Riddle of The Day – A woman has Seven Children & Half are boys

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Riddles are a fun way to exercise the mind. Read on to check out this fun Riddle of the day! 

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Ready for a riddle of the day?

I love riddles. My kids and I will sit around trying to out riddle each other. Sometimes they get me and sometimes they don’t.

It’s a fun way of sitting together as a family talking, laughing and doing something we all love.

There are so many great riddles out there that are so much fun and so tricky. Best of all they’re actually good for you.

Riddles are fun!

Riddles are always a fun thing to read because they keep the mind going. Sometimes riddles will really make you step outside of your comfort circle when it comes to thinking because you really have to stretch the brain to come up with the answer.

Other times the answer is right in front of you and you didn’t even realize it.


Riddles are actually good for

For starters, they make you happy because when you get the answer it makes you excited. Did you know different types of puzzles help you brain in different ways? So not only are you doing something super fun you’re also doing something that’s good for you.

Riddles are the perfect way to get your brain going even when you don’t really plan on doing so. They have a way of making you think outside of the box.

However, there are times when riddles are not as complicated as you thought.  Sometimes riddles are as clear as the nose on your face.

The reason most people don’t always get riddles the first time they read them is that we tend to overthink.

It’s natural for us to do so because we all tend to want to see the different sides of a coin. That being said this brain teaser below is one of those such cases where the answer is as clear as day.

I’ve put together some great riddles on my page. You can check out some here that are definitely tricky. 

Here’s a fun one to start you off.

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

If you can’t figure the answer, scroll down to see what it is 🙂 


Ready to warm up with some fun riddles?

I am an insect and the first half of my name reveals another insect. Some famous musicians had a name similar to mine. What am I?

Answer: Beetle

I go up but at the same time go down. Up towards the blue sky, and down towards the ground. I’m present tense and past tense too, so why don’t you come for a ride, just me and you! What am I?

Answer: See-saw

No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?
Answer: Silence!


I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet my keys can unlock your deepest senses. What am I?

Answer: A piano

Pronounced as one letter, 
But written with three, 
Two letters there are, 
And only two in me. 
I am double, I’m single, 
“I’m black, blue, and gray, 
“I’m read from both ends, 
And the same either way. 
What am I?

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

The Answer: Eye



Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day
Answer: A Waterfall.

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

Answer: Dozens.

I always run but never walk, often murmur but never talk, have a bed but never sleep, have a mouth but never eat. What am I?

Answer: A river

More than Meets the eye

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

Answer: Charcoal

I am not alive, but I grow; don’t have lungs, but I need air; Also I  don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?


Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day


Answer: Fire.

Can you answer the riddle below?

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day
If you can’t Head over here to see the answer.

You can see nothing else, when you look in my face, I will look you in the eye, and I will never lie.
Answer: Your reflection.

What question can you never answer yes to?
Answer: Are you asleep yet?

With thieves I consort, With the vilest, in short, I’m quite at ease in depravity; Yet all divines use me, And savants can’t lose me, For I am the center of gravity!
Answer: Letter ‘v’.

A few more riddles

A limo driver is going the wrong way down a one-way street. He goes past four police officers along the way, yet none of them stop him. One even smiled and waved. Why didn’t the police stop him?

Answer: The limo driver was walking not driving 🙂

What is round on both sides but high in the middle?

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day 

Answer: Ohio

Why didn’t Batman and Robin go fishing?

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

Answer: Because Robin ate all the Worms

When you have me, you feel like sharing me. But, if you do share me, you don’t have me. What am I?
Answer: A Secret.

People usually come to see me almost every single day and often many times a day. Despite this, people often consider me to be very dirty. Even though I will never speak to anyone, people will always show me a part of themselves that they rarely show to anyone else. What am I?

Answer: A toilet

There has never been a single airplane that has successfully landed at the airport in Cincinnati. How can this be?

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

Answer: Because there is actually no airport in Cincinnati. 

The closest airport is across the state line in Kentucky.

If you paint a brown house white it will become a white house, if the stop light changes from red to green then the light is green. So, if you throw a white shirt into the Red Sea, what will it become?

The answer: Wet, because the Red Sea isn’t red 🙂


Did you enjoy this riddle? Here’s another one:

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

Did you figure out the answer? If not head over here.

Here’s another one, can you guess what the answer is?

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

The answer: A wave .

