I’m Jenn, Army Wife, homeschooling mother of 5, business woman, a simple old fashioned country girl living in the city (people ’round here call me Laura Ingalls.) I’m the girl with a baby on her hip trying to get everything done, finding all the shortcuts that make life simple and joyful again. I love marking things off to-do lists and can be found adding things I accomplished to them just for the satisfaction. I’m not afraid of a little dirt or picking up a hammer and some nails, I miss waking up to the rooster’s crow, and I still dry my laundry on the line. You can find me on SimpleAtHome.com 24/7 where I help moms make life simple again with tips, tricks, articles, and all the latest and greatest products and projects to make life easier. Come on by and sit for a spell with some southern sweet tea on my front porch in big city Detroit. Hope to see you soon.
About Simple at Home and our family
I am far from perfect. In fact, I’ll be the first to admit I am not. I’m dyslexic and miss spell all the time. My house is never perfectly clean, in fact, if you showed up right now I would be apologizing for the dishes in the sink and random stuff running around the living room. Oh and lets do not forget the bar top that looks like a hot spot fire drill Flylady herself would run from. So, why should you read what I have to say? I have learned a lot of lessons the hard way and find joy in helping other women thrive.
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” Titus 2:3-5
Jeremy, He’s our hero. This Army Vet has built up quite a resume over the years. From soldier to “cowboy” wrangling bulls on the local dude ranch, and he is even a Harley Davidson mechanic. Life is never dull with him around here. Don’t let the tattoos and biker gear fool you he’s a big softy and a wonderful family man.
Monkey, I swear that is not her real name is our oldest and from time to time you will see her own writings here. At just 8 years of age she is so happy to join us in the world of writing. She finds joy helping me cook and can foods that fill our pantry and this blog. We do a lot of homemade preserves. Mmmmm an excuse to bake lots of bread and biscuits right?
Turtle, is our little man. At 5 he has a bit of an attitude but also an obsession with learning how to do things so he can do them in his own home one day. How cute is that. He is very preoccupied with growing up into a man and wants nothing more than to be daddy’s little shadow.
Owl, is a cutie at 3 and loves to wake up in the middle of the night to party. She likes to get a little wild with safe stains for her hair. Right now it’s kinda purple lol. She talks a lot and always finds trouble
Little Bear, is a handful at 2. She just LOVES to dig in the dirt and I often call her my little mud pie.
Little Lamb, Is our newest edition born on Mothers Day. She reminds me of a grumpy old man. She screams like an angry sheep when she is upset. I haven’t gotten a photo of them all together yet, soon.
We don’t have much but we find joy in what we do have and the simple things bring us smiles. We homeschool mostly the Charlotte Mason way, with a toss of Montessori, Waldorf, and a sprinkle of classical that fits so well into our lifestyle.
We have a dream of one day having our our little homestead to raise our family where we can have a larger garden and our own chickens. Oh the joy I would find from watching the children care for their own little batch of chickens. One day. For now, we are happy with simple and happy to share our would with those of you that wish to live a simple life without the funds to completely redo your lives.
We hope you enjoy our stories and adventures as much as we enjoy living them. We pray that you will find joy with your lot in life and that this simple blog is able to help you live a bit simpler and more self-sufficient with each passing day. We are currently in Michigan and loving the cool summer after the hot summer of life in Florida.
Yours truly, Jenn