An announcement!

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Photo by Demi-Brooke

If I post on a Tuesday, it’s usually to pose a question for you all to answer in the comments. Today, however, I wanted to share a brief bit of news.

I have recently begun writing a book, due in bookstores fall 2010! I’ve had the privilege of working with an editor the past few months, and I am so excited to see this book published onto paper and bound for your shelves.

There are so many up-in-the-air factors right now, including the book’s title. But it is about simple living (naturally), and the goal is an encouraging, practical tome that’s part inspiration, part handbook for creating a simple yet realistic home for your family.

I’ll be plugging away at the manuscript for the next few months, and will share morsels I glean during my research. There’s a chance I could use your help as I gather information, opinions, and even photos. So stay tuned.

Thank you, Simple Mom readers, for making this a stomping ground of so many great folks like you. I love this community, and I’m so appreciative that you’ve given me a place to craft my writing, a love of mine since childhood. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to have a book published. The blog gets most of the credit for incepting its reality.

You’ll find this book at all major bookstores in fall 2010. Amazing how long the book making process takes, eh? In the meantime, you can find updates on the book’s progress here at Simple Mom.

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  1. What wonderful news, congratulations and I can’t wait to get a copy!

    Lee´s last blog post…Tears in my eyes

  2. Sounds like you need to work on simplifying the book industry! LOL!
    Best of luck with your book! I can’t wait to read it.

  3. Congratulations Tsh! What fantastic news! Looking forward to reading it someday!

    Lisa @ WellGrounded Life´s last blog post…5 Major Pitfalls of Dieting

  4. Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I love it. It’s a treasure of information and good ideas. All the best for your new book.

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  5. Thanks, all!

  6. Congrats! I love your site (although I’m not a mom, married, or have kids haha). All the best and can’t wait!

  7. Congratulations Tsh that’s fantastic!! I can’t wait to walk into the book store and see it on the shelves! It’s no small task writing a book for publication so you should be very proud! Well done. Simplicity rules! :)

    Sherri (Serene Journey)´s last blog post…Life Sucks And Then You Choose

  8. Wow, Tsh! That is just fantastic! I bet you’re flying high! I can’t wait to put it on my bookshelf. Very cool.

    Brianna @ Heart(h) Management´s last blog post…My Sweet Marmie

  9. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!

    The Secret Life of Kat´s last blog post…Let’s Go to India!!

  10. Congratulations! How exciting!!

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  11. Congrats! This is so exciting!

  12. Very exciting news, indeed! Hope the process goes well…you’ll have to write about how to keep family in balance while writing. I hear it’s a challenge, but one you’re up to!

    Julie´s last blog post…What’s Going On?

  13. Congratulations, Tsh! It’s great to know all your hard work is being rewarded! Blessings!

    Shilo´s last blog post…Florida, Precious Q’s and Unforgettable Mommy Moments

  14. Congratulations!

    stephanie´s last blog post…Savvy by Ingrid Law

  15. Oh, you must be so excited (and maybe a tad overwhelmed?) LOL. Hurray for you. I’m a relatively new reader but love your blog so far. Looking forward to spring cleaning!!

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  16. Congrats! That is AWESOME!!! :)

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  17. Congratulations! I can’t wait to get a copy and check it out.

    Amanda @ Mommy’s Idea Book´s last blog post…Tips for Family Vacation Planning, Part 1: Deciding Where to Go

  18. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see your book in the store. How exciting!

    Jen@OurDailyBigTop´s last blog post…where a kid can be a kid

  19. What an amazing time in your life! I hope you savor every busy moment! Congrats Tsh!

    Sara*MamaGoesGreen*´s last blog post…National Healthy Schools Day

  20. Bravo, Tsh! As excited as you are to have a book published, we’re just as excited to have some of your wisdom and experience in our hands in book form. I couldn’t think of a better person to have this project on their plate and I wish you clarity of thought and speed of typing over the next few months.

    Aimee´s last blog post…Reminiscing over Italy and the sandwich that came of it.

  21. Hey Tsh! This is awesome news. I will definitely be getting myself a copy, and probably a few more to give as gifts. This is my favorite blog, so I’m sure I will love your book. Thanks for using your God-given gift in such an inspiring way!

