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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 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

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

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

Elizabeth

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

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 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

The Busy Mom’s Favorite Devotionals

The Busy Mom’s Favorite Devotionals

As a mom that loves reading, devotion titles have always been one of my favorite things to read. I have quite the pile next to my bed, and I choose different ones to read at different seasons in my life.  In my mind, devotionals do not replace time in God’s Word. Most of the time,Read More

Delight-Directed Learning for ANY Homeschool {Part Five}

Delight-Directed Learning for ANY Homeschool {Part Five}

Welcome back to my series, Delight-directed Learning for ANY Homeschool. In our first four discussions on this topic, we looked at the following ideas: Part One: Talk to your kids or maybe just pay attention to what they talk about most. What piques their curiosity? There really are very few topics that cannot be developedRead More

Motivated to Move : How to Keep Exercising Through the Hot Summer Months

Motivated to Move : How to Keep Exercising Through the Hot Summer Months

“Bees a buzzing, kids’ll blow dandelion fuzz, and I’ll be doing what tired moms do in summer!!” Sleeping in! Right?! Well, perhaps SOME mornings. Especially on those lazy mornings at the cottage or camp ground when the kids are sleeping peacefully… oh no, wait, they’re dashing around like caged animals at 6:15 because, what’s that?!Read More

You Are Awesome! 10 Ways to Show Your Teens That You Like Them

You Are Awesome! 10 Ways to Show Your Teens That You Like Them

“Mom, why don’t you love me just like I am? Why do you want me to be someone I’m not?!” These words were recently spoken by my son. How on earth had I given this child whom I love more than life the idea that I don’t love him just as he is? And how could I show him that I do? And how can we show our children that we love them all just as they are? That they don’t have to be smarter or prettier or stronger or richer or anything other than who they are? Here are some ideas to get you (any myself!) started.Read More

2014 Omnibus Sale is Here!

2014 Omnibus Sale is Here!

You know my love for a good deal. You know my love for a good book – reading and writing one! And you know my love for supporting homeschoolers. So you know when all three of those coincide in one amazing product, I can’t help but tell you about it! Yes, I know how commercial-y that sounds, but I just don’t know how else to tell you all about it this $545 value for $25. Over 100 never-before-included items by well-known homeschool authors. Containing 4 books to encourage you in your marriage (Ahem, a certain Guide to Romance I like to recommend), 8 parenting resources, 8 homeschooling support books, 8 printable sets, 10 planners, 8 pre-k/k books and more, there is truly something for everyone! Read More

{the good hunt}

{the good hunt}

Um, hey.  I’m the new girl. You and I are gonna really become best friends.  I just know it.  There’s something kindred happening here.  Can you feel it?  Picture it. Us vacationing together, swapping our Great Aunt Louvina’s corn chowder recipes and maybe, just maybe, getting like a matching henna type tattoo together. What’s that?Read More

5 Minute Makeup for Busy Moms

5 Minute Makeup for Busy Moms

Makeup was one of the first things to go when I had my second child. (Well, makeup and hair, but hair is another story.) I know I went through a serious frumpy phase, especially after the birth of my third child. There were too many things to do, and not enough time or priority for appearances. Eventually I began to emerge from the Mom Fog and realized that I really did need to set aside at least a few minutes to freshen myself up. I don’t represent my husband and my family well when I look like a bag lady! But since I habitually run late, I knew that in addition to working on my tardiness, I needed to find a way to look put together in only a handful of minutes. And you know what? I did. My face can be “church-ready” in less than five minutes. And you can do it, too.Read More