50 Thousand Facebook Fans and a Quick Giveaway!

You know, I’m in the south right now, y’all.

In between speaking and traveling, we’ve passed the 50k mark on Facebook!

THANK YOU for “liking” and sharing The Busy Mom, friends!

It’s not all serious though … we’re having some fun over there, y’all!

Thanks for journeying with me – it’s a privilege to speak into your lives.

In keeping with my NO DRAMA, MAMA mantra … I’m giving some “No Drama, Mama!” cups away!
Read and comment below for your chance to sip some sweet tea in Busy Mom style this summer …

50K_likes.jpgWinners are… Jodi, Donna, Barb, Evangeline and Sara! (Winners have been notified by e-mail.)
Thanks for playing friends, but more importantly, thank you for your genuine encouragement! If you didn’t win, don’t worry. We like giveaways so you’ll have another chance!

Also …

Look for MORNING DEVOTIONS to start this fall! I’ll be using the journal I created just for busy moms –
check it out here


Thanks for blessing me, y’all!


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Heidi St. John
Heidi St. John has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. Together they have seven children from toddler to adult and have homeschooled all the way through high school. A favorite conference and radio speaker, Heidi approaches marriage and parenting with humor and grace. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to be who God has created them to be will bless and encourage you.
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254 Responses to 50 Thousand Facebook Fans and a Quick Giveaway!

  1. Morgan S says:

    I love being a no drama mama! It is freeing and allows you to truly focus on relationships!!

  2. Heather Austin says:

    No Drama Mama over here:)

  3. Angela P says:

    I follow you because you so often say exactly what I need to hear. Your words of encouragement are always timely!

  4. Stephanie Coonce says:

    I follow because this blog makes me feel like I’m not alone on this journey. You “get me”.

  5. Alli says:

    I follow because I’m a new homeschooling mama and I need all the encouragement and laughter I can get! Thanks! Heidi! :)

  6. Kelly Marcus says:

    Encouragement and knowing I’m not in this boat alone! Those are the reasons I LOVE The Busy Mom!

  7. Valarie S says:

    You bring encouragement through humor to REAL life!

  8. Aimee says:

    I follow because its a daily inspiration! I’ve been in tears and also happy and look online and see posts and so happy that we are all real women serving God!
    Thank you for sharing with us daily!

  9. Kate Fairleigh says:

    I follow for interesting home school an positive parenting ideas. I have no time or patience for Mama Drama!

  10. Laura Pfeiffer says:

    I look so forward to seeing your posts daily! There is always something in there that I need to hear! Thank you for allowing God to speak through you, to me and to so many others! You are a true blessing! :)

  11. Misty says:

    I follow you because I need to work on being a no drama mama :) with 5 kids and a perfectionist personality it’s a lil hard! 😉 you help me!

  12. Melinda says:

    I follow because Heidi is always encouraging us to look to the Lord in everything. We as homeschooling moms need to be reminded to look to our Lord in everything at all times! Thanks Heidi for encouraging us along this journey! Keep doing what you are doing, and let us know how we can encourage you as well.

  13. Wendy says:

    I just recently started reading your blog and love it! I am looking froward to seeing you at a workshop at the VA home school convention!

  14. jessica crabtree says:

    The journal looks neat – looking forward to the devotions in the Fall !!

  15. Lisa W says:

    I follow because the first time I read one of your post that a friend had on her fb page it was EXACTLY what I needed to hear/read that day. Since then I LOVE the posts. THANK YOU!

  16. Marta Castillo says:

    I follow you to be inspired in my homeschool journey and also in my everyday chores! When I read your posts it makes me feel loved,relaxed,excited,makes me laugh,makes me cry..I read the posts and comments and I feel alive! Praise Jesus!

  17. Tari Faris says:

    Yeah!!! I want!

  18. Sheri says:

    Just started following! I follow because you are REAL!!! and Encouraging:)

  19. Dalari says:

    The Busy Mom is my favorite blog and I follow for Heidi’s daily inspiration. I am a homeschool mom to 2 boys and going through some medical issues and Heidi gives me inspiration daily to keep going. I love to recommend TheBusyMom.com to any mom even if you don’t homeschool Heidi you have some great encouragement for moms. Thank you!

  20. Allison Leclair says:

    Would love an insulated cup to spread the NO DRAMA MAMA vibe, as well I also have I coffee addiction, so it would be a welcome addition to my collection!!!
    Thank you!!!

  21. Jennifer Timm says:

    Thank You For Your Words Of Encouragement Every Day!!!

  22. Jennie says:

    Love your encouragement and biblical wisdom

  23. Peggy M says:

    I follow your site cause I heard you speak at conference last year and you did such a wonderful job, it blessed my soul, some of what you said. I am also a No Drama Moma when it comes to certain issues with Homeschooling!!

  24. Sarem C says:

    I follow you because you homeschool, and bring inspiration, hope, experience, laughter, and parts of the bible at all the right times! You are a blessing in my life, just wanted you to know that! I love your page, you are so genuine and kind. :)

  25. Rhonda says:

    Heidi, thanks for all you do to encourage us as wives, moms, & daughters of the King!! Congrats on your success on Facebook!!!

