Welcome to Simple at home. My name is Jenn and I am so pleased to have you here in my little corner of the world wide web. I am a work at home mom and mother of 4 beautiful children. I work to help other women find simple joy and thrive at home. From homeschooling to fixing up your home, to raising a family and working at home to help a bit with finances I am a Christian women but anyone is welcome here. Simple at home is fairly new and we invite you to grow with us.
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 not for get the bar top that looks like a hot spot fire drill Flylady her self 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 is the one that brings to you some of the mechanical how to do posts here on Simple At Home and helps me create the larger DIYs and GASP how to gut a fish. I am far to squeamish to do this task but, he presses on and does it every Sunday afternoon after a leisurely morning of fishing with the children. Then we hide from the heat of the day while he cuddles in our bed with our youngest children. With life as a “Cowboy” on the local dude ranch he is kept pretty busy. 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
Baby Bear, is the newest member of the family at 1 and prefers to spend her days making mess. I like to call her my mud pie.
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 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