Hey there, 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 rooms. Oh and lets do not forget the fireplace mantle 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. I spend way too much time on Facebook, and I love to capture everyday life on Instagram.
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 and can now be found working on cars. 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 10 years of age she still loves to cook and is still aiming to follow her dream of going to cooking school at 15 when she can enjoy dual enrollment.
Turtle, is our little man. At 7 he has his own style in life. His fascination with how things work and dreams of going into engineering take much of his focus. Every other moment is spent on video games or climbing anything he can. He would be the reason there are footprints in the upstairs hallway…
Owl, is a cutie at 4 going on 14 and full of sass. She is our fashion bug and brutally honest if something is not the right color or style for you.
Little Bear, Has grown so much and is now a smart little preschooler out to take on the world and learn everything she can. This 3 year old will take on any challenge.
Little Lamb, Is our newest edition born on Mothers Day 2017. She has become such a personality all her own. Litter but fierce and ready to take on the world. She can be found running around the backyard with the big kids and the animals and until she gets tired doesn’t seem to realize she is younger than the rest.
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 are slowly building our little homestead int he big city and can be found out on a summer day harvesting berries or grapes from the backyard turning them into fresh jam.
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