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Boy Mom Blog Hop 2012


Hi, I'm Linda, wife to my Sweets, mother of 6 and child of the King. I love this crazy, wild, noisy, life of mine. Being a mother is a mission in itself and there are days that I fail miserably at it, but I'm thankful for my Savior. He is always there to show me the way.

I've been married to my wonderful, loving, husband for almost 16yrs. He is a great father, a good example of a godly man. He loves us, protects us and leads us. And as the saying goes, "The best thing a father can do for his children is love their mother", he does that too. I thank the Lord daily for this wonderful man of mine.

I knew way before I was married that I wanted lots of children, 12 to be exact but 1/2 a dozen is our number.

I'm mom to five amazing boys and one daughter. My boys keep me close to God :0) I pray daily for their safety as they climb trees, the shed, play Airsoft wars, Nerf battles and pick up wiggly, crawling ugly things.

I blog almost daily about our homeschool journey, using lots of pictures! I started a blog back in 2006 as a way for me to stay accountable with doing school. At times I felt we weren't doing enough but as I blogged about our days I realized, how much we do accomplish. I also blog to remember these days of my children. The good days and not so good days.

I'm a reviewer for the Schoolhouse Review Crew and am loving every minute of it.

I'm usually exhausted by the end of the day. What I mean when I write about how tired or exhausted I am is, it's a good tired. I've said this before and I'll say it again, "I call it a good tired because I'd rather be exhausted at the end of the day with a house full of children rather than have all the energy in the world and no children in the house"

Joshua, is our 1st born. He is 14yrs. old. He loves building forts in the backyard. Currently he is working on one and has already spent $100.00 for wood and supplies (most of it his money and some he collected from his brothers). Ever since he was 4yrs. old he's been starting up some sort of business. When he was little he made and sold paper airplanes, one time he opened a furniture store, a restaurant, he's made homemade bags and now that he is older he sells knives and other unique finds. He loves the Lord and reads his Bible daily. He is a great big brother and a good example to his siblings.

Caleb, is our second son. he is 11yrs. old (will be 12 in Sept.). Caleb, has had an interest in being a Park Ranger and learning about wolves. This started a few years back when we visited YellowStone. To this day he still collects everything wolves. Caleb, is also very observant and watchful of his younger brothers. I remember a time when we attended a large church. It was easy to get lost if one was not staying close. I always had a trail of kids behind me and one in my arms. One day Caleb said, "Mom, can you watch the kids today?" I guess he didn't realize that I was always turning my head counting 1-2-3-4-5-6 heads. Caleb, like all his brothers loves a good Nerf or Airsoft war.

Brent, is our 3rd son. He 10yrs. old (will be 11 in Oct). Brent, is a happy boy. I love his smile. From the day he was born he has had the biggest and brightest smile. Brent, is my little engineer. He is always putting things together. He loves building with the small Legos and even the medium. He also likes to draw and write in his journal daily (almost daily). He tries his best to please the Lord but every-so often that little temper of his flares up and he will come asking for forgiveness.

Ethan, is our 4th son. He is 9yrs. old. Ethan, is our quiet son. At times we can't hear what he is saying. He is also our Nature Boy. He loves catching butterflies. When we was little he was so fearless that I was often on my knees praying for his safety. He has had so many bumps and bruises because of his adventurous spirit. Ethan, has a big heart and will often let someone else have the last cookie or piece of cake. He is also our most stubborn child ;) but we love him all the same. When I look into Ethan's eyes, I can often see kindness and love in them.

Lance, is our 5th son. He is 7yrs. (will turn 8 in Aug.). He is also the baby of the family. Lance, is a very deep thinker and is often asking questions that most children his age don't even think of. He is also a bit more immature at his age. Sometimes he seems more like 5 except for the deep thinker part of him. He is still small enough for him to climb up into my lap and cuddle. I'm treasuring every minute of it.

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8 comments

  1. Nice to "meet" you! I'm linking up today with the MOB Society as well. I think there is a lot of content out there for moms of girls on how to raise Godly girls, but we just expect our boys to grow into men. I love that moms of boys are joining together! I have an Ethan as well! I never knew what a popular name it is! I love how you say your boys keep you close to God. I totally get it :)

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  2. Glad to meet you through the blog hop! I'm a homeschooling mom of 3 boys, with another one on the way from Ethiopia. Mine are 6, 4, and 6months:) I also pray a lot for their protection, and for God to give them hearts for Him. Look forward to seeing more about your homeschool journey!

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  3. Hi it's so nice to meet you through the MOB Society Blog Hop. I look forward to getting to know you and your family through your blog. When you get a chance, please stop by http://mayoacademy.blogspot.com/ and check out our blog!

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  4. This was nice, Linda! Hey, did you forget Annette? ;)

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  5. Pleased to meet you through the Blog Hop! I am also a homeschooling mama (to 4 children 3 girls and 1 boy). What a journey it is. I like what you said about your boys keeping you close to God. What a beautiful blessing our children are to draw us nearer to our Savior. Thank you for sharing a little bit about your life with us! I look forward to learning more about you!

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  6. Hi, Dee, no, I'm actually going to add her after the Boy Mom Blog Hop is over and put this in an "About Us" page. I must admit it felt funny leaving my sweet girl out.

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  7. LOL! I thought you had one of my brain fog moments. I do it all the time and I only have 4...:) I loved reading about each individual child. You make me want to do HOD. :)

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  8. I am stopping by from the MOB blog hop (I'm still working through the list). I loved your descriptions of your boys! I have an engineer boy, too - and my youngest is his polar opposite. :) Its great meeting other moms of boys. Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R: liitlerandr.org

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