Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boy-Sterous Living

About the book: Raising boys isn't easy. Life with them is loud. If it's quiet, they're probably up to something. Boys are messy, competitive, fearless, and proud. Living with them pretty much guarantees that you're in for an adventure.

In Boy-sterous Living, Jean shares a few of the priceless stories and laugh-out-loud lessons that she and her boys have experienced over the years. With humorous insight and practical advice, she offers encouragement and ideas to help both mothers and fathers impact and shape the lives of their sons. From understanding their love of sports to overcoming the superman complex, Jean shows moms how to find joy and contentment in everyday life by celebrating the laughter, passion, noise, and endless energy boys bring to our lives.

About the author: Jean is currently the Publishing Manager for MOPS International and she's been free-lance writing for 16 years. She has been published in a variety of local and national publications, including: Guideposts, MomSense, Today's Christian Woman, Christian Parenting Today, American Girl, Proverbs 31 Woman, Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul, Chicken Soup Cookbook for the Busy Mom's Soul, Focus on the Family's Teen Phases, Guideposts Miracle Series, and others.

She also co-authored her first book, Where Women Walked: Powerful True Stories of Women's Perseverance and God's Provision. (Tyndale/Focus on the Family, 2004) This book was nominated for a Gold Medallion Award.

Jean graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Bachelor's (1987) and a Master's (1992) degree in Journalism. She lives in Boulder with her husband Zane; three boys, Josh, Jordan, and Jake.

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This is a very fun and enjoyable book to read for anyone, and especially hilarious if you have a son (or two in my case!). Boy-Sterous Living is an easy read and would make an excellent gift for the mom-of-sons in your life.


Terra H. said...

As a mother of two boys, I'm sure I could relate to some things in this book. It looks like a fun read.

mommyjen99 said...

As a mom of four and 3 of them being boys I have had a lot of gross and funny stuff happen along the years. One of the funniest times I recall was when my son was 2 and at a wedding, he took his hand and rubbed it up this ladys panythosed leg all the way up her skirt. I guess her liked the silky feeling. We all still laugh at the time he goosed the old lady.

Jean Blackmer said...

Thanks for the book review and enjoy those boys!!


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