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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

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 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

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

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

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

Elizabeth

Grace for the Anxious Mama {Free Printable}

Grace for the Anxious Mama {Free Printable}

A note from Heidi: I really appreciated this post from Candace. Many moms suffer from anxiety—mine was diagnosed as “clinical” when I was twenty-one. I grew up in a home where we were always, always at “Defcon 7,” and I took my childhood anxiety with me into my adult life. I thought that being outRead More

I Want to Quit Homeschooling

I Want to Quit Homeschooling

It’s the beginning of the year. December has come and gone—and with it, Christmas break. I think I’d like to stay on break for the next four years.  Relate much? Last week, I went upstairs to organize our school shelves so that we’d be ready to start fresh today. I thought I’d shuffle some papersRead More

Only YOU—Ten Traits of a Porn-Free Marriage

Only YOU—Ten Traits of a Porn-Free Marriage

A few days ago, a post called I wrote  25 Ways to Stay Married for 25 Years. Toward the end of the article, I spoke to the importance of keeping our bodies only, always, for each other.  I made a short remark about the devastating effect of porn on women in general and wives in-particular,Read More

Busy Mom’s Party Pleaser: Crispy Rice Balls with Marinara … You’re Welcome.

Busy Mom’s Party Pleaser: Crispy Rice Balls with Marinara … You’re Welcome.

So, my daughter’s mother-in-law helped me with a new recipe on Christmas day. They were SO GREAT, we’re serving them up again on New Year’s Eve. (Next week, I’m clearly doing a cleanse or something.) Anywho! I thought YOU might want to try them, too! They’re that good. Now, I don’t normally try new recipes outRead More

25 Ways to Stay Married for 25 Years

25 Ways to Stay Married for 25 Years

In September, my husband and I celebrated twenty-five years of marriage. Our two oldest daughters put together an evening of remembering. Pictures. Songs. Friends. Children. Grandchildren. Parents. …we, my husband and I, are one less parent now. Jay’s dad passed away a couple of months ago on a misty October morning surrounded by the familyRead More

Dear Tired Mom Who Wonders If All This Christmas Fuss is Worth It

Dear Tired Mom Who Wonders If All This Christmas Fuss is Worth It

We took the kids to look at Christmas lights tonight. Me, my sister, our husbands and our children. It was gonna be GREAT. I imagined a quiet stroll down Peacock Lane and pictures in front of the Grinch house. Yeah. It didn’t exactly go down like that. I don’t know why, either. I used to goRead More

How to Make Peace With Family This Christmas

How to Make Peace With Family This Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner.  All of our preparations – the gifts, the decorations, the cooking and baking – will soon culminate in some sort of family gathering meant to inspire faith and fellowship.  While family gatherings at Christmastime can be a great source of joy, in some circumstances they can become a sourceRead More