If there is one thing I have struggled with consistently in my life, it has been tooting my own horn.
It feels weird to even type that, because, duh, even typing it feels like horn tooting.
I always just take it to mean I have a healthy dose of humility and humbleness.
But, others have told me I need to be better about this –that I don’t promote or market myself appropriately. That it’s okay to be your own PR person.
Chances are they’re right and I need to do better, even though chances are also that I won’t because I am me and it feels weird no matter how you spin it.
But, I am trying.
Trying to find the balance between being that annoying person who posts all about their greatness constantly on Facebook and someone who really just wants to get credit for a job well done so that I can continue to do good jobs for good people.
Which leads me to a secret I have been keeping: I wrote a book.
Okay, sort of.
I wrote a story for a book.
A for real book. One of those anthology type things where you and a bunch of other people put your stories together in one book on the same topic, in this case, Life with Boys.
And it’s not just a digital book you can download (although, go ahead, do that too).
It’s a real book, with actual pages, that you can flip through and sniff.
I have to admit that I am proud to be a part of this venture with some of the best writers (and boy moms) in the business.
It’s cool to see your own name in print like that, but even more, it is awesome to be associated with such a talented group of individuals.
Which is why I am going to tell you right now that you NEED TO ORDER THIS BOOK!
If it were just me, I’d probably be over here with my personal stack of signed copies just waiting for someone else to talk about it.
But it’s not.
And, while I can’t even humble brag effectively about myself, I have no problem saying super amazing things about other people who are creating super amazing things.
So, don’t buy the book because I’m in it, buy the book because 33 other crazy talented storytellers are in it, dropping knowledge on this beautiful, boy-filled life we all share.
The Unofficial Guide to Raising Boys: 10 Mom Truths All Boy Moms Know
Having boys makes you tough. –So You’re Having a Boy, Carrie Tinsley
I can catch almost anything thrown at me, without even looking. –This Is My Circus and These Really Are My Monkeys, Lisa Munn
Being a boy mom is an adventure. It’s like having a bunch of huge, ravenous, energetic, clumsy, affectionate puppies running around. –Confessions of a Boy Mom, Rita Templeton
The first rule of having boys is to develop a thick skin. They are rough, they are wild, and they smell funny. You have to learn to let things roll off your back. To not jump at every precarious move. To ignore the smell of pee. You should probably consider getting your EMT certification or at the very least take a first aid course. It could end up saving you in the end. –Signs of a Concussion, Ashford Evans
Having a wild boy doesn’t mean we “can’t have nice things.” It means we can’t have things. Like walls, railings, or storage containers. –Mud, Blood, and Harry Potter, Karen Johnson
Calm moments don’t have a residence in our world. So much so, that even those seemingly quiet activities don’t stand chance at a peaceful presence. –Life With Two Boys, Karsson Hevia
Every story about the strength of the love between a mom and her son is true. –A Beautiful Heart, Bianca Jamotte Le Roux
Little boys have a way of bringing out their momma’s tomboy side, her silly side, and her courageous side. Boys push their momma’s to her furtherst limit and then find a way to push some more before they smother her with kisses. –Boy Mom 101, Mikenzie Oldham
No matter which potty-training technique you try, it will suck and there will still be pee on the floor. –What I Didn’t Know, Dana Kamp
Raising sons is not for the faint of heart. –Confessions of a Boy Mom, Rita Templeton
Want to know more about this boy mom life? Buy the book by and for boy moms: The Unofficial Guide to Surviving Life with Boys, Tiffany O’Connor & Lyndee Brown