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It only happens once each year…

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Hi Busy Moms!

My friend, Kerry Beck, has organized Homeschool Super Heroes for the past 4 years. I’ve been interviewed, too and have had an opportunity to see first hand what they’re doing to encourage and equip homeschoolers. Here’s what they do: Kerry’s daughters interview homeschool experts and play the interviews as a Back to School event each August.

I just want to say one thing about this though: no one homeschools perfectly.  There. I said it.  However!  There are people who have “been there and done that,” and some of them them are willing to share what they’ve learned along the way.  This is why I love this so much. I’ll never forget the seasoned moms that talked me down out of trees and reminded me to focus on what really mattered when I was younger. That’s why I love this so much.  It’s like having a friend right in your living room!

These interviews are awesome and encouraging. One of the listeners said:

I appreciate the knowledge and wisdom of those who have paved the way in homeschooling. I will be homeschooling my two children and am grateful for the superheroes of homeschooling who willing to share what has worked for them. ~ Michelle

Well, Kerry had a brainstorm earlier this week.

Personally, I think she’s out of her mind….

homeschool labor day super deal from HomeschoolSuperHeroes.com and HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Kerry has combined all 60 interviews from her Homeschool Super Heroes and is providing them as a Labor Day “Super” Deal 4 year package. In other words, all the people that her daughters have interviewed over the past 4 years are in this package.

AND…they have transcripts & cheat sheets for those of us that would rather read, instead of listen.

For the next 5 days, Kerry is offering a Labor Day “Super” Deal where you can grab these Homeschool Super Hero interviews for less than 75 cents / expert.

If you missed any interviews this year…

If you just found out about Homeschool Super Heroes…

If you want to listen to these outstanding & encouraging interviews again & again…

…you can grab the interview recording package for ALL 4 years at a 79% discount right here:

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Don’t miss it!
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ps. I know you will be encouraged by these Super Heroes, just like I am.

pps. Wondering who all the Homeschool Super Heroes are? Here’s a list!

Heidi St John: (The Busy Mom)
Andrew Pudewa (IEW)
Sally Clarkson (Wholeheart)
Todd Wilson (Family Man)
Jill Pike (IEW)
Shirley Solis (Lifetime)
Sharon Jeffus (Visual Manna)
Kendra Fletcher (Preschoolers & Peace)
Linda Hobar (Mystery of History)
Rachael Carman (Apologia)
Lee Binz (Homescholar)
Hal & Melanie Young (Boys)
Michele Miller (TruthQuest History)
Kerry Beck (Raising Leaders)
Bob & Tina Farewell (Bring Dads Home)
Pam Forster (Doorposts)
Jim Weiss (Greathall)
Janice Campbell (Excellence in Literature)
Mary Jo Tate (Get It All Done)
Sherri MacLean (Titus 2 Moms)
Jim Bob Howard (Coupons)
Tristie Fisher (Grace Bible Church)
Stephanie Buckwalter (Kamikaze Cleaning)
Jon Sullivan (Adoption)
Chelle Barnaby (Reading)
JoJo Tabares (Art of Eloquence)
Terri Camp
Gena Suarez (Old Schoolhouse)
Adam Andrews (Teaching the Classics)
Marilyn Rockett (Homeschooling Today)
Phyllis Wheeler (Motherboard)
Kerry Beck (Teaching Writing & Righteousness)
Hunter Beck (Practical Skills)
Mike Hanik (Family Time Fitness)
Toni Anderson (Happy Housewife)
Stef Layton (Reclaiming the Family, Educating Laytons)
Tiany Davis (The Homeschool Lounge, Social Savvy Mom)
Amy Roberts (Raising Arrows)
Wendy Hilton (Hip Homeschool Mom)
Holly Syx (I Go BoGo)
Stephen Beck (Father’s Stew)
Kerry Beck (Faith & Fun in Homeschool)
Hunter Beck (Marshmallow Gun Business)
Rebecca Brandt (Mom’s Mustard Seeds)
Kim Kautzer (Write Shop)
Chris & Wendy Jeub
Janine LaTulippe (True Aim Education)
Tricia Hodges (Southern Hodge Podge)
Kelli Becton (Homeschooling Adventurez)
Sharla Kostelyk (Chaos & Clutter)
Aurie Good (Our Good Life)
Marci Godwin (The Homeschool Scientist)
Jill Craft (Blessed Beyond a Doubt)
Peter Minke (Minke Wellness)
Stephen Beck (Family Mission Trips)
Kerry Beck (Family Discipleship)

Get all their interviews here!

Congratulations! And the winners are…

winners-areWe’ll be adding to the list of winners over the next 24 hours. If you are a winner, please email your shipping address to savannah@fchm.org so we can get your prize in the mail.

First Winner: Elizabeth who said: “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- You’ve won the “Firmly Planted” Bible Study series Volume 1. Congratulations!

