100 episodes

Monica Swanson, author of the Boy Mom book, and blogger at monicaswanson.com, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising boys in today's world. Monica shares practical advice and biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with other boy moms, and light-hearted humor.

The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends Monica Swanson

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

Monica Swanson, author of the Boy Mom book, and blogger at monicaswanson.com, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising boys in today's world. Monica shares practical advice and biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with other boy moms, and light-hearted humor.

    Ep. 102: Unexpected Heartbreak, Ambiguous Loss, and Trusting God for Hope, with Pat and Tammy McLeod

    Ep. 102: Unexpected Heartbreak, Ambiguous Loss, and Trusting God for Hope, with Pat and Tammy McLeod

    After their teenage son’s traumatic brain injury from a hard hit in a football scrimmage, Pat and Tammy McLeod’s world turned upside down. In this powerful interview, they share about the months and years that followed their unexpected heartbreak, how they came to understand “ambiguous loss” and some of the things that helped keep their marriage, family, and faith together through the hardest of times. I believe the McLeod’s story, and the concept of ambiguous loss is so important for all of us to understand, and I pray you are encouraged by this episode!
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    www.monicaswanson.com/episode-102
    Podcast homepage: www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
     
    Thank you to this episode’s sponsor: Strykeclub.com Skincare essentials for THE BOYS! **Use code BOYMOM to receive 10% off your purchase at StrykeClub.com.

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 101: Wake Up Calls, Knowing Our Identity, and Love-Centered Parenting, with Crystal Paine

    Ep. 101: Wake Up Calls, Knowing Our Identity, and Love-Centered Parenting, with Crystal Paine

    After a frightening wake-up call with one of her children, Crystal Paine began to explore where things went wrong and how she might fix it.  When a therapist suggested she take a different approach – one of focusing more on her relationship with her children than trying to fix them – everything began to change.
    Crystal discovered root issues – lies she had believed about herself and her parenting. In her new book, Love-Centered Parenting, Crystal writes about this journey, and in this episodes, Crystal and I talk about what she has learned and how listeners might apply these lessons to their own parenting. I appreciate Crystal’s honesty and humility, and I think this conversation will inspire you in your own parenting!
    SHOW NOTES:
    www.monicaswanson.com/episode-101
    Podcast homepage:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Thank you to this episode’s sponsor:  Strykeclub.com  Skincare essentials for THE BOYS!  **Use code BOYMOM to receive 10% off your purchase at StrykeClub.com.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 100: Celebrating 100 Episodes with Show Highlights and Giveaways

    Ep. 100: Celebrating 100 Episodes with Show Highlights and Giveaways

    I am so grateful to all of you who have listened to The Boy Mom podcast, spread the word about it, and helped make this community so special.
    In today’s show, we look back over the last 99 episodes, sharing clips from the 7 most downloaded episodes, and giveaways from each of the authors featured.  I hope you enjoy this celebration and I hope you know how grateful I am for all of you!!  Join the party, listen and be sure to enter to win the goods over at:
    www.monicaswanson.com/episode-100
    Podcast homepage:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Giveaway ends on 4/12/21 and winners will be contacted by email! 

    • 28 min
    Ep. 99.5: Holy Week Check-in and Poem by my son, Josiah

    Ep. 99.5: Holy Week Check-in and Poem by my son, Josiah

    I decided to delay on sharing Episode #100 because that is going to be a big party-of-an-episode, with giveaways, clips from the most popular episodes, maybe some dancing and 🎉 confetti.  (we’ll see 😉 )  But this week happens to be HOLY WEEK…and it just felt wrong to put a bunch of hype on anything but...Jesus.  So, today I’m keeping things brief, and I’m inviting you all to join me for this short chat with my son, Josiah, who also shares an Easter poem he wrote as a teenager.  (Maybe your kids will want to listen, too.)  I’ll have a copy of the poem as well as links to the things we mentioned over in show notes:

    www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    www.monicaswanson.com/episode-99.5 

    • 10 min
    Ep. 99: Bible Devotions for Boys of all Ages, With Christie Thomas

    Ep. 99: Bible Devotions for Boys of all Ages, With Christie Thomas

    Recently I did some Instagram stories talking about Bible Devotions and I had a lot of people ask me to share recommendations for boys’ devotionals.
     
    I put together a list and shared it with my email subscribers, but I knew there was a lot more to talk about on this subject!  Moms asked how to best get started doing devotions with their sons.  Some had never read the Bible with their kids and wanted to start.  Moms asked at what age my boys started spending time with God on their own.  I love this topic so much!!
     
    I invited my friend Christie Thomas to join me and I think you’re going to LOVE what she shares! Christie is a 3-boy momma, has years of experience working in Children’s ministry, and she also has a lot of helpful resources and tools on her website to share!  Christie is also the author of The Mother and Son Prayer Journal, which releases on April 6th! Be sure to see show notes for a LOT of links and free downloads!  
     
    www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    www.monicaswanson.com/episode-99
     
    Thank you to the Surf Atlas for sponsoring this episode!  Find out more about this gorgeous and educational book in show notes, or visit  us.wilderworld.com
     
    If you enjoy the Boy Mom Podcast, would you consider supporting the show by donating to CPGive.org?  You can also text the word CPGIVE to 474747.  Thank you so much!! 

    • 43 min
    Ep.98: Raising Differently Wired Boys to be Emotionally Intelligent and Resilient

    Ep.98: Raising Differently Wired Boys to be Emotionally Intelligent and Resilient

    This episode is for every mom who wants to raise her son to be emotionally intelligent and resilient…boys who are strong and empathetic, who are self-aware, and also…aware of others.  While every boy is unique, they all need our help growing up to embrace these qualities in the world today. Today's guest, Colleen Kessler, shares from her extensive research, as well as raising her own four, differently wired kids.  Colleen is an award-winning educator, educational coach, and consultant, international speaker, and passionate advocate for the needs of differently wired kids. This episode is super educational, and will also encourage you to keep talking to your kids, cheering them on, and supporting them in all of their uniqueness! 
    Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Today’s episode:  www.monicaswanson.com/episode-98
    You can support the Boy Mom Podcast by supporting Christian Parenting!  Two ways to donate!  You can TEXT: CP GIVE to 474747 or visit www.cpgive.org and donate now! 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Manderz1985 ,

This pod cast is good for ALL mom

I’m a few episodes in and already putting some of Monica’s advice to work, in fact I used it today in the car after a hard day of home schooling.
Her topics really home and make me feel like I’m not alone (which us moms often feel). While listening to a few topics I have even shed a few tears hearing that I’m doing what I’m doing because I love my boys 💙💙

GetScrabbleInstead ,

So glad I found this!!

As a mom of 3 boys aged 7, 9 and 10, I am so glad I found this podcast! I am reading the Boy Mom book and it’s so great to get some godly advice from an experienced boy mom!! Thank you Monica!! Love your podcast! ❤️

Erika 😀 ,

Just found you!

Just listened to three episodes and already have made lots of notes and jotted down multiple books to read including yours in the future.

Keep up the good work!

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