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“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

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

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

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

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

Chocolate Applesauce Muffins

Chocolate Applesauce Muffins

Earlier this year, our husband gave ourselves a challenge to eat real food only throughout the period of Lent (and hopefully beyond!) We are fed up with the impact that our diets have on our family and health. I was tired of the junk food marketing to kids, and tired of my own disordered eatingRead More

Summer Beauty and Fashion Must Haves

Summer Beauty and Fashion Must Haves

It feels like just yesterday I was staring at piles of snow from our living room window. And now, we’re full speed ahead into the hot summer months! I love this time of year! I love getting outside more with my kids, playing in the pool, and curling up on the couch after a longRead More

Delight-Directed Learning for ANY Homeschool — Part Four (free printable)

Delight-Directed Learning for ANY Homeschool — Part Four (free printable)

  Welcome back to my series on how to add delight-directed learning to ANY homeschool! You can read the first 3 installments here:  Part One,  Part Two and Part Three! This is probably one of my very favorite ways to add delight-directed learning to our homeschool. And with summer upon us, the timing for thisRead More

Celebrate Your Children?

Celebrate Your Children?

  Are you being a help or a hindrance in your child’s personal faith journey?  I can’t imagine that any parent would purposely be a hindrance. We all want what is best for our children, and have in mind what we think is the best way to accomplish all we want for them. Unfortunately, ifRead More

When Your Homeschool Doesn’t Meet Your Expectations

When Your Homeschool Doesn’t Meet Your Expectations

I came from a long line of highly educated people. Even my grandmother, born at the turn of the century, had an advanced degree. So naturally, when I started homeschooling, I expected that my children would also be highly academic.

Then I discovered the world of dyslexia.

Dyslexia causes otherwise intelligent people to struggle mightily with reading, writing and spelling. So while my kids had all of the intelligence to succeed academically, their execution of school-type work hindered them. In fact, because these things were so hard for them, and despite their great creativity, imagination and love of learning itself, they disliked traditional academic pursuits. Yikes! This mama was worried.

Looking back now after 20 years of homeschooling dyslexic kids, I realizeRead More

How to LOVE Your Teen

How to LOVE Your Teen

If you have one or more teens in the house, you probably know that it can be hard to love them at times.  REALLY. HARD.  Those years are full of so many changes both for your teen AND you.  Things aren’t nearly as simple as they used to be.  Their hormones are changing at warpRead More