  26. Serena says:

    I love the encouragement for Christian homeschoolers and moms in general. I look forward to see what you’re sharing next!

  27. Celine Millus says:

    I could sure use that reminder every day!

  28. Susan says:

    I enjoy reading your comments everyday. Its refreshing to hear from a mom on the same path for God.

  29. Tari Faris says:

    Sorry- kid interference…I follow because it make me feel a little more normal and a lot more encouraged with my kids and homeschooling.

  30. Rebecca Emmons says:

    I “follow” Heidi St. John because she is so encouraging, inspiring, and down-to-earth honest about the trials and blessings of homeschooling. As challenging and sometimes overwhelming that homeschooling is, Heidi’s daily cheer and encouragement help me know that I’m doing better than I think I am, and things will all work out!

  31. Stefanie Flack says:

    This No Drama Mama would like nothing better than to be drinking some sweet tea out of one of those cups right now. :)

  32. Heidi says:

    I am always blessed and encouraged as I read your posts :-) I need both of those everyday thanks

  33. Angela Hall says:

    I love this! Your title alone intrigued me. I love reading your adventures and getting some encouragement along the way.

  34. Des says:

    That is wonderful! What an instrument you are allowing yourself and your family to be for Chirst. I love watching as this grows, from just calling.
    Hugs to you and prayers

  35. Madison M. says:

    I can’t wait to follow your blog. I started following it because I am a new home schooling mom, but I have gotten so much more out of it. Your daily posts on Facebook are so encouraging and helpful. They help me not let the drama, and stress get to me, as well as serving as a reminder when I might be the one causing the drama. :)

  36. Michelle G says:

    Love the encouragement. Your session at FPEA WAS AWESOME.

  37. Amanda says:

    Loved seeing and meeting you at Teach Them Diligently in Nashville. You were AWESOME!

  38. I follow because you remind me to find humor in my days and to enjoy my children, even when we are having one of “those” days. Thanks for all you do!

  39. Becki says:

    I have been encouraged many times by what you say – mainly things that encourage me in homeschooling, but also things that just encourage me as a mom and as a Christian too.

  40. Kylie says:

    I follow for the dose of homeschooling, parenting, reality to know I AM NOT alone…and life just isn’t always perfect.

  41. Sydney says:

    Love to read what you’re doing, helps me stay focused on the goal.

  42. Cindy Schmidt says:

    I follow you because I homeschool and completely agree that my relationship with my husband comes first!

  43. Pam says:

    I follow because I love that you have been there and done that with your older kids and can offer so much wisdom. But you are also still in the trenches with your younger kids and so that provides us with some comedy. I just love how ‘real’ you are!!

  44. Andrea says:

    You keep it real and you inspire me!!!

  45. Shannon Plahn says:

    How you relate to women gives encouragement, love and joy. Following you helps me step outside of my own mind and think of other moms and people that I can help and give to. Simple loving words give me an opportunity to pay it forward!!

  46. Carrie Jo says:

    I haven’t been following for a long time but what I’ve seen and read has been such a blessing to me! Thank for the wonderful work you all do for us mommies and wives(I’m expecting #3 so just a young one, lol =) May the Lord continue to use you greatly for His kingdom!

  47. Sara says:

    I am “following” because I need all the encouragement I can get. :-) I attended a workshop at FPEA that Heidi gave and I felt like she had been a fly on the wall in my house for the last few years. She described my exact situation and what I was going through. It has been so refreshing to know that someone out there knows and understands. It’s pushing me to be a better mom and wife. :-)

  48. Amy C. says:

    It makes me feel like I am not alone…. so much to relate to!

  49. emily says:

    Love following u

  50. Rhea Dooley says:

    Everything you post is exactly what I need!!!! Your passion for busy moms and homeschool moms is what I’ve needed!!! Thank you for you obedience!!!

  51. Kristy LaVella says:

    As a mom of three, getting ready to embrace homeschooling this Summer, I’m so thankful for all your advice and information :)

  52. Angela says:

    I follow because you are so inspirational and always seem to know just what to post when the need arises :) I have found your site such an encouragement for homeschooling my children. Thank you!!

  53. Kim says:

    I follow The Busy Mom for encouragement during a busy day and to enjoy some laughs along the way.

  54. Chris McBean says:

    Because of the Christ centered wisdom and encouragement you offer. It is so applicable to my own Christ centered/large family/small children/homeschool journey.
    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the Fall!

  55. michelle says:

    I follow for encouragement and to know I’m not alone.

  56. Beka says:

    I follow for the great encouragement in homeschooling (which I find useful even in the beginning stages of homeschooling) and in raising kids.

  57. susan w says:

    love reading your blog because you don’t put on airs. You are believable and real.

  58. Shannon Adams says:

    I appreciate your laid back approach to homeschooling a house full. You were such an encouragement to me this last weekend in Omaha. Thank you!

  59. Denise says:

    As a new homeschooling mom this is such a great place to get inspiration.

  60. Tammie denOtter says:

    I follow busy mom because I feel like I can relate and I love the encouragement and opened Heidi shares with her readers.

