By: Carolyn Coleman
I enjoy being a Mom and feel I have a lot to share with having sons who are more than 12 years apart.
My husband and I are both from New Orleans, LA. We relocated to Boston for my husband to get his Master’s Degree from Boston College. We packed up his then 5-year-old twin boys and headed east for what we thought would be no more that 3-4 years. Well, it’s been 24 years!
My husband and I have been married for 24 years. We have twin boys who have graduated college and a 15-year-old son who just completed his freshman year of high school. My husband and I both work full-time outside the home, so raising a teenage boy today is very challenging.
I enjoy reading and exercising with my husband and son. Basketball is a big part of our family. Both older boys played all through college and one has continued to play in the Ukraine, while the other coaches at a prep school in Florida. Our youngest has been playing organized basketball since he was only five. I always say to my friends, while some Moms are relaxing on weekends or doing the girly thing, you can usually find me in a gym somewhere is New England watching basketball.
I’ll be writing about the generation gap between my sons – how different it is raising a son today compared to 10 years ago. I also want to write about raising a student athlete. I don’t think most people realize the dedication a parent has to have to raise a student athlete. The most important thing is keeping my son focused on his academics so he knows the importance of maintaining his grades and having choices when he completes high school.
I am looking forward to being a Signature Mom Blogger!