I’m Outnumbered

I'm Outnumbered

I’m Outnumbered!

One Mom’s Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys

by Laura Lee Groves

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I’m Outnumbered!  offers sound advice and encouragement for every mom who has more than one son, even if there’s a girl in the mix. Laura Lee Groves’ combination of personal anecdotes, authoritative research, and humorous stories will give every outnumbered mom much-needed encouragement, inspiration, and information.

Jean Wise

Raising children is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Life becomes more complicated when raising boys, and even more so with multiple boys. Laura Groves’ new book, I’m Outnumbered! One Mom’s Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys, will certainly help anyone who feels overwhelmed by parenthood.

Strong advice and practical tips fill the pages. One strong chapter is on communication. Groves emphasized the importance of dinnertime conversations as a family and one-on-one time with individual boys. I like that she included chapters on order and organization and teaching respect – unique topics not always addressed in parenting books. She also has a chapter where her sons answer questions and even words of wisdom for the single mom.

This book would be a great book to buy for that expectant mom who already had several kids. Also a good addition for church or community libraries or mom discussion groups.


Shonya Klein

What I really liked about this book was the very practical applications she shares. In no other ‘raising your sons’ book have I found so many practical ideas for developing leadership, loving unconditionally, maintaining family mealtime, talking with your son, improving organization, tips for modeling respect, growing respect through the various ages, and a detailed list of guidelines to help brothers interact with one another in a healthy way (especially as teenagers and into adulthood). It’s great to have general principles and scriptural guidelines (which she starts with), but it’s even better to show how to move those principles into action.

Another great aspect of this book was the way it addresses so many seasons of raising boys. This isn’t just for mothers of preschool boys, or mothers of teenage boys, or mothers whose boys have left home–it’s for all the above. She included thoughts I’ve read before, ideas I’ve previously implemented with my boys, and many ideas I have never heard before and for stages of life I’ve not yet reached. This is a book that mothers can refer to again and again as the boys grow up.