  61. Laura says:

    I love all your posts! Keep up the awesome encouragement please!!

  62. Nikki Deaver says:

    I just love how you are totally real and honest…even about some situations that might would be embarrasing or not so easy to admit (for me). Which lets me know…hey, I am not the only one who has done that or encountered this struggle! We are all walking in this journey together! Thank you!

  63. Carla says:

    You keep things real and encouraging as well as tell me just what I need to hear even when I might not want to hear it : )

  64. Sarah says:

    I follow because I desperately need the encouragement – both as a homeschooler and a Mom of four young boys.

  65. Cindy Epps says:

    I enjoy the laughs & insight I gain from reading the posts.

  66. Robyn Story says:

    I follow you because I was encouraged by your conference sessions at OCEANETWORK conference last year, and have found your Facebook posts and blog posts encouraging as well.

  67. Ellen says:

    BRILLIANT!! Thanks for all the advice, help & encouragement, ESPECIALLY with it being my 1st year of schooling:)

  68. I love the no nonsense approach to everything. Keep up the great work. And congrats on 50,000! That’s great!

  69. Nichole says:

    I follow because I enjoy how real you are. You are such am encouragement.

  70. Vicky says:

    Follow for the encouragement!!!!

  71. Sharon says:

    I follow for all of the great wisdom. I also love knowing that I am not alone in the trenches! Thanks for keeping it REAL, Heidi!

  72. Courtney says:

    My interest ignited when I heard you speak at FPEA regarding marriage. I enjoy doing life with real women that are transparent not to have their messes judged but to allow their messes to bless and encourage others. Thank you for encouraging Mother’s when days are easy and difficult.

  73. Wanda says:

    I love your honesty and I love having spirit-led words coming to me each day.

  74. Erika says:

    I follow because you keep it real. You don’t pretend that you or your homeschool is perfect. You go through all of the same trials and tribulations we do. I can relate to that, and you give some great advice along the way!

  75. Amanda G. says:

    Heidi, I follow you because you give me my moment of sanity, daily. When I wonder if I’m doing this “Mom” thing right, you always seems to be posting about just the topic I need. I need encouragement and you give it at just the right time. And the Biblical teachings go such a long way. I’m not young in age but I’m a young Mom and so still very unsure about many things. You keep me going forward, not looking back, and stepping in Faith. What a great comfort you are, Heidi. Thank you!!

  76. Michele says:

    Enjoyed your lectures at FPEA convention a couple of weeks ago!

  77. Christine says:

    I love that you love the Lord and you love your readers enough to keep it real.

  78. Kellie says:

    I love the encouragement I get here every day!

  79. Shawn M says:

    Every mom needs encouragement!

  80. michelle says:

    This is my first year home schooling so when I found you how could I not follow you? Especially once I found out you are Godly & morally thoughtful. (Unfortunately this is sometimes rare)
    You help and inspire many people, keep up the good work 😉

  81. Kristen says:

    thank you for the humor and encouragement!

  82. Marilena F. says:

    It’s my reality check, which I need more frequently than I imagine. Thank you!

  83. leah says:

    Because I wanna be a no drama mama!

  84. Rebeka says:

    I love following your facebook page because it keeps me focused on why I choose to be a stay at home mom, and why I want to homeschool. My son is barely two and I already felt a little beaten down by others when it came to my desire to homeschool my son but your page has been so inspirational and motivating. It really helps me keep my head up and my eyes on the prize! =) Thank you for your sharing so much wisdom with us!

  85. Dawn Marie says:

    I am encouraged by your reminders that we can love our families, recognize our flaws, and still extend grace to ourselves and one another in midst of all of it…life is messy but grace is perfect. (I am so very sad our family will miss seeing you in Richmond this weekend as we became unable to make our annual trek to the HEAV convention. Hope you enjoy the hospitality of my fellow Virginians!)

  86. Judy says:

    Thank you for taking the time out of your own busy life to minister to other busy moms! I would love one of those cups, but if it’s okay, I’ll take UNsweetened tea! :-)

  87. Meg says:

    I follow for the encouragements! I love how you’re down to earth and real.

  88. renita t says:

    I love the ‘real’ look at life and the encouragement to enjoy my family just the way they are! Plus, the encouragement to change what needs changed!!

  89. Diane says:

    I’m a SAHM who deals with chronic pain, and is also a pastor’s wife. I need the reminder right before my little eyeballs: “No Drama, Mama!” :)

  90. Jennifer Appleton says:

    I love the encouragement from a like minded mama!

  91. Jenna says:

    I folmow you because I want to make a real life-difference in my kids and leave a legacy. Thank you for being an everyday example and encourment of that!

  92. Carrie Eccleston says:

    I follow for all the wonderful encouragement I get :) I love the God centered attitude!

  93. DeAnna says:

    I love to hear the encouragement you have for all of us. You are a very giving person! Thank you!


  94. Debbie Bodenschatz says:

    I follow Busy Mom because you give practical, no nonsense encouragement that is always right on & can help Moms of all ages & stages! Thank you!!!

  95. Cindy says:

    You crack me up – such a way with words! No wonder you have such a following!

