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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

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

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

Elizabeth

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

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

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

Homemaking Bundle Sale

Homemaking Bundle Sale

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever! My Busy Mom’s Guide to Daylight is included, for a little more than twice the cost of that you get 78 books and SO much more! Look below for everything included, and don’t forget, this ends MondayRead More

When Family Disproves Of Homeschooling

When Family Disproves Of Homeschooling

I must admit, I wasn’t too shocked when I got the phone call from my mother-in-law voicing her concerns about my decision to pull my then 5th grader and 3rd grader out of public school to teach them at home. I mean, we had just moved to this state and extensively researched the school districtsRead More

Tell Them So That They Will Know Full Well!

Tell Them So That They Will Know Full Well!

I was sitting next to her mother when the young woman arrived to pick up her son. She was tall, thin, and her long dark hair was naturally curly and complimented her dark eyes. She walked over to where her mother and I were sitting,  greeted us, grabbed her son’s hand, and left. She neverRead More

Easter Dinner Menu Plan

For generations, food has been an important part of celebrations and traditions.   There is a comfort in eating certain foods on certain days, cooked the same way you always remember.   You probably have your favorite birthday cake or dessert, Christmas meal and cookies, and other special foods for special days.  I used toRead More

3 Ways to Prepare Your Heart For Easter

3 Ways to Prepare Your Heart For Easter

Several years ago I realized that I wasn’t really making time for Easter. Not really. I took the time to prepare for Easter morning, buying the girls matching dresses for church, and that sort of thing, sure. But what about my heart? Considering the amount of time we spent using Advent celebrations to prepare forRead More

When a Homeschool Mom Needs Her Knight-in-Shining-Armor

When a Homeschool Mom Needs Her Knight-in-Shining-Armor

On a Friday afternoon recently, my hubby called to see how my day was going… Instantly, my mind was transported back to the morning. That moment when I just sat there at co-op – with my head in my hands, so frustrated. My boys had been pretty disrespectful and while it had been addressed, I was feeling discouraged. You know, one of those “will they ever get it” and a “This is the fun part of learning. If you don’t want fun, I can glue you all to your seats reading textbooks, if you’d prefer” kind of day.

That evening, my hubby resolutely walked in the garage door and called for our boys. And in that moment, IRead More

We Are Not a Perfect Family!

We Are Not a Perfect Family!

Do you ever find yourself looking around at other families and thinking that they have it all together? When my children were young, I put myself under a lot of pressure comparing my family to others, and looking at what appeared to be the ideal standard. I remember looking at homeschooling magazines and seeing all the pictures of children sitting at the kitchen table with smiles on their faces, happily doing their school work. That scenario was not a reality in our home on most days!

In fact, during our years of homeschooling, on most daysRead More