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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
    • 4.9 • 528 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. 82: Getting Practical about Gratitude in Your Home with Krista Gilbert

    Ep. 82: Getting Practical about Gratitude in Your Home with Krista Gilbert

    Krista Gilbert, author of Reclaiming Home, joins me for a practical and inspiring conversation about gratitude.  Krista and I share ways we can teach our kids to be grateful -- from ideas for Thanksgiving day, to things we can do throughout the holidays (and into the New Year!)  Krista shares some awesome ways we can show our appreciation to others-- from service workers to cleaning staff, to our friends and neighbors. I think this episode will inspire you and give you some awesome ideas for things you can do with your family now! 
     
    Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Today’s episode: www.monicaswanson.com/episode-82

    • 43 min
    Ep. 81: Raising Siblings to be Strong Together, and Strong Individuals with Amy Carney

    Ep. 81: Raising Siblings to be Strong Together, and Strong Individuals with Amy Carney

    My guest today is Amy Carney - author ("Parent on Purpose"- an excellent book) speaker, content creator, product maker, and Mom to five. Amy knows a thing or two about sibling relationships!  Shortly after her triplet sons were born (*gulp*), she had a daughter, and a couple years later, adopted another son. Amy and her husband have made some upstream choices to parent their children with great intention in many ways -- including establishing intentional bonds with one another, while intentionally growing as individuals. This interview inspired me to continue parenting on purpose and I think you’ll find lots of practical helps for sibling relationships, too.
    Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Today’s episode: www.monicaswanson.com/episode-80
    Be sure to grab the giveaways I mention in the episode over at monicaswanson.com – scroll to the bottom of the homepage and you’ll see two free downloads!

    • 50 min
    Ep. 80: 4 Social Milestones Your Son Needs to Reach with David Thomas

    Ep. 80: 4 Social Milestones Your Son Needs to Reach with David Thomas

    David Thomas joins us again for part 2 of our conversation drawing from his book, “Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach.” In Episode 78 David and I talked about the 4 emotional milestones our sons need to reach, and today we cover the 4 social milestones they need to reach.  David offers such valuable insight into boys’ development and how we, as their moms, can help them reach the most important milestones. I love this topic so much, and I think you will, too!
    Find show notes:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Today’s episode: www.monicaswanson.com/episode-80
    Get Monica's book, Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You

    • 33 min
    Ep. 79: Where do You Run on Your Hardest BOYMOM Days? With Wendy Speake

    Ep. 79: Where do You Run on Your Hardest BOYMOM Days? With Wendy Speake

    Wendy Speake’s new book, The 40-Day Social Media Fast, is an invitation to exchange your online distractions for real-life devotion. Today, Wendy joins us to talk about all of the things we Moms tend to run to on hard parenting days -- social media being a big one in today’s culture, but not the only one! So, if you (like me) ever catching yourself mindlessly scrolling…turning to Facebook or Instagram, Amazon Prime or Netflix, (just to name a few) to numb you or distract you from the things (and people) in your life, I think today’s episode will hit home.  No condemnation here, just a ton of love and support, and some practical ideas for how we might exchange those draining distractions for life-giving, real-life devotion. 

    Find show notes at: www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Today’s episode:  www.monicaswanson.com/episode-78
     
    Thank you to the Good Book Company for sponsoring this episode!  Be sure to see show notes to find out more about an amazing new Family Advent book called “A Better Than Anything Christmas.”  (It's darling!!)  Find out more at thegoodbook.com.

    • 45 min
    Ep. 78: Is Your Son on Track? 4 Emotional Milestones Your Son Needs to Reach. With David Thomas

    Ep. 78: Is Your Son on Track? 4 Emotional Milestones Your Son Needs to Reach. With David Thomas

    David Thomas, counselor, speaker and author (not to mention dad to one daughter and twin sons!) joins us for the first of a two-part conversation about milestones our sons need to reach.  Today we talk about emotional milestones (in two weeks we’ll cover social milestones.)  David touches on the four milestones boys should reach as well as some of the stumbling blocks that get in the way.  David has so much wisdom, insight, and sensitivity to the needs of boys and their families, I think you’ll finish this episode with new insight and tools to put into use right away.

    Find show notes at: www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Today’s episode:  www.monicaswanson.com/episode-78
     
    Thank you to the Good Book Company for sponsoring this episode!  Be sure to see show notes to find out more about an amazing new Family Advent book called “A Better Than Anything Christmas.”  Find out more at thegoodbook.com.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 77: Q&A Birthday Edition {Luke Swanson interviewing his Mom}

    Ep. 77: Q&A Birthday Edition {Luke Swanson interviewing his Mom}

    To celebrate my upcoming (significant 😯 ) birthday 😉, this week my son Luke takes the role of interviewer, firing me a list of questions sent in by listeners. Some of the questions are more serious parenting questions (challenges with tweens, keeping toddlers in their beds, etc.) and some are just for fun (how is my bang-grow-out process going?) But they are all good conversations, with my son Luke adding his input as well!  Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday week on the podcast, and I hope you’ll all join me for the Perfectly Imperfect Parenting Event on October 23-24th online.  Get tickets here: boymom.perfectlyimperfect.org.

    SHOW NOTES: www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Today’s episode: www.monicaswanson.com/episode-77

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

wifemom2boys ,

AMAZING for any mom!

Truly inspiring! We are not the most religious family but still want to raise boys that are kind and strong, we try to teach them to leave the earth better than when you came ( these days not easy). Monica teaches moms that parenting is not easy but there is a way to be GREAT moms and teach them to be amazing young men! Thankyou for all your truth and inspiration and remind me to laugh along the way because BOYS!!

Rach Vriend ,

Full of truth and wisdom!

I am a mom of 3 boys and I really cannot express how much this podcast has meant to me! I stumbled across it one day this summer, and since then have been listening to multiple ones a day. I just can't get enough! Monica and friends joins me on my runs, errands, time in the garden, and days in the kitchen. Truly, just like Monica mentions, it feels like a life giving time over coffee. On days that my boy life feels utterly overwhelming and I'm struggling to get my act together, Monica's timely podcasts have been absolutely life giving, full of encouragement and support. I am so much more inspired and ready to slay my days as a boy mom. I have even let my young sons listen in on the interviews with Monica's sons. They are also inspired and look up to her boys! Thank you Monica for being a woman of truth-always bringing us to Jesus! He has given you a beautiful gift as you bring encouragement to all of us young moms. You really are an inspiration!

Xo Rachelle, from Pennsylvania 🤍

Guzalya ,

Always looking forward to a new episode

Well, I have her book, and I’m never giving it to anyone! I just tell people to get their own haha! She is full of wisdom and good experiences to share that many moms and dads need to know in these modern days to keep their kids on the right path and not loose them to the world! Her podcasts are so encouraging and they just keep reminding me every day to keep pushing and trying to be better mom! Hard work will pay off!

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