Mothers Raising Boys

By Renee Martinez, Founder of Raising Boys World

I like to think that I am the queen of the castle. In fact, I frequently remind my boys of that fact. The level of testosterone in my house can be overwhelming as even my dog is male! When I really stop to think about it, I realize that I have the opportunity to create good husbands someday. I’m so excited to be able to write about issues that I’m both concerned and passionate about. Have a question on raising your son? Send it to me! I’d love to hear from you. Please join me as I embark on this journey. Tomorrow’s topic is: competition and boys.

Before I had all these boys in my life (Four boys;, ages 8, 5, 2 and 7 months. A wonderful husband. A male dog) I wasn’t even thinking about ever getting married much less having children or the responsibility of a pet. You meet the right guy and things change.

Why this blog? Whenever I go anywhere with my children, I am constantly bombarded with comments from random people like, “Wow. Four boys. You must be busy!” or “Four boys! You’re life must be crazy! How can you handle it?!”. I want to slap these people. They drive me crazy. My boys are the least of my troubles. They are really a joy and I wanted to create a forum for people with boys. For those who need help as well as for people who really want a community of moms with similar experiences. A place where we can gather and share information that might in someway help to create responsible, respectful, confidant men for our future.

I’m planning to write about any and all topics related to parenting boys. From analyzing whether traditional schools are preparing boys for the future, to sports and competition, to how to handle introducing a sibling. While the age range I focus on will be primarily 10 and under, I will also write about issues that concern older boys and mothers as well.

A little about me: I did the professional thing (meaning in an office) for a while. I worked in marketing. It was exciting. Once I had my first child, I couldn’t imagine going back to work on a full-time basis, so I decided to try to work as a marketing communications consultant. One thing led to another and nearly 10 years later, I’m still trying to blend the two worlds of work and family. I’ve worked on some great projects for clients nationwide. From designing and writing websites, newsletters, email campaigns, logos, marketing plans, public relations campaigns, brochures and more.

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