  96. Erin Oyer says:

    I follow for the encouragement and the drama free love!! With the Lord, I’m saying no to drama and yes to Jesus!

  97. Denise says:

    Your words bless me every day. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

  98. Tracey says:

    I’m a new follower; I met Heidi in Lansing, MI a few weeks ago. You have encouraged me to “say it” and not keep it in; I’ve taken baby steps, and wow! how refreshing. You encourage me to keep my focus on Him, thank you.

  99. Stephanie says:

    I think ‘Busy Mom’ is redundant! Haha. I follow you as a first time mom needing to know there are other ‘busy moms’ out there. Thanks for being real and honest.

  100. Amie S. says:

    Can’t wait for the fall devotions to start, thank you for this wonderful site!

  101. Kathi B says:

    I follow you, because your page helps me realize I’m not the only mom who isn’t perfect. It’s nice to know others are in the same boat I am as a stay at home mom. 😉

  102. Suzanne Bennett says:

    Encouraging myself in the Lord…..one way I do that very thing is your FB page…..’following’ your page helps me in following our King…..as a Mom and wife and woman I can count on a ‘no drama mama’ “bite of encouragment” with a side order of “just the right perspective” each time I read. Thanks for keeping it real, really fun, and really Jesus! Blessings to you~In His Joy!

  103. Vivie says:

    I follow The Busy Mom for the day to day encouragement. God bless you! =)

  104. Hollie says:

    In a world where Homeschooling and staying at home are not considered a (real job) it’s nice to have a place to go and read about moms who are going thru the same things that I am or have already been thru it. To get a boost of encouragement and know that you are doing what God has called you to do. Or just to see a funny post that I can share and think that is so me!!

  105. Bridget says:

    Loved hearing you in Orlando! You are inspiring, reading your Daylight book, bought your journal for the fall and I’m going to be a No drama mama with my 4 blessings!!
    Safe travels.

  106. Christina Herron says:

    Please please please pick me. I really need the encouragement this site gives. Thanks for all you do!!

  107. Jennie says:

    I follow for the biblical encouragement. This site has been a source of strength and inspiration for me this first year of home schooling. Thank you for your ministry!

  108. Kris says:

    Enjoy reading your posts. Thank you:)

  109. Evangeline Logue says:

    I love all your posts on facebook. They are always encouraging and sometimes convicting. :) It’s nice to know I’m not the only mom out there who struggles with things, and that someone has gone on before me and is there to give advice. Thank you!

  110. Sarah says:

    Congrats on reaching 50,000!! What I like best about you is that you are real and down to earth! Thanks for the encouragement!

  111. Jessica says:

    A friend of mine of FB linked to your post, “Homeschooling Held Hostage” (http://heidistjohn.com/homeschooling-held-hostage/)…and I was hooked!

  112. I follow Heidi, The Busy Mom, for the great morning devos and encouragement as I continue to homeschool my 3 children! Huge blessing!!

  113. Rebecca Kerr says:

    I began following the Busy Mom because I had the privilege of attending high school and church with Heidi – many years ago! She was a beautiful reflection of Christ then as a young woman and continues to shine brightly for many more to see Christ through her. A bonus, I also became a homeschool mom after starting to read her blog. Her words have touched my heart as a mom, wife and now a homeschool mom. Thanks, Heidi!

  114. Cathy Brusven says:

    I enjoy reading your posts because you encourage me to enjoy the roller coaster ride of life that God has given each one of us; to sit back, relax, and see what God wants to do in our daily lives with us and our families.

  115. Kristi says:

    I LOVE following you because you keep it REAL!!!!!! Thanks for all the inspiration you give to other home school mamas :)

  116. LIZ says:

    I love reading your daily words of inspiration, they are very encouraging and a good reminder of what’s important in life. Also love your homeschool help.

  117. Rena says:

    Thanks for staying the course, Heidi. You are a gem! Your heartfelt (Godly) comments and posts about everyday life as a home educating mom is what drew me to you YEARS ago now. Thank you kindly.

  118. Leslie says:

    I loved hearing you at the FPEA convention in Orlando a few weeks ago. Pretty sure God brought you there just for me! Thanks hun ( I am from the south 😉 )

  119. Ellen says:

    I follow because I appreciate the support and affirmation received in doing homeschooling with my children, appreciate the Biblical truths that you pass along, and I just overall LOVE it! Thank you for your positive influence and testimony-it is not taken for granted!

  120. carrie says:

    Congratulations! I am a new follower, but I love the encouragement I get from your posts. Keep on keeping on. Thank you.

  121. Kasie says:

    Thanks for all the encouragement! I love that you are so real and relatable and I really look forward to your posts. Congrats on your latest milestone!

  122. Kimberley says:

    Following because you keep it real and I am so over drama!

  123. Rebecca says:

    I follow because there are so many other great moms who follow! Not only is it great to be uplifted by you, Heidi, but the sea of others all trying to lift and help is a reminder that I’m not alone! :)

  124. Julie says:

    I love your site because I feel like you speak directly into my soul so many times. Whether on your blog or on facebook, you write exactly where I am at various times during the day and I appreciate that. Thank you for letting God use you in the lives of so many Mommas!!