Second Winner: Sarah Criddle who said “Oh my gosh it’s great just knowing that I’m not alone in the busy homeschool mom world!! There are others who go thru what I do or feel how I feel and I (and my kids) will survive!! Haha Heidi, you encourage me everyday just by being real! You encourage me to love my kiddos and hubby more! I so appreciate all your wisdom! God bless you!!!”

Sarah- You’ve won a copy of “Words Along the Way: A Journal for Busy Moms”. Congratulations!

Third Winner: Jennie wrote: “I just LOVE that your wisdom and encouragement is GENUINE and rooted in the Word.”

Jennie – We agree that the best wisdom comes from God’s Word! You’ve won a copy of our family Bible Study series, “Firmly Planted” Volume 2. Congratulations!

Fourth Winner: Our friend Elizabeth wrote, “Character before Curriculum is my new motto and I think I have a pretty fantastic little boy because of it!”

Elizabeth – This was one of our favorite comments … keep working on that character!  You’ve won a signed copy of “The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance”  … you’re “That Girl!”

Fifth Winner:  Katie, a military wife writes: “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 – we’d like to “hug” you right back. You’ve just won a copy of “Words Along the Way: A Journal for Busy Moms”. Please send your mailing information to savannah@fchm.org and we’ll send it your way. ((hugs))

Sixth Winner: Busy mom Andrea wrote, “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 – You’re not alone and YES, you CAN do this!  We’re sending you a free copy of “The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight” … it will be just the boost yo need to gain both practical application and perspective as you begin your homeschooling journey.   Please send your mailing information to savannah@fchm.org and we’ll send it your way.

Seventh Winner: Danielle Kerr, who wrote,Your blog reminds me that I’m not just a mom who homeschools but that by investing in my children and sheparding their hearts I am directly impacting eternity. What a high calling it is to be a mother!

Danielle – A high calling, indeed! Your comment was chosen to win a free copy of “The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance” . We hope it is a great encouragement to you!  To claim your prize, please send your mailing information to savannah@fchm.org.

Eighth Winner: Wendy Revels, for her comment, “I read your post everyday and look forward to them everyday. 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 – you are about to embark on a wonderful adventure, indeed!  We’ve chosen your comment to win a free copy of my journal for busy moms… “Words Along the Way” … be sure to take the time to write down what you are learning along the way.  The days will sometimes go slow, but the years will fly. 🙂  Enjoy them!  To claim your prize, please send your mailing information to savannah@fchm.org.

Ninth  Winner:  Tracye G., who wrote, “I recommend “The Busy Homeschool Mom” because it’s my number one reminder that God comes first and then my husband comes before EVERYTHING else. As homeschool moms, our families and marriages can fall apart when we get it out of order. When I first found TBHM, I was thrilled to see that putting my husband before kids was the RIGHT thing to do. Such a marriage changer! What a joy to celebrate being “That Girl” and sharing with other mom friends that they are also “THAT girl”. My husband definitely says thank you for helping me get my priorities in order!

Tracye – We agree … you are THAT GIRL! Keep on loving that husband of yours 🙂 and keep us posted … we look forward with you to a harvest of JOY. 🙂  Your comment has been chosen and you’ve won a FREE copy of “Words Along the Way: A Journal for Busy Moms.”  We hope you will keep it with you and write down what God is doing in your life as the months go by.  To claim your prize, please send your mailing information to savannah@fchm.org.

Final Winner:  Busy mom Stephanie writes, “Not only does your blog remind me that I’m not alone in this homeschool journey, but it reminds me that getting the curriculum done every day is not the be all end all. Character counts. I need to remember to cultivate my kids whole person as well as make time for taking care of myself, my marriage, and my husband.”

Stephanie – You’ve nailed it!   You’re not alone. Character counts. Cultivate relationships. Take time to take care. Love your husband. We couldn’t have said it any better.  We’re sending you a free copy of “The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight” … it will be just the boost you need to gain both practical application and perspective as you nurture your precious family.   Please send your mailing information to savannah@fchm.org and we’ll send it your way.

Thank you, everyone! Thank you for sharing this page with your friends, thank you for loving your families … and for taking the time to nurture your marriages.  You are training the next generation. It’s the most important job in the world. And you can do it.

 

Giveaway Alert! We’re Celebrating 25,000 “likes” on Facebook!

Hi friends!

We’re having some fun over at The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Facebook page … and we’re taking the party to my blog now 🙂

You’ve helped us grow to 25,000 “likes” in less than 4 years. Now it’s time to grow to 100,000 and I think we can do it in just 12 months with your help.

What’s the number one reason you recommend “The Busy Homeschool Mom” page to your friends?

Leave it in the comments section and we’ll choose winners for the next 24 hours to win:

  • “Words Along the Way: A Journal for Busy Moms”  – 4 copies
  • “The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance” – 2 copies
  • “The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight”  – 2 copies
  • Firmly Planted Book 1 (complete set, includes workbook) – 1 copy
  • Firmly Planted Book 2 (complete set) – 1 copy

Let’s have some fun!  Ready, set, GO!

 

We appreciate you!

heidi