Welcome to all Moms with Boys and thank you for stoppying by!! This theme is taken from M.O.B society and I am participating in their 1st annual boy/mom Blog Hop today!
Mother of Action is what I titled my blog because I feel as a Godly woman, like in II Timothy 1:5, I have to model the desire of being Christ-like and teaching them in all ways to honor our Lord in everyday living...hence, Mother of Action.
Yes, we have four sons (and no daughters). It has been quite the journey considering I am the oldest of SIX sisters (with no brothers). I have been known to ask my husband, "Is this normal for a boy?" My boys are fun, loud, obnoxious (at times), and they definitely keep me on my toes!
My blog is mostly about our homeschool journey as a military family living in Germany--it's like my own journal to keep track of the things we do. My husband is currently deployed to Kuwait and has been there for over 9 months and we are now on the home stretch and looking forward to re-deployment. We pretty much know where we are headed to next... Fort Sam Houston, TX!! I am so excited to go back to the States (we've been overseas for the last 5 years) and the bonus is that of going to my homestate of Texas. Can't wait for an actually HOUSE, finding a new home church (heard there are several), and finding a Co-op to learn and have fun with!
DS1 is 13 years old- he loves to draw (mostly dragons, action figures), love the medieval era, Science-guru (mainly geology), and wants to be a Zoologist or Forest Ranger.
DS2 is 9 years old - he loves to play sports; especially baseball. Love cuddles and nature walks. He's the all-American boy. Good heart, loving, easy-going.
DS3 is 5 years old - boy, if I ever had to butt-heads with a child, he is the one. He is a stubborn, independent boy I have ever seen. He loves hugging his momma though and likes to give her flowers (has been known to take from another person's garden though *sigh*). We had to have an immediate intervention on that event. He loves learning and I love being his Kindergarten teacher!! It's SUCH A BLAST!
DS4 is 2.5 years old - He's my cutie pie--- He loves to eat! LOL!! He's as big as his 5 year old brother (as in height/weight) but portioned right and healthy--just tall for his age. So people think I have twins. Ugh. Somedays I feel like I do. He loves his momma and his momma's hair as his blankie!! **IF ANYONE has a remedy for how to have my son stop pulling my hair out before I go bald (the hubby won't like that too much) --please comment below. Thank you in advance. What can I say--he's my baby boy.
We follow the Charlotte Mason method for homeschooling and this is pretty much our first full year trying to use all of her teachings...So it should be a fantastic year! We have already started homeschooling for this year (we had our official day on Monday) Well it's going a bit slow, but it's an adjustment period for them and for myself to get back into our homeschool schedule.
If you'd like to see what we are doing for this year you can visit here to view. I would like the boys to start on their reading lists --mostly the list is from Beautiful Feet Books for Early American History (Intermediate for DS2 and Jr. High/High School for DS1). *Can you tell what there favorite subject is?? Can't wait to use timelines and notebooking for the 50 states.
Advice for raising boys?? Wow, believe me I am still learning...but I would have to say one or a few things:
1. Read, 'Raising Real Men' by Hal and Melaine Young -- I love this book.
2. Embrace Nature! LOL! I wasn't a bug person before my boys, but with the CM education, Nature Study is an everyday thing...boys live in Nature and so they should despite my rants about dirty clothes.
3. Love them and do show kindness, forgiveness, and show of respect. I constantly FAIL in this department, but I pray everyday to be better. Besides, I have once read - We are raising them to be a Godly person and for a wife and family. How do you want him to view God and how'll he be to his own family?? --Those are some pretty serious questions.
Well, I hope I let in a little enlightment on our family of boys...more to follow for sure~! Thank you for stopping by and come again! Link up today if you're a mom to boys here.