  125. Becky says:

    You are a fabulous encourager, the real deal and don’t do drama either! I wish you lived in Little Rock because we would be friends!

  126. Jane Rene says:

    I started following you for homeschool tips and encouragement as we recently jumped in headfirst to homeschooling. I have very much enjoyed the humor you find in life and have had to share many of your posts with my facebook friends so they can have a laugh too. Thanks for that!

  127. Heidi says:

    Reading your blog gave me the courage to homeschool…I can’t thank you enough. It was incredibly nice meeting you in Omaha. You are just lovely.

  128. Irene says:

    I, too, am a busy homeschool mom of many and I can use all the encouragement that I can get.

  129. Kristina Heyden says:

    I follow because as a mom to three children ages two and under, you’re an encouragement to me!

  130. Cindy B says:

    You are such an inspiration to me. I don’t grow tired of your comments and devotions. Thank you for being you.

  131. Sharon says:

    I am a new follower after seeing you at the FPEA Convention in Orlando. I loved everyone of your presentations. Thank you for the motivation to keep going strong training my kids in Christ & keeping homeschooling in perspective.

  132. Rosanna says:

    No drama momma here!

  133. Amy Hurd says:

    I feel so encouraged that I am not alone in my homeschooling confusion and frustrations. It’s nice to know that other mommas have completely changed their way of doing things in the middle of the year when it wasn’t working. I thought that I was the only one.

  134. Shannon D. says:

    I follow you because I am new to homeschooling. We will be starting in the fall with a 2nd grader, a K-er, a Pre-K and a 6 month old! I will certainly be a busy mom and I find your sentiments to be incredibly inspirational! Thank you Busy Mom :)

  135. Sara Peterson says:

    I find you very encouraging. Keep up the good work!

  136. Meredith says:

    I follow for the words of encouragement.

  137. Martina says:

    Totally for the homeschool encouragement! Being homeschooled and homeschooling are two completely opposite things. Thanks for your help to us moms!

  138. Sara McGuire says:

    Congratulations! you have earned those 50,000 by keeping the first 49,999 interested long enough for the last 1 to find you.

  139. Melissa Kestler says:

    I follow you because of the encouragement I receive daily. This homeschooling momma needs it-as sister In Christ, A mom, and A wife. ThankYou!

  140. Kelly C says:

    As a “recovering” Drama Mama, and a busy homeschool mom, I relate to your posts. I would love to sip my sweet tea from a “No Drama Mama” cup this summer. I appreciate the honesty and encouragement you share. I love the heart you have for God. Thank you!

  141. Amanda Davis says:

    I found you by accident. I followed you on a whim. However, there have been days when when your posts have literally kept me from giving up on homeschooling and my marriage. The last two years have been very difficult on my family of 7, with many changes. We have struggled with money, family connections, communication, and most of all faith. I have not always been proud of the way I handled myself throughout. But you give me hope and the will to keep trying, and the knowledge that we are not alone is this boat. Thank you for doing what you do and congratulations on this accomplishment.

  142. Lorri says:

    Thank you for your “Busy Mom” words if inspiration everyday!

  143. Sandi says:

    I follow you because just when I feel that drama creeping up the back of my neck, your posts pop up and tell me to cool it. I love you for it, Heidi! And I’m in the South and I NEED a new sweet tea container. ;D

  144. Korri Miller says:

    You hit the nail on the head every time. It’s like you are in my head and know what I need to hear in my heart! You are so real, so down-to-earth, so humorous and so encouraging. God blesses me through you!

  145. Alecia Williams says:

    I follow because it is great hearing just the right encouraging words I need to get through the day.

  146. Lisa Rose says:

    I’m thrilled to have found your blog! With four daughters, there is often much drama. Now that I start my day being encouraged by your wonderful posts I feel ready for anything!

  147. Lori Gisewite says:

    I appreciate your honesty in that you share your good days and bad. Makes me feel that I am not alone in my home school journey and that I just might make it.

  148. Donna Rigdon says:

    I like the light side of your posts. Keeps life in perspective.

  149. Seana Johnson says:

    I started following when I was considering home schooling my oldest who will start kindergarten this fall. After months of prayer, I think this is what God has planned for our family and I am thrilled to have found your FB page and all the home school resources I have found through you! Not to mention all the wonderful encouragement!

  150. Kelli j says:

    I’m always so encouraged and inspired! Thanks for being real;)

  151. I follow because you are an inspiration. I love reading what you share with us!

  152. Kari says:

    Just heard you speak this past weekend it was great! Thank you!

  153. Nancy says:

    I follow because I find many of the posts uplifting, inspirational and informative. Being a Christian, homeschooler, stay-at-home mom and the wife of a man that works mostly out of the state I am need of the daily smiles and encouragement I glean from Heidi’s Facebook page. Thank you and God bless!

  154. Kathy Wright says:

    I follow this page on Facebook because Heidi always encourages me to reach higher…..she challenges me to live *more* as a woman of God and as a homeschooling mother. I would LOVE a “no drama mama” mug!

  155. Whitney S says:

    Thank you for your wise, gracious, REAL encouragement! I am always pointed to God and His word by your posts.

