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

    • Kids & Family

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. 104: Create Family Adventures - Around the World or Around Your Table with Liz Yeboah

    Ep. 104: Create Family Adventures - Around the World or Around Your Table with Liz Yeboah

    When I met Liz Yeboah through a homeschool roundup on Instagram, I immediately became a fan of her and her intentional family life! Though the Yeboahs live in England, they have created a culture of curiosity, exploration, and globe-trotting adventures with their four sons and one daughter.
    In this episode, Liz shares some of the most magical trips her family has taken (hello South of France, and Shanghai...) as well as the most meaningful (visiting her husband’s roots in a village in Ghana.) She shares the books and platforms that have inspired her, and then tells us exactly how she plans her family’s big trips, monthly outings, and even date nights!  (you're going to want a wall-calendar and some colorful markers!) as well as the best travel apps, online inspiration and more.  You’re going to love Liz and everything she shares in this episode!
    www.monicaswanson.com/episode-105
    Homepage:  www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Want to raise kids of character!??  -- Get ready for a summer sale launch of the Character Training Course!  Find out more about the course and leave your name on the interest list at: www.monicaswanson.com/character-course

    • 49 min
    Ep. 104: How to Avoid Mothers’ Day Disappointment

    Ep. 104: How to Avoid Mothers’ Day Disappointment

    There is no doubt, Mothers’Day can be a mixed bag...While we often go into the holiday thinking we have low expectations, part way through the day we often realize that we had really just stuffed our expectations. ;) Moms are the orchestrators of all-things-family-and-celebration, so a holiday that is all about US...? Well, it can be tricky!
    In today’s episode I share a blog post that went viral years ago and has since then been shared all over the world and even on the Today Show website. It is called “5 Ways to Avoid Mothers’ Day Disappointment.” Whether you think you need it or not, I highly recommend tuning in for a refresher! And please consider sharing this one with your friends! Who knows who might need it this year! Here’s to a No-Regrets-Mothers’ Day!
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    homepage: www.monicaswanson.com/podcast 
    Get your copy of BOY MOM today on Amazon! If you’ve read it already, please consider leaving an Amazon Review!
    Also: your ratings and reviews for this podcast mean SO MUCH to me! If you have been impacted by the Boy Mom Podcast, please take a second to tap on 5 stars on your podcast app.

    • 16 min
    Ep. 103: Mother’s Day Starts Now! Join the Celebration...

    Ep. 103: Mother’s Day Starts Now! Join the Celebration...

    This episode is all about celebrating you, Moms. I wanted to kick off Mother's Day a bit early this year because history has proven (to me, at least) that a holiday like this comes and goes only too quickly...and if we aren’t thinking and planning ahead then we are likely to all but miss it!
    Today my online assistant, Morgan, joins me to share fun Mothers’ Day and Motherhood Facts, best parenting advice, and some special clips from Boy Mom readers who are sharing how the book and podcast have impacted their parenting, as well as the best parenting advice they’ve been given! There are a few giveaways tucked in here too, so be SURE to get over to show notes to grab links and enter to win giveaways!
    SHOW NOTES:
    www.monicaswanson.com/episode-103Podcast
    Homepage: www.monicaswanson.com/podcast
    Get your copy of BOY MOM today on Amazon! If you’ve read it already, please consider leaving an Amazon Review!
    Also: your ratings and reviews for this podcast mean SO MUCH to me! If you have been impacted by the Boy Mom Podcast, please take a second to tap on 5 stars on your podcast app!

    • 29 min
    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

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