Boy Mom Spotlight: Leigh Anne

by Tina @ Life Without Pink on December 13, 2013

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Happy Friday boy mamas!! I hope everyone is staying warm and crossing things off their list (can you believe Christmas is only 2 weeks away???)

I want to introduce you to this weeks’ boy mom, Leigh Anne, from Single Mom in the South. Get to know Leigh Anne and her son, The Boy!

Ages.

The Boy (10/02), Lawn Boy’s boys (03/04 & 04/06).

Describe your sons.

The Boy is quiet and fairly reserved unless you are talking sports. LB’s oldest is similar in temperament to my son, minus the love of sports. His youngest is a spitfire of impulsiveness! 

How do you stay calm when surrounded by ALL that energy?

The Boy actually calms me. Staying calm around LB’s youngest can be a challenge because he’s not mine, so some of his values, manners, and limits of acceptable behavior are different then mine. I take a lot of deep breaths!

How do you instill gentlemanly behavior, actions, thoughts?

By insisting on manners at home and in public. By being very careful with whom I dated and making sure that man was always a gentleman in front of my children, by relying on my father and other male family members to be good role models.

What do you like to do with your son?

Watch sports (either him playing or on tv). Read aloud at bedtime.

How do you maintain close relationships with your son as he ages?

By taking an interest in what he does. Cheering him on or watching sports with him, taking advantage of the quiet moments and stealing affection when ever I can!

What type of sports or activities does your son participate in?

Football, basketball, tennis, and now golf

Where is your favorite place to shop for your son?

I’m lucky, I don’t really have to. My mom does most of it. I’m still partial to The Gap, though.

What are some books/series your son likes to read?

Harry Potter, Weird School, Big Nate

Biggest mess your son has made.

Again, lucky. It was when he got into the basket of folded laundry when he was one.

How do you handle violence in play?

We have general rules, no hitting, guns are not toys etc. 

I love being a boy mom because______

it comes with less drama! 

Give us your best boy mom tip!

Hold his hand in public for as long as he’ll let you and be open with him, even about uncomfortable stuff, because if he knows he can come to you with anything,  it will pay off later!

Leigh Anne’s Something Special:

A Boy and His Bucket List

boy mom feature leigh anne Daddy got The Boy tickets to see his favorite NFL team, because after five years Below the Mason Dixon Line, our closest team was FINALLY playing his team on their home field.  The two teams have faced each other at least the last two years, but always in The Great White North.

The only problem:  It was on a weeknight … 3 hours away.

I was supposed to secure a hotel room and even called on a fellow blogger who was kind enough to give me a whole list of area hotels. Alas ~you know, because I had nothing else on my plate~I waited too long and everything was booked.  This meant a 3 hour drive home at midnight when I was supposed to be working the next day.

Enter Lawn Boy to the rescue. First, he checked with The Boy to make sure it was okay to rain on his Alone Time with Mamma. The Boy didn’t care if we brought a bus-full, as long as he got to go.  LB secured a ticket to the sold-out game, in the general vicinity of our seats, and came with to help me with the driving.  We left as early as humanly possible, but still sat in traffic 2 miles out for 45 minutes, listening to the game on the radio.  When we got within walking distance and STILL couldn’t find parking, LB pulled up to a curb.

“What are you doing?” I asked.

“Just go!” he said, “This is his night, he needs to see the game. I’ll park and find you!”

*BIG, HUGE, HONKING SIGH* 

When I shared this with my mom, her exact words were, “Oh My Goodness, Leigh!  He’s SUCH a keeper!” ~Well, not the Leigh part, but the rest.

The Boy and I sprinted to our seats ~I may have been sniffling over the kindness of our chauffeur~ and I got to watch my boy watch HIS team TROUNCE their opponents.

My Boy got to cross something off his Bucket List and I got to be there to see it.

Once again, I am eternally grateful to the pack of special people, from my dad who bought the tickets, to LB, to the two friends that helped watch The Girl, who had no interest in going, for helping me help The Boy make his dream come true!

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Thank you so much Leigh Anne for letting me spotlight you today! 

Make sure to read about the other boy moms and their little men!

If you are interested in being featured, please fill out this form. Remember you don’t have to be a mom of all boys just one. NOTE: there’s a waiting list and I will contact you about a week or two prior to your scheduled date.

Thanks for reading!

Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink


I'm Tina, a wife and mother of two very active little boys. I'm the Co-founder of Girls' Lunch Out {GLO}, a marketing company that hosts networking events for women in social media. I'm also part of the BabyCenter social media team and the 2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio.

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1 Kay @Kay's Little Korner December 14, 2013 at 7:55 am

Boys are awesome!! I bet you guys had a ton of fun and thank you LB for helping them have an amazing night!!!
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2 Tina @ Life Without Pink December 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

Thanks for stopping by!

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3 Mimi December 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Leigh Anne is one of my favorite bloggers! I love how she keeps everything so real. I love that she says to hold hands for as long as possible in public! =) Her advice to talk about even the uncomfortable topics is so true! Talking sports is common place around here as well! lol
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4 Tina @ Life Without Pink December 17, 2013 at 9:17 am

I know her tips were great! I’ll be sad the day my boys don’t want to hold my hand anymore…hopefully that won’t happen for a LONG time!

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5 slamdunk December 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Fun stuff. We do the reading aloud as well–it is great to share books no matter the age of the reader and listeners.

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6 Tina @ Life Without Pink December 17, 2013 at 9:18 am

I agree! My boys love when I read them books…mostly if it has a superhero in it :)

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7 Charlotte December 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

OMG, that is just so incredibly SWEET! Love LB for doing that and wanting your son to have the best time ever. Goosebumpies :)

“Hold his hand in public for as long as he’ll let you and be open with him, even about uncomfortable stuff, because if he knows he can come to you with anything, it will pay off later!” Also, THIS. Yes.

XOXO
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8 Tina @ Life Without Pink December 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

I know I love that too!

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