The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

November 17, 2020

Ep. 81 : Raising Siblings to be Strong Together, and Strong Individuals with Amy Carney

Amy Carney, author of Parent on Purpose, knows a thing or two about raising sibling relationships. Shortly after her triplet sons were born (*gulp*) , she had a daughter, and a couple years later, adopted another son. Amy and her husband have made some upstream choices to parent their children with great intention in many ways -- including establishing intentional bonds with one another, while intentionally growing as individuals. This interview inspired me to continue parenting on purpose and I think you’ll find lots of practical helps for sibling relationships, too. Read More

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Monica Swanson, author of the Boy Mom book, and blogger at, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising boys in today's world. Monica shares practical advice and Biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with other boy moms, and light-hearted humor.

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About Monica Swanson

My husband Dave and I have been living in Hawaii for nearly 18 years. We arrived on the island with one son, and have had 3 more since. We moved to Oahu for my husband’s (3-year) medical residency training, and never left. (That seems to happen a lot around here.) We live on the North Shore on a hill in the country overlooking the “7 Mile miracle” — 7 miles of some of the best surfing beaches in the world. We grow tropical fruits, and in between surf sessions, I homeschool my 4 boys. Actually just 3 now — our oldest just took the long-dreaded-but-obviously-healthy-launch to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Ca. I’m thrilled to report that he is very happy and adjusting well. We’re all trying to do the same.


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