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I’m so excited to share this interview with Jen from The Brothers Trimm. Last week Jen interviewed me and I liked the questions so much I asked her if she’d return the favor. 

The Brothers Trimm is a wonderful collection of boy awesomness. It’s so exciting to find other blogs that share in the excitement of finding and writing about things to inspire Mom’s of boys. I love their Snow Domes, Fishing with Felt, and Hubble Telescope

It’s always fun hearing the thoughts of boy Mom’s so let’s get inside Jennifer’s mind for a bit!

1. Before having boys how much did you know about their wants and needs? Growing up in a family of three girls my only real experience of boys was playing with my cousin’s Star Wars sets at Christmas time. I went to an all girl’s school so really my interaction with boys was limited to summer flirting!

2. What’s the most memorable thing they have said or done? My eldest asked me first thing in the morning if I wanted to be his best friend. How precious to think I might be his first thought. Our youngest announced in the car this week that he was going to marry Daddy and Mummy and Jack. We decided we should have a group wedding.

3. As a working parent and living away from family, balancing work, rest and play can be challenging. How do you manage? Neither my husband nor I have family close by and to be honest it is something we both really miss. It’s not being able to share the daily wonders or pick up the phone to ask for instant help that is challenging. Thankfully though we have some very generous friends and we all give each other a hand, or pool in together to share the load!

4. What is your goal for The Brothers Trimm? Really it’s about sharing my findings, opening up options, supporting great brands and looking at alternatives, be it material, creative or thought leadership.

5. If you had a piece of advice for your adult boys, what would it be? Stay calm, stress less, always ask – the worst that can happen is they say no.

6. What concerns do you have for boys these days? The need for Justin Bieber hairstyles is a major concern! They will do their necks some serious injuries trying to keep that fringe from blinding them! Appearance seems to be a much bigger issue for boys than when I grew up. Pride in how you look is a good thing, but vanity breeds ugliness. I guess I am also terrified of how teenagers, especially boys, behave once alcohol  comes a-knocking. They are not invincible, I hope we teach our boys how to be sensible while still having fun.

7. Favourite toy/activity/book… Trucks, cars, fire engines, helicopters, planes…small sizes that you can trip over and lose really easily.

How cute are they?! Thanks so much for being so open with us Jen! 

I’m linking up with some fun activities tomorrow, we’re sharing one on Thursday – and don’t forget that Thursday is the last day to sign up for a Penpal! We have over 30 kids participating so far!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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  1. Kickcan & Conkers Reply

    So nice to learn a little bit more about Jen and her family.

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