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“Character before curriculum” is my new motto and I think I have a pretty fantastic little boy because of it!

Elizabeth

The Busy Mom is my number one reminder that God comes first, and then my husband comes before EVERYTHING else. When I found TBM, I was thrilled to see that putting my husband before kids was the RIGHT thing to do. What a joy to celebrate being “That Girl!” My husband thanks you for helping me get my priorities in order!

Tracye

As someone who started out as a secular homeschooler, finding your blog was a turning point for me. I have felt supported by this online community as my reasons for continuing to homeschool have changed and are more to do with God and less to do with the SAT’s each day. I tell others about your blog in hopes they will be inspired as well.

Elizabeth

I just love that your wisdom and encouragement is genuine and rooted in the Word.

Jennie

Oh my gosh. It’s great just knowing that I’m not alone in the busy homeschool mom world!! There are others who go through what I do or feel how I feel and I (and my kids) will survive!! (lol) Heidi, you encourage me every day just by being real. You encourage me to love my kiddos and hubby more. I so appreciate all your wisdom! God bless you!!!

Sarah

I am a new homeschool mom and was ready to give up when I stumbled across your site. I read your site and cried and cried. I realized I wasn’t alone and that I could do this – your site encourages me!

Andrea

Your blog reminds me that I’m not just a mom who homeschools, but that by investing in my children and shepherding their hearts I am directly impacting eternity. What a high calling it is to be a mother!

Danielle

Your blog is like a hug, a bit of camaraderie, somewhere I can check in and see that I’m really doing all right and I’m not alone out here.

Katie

I read your posts every day and look forward to them every day. They are so uplifting, especially to someone who is about to pull their 3rd grader out of public school and start the wonderful adventure of homeschooling. I can only imagine how much I will benefit once he is at home being taught by me!

Wendy

Schedule a Moment to Wonder

Schedule a Moment to Wonder


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Up until 75 years ago most Americans lived in close contact with nature on a daily basis. Far more of us lived in rural communities, farming and raising livestock. We spent our evenings outdoors watching the sunset, listening to crickets and marveling at fireflies. But today we’re tethered to our electronics morning, noon and night.Read More

Target’s “Guest” Policy Is About More Than Bathrooms

Target’s “Guest” Policy Is About More Than Bathrooms


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The times, they are a-changing. Every day, it seems a new surprise announcement surfaces for the American public to try and absorb, everything from political shenanigans to gender-bending news—and mandates and edicts ‘n stuff. Seems we can’t catch a break from the new social order that is rapidly being constructed around us—you know… the one our children and grandchildrenRead More

One Tough Mother

One Tough Mother


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If you’ve been a mom for more than 10 seconds, you know it’s not for the faint hearted.  As I scroll through social media and the internet I see numerous posts (many of  them very good) about how hard it is to be a mom, but I find myself wondering if this is actually helpfulRead More

How to Shape Music Desires While Kids Are Young

How to Shape Music Desires While Kids Are Young


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The day inevitably comes when our kids develop – and express – their opinions about music. There’s so much good stuff out there and it’s our job to help them learn the power of words, especially the ones that will replay in our heads over and over again. Read More

A Powerful Partnership


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“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.” Psalm 127:4     This is one of my favorite verses from the book of Psalms.  I’ve learned that whenever I see imagery used in Scripture, it’s time to pay close attention. God has something very important for me to takeRead More

East Texas Zesty Garlic Guacamole

East Texas Zesty Garlic Guacamole


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I remember when I was growing up, my dad used to come home from work and pull out an avocado and chips for an evening snack before dinner.  I would watch him from a distance as he sliced into the avocado and began to mash it up in his bowl, making guacamole.  I thought itRead More

Moving On: Seasons of Motherhood

Moving On: Seasons of Motherhood


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Life is just.so.short. I remember the season well, when my doctor informed me that “changes” in my body meant that I would likely not bear any more children.  It brought many emotions, fears and uncertainties.  I learned many of you had gone through the same thing, so I thought I’d share this again in caseRead More