  156. Heidi says:

    The perfect blend of homeschool, mothering, and faith filled advice make it the perfect blog to follow!

  157. Lisa Chandler says:

    I follow Heidi, The Busy Mom, for all the inspiring blog posts and great ideas! Love ya Heidi! Enjoy your remaining time “on the road!”

  158. Angie Whitfield says:

    Loving all your motivating material, blogs and post!! No drama mama right here!!!

  159. Bonnie says:

    Heidi is so encouraging, down to earth, real, challenging. I appreciate the constant (and needed reminders) to keep perspective and priorities straight.

  160. Erin K. says:

    I “follow” you on FaceBook and your blog because so often you say the words that I need to hear. With 4 little ones under the age of 6, my time is limited and comes in spurts. Your quick-to-the-point posts hit home to carry me through the day. <3. Congrats!!!

  161. Jennifer Hall says:

    I follow because of the wisdom you have been given by God to help all of us not feel so alone on this journey. I also follow because you are my friend and I love you!

  162. Raina says:

    I love the encouragement and reminders of what is really important.

  163. Lauran says:

    I’m a new follower, but I’m looking forward to putting all of your advice into action as we begin our homeschool journey next year! Thank you, Heidi!

  164. AMYH says:

    I follow bcs you are real and vulnerable yet you always bring the glory back to God!

  165. Lisa says:

    I follow because I so appreciate your transparency . . . it’s so encouraging to know that I’m not the only mama that’s going through a particular situation!

  166. Adriana says:

    Your words of encouragement, admonishment (to get OFF Facebook, the phone etc) and witty humor are refreshing and a great reminder to “keep up the good race” in mothering and homeschooling. You are a great reminder that God redeems our mistakes to His glory! Thank you so much!!

  167. Jennell Marks says:

    I follow the blogsite because as a mom who is newly homeschooling 2 kids while also caring ofr 2 babies, it helps me remember that I am not alone, reminds me of what is important in life, and keeps me a little more sane while encouraging me to be the mom that God designed me to be.

  168. Lori Hayes says:

    I follow “The Busy Mom” because the posts bring me back to the foundational truth that what matters most are the four young children and husband in my home. I am just the channel through which they will soar.

  169. I follow the busy homeschool mom because I am a busy homeschool mom!

  170. Kimberly Lisius says:

    I follow because Heidi reminds me to be real and to focus on loving my children more than doing my curriculum. After attending all her classes in Omaha, I came home with a new perspective. I announced to my tired and weary children that we were taking the summer off to have fun. This brought my 13 year old to tears of joy and I received many hugs from all. Today they found a new born fawn while exploring in our tree filled back yard. This moment would have been lost to math if I hadn’t listened to Heidi..

  171. Megan Wright says:

    I follow because I was super inspired by you at the Teach Them Diligently conference in Omaha. I talked to you in the hallway about my toddlers!!

  172. sarah reed says:

    i follow you because you keep it real. i am reading your books and love them. thank you so much for your ministry.

  173. Jenny says:

    Because we are a regular homeschioling family who were relocated to Palm Beach. Living among the rich and famous, I really appreciate my daily dose of “normal” with The Busy Mom.

  174. Christy says:

    I follow because of the encouragement I get!! So many days one or two posts Speak to me or encourage me to press on!

  175. Chastity Ray says:

    I follow for the words of encouragement and because you “get it”. No matter if its the pain of stepping on a Lego or if we are having a hard time homeschooling. You get it and you’re real about it and I cannot thank you enough for that.

  176. Brandy A. says:

    I follow you because you were such an inspiration at the TTD conference in Spartanburg. That was the first time I saw you speak and loved every moment. I still read the notes regularly.

  177. Suzanne Humphrey says:

    You are so inspiring and everyday what you speak on is something I need to hear. Thank you for everything you do!

  178. Amber H says:

    I follow for the homeschool mom encouragement. Love the “No Drama Mama”cups!

  179. Nikki says:

    I just stumbled upon your Facebook page and found your posts humorous and up lifting. Go God!

  180. Michelle Greuel says:

    I follow because my husband ran across your page on Facebook and encouraged me to check it out. In a year we will begin our homeschooling journey with our 3 year old instead of sending them to a Department of Defense school, since my husband is in the military. We think it’s a great way to teach our 2 children as they grow without interrupting their education when he gets stationed in different places as well as give them a solid foundation in their Christian faith.

  181. I follow because The Busy Mom makes me laugh. Wait…the REAL reason….I follow because it seems every time I post to my blog, or put an outline in my blog log, the same topic pops up over on HeidiStJohn.com And because I need the encouragement to get through this crazy idea, and my crazy day, and my crazy life. :)

  182. caren mckinney says:

    Love the encouragement everyday. Homeschooling 5 children, a lot of days I need the very words you write. Thank you!

  183. Lizz says:

    I follow because I like to know what I experience is in fact normal, thanks!

  184. Christy Acre says:

    I had signed up for homeschooling advice and I admire you for knowing how to redirect yourself as you felt the need to and change from The Busy Homeschooling Mom to The Busy Mom. I enjoy the homeschool advice and comments, but so many things that us homeschool Moms experience are what other Moms are running into as well. It’s great to have support and encouragement on our journey as Moms.