Finally, Looking for more fun brain teasers? Check this one out below!

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day
Don’t know the answer? Check it out here.

I am greater than God and more evil than the devil himself. The poor have me, the rich need me and if you ever eat me you’ll die. What am I?

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

Answer: Nothing

What kind of cup has holes in it when it is new, is designed to withstand a heavy beating and should never be used for drinking?

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

Answer: An Athletic Cup

Brain Teaser- Riddle of the day

Answer: Time


Looking for more Riddles? Check out this fun book of the 125 Best Brain teasers of all time. You can grab it free on Kindle unlimited or for under $10 on paperback.


Check out this Tricky Riddle below

Riddle of the day

The Answer: Because they were all  boys! Sometimes things are easier than they seem 🙂

Finally this one,

Riddle of the day

This one is actually trick riddle. It’s all in the wording. 

The answer is What (has four letters -The word what)

The word Occasionally has 12

The word Always has six letters,

But Never (the word) has Five letters.

So yes this one tricked you but this is what brain teasers do, they’re usually a play on words that will trick you 🙂


Now that I’ve totally riddled your mind, why don’t you get a good laugh? Check out these funny 40 Good Morning Memes from my Friend Janessa over at Thrifty Nifty Mommy! 

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  • Reply Sapiens

    One of them is non binary.leaving 6 children to be divided by 2. This mean 3 boys and three girls

    July 21, 2021 at 9:45 pm
    • Reply Precious

      Do you really believe that?

      November 10, 2021 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Kevin Brant

    Thay are all boys

    July 2, 2021 at 8:26 am
  • Reply SlytherinSmaug

    Half of them!!!!!!!! That includes the mother, that makes 4 boys. Not sure though.

    April 21, 2021 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Karen R

    I think one of the girls likes to do activity s that boys do do in other words one of the girls is s tom boy

    March 20, 2021 at 12:12 pm
    • Reply Denekew

      Thank you so much!
      I adore them!

      November 15, 2021 at 1:46 am
  • Reply Sanyukt

    There are 3 girls and 3 boys at present.
    One baby of unknown gender is inside her belly (pregnant). That’s make seven of them.

    October 12, 2020 at 5:51 pm
    • Reply K

      Y’all are stupid. The answer is in the post. READ!! Ignorance is rampant. Idiocracy is becoming reality.

      February 24, 2021 at 7:08 pm
      • Reply Melanie

        I don’t think we are all being stupid or ignorant. The riddle is not grammatically correct for it’s purpose. That’s all that’s wrong here. Take it easy – not important enough to sling personal insults at people who don’t get it.

        March 13, 2021 at 6:48 am
        • Reply Ciderman

          Grammatically correct? It’s [sic] purpose. Ha!

          April 23, 2021 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Zara abrama

    Because all are boys

    September 6, 2020 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Bill

    The answer is 4 boys and 3 girls. I think it’s a trick question. It says half of THEM were boys. Not half the CHILDREN. THEM includes the mother.

    August 14, 2020 at 12:46 pm
    • Reply Fred


      October 15, 2020 at 9:34 pm
    • Reply Zareena

      4 boys and 3 girls.
      Am I correct?

      February 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm
    • Reply karen rustem

      I think one of the girls likes to do activity s that boys do do in other words one of the girls is s tom boy

      March 20, 2021 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Janice

    The operative word in the riddle is ‘them’. The woman is one of ‘them’. Therefore, mom+3 girls+4 boys=8 of ‘them’ and ‘them’ divided by 2=4.

    July 8, 2020 at 10:14 am
    • Reply Braden

      What about the dad?

      June 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Bonnie

    How do you find the answer?

    June 19, 2020 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Blablabla

    3 girls, 3 boys and the last kid is gender neutral.
    Actual answer – ALL the children are boys, so 1/2 half are boys and so is the other half. ( searched online and didn’t completely understand this ) . Lamest riddle I’ve come across .

    May 17, 2020 at 9:08 am
  • Reply No

    One of her girls died.

    February 10, 2020 at 12:12 am
    • Reply kir

      no theres 4 girls and 4 boys including the mother

      May 14, 2020 at 12:59 am
  • Reply SG

    I’ve been telling the “What is greater than God, more evil than the devil…” riddle for years! For the most part, kids get it very quickly while adults generally need a good 5-10 minutes to figure it out – if at all. Mostly they don’t and end up asking me for the answer – interesting.

