The Jesse Tree: a family-oriented way to focus on the true meaning of Christmas

Photo by Kevin Day I‘ve wanted to do a Jesse Tree for Christmas for the past few years, but I’ve never actually done it for one main reason – I haven’t planned far enough in advance.  No longer. Think of a Jesse Tree as a sort of advent calendar, except that in addition to a (read more…)

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Email: transform this tool from stressful to useful

Photo by Lars Kristian Flem Ah, email – a portal to the outside world for any stay-at-home parent. It’s such a helpful tool for communicating with friends and family near and far, for taking care of some household tasks with less transportation, and even providing endless opportunities for working from home. But there’s a fine (read more…)

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Ready for a handmade holiday season?

Photo by Jessica Jones Sewing For Christmas On November 4, Simple Mom is showcasing the sewing submissions for Holidays by Hand, a six-part festival promoting your crafted talent celebrating the holidays.  If you’d like to be linked here, please submit me your stuff! It can be anything related to sewing for the holidays – whether (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: Where do you want to go?

I suppose I still have some jet lag lingering to be thinking of this question today.  The older I get, the less I want to travel, at least until our kids are older.  C’est la vie. My husband and I met while we were separately living overseas as expats, and though we often bemoan the (read more…)

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A crazy past few weeks, with exciting things in store

Photo by Angus Woodman It’s good to be back. While I haven’t published any of my own writing in a few weeks (except for the 12 Weeks to Christmas projects), I’ve been busy. And Simple Mom has been on my mind. There’s a lot in store during November on this little blog – not only (read more…)

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