On the Fearless Mom blog, we aim to equip you with different parenting perspectives that can help you not only endure motherhood but to ENJOY it! 

In this series, we are “interviewing” a mom in our fearless community with all boys, and one with all girls. That way, we can learn from their experience as we attempt to be the best moms we can be to the children in our lives! Last week, we laughed and cried with Betsy, a “girl mom.” 

This week, we are hearing from Lori Hahn, a “boy mom!” 

How many boys do you have, and what are their ages? 2 boys on earth – Hudson (age 5) and Bennett (age 2). We also have one heavenly baby named Owen.

Did you always imagine being a boy mom? ALWAYS! Even before I had children, I used to walk past the girls’ section in department stores and go straight to the boys’ clothes! 

What has being a boy mom taught you? They remind me how to truly enjoy the little things in life. Motherhood has stretched me in ways I never thought possible, but like all struggles, I’ve grown and learned so much from this journey. 

What is the best part of being a boy mom? I can’t pick just one! I love that I get to remind them, every day, how precious and worthy they are. I love that it is easy to directly communicate with boys. I love the way they creatively build things. And I especially love that potty training boys is way easier than with girls. I mean, how convenient is it to have your boy just pee at the park in the grass!? #perks

What is the most challenging part of being a boy mom? Staying calm in the chaos! The energy over here is limitless! 

What’s the most unexpected part of being a boy mom? The noise and mess! It is 24/7. You think I would be used to it by now, yet I am STILL surprised every day with how noisy and messy a boy house can be! 

What is the funniest observation your boys have made about girls? “They don’t have penises?!” When I think about the legit shock and awe when my oldest found that out… it gets me every time! They are also intrigued when I get my toes done; they are very into nail color haha!

What do you regularly pray over your boys? I pray for their future spouses, for them to make great Christian friends, and for them to always lean into God. One of my hearts’ desires is for them to know that when disasters, heartaches, or rough circumstances happen; God is still good and He will see you through. I pray that my boys grow to know that God is enough to heal their hearts in ways they never think possible. I also pray that they always see a need for salvation and that God is the only one who can fulfill their soul.

What do you wish you had known when your first baby boy came into the world? This goes for anyone – you DON’T have to be perfect! No one is! God can fill in the gaps when we fall short; You WON’T ruin them.

What advice do you have for other moms of boys? Let them be wild kids when you can because all of that energy has to go somewhere! When in doubt, go outside and get a change of scenery when things get nutty around the house. And finally, teach them emotional vocabulary early because this world needs more emotionally resilient men!