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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

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

“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

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

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 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

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

Jesus cares. He knows and loves… you.

Jesus cares. He knows and loves… you.


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I was at the beach last week, and made a point each day to get out (before the little people awoke) for some time with my sweet Jesus. Nature has a way of calming my spirit and pointing me to my Creator, and this particular morning was no different. I sat that morning just amazed with the good things He’s given our family, good things that have often been hard at the start – things we didn’t know to ask for, but He knew we needed.
While we were at the beach, we had a chance to send money …Read More

Trusting God More Than My Midwife

Trusting God More Than My Midwife


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There are many voices we hear during pregnancy. Advice coming from lots of well meaning people such as family, friends, midwives, doctors, and even strangers! But the most important voice we need to listen to is from the Holy Spirit. Keep your trust in Him. He is faithful. His love never ends, and His mercies are new every morning!Read More

In Defense of the Children: Are We Protecting Our Most Vulnerable?

In Defense of the Children: Are We Protecting Our Most Vulnerable?


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The world is on fire.  Our children are being sacrificed on the altar of tolerance. According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion,Read More

What I Want Them to Remember When I’m Gone

What I Want Them to Remember When I’m Gone


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A few weeks ago, I was making dinner for a family in our church that has been dealing with some undiagnosed health struggles.  My daughter came in to ask what I was doing, and as I explained the situation to her, I thought to myself, “I want them to know this was important to me. Read More

What Blueprint Are You Sketching on the Hearts of Your Kids?

What Blueprint Are You Sketching on the Hearts of Your Kids?


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Guest post by Steve Lambert Former pastor and Publisher of Five in a Row There comes a time in doing pastoral counseling when you run out of answers and you need to stall a moment and ask God for wisdom. Through the years, I had developed a question that would buy me a minute orRead More

Planning a Family Road Trip? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Hit the Road

Planning a Family Road Trip? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Hit the Road


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In 2009, our family took our first cross-country road trip. Since then, we have logged almost 70,000 miles together as a family, criss-crossing the United States many times. For our first trip, we purchased a class “C” RV that our daughter found on Craigslist. It was built in 1987 (a good year, since that’s aroundRead More

Do you have sore, tired feet too?

Do you have sore, tired feet too?


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You’ve heard me talk about being *that girl,* the one who spends time and energy pouring in to her marriage, the one who chooses to pursue her husband… that one!  And we’ve been talking on the podcast lately about purposing to strengthen our marriages, and I’m making that commitment too!  This is one way thatRead More