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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

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

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

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

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

Affording to Homeschool as a Single Mom

Affording to Homeschool as a Single Mom

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Why Teen Years Can Be Challenging

Why Teen Years Can Be Challenging

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What Husbands Wish Their Wives Understood About Their Own Bodies

What Husbands Wish Their Wives Understood About Their Own Bodies

A man designed my bathroom. I know it. How do I know this? Because a woman would never think to put a massive mirror right outside the shower door. I caught myself glancing in the mirror yesterday as I stepped out of the shower. I stopped for a moment and took in my reflection—something IRead More

Planning Your Homeschool Year

Planning Your Homeschool Year

It’s that time of year, busy moms!! I put together a list of resources for you here that will help you with ALL aspects of planning your homeschool year! Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of sweet tea and be inspired as you read through these links! Bookmark this page to come backRead More

Family Fun with Card Games

Family Fun with Card Games

I’m always looking for fun things to do with my boys that don’t include a screen. We play lots of board games and read/listen to books all the time but I wanted to add something to our treasury of fun. One day when my boys found a deck of cards in my room I had an idea. I would teach them a few of my favorite card games to play! (All of these can be played with one regular deck of cards, but some have versions made unique to that game as well.)Read More

Who Is Your Hero?

Who Is Your Hero?

Have you read Heidi’s post Teaching Our Kids About Honor?  I did, and it resonated deep within me. In the post, Heidi shares the importance of teaching our kids honor and how, as a society, we are bestowing celebrity status upon people who haven’t earned that honor.  It caused me to reflect upon my childhood,Read More

Giving Our Kids the Gift of Boredom!

Giving Our Kids the Gift of Boredom!

I can hear them now as I my hubby and I wash up after dinner.  They are running around, enjoying the respite from our intense desert sun while they soak up that important time outside.  One boy runs inside to inform me that he’s discovered a new path.  Really it is just a long stretchRead More