If Marie Roker-Jones seems smart, driven, passionate, humorous, and down to earth, it’s because she’s exactly all of those things.
In a coffee shop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we caught up with Marie. Sheâ€™s juggling time between her two kids, her work, blogging, a husband in the armed forces whoâ€™s leave is just about over and spending some time with ConsumerBell.
God love her.
Marie runs her site Raising Great Men where, as you might guess, she discusses â€œReal Talkâ€ about parenting two boys of very different age groups. Weâ€™ve been friends with Marie for a while, so we took the opportunity sit down with her and really get to know her and her mission.
â€œWhat really lead me to the blog was that I didnâ€™t see anybody talking about parenting boys,â€ recalls Marie. â€œI saw different blogs about parenting or raising children, but nothing about what do you need to do about helping your sons; about raising happy, healthy men.â€
With a teenager and a toddler, Marie covers it all. Right now, hot topics in the moms-of-boys community include bullying and sexuality:
â€œTheyâ€™re things that people are thinking about, but not talking about,â€ says Marie.
In addition to writing, Marie hosts a weekly radio broadcast with guests from a variety of backgrounds to talk about manners, values, and even having the-birds-and-the-bees discussion.
â€œWhat I wanted to address was looking at all men: all boys, not just ‘Iâ€™m raising this type of boy…’ so I took the discussion online,â€ says Marie.
We love having Marie on the #SafetyTeam. Sheâ€™s a great friend, a great safety advocate, and a talented writer with a mission weâ€™re happy to support.
Show her some love. Visit Raising Great Men and let her know what you think of her work.
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