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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

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

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

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

Elizabeth

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

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

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

Jennie

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

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

Easy {and delicious}  Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Easy {and delicious} Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

  Want to make your family think you’re gonna have your own show on the Cooking Channel? Make your own spaghetti sauce, baby! {yeah. that will do it.} Here’s THE BASIC recipe: serves 10 4 cans tomato sauce (I like Kirkland’s organic) 3 cans diced tomatoes (drain the liquid before adding) 2 lbs ground beefRead More

Sore Throat? Try Essential Oil Tea!

Sore Throat? Try Essential Oil Tea!

I’m gonna admit to being *very* skeptical when it comes to things like this.  As a mother of seven, I’ve tried it all. Antibiotics, OTC remedies, etc. Here’s the thing: Essential oils work. This is the tea I use whenever I feel the slightest twinge of a sore throat or “pressure” in my throat. ItRead More

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How to Spoil Your Child in Five Easy Steps

Twenty five years ago, I had a lot of theories about parenting. You know—because I was a kid once. Boom. Qualified. Yeah. Don’t judge. These days, I have a lot more grace for new parents. Having raised two of our seven to adulthood, I have to say, I died on a lot of hills thatRead More

When Pressure Mounts

When Pressure Mounts

  Lately, I’ve felt the pressure mounting. Things that would normally roll off my back seem to just—you know—sit there. Bills to pay. Kids to school. Doctor appointments. Cars to fix. Phone calls. Emails. Family pressure—be present more. Be more. Do more. Say more. Mothers carry so much. Mothers are the gatekeepers of the nextRead More

#iamyourvoice

#iamyourvoice

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I’m Sure She Meant Well

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It’s that time of year again. School is in session. I hear the air brakes of the school bus every morning around 7:15 a.m. and I get stuck behind the busses again if I leave home between 2:45 and 4:30 to travel into town on our rural back roads. Yep. School is back in session.Read More