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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

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

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

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 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

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

“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

Pride is a Terrible Houseguest: A Duggar PostScript

Pride is a Terrible Houseguest: A Duggar PostScript


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Well, it happened again. Over the last week, another “leader” has fallen in the Christian community. Of course it’s all over the Internet, people trying to reason it away, some in prayerful quiet, others openly criticizing—others praising the public apology.

But I wonder, as I have seen this play out in very personal ways in my own life (and many times in over the nearly 20 years my husband and I have spent in ministry) … I wonder if we’re really addressing the true culprit behind most of the destructive sin we see around us.

It’s not confined to church or ministry leaders. It’s just that they’re the best targets. They’re the easiest to see, after all. Take out a leader, and you’ve got a headline. Another black eye for the gospel. The church, and sadly, the message of Christ, takes another hit.

I figure it this way: Satan’s a lot of things, but He’s not stupid…Read More

Let’s Get Together!

Let’s Get Together!


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Hey Moms! We know you are busy…busy nurturing your families and trying to be the best mom you can be.  But our guess is you might also be a little tired…burnt out and running on empty. We have something JUST FOR YOU!  A Busy Mom Fearless Conference is coming to Indianapolis October 2,3!!! (This isRead More

When You Don’t Feel Strong as a Mom {Giveaway}

When You Don’t Feel Strong as a Mom {Giveaway}


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A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Arlene Pellicane in Little Rock. We were both there to record broadcasts with Family Life Today. We didn’t have more than a meal together but let me tell you, this woman has passion!  I think her new book will be a blessing to our awesomeRead More

Raising Kids to Depend on Jesus

Raising Kids to Depend on Jesus


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Here’s the thing. Our kids may have all the best toys and clothes. Our kids may have all the best opportunities, get in to the best colleges and have the best jobs. But without a dependence on God – it is all for nothing.Read More

A Quiet Exile—and An American Genocide

A Quiet Exile—and An American Genocide


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ex·ile ˈeɡˌzīl,ˈekˌsīl/ noun The state of being barred from one’s native country, typically for political or punitive reasons. Have you noticed that Christians have been relegated to the “little kids” table where most issues today are concerned? It’s like it’s Thanksgiving and we’re sitting at card tables in the spare bedroom while the grown-up, moreRead More

Can There Be “Pro-Choice” Christians?


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I wrote the following post on September 10, 2012. Given the disturbing and heartbreaking recent videos which expose Planned Parenthood for the evil that it is committing, I urge you to contact your state representative and ask them to join the movement to defund this murderous organization. In the United States, a half a billionRead More

Having a Creator Changes Everything

Having a Creator Changes Everything


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I flew over the Grand Canyon today on my way to speak for the Arizona Homeschool Convention. From 30,000 feet, there it was: God’s creation, on display for all to see. It’s breathtaking. Have you ever looked up into the sky and stopped to marvel at what you see? I can’t look up at theRead More