Homemaking, Homeschooling, And Raising Boys

When I was growing up I never thought about being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). I always thought I would have a “career” and my kids would go to daycare the minute my maternity leave was over but God had a plan for my life that I could not see yet (Jeremiah 29:11).

After getting pregnant with my first son, we had to consider all of our options. We prayed about our decision and God made it clear that my place was in the home take care of my family.

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
-Proverbs 14:1

When my oldest son was three years old (and my middle son was one) we had another big decision to make. Would we send him to public school or would we homeschool?

I had never considered the option of homeschooling before. But, ironically enough, all of my siblings (five of them) were homeschooled at some point. Most of them graduated from homeschool (two of them still working at it). My sister-in-law also homeschools all of her children.

So, once again, my husband and I prayed about the decision. God made it clear that we are to homeschool our children. It was a scary decision and one that took a giant leap of faith for us. We stepped into the unknown and it has been the best decision. I can’t imagine my life any other way.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
-Proverbs 22:6

My husband and I have been blessed over the last few years with three handsome sons (plus another in heaven). We do not have any daughters. I did not have peace about this for the longest time. My heart ached for a little girl. I prayed for God to take the desire away and give me peace about my circumstances. He has soothed my aching heart and restored complete peace.

Having all boys was not in my plans but, thankfully, God had better plans for my life. We are raising these little boys to become Godly men with great courage. I love being a “boy mom”. These three little guys love their mama. They all want to be just like their daddy. Thank God I married a godly Christian man. He is such a wonderful example for my boys to learn from.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.”
-Psalm 127:3

Homemaking, Homeschooling, and Raising Boys

Three things I’ve learned about being a homemaking, homeschooling, boy mom:

Pray About Everything

I have tried many times to make decisions on my own. It never works out the way you hope. When I turn my decisions over to God, His will is done. His plans are far better than anything I can dream of.

Go With The Flow

Life can be messy sometimes. No matter how much we may plan and prepare, things happen. Life happens. Learn to go with the flow. If your plans get spoiled don’t fret. Take a breath, say a prayer, and thank God for another day to praise Him even in the storms.

Let It Be Well

You know the old hymn “It is well” by Horatio Spafford. This speaks so much truth. “Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul.” Though you may think your life will turn out a certain way, putting your trust and faith in God will give you comfort for each day. His love never fails, it endures forever. Whatever comes your way, let it be well.
Being a SAHM who homeschools three little boys has brought me so much unexpected joy. Joy that can only come from God. Doing His will will bring many blessings. When we walk out of His will and lean on our own, we are not relying on God. We were created with a need to rely on Him. He wants that for us.
No matter if you are a SAHM who homeschools or a working mom who sends her kids to public school, lean on God. Pray that His will be done for your family and learn to go with the flow.

Kristy Jensen is a wife, mother, and writer. She has been married for 10 years and has three little boys. She homeschools her children and writes on her blog Jensen Family Circus. She is a daughter of The Most High King and loves to encourage others along their Christian journey.

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