The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

January 18, 2023

An Intentionally Amazing Year for Your Family, with Emily Ley

If you want your family to have an amazing year ahead, this episode will give you some practical tools to help make that happen!  Emily Ley -- owner of Simplified Planners, best-selling author, and dedicated mom -- is with us to offer 5 ways to kick-start an amazing year ahead. (Personally,) I am a fan of starting off the new year slowly – taking my time to set goals and develop a vision for the new year. Whether you catch this episode in January or later in the year, the good news is, God’s mercies are new every morning, and we can always regroup for a fresh start!  

About The Monica Swanson Podcast

Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom and Raising Amazing (releasing 2/21/2023), and blogger at, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising amazing kids and building strong families. Monica shares practical advice and biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with experts, and light-hearted humor.

You can follow Monica on InstagramFacebook, and on her website at

About Monica Swanson

Monica and her husband Dave raise boys and tropical fruit on the North Shore of Oahu.  Monica has homeschooled their four sons (two who are currently in college in Southern California.)  Monica is the author of Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You, and host of the Boy Mom Podcast. Monica has been blogging for over 10 years and has encouraged over 10 million visitors to her website with articles on parenting and family, healthy living, and (mostly) healthy recipes. The Swanson boys are all surfers, (Luke, who is 18,  surfs professionally) which keeps Monica on her knees. Monica loves good coffee, running trails with her husband and dog, Thor, the Word of God, and connecting with women all over the world through the crazy gift of the internet. 


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