Sunday, September 20, 2009

Book: Boy-sterous Living *and Giveaway!

Today I'd like to introduce you to a book that will most likely be a lifeline for me in the years ahead! I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I'm not giving my copy away!

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.

Find out more about Jean here!

Buy Boy-sterous Living

Win it!
If you'd like to win a copy of this book please leave me a comment about your boy(s)! I will pick a winner next Monday (the 28th).


  1. I love being a mama to boys! I would love have a few more...we'll see what God decides on that. I keep meaning to get a copy of "Bringing Up Boys" by James Dobson but this book sounds like a valuable resource as well!

  2. When I was pregnant with my son, I regularly prayed that he would be the kind of boy that "had to be hosed off at the back door on a regular basis". God answered that prayer and then some. While he is a great joy, he is a daily challenge! I'll take any input I can get and this book sounds like it would be great. Thanks!

  3. Rachel Keeler8:23 PM

    Hi Krista! Before having kids, I thought that I wanted at least one daughter, but I am so glad God knew better! He gave me two boys and I am so in love and enjoying the chaos (most of the time, anyway). They're getting big enough to play now and it is so fun to see them becoming friends as well as brothers. I'd love to read this book (and the 28th is my birthday, so winning would be a fun present!) :-)

  4. I don't have a boy, obviously, but I have watched my nephew and thank God daily that he gave me a quiet, studious girl! I know I would not be able to handle the chaos my sister goes through.

    So I would like to win this for my sister. :-)

  5. Hey! I saw you have a few blogs so I didn't know which one to reply to, but
    You can get those suckers in leavenworth or I think you can get them at Owl Soda Fountain...
    I got those ones in Oregon ;) that wouldn't help!

  6. Anonymous6:07 PM

    I am always up for stories about little boys. here is the latest from our house:
    Sacha and his daddy went to Dairy Queen for a treat. Sacha ordered fries and a dilly bar. Tony ordered a combo of some kind. Sacha noticed that Tony's fries box was larger than his.
    Why yours fries bigger than mine?
    Daddy: Because I am a daddy and I have bigger fries than little boys.
    Sacha: Is everything bigger when you a daddy?
    Daddy: Yes, it is.
    Sacha: Even mine penis?
    Daddy (trying not to laugh): Yes, Sacha.

  7. I love boys. I love being a mom of boys. Once in awhile I feel a little put out watching friends that have quiet little girls that stay where you put them and talk back instead of smack siblings over the head with dinosaurs, but then I remember how much more excitement I have, how fun it is, how many more stories I have to share. Who would want to miss all that? Of course when you walk in and find your son painting the toilet seat and parts of his person with materials scooped out of the toilet things do get a little dicey. But all in all boys are wondrous and God knew what he was doing when he blessed me with little ones of the fiercer gender.

  8. Pick me, seriously. All of our adventures aside...I really need that book!!!
    hee hee hee

  9. Thanks for teh book review and I love seeing the comments about boys from other moms!



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