Romance for the Busy Homeschool Mom: An Interview with Heidi St. John
Vol. 114, Prg. 66–70 February 11–15, 2013
“‘That Girl’ is inside of each mom. I think that she’s the girl most moms want to be, but they lose sight of her as the pressures of homeschooling and life come. And certainly she’s the girl my husband prefers to the harried homeschool mom I can sometimes be.”
This week on Home School Heartbeat, Heidi St. John joins Mike Smith to talk about recovering “That Girl”—the girl your husband married. She reminds busy moms that your marriage is more important than curriculum, cleaning, or cooking, and offers encouragement to draw you close to your husband again.
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Heidi St. John: Heidi St. John has been married to her husband, Jay, since 1989. They have seven children (and one son-in-law) and have homeschooled all the way through high school. A favorite conference speaker, Heidi approaches homeschooling with humor and grace at events all across North America. Growing up in Boring, Oregon, with six siblings and a cow named Hamburger has proven to be wonderful inspiration for many of Heidi’s workshops. Now, with seven children of her own, Heidi brings a heart to encourage and inspire whomever she is with. (And don’t worry—you’ll get the real story behind the stories!)
Jay and Heidi are also the founders and executive directors of First Class Homeschool Ministries, a parachurch organization dedicated to helping churches start Bible-focused homeschool cooperatives. First Class has been in operation since 2000 and has over 40 locations across North America. The St. Johns reside in southwest Washington state. In 2012, Heidi and Jay released four new books for families, including “Firmly Planted,” a Bible study written with the whole family in mind. For more information on the St. John's ministry, please visit heidistjohn.com or fchm.org.
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