Sunday, January 4, 2009

2009 - Raising Man Child

It's 2009 and I have already achieved one of my goals... creating a blog. It's not just any blog. I am a single, mature female raising a teen-age Male child. I remember praying throughout my pregnancy for a male child. "Raising a boy is so much easier than girls", I thought. Let me be first to tell you that is not true. Some of the problems I have had to deal with have made my friends laugh out loud and shed tears. " You should write a book", they would say or " I hope you are keeping a journal". All I can do is shake my head and pray. Then they will smile and say " It will be OK, I been through something similar" or " He's just smelling himself, y'all will be alright". Well, it ain't alright because I am pre-menopausal. My hormones and his hormones are at WAR.

So I've decided to create blog to help me keep me sane as I raised my wonderful son and to help other who are raising kids. Next blog... I'll explain how difficult it was creating this blog and having to ask him for help.


  1. 'Cilla, this is too funny. I promise to try to hold in the laughter.

    I understand your plight about creating a blog, because I have the same problem creating my website. I will blog about that one day as well.

    Keep being a good mom and your rewards will be an awesome young man.

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging!

  3. Cilla, you've got a good start. Welcome. I'll drop by once in a while. Please drop by mine when you get an opportunity.

    Sorry I can't help you with Man-child. I ain't never birth no babies. Ha!

  4. Cilla,
    I so feel your pain(3 teenage boyz) I dare not write anything that could be used against me later!!

    Stay Strong Queen!!!!

  5. Thanks everyon for your support. I am still learning how to put things together. I'll Holla when I get confused.

    Luv Ya11

  6. 'Cilla, you're starting off on a good start. I have a blog on here somewhere that I haven't done a thing with.

  7. 'Cilla, I joined the world of blogging this year as well. Everytime I get excited about it my husband said it is boring and I should at least include some of my work. My answer, I am not ready to share that and this is MY blog. I love your manchild stories. My middle child is a boy, he is 10. I am not looking forward to the teen oldest was a challange, but she would die if she thought I was blogging about her.

  8. Cilla, glad to see you jump in the fray. What a great idea for a blog. recounting manchild driving you batty. LOL. LOL. What does he think of it?

  9. Way to go 'Cilla,
    I was also a reluctant blogger, but it is a cool way to vent and a woman with two sons, I feel ya...


  10. Cilla -
    This is wonderful and to think that youo have completed one of your goals for 2009 and it is just the first week in Jan.

    I look forward to reading your updates.

  11. I feel you on setting the blog up. Im trying to do the same. I look forward to reading about you and The MAN LOL

  12. Congrats on the blog. Looks good to me

  13. Ladysilver - we can help wach other. Thanks for stopping by

    Dera -Man-child thinks I am off my rocker. He is also betting that I will not master everything and I'll quit.. NOT!!

    Beverly, Linda and Uraine... Thanks for the support.

  14. Great idea! Can't wait to read more on "The Adventures of Man-child"


  15. Kindred...I know it's hard trying to get into heaven when someone/something is giving you hell all the way! LOL. You are loved and in that you are blessed. Keep being a light of strength.

    Akande (Helesi)

  16. Hey Cilla,

    Welcome to the world of blogging. I have two sons and daughter. They all crazy. Mine haven't reached teenagehood and I don't know if they will LOL.

    Look forward to reading more of your posts.

  17. Great blog entry. And good luck in the future keep 'em coming. :) --Chantay

  18. Hey 'Cilla, I will stay tune....I KNOW HOW IT IS as I raised three of them by myself as well. So my company, you can count on. Prayers abound.

  19. Helesi... I am looking for new Knee pads as we speak...

    LaShaunda.. thanks for the support

    Rhea ..I'll be calling you often

    Again. thanks everyone for the suport. I am going to need it in more ways than you know. :-)

  20. Hey Girl,

    Me likes, you know I'm only a phone call away when you need to vent. Where in the world did you find time to do this blogging thing along with everything else that you do.

    Man-child will be Ok and ya'll a look back in laughter.

  21. Cilla,
    I love my son to death, but raising a boy was one of the hardest things I've ever done. And it doesn't help that he's a Pisces and I'm a Gemini. Not a good combo. He's 22 now, but I raised him mostly as a single parent and found myself constantly trying to make up for the mia parent. All I can say is that we have a very strong bond and nothing can beat that. I wish the same for you.

  22. Hey Cilla!

    I'll be the first to agree that boys are harder to raise than girls. I tell everyone my son is Mars and my girls are from Venus!

    I'm looking forward to you sharing your adventures!

    Victoria Wells

  23. YAYYYY, Sistah 'Cilla's in BlogLAND!!

  24. You GO Ms. Cilla! I am so proud of you for achieving your first goal of 2009! I will be sure to drop by and give a holla every now and again!