  185. Estera N says:

    I follow because I need the daily encouragement and info to start homeschooling. You’re an amazing mom/speaker/blogger and I have a lot to learn from you :)

  186. Lasaundra Bies says:

    I follow you because you often remind me if what I already know and encourage me to keep at it!

  187. Kimberly says:

    I Follow The Busy Mom on FB because it’s real… It’s real life, real hard, real truth… all in one! 😉

  188. Susan Sykes says:

    Thank you Heidi! I look forward to your emails and posts! Like Chastity said, you DO get it! Thanks for your godly encouragement in my day!

  189. Karen McConnell says:

    I am a full time working mommy to 2 small children. Although I would love to homeschool, we are just not able to do so at this time. I love that Heidi encourages all moms! I feel like she really understands the daily struggles we all go through!

  190. Tricia says:

    I follow the site because Heidi is real & encouraging.

  191. Tiffany says:

    <3 this so much!! You are an inspiration and constantly leave me feeling like I can do this in a Godly way!! My children deserve my best :)

  192. Frances says:

    I love how positive and encouraging you are! It makes my heart smile to see the fun and uplifting things that you post :)

  193. Michelle Williams says:

    I have followed you since hearing you speak in Phx AZ. I appreciate the reminders to love God, husband, and my kids. I find myself sharing on fb almost everything you post. Very encouraging and often exactly what I need at that time. Thanks

  194. Jodi says:

    I enjoyed your ‘down-to-earth’ honesty at the convention in Omaha!! You encouraged my heart!! God bless!

  195. Barb says:

    Heidi, I was raised in a family that loves drama! Since I married my wonderful husband and we moved away I have learned how to live without drama. I love it. In May I had to go up and take care of my elderly parents and deal with some issues with siblings (adults one and all). I took your “No Drama” encouragement and verses with me that you had on Facebook from a few months ago. I so appreciated that. I don’t have to get sucked into their drama even though it hurts to watch how they hurt one another. I praise God that I have a home that lives drama-free. Thank you for your encouragement and wisdom.

  196. Rebecca L says:

    I follow your Facebook page for those timely pick-me-ups, reminders, and sometimes just humor that seem to pop up in my news feed at just the right time. :)

    Thanks for your much needed ministry!

  197. Kara says:

    No drama mama here! Your page is so encouraging and uplifting! Such a blessing!

  198. Carrie says:

    Love the encouragement…your posts always hit home!

  199. Carissa in KS says:

    Your workshop at TTD-Omaha on romance was probably the session I most needed to hear. I am a new follower because your words made such a dramatic impact on the way I view relationship with my husband. Thank you!

  200. Ora says:

    I love your posts!! They are encouraging, funny, spiritual & relatable. Thank you!!

  201. Dawn says:

    We are all in this journey of motherhood together. The better we each make our little people, the better the world will be as a whole!

  202. Terrie says:

    I follow for the humor that so often makes me laugh when I need it the most, and for the encouragement.

  203. Jessica D. says:

    I love following you, Heidi, because of the encouragement you give. The posts you share help encourage me to be a better wife, mom, homeschool teacher, and friend. So, thank you! I hope you will be encouraged by the many “busy moms” who appreciate you! Looking forward to seeing you in VA this weekend!

  204. Katharine giddings says:

    I follow you because I need all the tips and encouragement I can get!! Thanks for all you do!

  205. Nicky says:

    well, I stumbled upon your page as I was deciding wether or not to homeschool our girls (4 1/2 yr & 4 1/2 mnth). and I xe ided I would. you never made it sound easy but definitely worth it. I get my encouragement from what you write. not only about being a mom and a wife but being and becoming a Godly woman. building my spiritual relationship. and even if I dont get a cup, I would like to thank you for doing what you do.

  206. Marylin says:

    Poignant truth and laughter – these are my two favorite reasons I follow. :-)

  207. Rachael says:

    I follow the Busy Mom because Mrs. Heidi gives the most amazing encouragement! I feel Mrs Heidi is so down to earth and honest. Thank you, I enjoy your blogs. I am very excited to hear you speak in little rock, Arkansas!

  208. Roberta Stubblefield says:

    I follow you because you inspire and uplift me!

  209. Jennifer Gouldsmith says:

    I was at the Omaha convention, and so much of your talk convicted me to make some serious changes!

  210. Liz says:

    You’d think that we lived in Melrose Place with all the drama we have here and I appear to be a calming factor for some of my neighbors. I dislike drama a whole lot. I am grateful for having my relationship with Jesus to keep me from it!

  211. Lori W says:

    I follow your blog because your posts never fail to encourage men and then bless me AND my family!!

  212. Vanessa S says:

    Simply put – Heidi St.John is real and helps me feel “normal” :o) Totally blessed by her in Omaha at TTD.

  213. Bri says:

    I Follow Because Your Words Are Incredibly Encouraging. Whether It’s About HomeSchooling, Marriage, Shepherding Children, Or Anything Else, The Lord Has Clearly Used You To Speak wisdom Directly To Me. I’ve Been Rescued Countless Times By A Simple phrase Or Entire post From You. Especially With Homeschool This Year. thankYou So Much For All You Do And For Being So Real.

