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Transitioning to Middle School

Chatting with my friend Erin Dirvonas about transitioning to middle school. Since I have two kiddos making transitions this I have been thinking a lot about them. Today I am chatting with my friend Erin about middle school and making the change easiest on everyone.


Transitioning to Elementary School

Transitioning to Elementary School Chatting with my friend Sydney Smith about transitioning to kindergarten. I’ve been thinking a lot about getting my own son ready for kindergarten and moving to such a big building. We discuss academics, independence skills and tips to make the transition easier. Show Notes Sydney’s favorite thing: Guardians of galaxy CD…


Surviving the Summer with Boys

Solo Episode, chatting about all things summer! Organizing yourself and your kiddos, fun activities, keeping up with academics and staying sane!! Tip 1- Get Organized To Do Sheet – A few years ago, I used a “No Screen-time Until” sheet to this one to get us organized. I customized ours to reflect the things I…


Mental Well-being of Boys with Kyle Douglas

Interview with Kyle Douglas, chatting about the mental health of boys with tips on how to raise boys to be mentally well and also information about what therapy is and when to utilize it. Show Notes Children’s book about taking care of yourself so you can take care of others ( Calm down toy…


Growth and Development of Boys with Pedicatrician Roy Benaroch

Last Fall, at my oldest son’s 11 year checkup, the pediatrician mentioned the onset of puberty. Sounds silly, but I hadn’t really thought about it before and I certainly didn’t know about the changes my son was about to go through. (If you need a great puberty resource, check out the book I bought for my…


Welcome to Boys Built Better

Welcome to the show! In this episode you will learn a little more about Boys Built Better and its host, Jessica Crow. Jessica is a mom to 3 boys aged 5, 9 and 11 who decided to get into podcasting after a particularly hard year as a parent. The Boys Built Better podcast is a…