Boyology

Boyology. Facing a boy-child for the first time. So much is different. What are the implications for day to day living? Send me your tips and experience – i need as much help as I can get– livingnanhood@gmail.com or @livingnanhood!

Valentine’s Day Bathtime Scare

12 Feb 2021
Valentine’s Day Bathtime Scare

The door opened wide and Dad felt the need for a chair to flop into. His stomach turned. He felt icy as he asked Kevin...

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Not all adults are safe

05 Feb 2021
Not all adults are safe

Strike for independence  On picking up Elliot from school he announced he wanted to walk home alone.  Elliot: I will be okay. I will run...

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Boys and Body Shaming

22 Jan 2021
Boys and Body Shaming

Boys are concerned about their bodies too Connor reposted what a young teenage boy had posted on Instagram about body shaming. I read it.  At...

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Keeping Fit Together

15 Jan 2021
Keeping Fit Together

In the days when gyms and studios were open I found I had a chance to change Duncan’s view of his old Nan. Half term...

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Where’s your willy, Nan

18 Sep 2020
Where’s your willy, Nan

When faced with the direct question ‘ where is your willy, Nanny’ by a boy who is keenly observant in the swimming pool family changing...

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The rude awakening of newborn nappy changing

11 Sep 2020
The rude awakening of newborn nappy changing

One thing I have learnt is that every man has pee'd in his own face

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Washing his Boyological bits

04 Sep 2020
Washing his Boyological bits

As a novice Nan of a boy I was stumped when it came to cleansing. His face, arms, feet,legs are familiar. His boyological equipment was...

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Boys bits baffle

28 Aug 2020
Boys bits baffle

I was born of a woman. I am a woman. I gave birth to what is now a beautiful strong woman. And then came the...

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Getting a wee on target

19 Jun 2020
Getting a wee on target

All the boys are at different stages of learning to wee into the toilet. We have the older ones consistently standing but sometimes forgetting the...

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Police intervention in parenting.

22 May 2020
Police intervention in parenting.

I did not get very close to the Body Shop. It was cordoned off. I asked a police officer what was going on. 

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Boyology comes in all shapes and sizes

01 May 2020
Boyology comes in all shapes and sizes

Why men and some women giggle or press the idea that ‘big is best’ when it comes to this one part of our anatomy I...

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From nappy to pants- an accident zone

20 Mar 2020
From nappy to pants- an accident zone

What is wee for...painting, playing or plundering the potty

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Keeping your child safe 

03 Jan 2020
Keeping your child safe 

Your body is your own While a personal interest in one’s own body is healthy and normal for any child the interest of others in...

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Being boys with dolls and dragons

20 Dec 2019
Being boys with dolls and dragons

How are boys going to learn to care and love their own children?  Do we follow boys into the narrow world of cars, guns, building,...

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Getting Poo in the Pan

30 Sep 2019
Getting Poo in the Pan

Oh the wash of warm slimy poo as wee man slides hopelessly into the pan

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