14-843

Living in Sonshine: The Joys and Noise of Mothering Boys

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  • 272 pages
  • 1.016 lbs

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Loud toys. Lots of noise. Worms in pockets. And dirt where no one thinks it should be (except them of course). From infancy to adulthood boys need mothering that's up to the tough task.

In Living in Sonshine 83 authors share 130 essays and poems on how they did it. From tips for managing the everyday, to encouragement to raise a man of God, Living in Sonshine brims with everyday down-to-earth help for your mom heart.

Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • In Training
  • A Boys' Mom
  • Of Buds and Boys
  • Energy, Noise, and Fun = Boys
  • My Choice
  • A Heart Full of Joy
  • You've Been Jingled!
  • Boys in Every Room
  • Of Boys and Housecleaning
  • On Mothering Boys
  • Stay Small, My Son!
  • The Bustle of Boys & Creation of Clutter
  • Recipe for a Sunday Dress for Mother
  • Worms, Worms, Worms!
  • A Boy's View on the Structure of the Body
  • On Raising Men for God
  • Is Pink a Girls' Color?
  • A Peek in My Window
  • Umpiring Brothers
  • Hold Him While He's Little
  • The Humor of Boys
  • Boys and Noise
  • A Boy and His Pig
  • Led By My Son
  • A Word of Wisdom
  • A Song of Surrender
  • The Gift of Boys
  • A Son! What Fun!
  • Do You Have Time?
  • To the Mothers of Little Girls
  • Blessed Abundantly
  • Help Him Draw
  • Explanation to Visitors
  • God's Lambs—Our Boys
  • Forgotten Intention
  • When to Go to the ER
  • Mother of Boys
  • All Because of Sharks
  • Boys and Boxes
  • One Boy's Touch
  • The Joys and Noise of Raising Boys
  • Smelling Pretty
  • Cherish Your Boys
  • Keep Both Hands on the Rail
  • Not Wasted
  • Teacher's Boys
  • If You're a Mother of Boys, Expect:
  • Rice Sandbox
  • What Are Little Boys Made Of?
  • Metamorphose
  • Simple Joys for Happy Boys
  • Monkeys
  • Boyish Perplexity
  • What They Need
  • Toy Pick-Up
  • Boys Will Be Boys
  • Buckets of Blessings
  • All in a Lifetime of Growing Boys
  • Haircutting Time
  • Growing Pains
  • Disgraced
  • The Joys of Boys
  • "Hey, Mom!"
  • No Place for Boys
  • Communicate!
  • Heart Exercise
  • When Little Boys Wash Dishes
  • Little Overalls
  • Boys in the Kitchen
  • Mother of Boys
  • My Prayer
  • Mothering My Messy Man
  • Batter-Up Boys
  • A Few Moments of Joy
  • Of Boys
  • Window Cleaner
  • My Neighbor Boy
  • Mind Over Matter
  • Sunday School
  • The Shacks
  • Boys & Toys
  • Boys and Housework
  • Of Beasts and Boys
  • Baking with Boys
  • The Mechanic
  • God Wants the Boys
  • Secret to an Exciting Life
  • Making Mountains Out of Coat Hills
  • Inventors
  • Grateful to Husk
  • Refining Flaws or Accepting the Boy
  • Beware!
  • Bring On the Boys
  • Help for the Howl
  • Missing the Point
  • The Collector
  • Her Name Is Mother
  • Interrupted Inspiration
  • Boys About the House
  • Boys' Quiltz
  • Where Has My Boy Gone?
  • Meaningful Things
  • For the Love of a Son
  • Protecting My Son's Purity
  • Not for the Faint of Heart
  • A Boys' World
  • A Fun Wall Motto for a Boy Household
  • Fighting the Brotherly Battles
  • "Thank You, Son!"
  • Times Change
  • A Boy and His Anger
  • Here a Little, There a Little
  • Go in Peace
  • Boys in the Sewing Room
  • After Many Days
  • A Man's Best Friend
  • They Can Sew!
  • Cutting Apron Strings
  • Boys and Travel
  • A Matter of Perspective
  • A Sister's View of Boys and Noise
  • Should Sis Groan or Grin?
  • Boys' Noise and Joys
  • A Sister to All Those Brothers
  • The Meaning of Big Sister
  • My Brothers, My Friends
  • A Mark for Each

Recipes

  • Yummy Granola Bars
  • Muddy Buddies
  • Brownie Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Buckeyes
  • Yogurt Parfaits
  • Easy Fruit Slush
  • Good and Simple Bread
  • Wolf Bread
  • Children's Bag Bread
  • Our Favorite Pizza
  • Chili
  • Beef & Rice Casserole
  • Popsicles
  • Granola
  • Kool-Aid Play Dough
  • Strawberry Milkshake
  • Peanut Butter Squares
  • Garlic Bread
  • Fiber Balls
  • Specializing in Boys
  • Moms to the Rescue—Helpful Tips from Veteran Moms
  • Build Your Own Articulating Tractor!
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