Oh, the wonderful members of the M.O.B. Society that have connected already!  And the surprises that are to come!!!  What a blessing!  If you missed what the M.O.B. Society is all about, check out our introductory post for more details!

Today we are so blessed to have Stef from Layton Family Joy sharing with us!  And in addition to a fabulous guest post, she is doing a giveaway just for you boy moms over on her blog today!  Scoot yourself on over there now!



by Stef Layton, Layton Family Joy

We have enjoyed homeschooling for two years now, yet I’m always plagued with the question, “Am I doing this right?”

In my effort to raise a well-rounded young man – I wonder what more could I add into my son’s day so he is getting the best out of being home schooled. I can add subjects, chapter books, audio books, educational magazines, online games, worksheets, crafts, physical education, more socialization, another field trip, piano practice, and foreign language flash cards … there are amazing resources waiting to be bought up!

But homeschooling can quickly sound more like boot camp – and there is no love at boot camp.

It is my desire for my son to be strong, bold, and brave!  But even though he is a boy, he still needs love.  If I do not hug more, laugh more, pray more, forgive more, and spend more quality time with him … if I do not love him, then he is just a kid who was able to stay home and memorize more facts than the average kid. Yes, I want to raise smart men! But when they look back on their lives what will be more important? I think strong self-esteem in knowing how significant they are to God and greatly loved by their parents ranks higher than naming all the presidents in chronological order.

If Christ’s gospel is love, then let’s add love to the curriculum!

I may speak in different languages of people or even angels. But if I do not have love, I am only a noisy bell or a crashing cymbal. I may have the gift of prophecy. I may understand all the secret things of God and have all knowledge, and I may have faith so great I can move mountains. But even with all these things, if I do not have love, then I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and I may even give my body as an offering to be burned. But I gain nothing if I do not have love.
1 Corinthians 13: 1-3