hoo...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    February 12th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Q: How do I deal with my son’s often impulsive behavior? First and most importantly, everything we’re about to say is most effective when it’s ...
    "What Were You Thinking?!" or Ho...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    February 19th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • My desire to have three boys and three girls didn’t last long. After my first son was born I quickly decided that I wanted to be a boy mom. No girls...
    5 Things I LOVE About Being a ...
    By Stephanie Shott
    February 26th, 2015

    Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Wasn’t it yesterday I was concerned about the water consumption from three teenage boys who showered twice a day, or where to park my car in a crowd...
    From The Other Side
    By Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
    March 05th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Survival Skills for Moms of Teens, Part 1When your kids were little, they needed you for every little thing. Feeding, clothing, changing diapers, toti...
    Survival Skills for Moms of Te...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    March 12th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • What’s for dinner? Has that become a curse word in your house? In Part 1 we talked about grocery shopping, something that’s a huge part of our sch...
    Survival Skills for Moms of Te...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    March 19th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Our first two parts discussed getting and cooking food, activities that take up a large part of our over-stretched calendars and budgets. But today we...
    Survival Skills for Moms of T...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    March 26th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • 15 year old Dave (not his real name) ended up in my office because he’d been repeatedly caught viewing online pornography. His parents had “done e...
    What to Do When You Catch Your...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    April 02nd, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Can Your Teen Handle It? (Money, that is.) Part 1As our teens creep ever closer to being independent adults, they need a good set of skills to be succ...
    Can Your Teen Handle It? (Mone...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    April 09th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Can Your Teen Handle It? (Money, that is.) Part 2 In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the key things your teen needs to know about money in ord...
    Can Your Teen Handle It? (Mone...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    April 16th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Our kids need us in so many ways, even if they act like they don’t. While this post was inspired by my daughter, who suffers from juvenile arthritis...
    Mom—Still the Best Title by ...
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    April 23rd, 2015

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Inside out, I question why. Why am I so flawed? So forgetful? So filled with failure? And where did I get this bent to argue? To prove my point?...
    U R Flawed ...and I Love You A...
    By Jennifer Strickland
    April 30th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Sometimes as a mom you have those situations that slam your self confidence. Sometimes you do things that you’re sure will give your kids great fodd...
    Epic Mom Fail
    By Jennifer Vander Klipp
    May 07th, 2015

    Moms of Teen Boys