Motherhood is one big detour

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In 2011 I started this blog, Training Up My Boys to capture the funny, moving, and learning experiences of motherhood. But as is life, I took a detour to and paused it to go back to school and earn a Master’s.
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Action Figure Dolls

25 Mar


Boys and their toys


Can’t believe what she just called us

I grew up with Barbie and G.I. Joe dolls (well when my brothers weren’t looking). They are all dolls to me, but apparently that doesn’t fly with boys…

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Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

My Funny Valentine

My son’s Valentine gift to parents

little boy being silly

Silly Rockford

One of the great things about having a kid in pre-school is the sweet crafts they make for parents. Case in point my husband and my Valentine’s gift from Rockford.

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Celebrating Presidents’ Day with my kids

12 Feb

A Happy Presidents’ Day

Happy Birthday Lincoln and Washington

Washington and Lincoln

He made sure we celebrated Presidents’ Day! 2/2012

Not every kid wakes up happy and excited for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday…but this is my son Rockford and he always makes sure we recognize a great leader in our nation.

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Your kid drew what?

30 Jan

Interpretive Art

Sunday School art

kid's drawing

Can you guess what this is?

Ever have your kid bring his or her art work home only to get stumped trying to guess what it is? My husband and I took a guess at what this picture was and it was…

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Happy Father’s Day!

17 Jun

My Father

My Dad’s Work Journey

Mexican young man

My dad in 1968

Recently I was asked to do a writing assignment for one of my master’s degree courses. The title of the paper was “Experiencing Work”. I decided to write about my Dad and his work journey. I would like to share it with you too. Continue reading

Funny boy talk from the bathroom

30 May

More talk from the potty

A boy’s anatomy

toddler smiling

About a boy’s anatomy

Sometimes my son says the funniest things, but when I think about it, it has more to do with his perspective than his sense of humor.

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