Balducci combines her writing talent and her life as the parent of five rambunctious boys to deliver a collection of essays on the everyday aspects of mothering boys. Pondering her bald backyard, she longs for grassy vistas she knows she will never see. She has five climbers, diggers, and runners with huge appetites that require ceaseless feeding. She insists that her husband take the lead on Boy Scout hosting and camping activities but manages to get pulled in anyway. Balducci regales with stories of breaking up tussles, teaching etiquette, hosting birthday parties, managing homework regimes, and trying to get her own work done. Mothers of boys will recognize the scenarios and appreciate the labor of love. --Vanessa Bush
From the Back Cover
"This book is a celebration of boyhood in all its glory."--Dr. Kevin Leman, author, Have a New Kid by Friday
When Rachel Balducci looks for material for her writing, she doesn't have to look far. Her subject matter can be found climbing through the window, hanging on to the edge of the roof, and rummaging through the refrigerator. Here she chronicles the exuberant, awesome life of boys through bizarre conversations overheard, unbelievable rules she's been forced to make, and the many episodes of boy behavior that continue to mystify mothers worldwide. From the care and feeding of her team, to travels out in public, to their wide-eyed adoration of Chuck Norris, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweetly wild side of boyhood.
"Balducci's tales of life in a house full of boys are as warm as they are funny. Her honesty, wit, and insightfulness combine to make How Do You Tuck In a Superhero?
a true delight to read."--Jennifer Fulwiler, author of ConversionDiary.com
"Funny, heartwarming, edifying, and always uplifting, Rachel shares her joy for parenting in a way that will inspire you to be a better wife and mom. She teaches us that family life, with all of its ups and downs, is truly one of life's greatest gifts."--Lisa M. Hendey, author, The Handbook for Catholic Moms
; founder, CatholicMom.com
"In this gem of a book, Rachel gives us a glimpse of her world. It's a field guide, a memoir, a mystery, and a love letter all in one."--Danielle Bean, mother of eight; editorial director, Faith & Family; author, My Cup of Tea
and Mom to Mom, Day to DayRachel Balducci
is a writer and the mother of five lively boys--with another baby on the way. Her website, www.testosterhome.net, has been nominated for several awards and continues to chronicle the antics of her boys.