  214. Amy says:

    I “follow” the Busy Mom because she’s so real, down to earth and a great balance of Godliness, love, priorities, fun, and “keepin’ it real”! Love Heidi!! =)

  215. Carrie Laumann says:

    I love this sight because Heidi is so real, practical and always biblical. Her little and big posts are shots in the arm throughout the day, which I appreciate. I’m working on not being a drama mama and the cup will help me remember. (And I drink my coffee or tea throughout the day.)

  216. Stephanie Stretch says:

    I love all of the encouragement from a real life Mom.

  217. Kristbjörg says:

    I need this encourage so often. I am a mom of three, living in a farm in Iceland. I need my coffie break and this time when the kids are not up yet, is so quiet and nice. Thanks for great posts which always seems to hit the right spot :)

  218. Wendy Lawson says:

    I absolutely love your posts. Such an encouragement to all. Thank you for being real and bringing Gods love to us everyday!!

  219. Amanda says:

    I’ve only recently found your blog, but I began following it because I find your goal to be the same as mine when it comes to wanting to be a godly mother and wife. I can always use more encouragement in my day. =)

  220. Heather Miller says:

    I follow because you are open and honest. We don’t need any more “picture perfect” families! They are boring!

  221. Abbey says:

    You always say what I needed to hear for the day! So encouraging! Thank you!!!

  222. Jaimie Adams says:

    I love following you on Facebook for many reasons. I love that you share your heart with us each and every day. It’s great to know that we’re not going through anything alone. Your posts are inspiring and uplifting. Thank you for being a part of my life!

  223. Emily says:

    I started following your blog after hearing you at the NC Home Educator’s Conference in 2012. You were an encouragement to me then and you continue to be an encouragement every day. I appreciate you taking the time to share encouragement and encouraging me to read God’s word and lean on Him. Thank you. :-)

  224. Amber B says:

    I follow because your page is encouraging and funny. I can relate to it, and be challenged by it all at the same time. I really appreciate that in the moments I’m challenged, I don’t feel shamed, or condemned that I’m “doing it wrong”, only reminded to get back up, and go do it right. :)

  225. Lalia Harris says:

    I love your practical, honest, no frills, no drama inspiration!

  226. Kimberly says:

    there are so many reasons i love reading what you post…encouraging reminders, homeschool inspriation, pointing me back to Christ…but i think–honestly–one of the most rewarding aspects in being “connected” to you is seeing that even your home is full of the reality of life and raising/teaching children. i love how honest you are!! 😀

  227. Lisa M says:

    Love the encouraging words for all of us homeschooling mamas.

  228. Lori D says:

    I love TBHSM. I follow her blog because its uplifting and informative. I use a lot of slowcooker ideas. Her organizational ideas rock!!!

  229. Kendall says:

    Throughly enjoyed your sessions at our homeschool conference!

  230. Tiffany Wertenberger says:

    I follow you b/c you are a great encourager, while keeping it very real! Loved your sessions and meeting you in Omaha!!!

  231. Danita says:

    I follow your blog because you are real and you meet us where we are. Thank you!!

  232. Liz L. says:

    I love to read your blog because you are REAL and that is one of the things that makes you so encouraging!

  233. Julie says:

    I follow because your hilarious, encouraging and love the LORD!

  234. Katey says:

    I JUST found you! And you are in WA. right next door :)

  235. Amber Ward says:

    I am so blessed to have been able to hear you speak at the HEAV conference these past two days!! The Lord truly used you to speak truth in my life. Thank you to you and your family for following the Lord. I wore my busy mom sticker with joy!

  236. Suzannah Hutchins says:

    I heard you speak for the first time at the HEAV convention and it was refreshing to hear someone so genuine and authentic, not afraid to talk about her mistakes and trusting in The Lord. Your sense of humor and ability to laugh at yourself was also a plus!

  237. Karen Holmes says:

    I just started reading Busy Mom. Thank you for being at HEAV. It was such a blessing!

  238. Carrie says:

    I heard your REAL LIFE session at the HEAV. It was great and the encouragement that I needed. I immediately liked your FB page after that. I really enjoyed talking to you that evening at the exhibit hall. Thank you for your encouragement and being real!

  239. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I follow because every single mom out there needs encouragement, whether they are 7 months pregnant, have 7 children or 17 children.

  240. Michelle says:

    I had the opportunity to hear you speak here in NM, I was encouraged, read your books, and now enjoy reading your blog. I follow because I find encouragement, laughter, and practical solutions to some of the challenges as a homeschool mom. What a privilege to come alongside all you awesome moms.

  241. Chrissy Brodt says:

    best way to fight off drama is remember I’m a No Drama Mama! blessings!

  242. Cori says:

    I enjoy your posts, and every now and then, you say EXACTLY what it was I needed to hear that day… Thank you!

  243. Ashley says:

    I come to be refreshed and reminded of the impact on my life and the lives of my family that my staying home and home educating has on us…Thank you Heidi!

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