    January 15, 2020 at 10:43 am


      December 1, 2020 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Tabatha Slaybaugh

    The further I see, the more the greater your substance is.

    December 11, 2019 at 5:55 am
  • Reply Bapuji Hakaji Darbar


    August 28, 2019 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Jeannine

    They are all boys because she doesn’t say what Sex her children are. Yes half of them are boys but so is the other half.

    August 27, 2019 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply Andi

    The bottom half.

    August 25, 2019 at 9:16 pm
    • Reply Ashley

      Yes, conjoined twins sharing a torso. ? Maybe?

      September 5, 2019 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Ansari

    7 children +1 mom =8
    4 boys and rest 4 females

    August 1, 2019 at 7:10 am
    • Reply Amy Laham

      This is me and my family I have 4 boys and 3 girls

      October 24, 2019 at 3:25 pm
    • Reply SDA

      Good answer. But with 7 people there cannot be a half.

      January 16, 2020 at 2:20 am
  • Reply Jeffrey Sacks

    Seven children half boys and half girls, because the 7th child she had is now an Adult and NO LONGER a Boy !!!!

    July 24, 2019 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Arne Jansson

    What’s the problem????? The mother has 3 daughters and four sons, that makes 8. And halfe of them are boys…. Is that a riddle?
    I mean half of 7 boys is 4 boys ??? What are the other three “boys”.
    Okay a good riddleanswer than: The woman is very old, so her first three sons isn’t boys anymore.
    Or if we talking nowadays, three of boys have transgender of cause.

    July 21, 2019 at 2:06 pm
    • Reply Brian

      I guess we all knew you weren’t that bright after you thought 3+4=8 and your answers didn’t get any better after that either.

      August 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm
      • Reply Samy


        August 16, 2019 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply symmy

    all are boys, other half are also boys..

    July 19, 2019 at 5:20 am
  • Reply Khuvaish

    Answer for the first one…the woman have…the answer is that-all the children were boys…?

    July 11, 2019 at 6:41 am
  • Reply Barbara

    Nope! None of the above. She was still carrying one that showed up as male on her ultra sound. Am I right, huh, huh!!!!!!

    June 9, 2019 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Jeanne


    June 3, 2019 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Alyssa

    Two of them have no legs?

    May 13, 2019 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply Kevin

      She raises goats

      July 2, 2021 at 8:19 am
  • Reply Akarsh

    I dont know

    April 19, 2019 at 4:10 am
  • Reply Raven

    I thought it was cause one girl is transgender therefore he is kind of half of both

    August 23, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    • Reply toots

      You’re not half of both when you are transgender. Jesus christ, educate yourself

      July 23, 2019 at 6:57 am
  • Reply Candice Balser

    You stumped me!

    March 30, 2015 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Julie Mauricio

    I was going to say one was her husband haha

    June 30, 2014 at 2:53 am
    • Reply Mylan

      best answer by far!!! LOL

      May 6, 2016 at 6:46 am
    • Reply HAHA

      mee too,

      suck my deek

      October 4, 2016 at 11:51 am
  • Reply rachal Gasaway

    I don’t get it. What am I missing, besides sleep?

    June 29, 2014 at 2:53 am
  • Reply Shannon

    LOL. I always over think these riddles.

    June 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm
    • Reply CK

      She has sEVEN kids.
      “s” is a typo. She has even kids, so half are boys.

      August 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm
      • Reply Ash

        I’m so glad you explained that. It was driving me a lil batty trying to figure out how to get the answer of the answer to my understanding. And Luckily stubbled across your comment.

        October 26, 2019 at 8:26 pm
      • Reply Arnold

        Just want to know the correct answer. Battling to fathom what’s rite.

        April 1, 2021 at 6:40 am
  • Reply Brittainie

    Love your page 🙂

    June 28, 2014 at 3:44 am
  • Reply M.Clark

    This one was a stumper, I had no idea what the answer was. Thank you for sharing this riddle, I look forward to the nest one.

    June 27, 2014 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply wendy toney

    Nice!!! ***smacks forehead*** It actually made me think!

    June 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Terri S

    Good one! Thank you so much for sharing. I look forward to these everyday now!

    June 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Michael W Perkins

    One was her husband… lol

    June 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm
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