How to feel like a girl in a house of boys.

January 8, 2014

After growing up with four sisters, I was destined to have all sons, right? My life has done a complete 180. From high heels to high tops. From tutus to football pads. From Barbies to “guys”. From salons to barbers. From pink to…. blue….and lots of it. And I love it. I love having all boys and, no, I am not “trying for a girl” to make my life more “complete”… you know, because people say these things and actually expect us boy moms to feel this way. I have sisters, I have nieces, and someday maybe I’ll have daughter in-laws – I think I am covered. Don’t go feeling so sorry for me just yet. But boy OH boy. The rumors about boys are true. In my four years as a mom I have found these things to be true about the miniature male species:

1. If you crouch on the ground, they will jump on you.

2. They wrestle like bear cubs. all. day. long.

3. If you give them a toy truck, they will look at it, smile, and then immediately smash it into something.

4. They like to announce their bodily functions like they are nbd.

… and coming from someone who is still sort of uncomfortable saying the word “fart” let alone writing it…. I’ve had some major adjusting to do now that I am raising three men. So this may or may not be the most superficial post I’ve ever written, but sometimes.. sometimes…  a boy mom just wants to feel a little girly. Without further ado here is my very official list:


5. Have a few items that are obnoxiously pink! Items that scream, “THESE BELONG TO MOM” without actually having to scream that. I don’t really even like pink, but I have these super pink items so that when I finish folding three loads full of blue, brown, and green laundry, I can glance at these things and think, “Ahhh…. not all femininity is lost.”


4. Buy a girl version of something they have. For example: My boys are heavily into camo… we have camo shirts, pants, sweatshirts, sleeping bags, baseball hats etc… One day I saw a fellow boy mom wearing these Splendid camo leggings and I knew I needed them in my life. They make the statement “I am equal parts princess and warrior”…. and then I sorta/kinda fit in with a feminine twist.


3. Let your boys watch you primp. Yes, they may want to test out your make up and draw black eyes on each other…. and your new bronzer may end up in pieces…. BUT, without fail they will tell you, “Wow, you look pretty, mommy”…. and if that doesn’t melt your heart like a lovesick schoolgirl, then I don’t know what does.

2. Go in public with your male entourage. Everyone will notice that, yes, you have all boys. And yes, you are the reigning Queen Bee. Mission of feeling like a girl… and important one to boot… ACCOMPLISHED!

1. And….If all else fails, host a playdate with other boy moms and have a girly gab session about everything gross, disgusting, smelly, adorable, and wonderful your little guys do.

… and there you have it! The very official ways to feel like a girl in a house of boys. Now excuse me while I go powder my noise…. I mean, my nose.


  • mom
    January 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    thanks for my making me laugh! Sounds like a great excuse to buy some more heels….etc!!! You go girl!

    • Casey Leigh
      January 8, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      More louboutins for you!

  • Katie
    January 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Love it!! The boys are lucky to have you as their Queen Bee!

  • Tina @ Life Without Pink
    January 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Great post! Thank you so much for including me!

  • Barb @ A Life in Balance
    January 9, 2014 at 6:28 am

    What is it with boys and bodily functions!?! My youngest walks around burping and farting ALL DAY LONG.

  • Life with Kaishon
    January 9, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I love being a girl in a house full of boys too : ).
    I wouldn’t mind a miniature girl person though! : )

  • Carrie @ Chockababy
    January 9, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I love how sweet boys can be. “You’re so pretty. I want to marry you when I grow up!” 🙂 Thanks for the tips!!

  • Lisa
    January 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I absolutely love this post. I have twin boys. I have to listen to the farting and burping on a daily basis. I also have to remind them that I am a lady, and that’s why I do my hair, wear makeup, polish my toys, and smell nice.They always tell me how beautiful I look. That always puts a smile on my face 🙂

  • Life Breath Present
    January 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Oh what I have to look forward to. Honestly, I’m glad to have Baby Boy, but sometimes I just wish he and Hun were a bit more understanding of my need to be “pretty”.

  • Caitlin
    January 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    What a cute post! We out number the man in our house. There are times when he is wearing a tutu and singing princess songs and my heart grows a little more.

  • Lauryn
    January 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Such a cute post! I love the “if you crouch, they will jump on you”…so true!!

  • Katie @ Mommy Call
    January 15, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Very cute post. Wow… 3 boys! Thanks for adding my quote to your piece. As for that home mani/pedi… having my nails painted yesterday was the only way I could discourage him from trying to trim my nails with a clipper (he’s 2!) as I explained, “you can’t cut mommy’s nails when they are painted.” Problem solved. I am now back in control of the clippers.

  • Sonia
    January 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I just discovered your blog! I’m the same – have two boys and grew up with two sisters…Now the tables have turned and it’s all boy things all the time. But I’m trying to teach them to understand girls. Opened an online/mobile jewelry boutique so it’s thrown in their faces all the time! They’re learning. They watch me do my makeup….They like to do my nails as well (although we need to get them properly trained to look presentable) and brush my hair!!! Hopefully they will “get” girls one day???!!! Wishful thinking!

    • Sisters to Sons
      January 17, 2014 at 11:31 am

      So glad you found my blog!! You are so right! I agree that it is important to teach our little guys to understand women! Thanks for reading!

  • Kristen LaValley
    January 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    BAH! I NEED this. And I’m stoked to find so many other boy mom bloggers. Awesomeness.

    Glad to be in your SITS tribe, woman! 🙂

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