One Thing Boy Moms Should Stock Up On

Thanks to Febreze for sponsoring this post.

When I found out I was pregnant for the first time I knew my life was going to be changed forever and, when we discovered it was a boy, I prepared myself for all things “boy”. I realized rough housing was going to be a daily occurrence, messes were something I was going to have to get used to, and that I better keep a lot of food in my pantry at all times. I’ve learned though, that there are many things that I did not prepare myself for because I didn’t even know to do so- things like having to check the toilet seat before I sit down to go to the bathroom, how to choose the right cup for my little athletes, the fact that everything would be turned into a competition, and that sitting around in underwear would be a daily thing.

Something else I learned? Boys are stinky. I had heard this but my nose was unprepared for the amount of stink that my son (and his brother born after him) would produce. Whether they’ve just come from the basketball court, have been playing outside all afternoon, or just arrived home from school, boys have an aroma all of their own. I was not ready at all.

Thankfully, since I’ve discovered this, I’ve stocked up on air freshener. Lots of air freshener. So next time my oldest challenges my youngest to a fart contest I’m ready.

Febreze One is a new product that just came out in Meijer stores. It’s designed for both air and fabrics, so it can act as your go-to all in one air freshener– with the added benefit of no aerosols, dyes or heavy perfumes. I love the scents and keep one in the bathroom and one in the kitchen so I can keep my house smelling fresh (or fresher at least).

Being a boy mom wasn’t necessarily what I expected it was going to be but, honestly, I love every messy (and stinky) moment of it. Are you a boy mom? What was one thing you didn’t expect? (If you are a girl mom I would love to hear one unexpected thing you’ve discovered, too!)