    Beth @ Red and Honey´s last blog post…Stuff Christians Like

  22. Way to go, Tsh! You are an inspiration to many bloggers seeking book deals right now! I hope things come together quickly and beautifully for you. Think of Inidana when doing your book tour :)

  23. Tsh, I’m so very happy for you!

    Nicki at Domestic Cents´s last blog post…Quick Tip: Sliced Pepperoni

  24. How exciting! I know you guys are more than thrilled…and so are all of us! Can’t wait to read the finished product! I’ll be praying for you through this lengthy process! Congrats!!

  25. Congratulations, so fantastic! Best wishes for no writer’s block. For reals.

    moosh in indy.´s last blog post…*ahem* it’s my birthday.

  26. What exciting news!! Congrats!


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  27. How exciting! Congrats!

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  28. Congrads ! :)
    can wait to see your book when it is finally out

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  29. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read!! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  30. Yay…can’t wait to buy a copy!

  31. Families will be blessed to have a one stop manual for all your wisdom. A book takes a HUGE amount of time, so we can’t wait to see tidbits of your work as it unfolds. :)

    Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam´s last blog post…Freezer Meals…Mexican style for Tasty Tuesday

  32. nicee… congrats..

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  33. Congratulations!!!

    jenny :)

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  34. Rock on! how cool is that, a book to be published!!! I am very excited for you!

  35. Congratulations! I just recently found your site and have LOVED it! So many helpful, usable ideas. Thank you.

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    Stephanie says:

    I rarely comment, but I am an avid blog reader – I got so excited by your announcement! I will definitely be buying a copy!!

  37. Congrats!

    I can’t even imagine what all goes into writing and publishing a book. Wishing you all the best!

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  38. I am absolutely so, so thrilled for you! HOORAY!!!! And so many congrats.

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  39. Congrats! :) I’ll be excited to get my hands on a copy!

    Angie @ The Creative Mama´s last blog post…Fridge Fun Cups.

  40. Congratulations!! Exciting news:-)

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  41. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amy @ Milk Breath & Margaritas´s last blog post…Today Everything Changed

  42. Congratulations, I cannot wait to have my own Simplemom Book! :-) Well deserved honor, I am so proud of you!!!


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  43. Congratulations! And please let us know the name of your book when you pick one so I can run out and buy them for every mom I know!

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  44. Fantastic! Congrats! What an exciting time for you. It is awesome to hear about everyday people making their dreams come true. You’re blog is a breathe of fresh air and I look forward to reading your book :)

    Kristen´s last blog post…basil-blackberry crumble

  45. How exciting for you! I just found out that you are my sweet friend Carly from Montana’s sister-in-law. This only doubles my joy for you accomplishing one of your dreams!

    Jesica´s last blog post…For You Christian Blog Readers

  46. Piling on the congratulations here! Look forward to hearing more about the book-writing journey, and ultimately seeing the finished product in stores.

    Frugal Dad´s last blog post…Why Are Wife’s Medical Bills On My Credit Report?

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    Jana Wilcox says:

    Yay for you! I LOVE your website and one of the only ones I read. I’m making an effort to simplify my life thus no blog reading for me unless it’s inspiring and great information. I refer to your site OFTEN – thanks, good luck and keep up the good work. I’ll be buying your book when it comes out!! :)

    Cheers, Jana

  48. FABULOUS! Congratulations, Tsh! I can’t wait to hear more about your book!

    Leigh´s last blog post…Good Friday/Easter Food Craft

  49. Congratulations on your continued success!

  50. Congrats, Tsh! Can’t wait to get a copy!

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  51. Congrats Tsh! That’s and awsome dream to strive for and to see it come to fruition is amazing. I can’t wait to buy my copy.

    Rana´s last blog post…Whose Idea Was It To Get A Dog?

  52. Congratulations! How utterly exciting! *high-fiving you*

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  53. It was only a matter of time. Soon you’ll be some regular guest on Oprah and have a column in Real Simple. Best of luck as you work through the manuscript.

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    ruth ann says:

    An exciting announcement, indeed! I’ve really enjoyed your Spring Cleaning for Normal People and the posts that we find here at I’ll be looking for ward to your book!

    Blessings to you and your family!

  55. Tsh!
    This is super awesome!! Congratulations!!
    I really wonder how you manage to do ALL this.
    I look forward to the book :)

    Maya´s last blog post…Looking for a Book Designer!!

  56. YAY! Congrats – can’t wait to read it!

  57. congrats and best of luck with the book! i’m sure it will be a huge success!

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  58. Wow, Tsh, that’s fabulous. I can’t wait to read it.

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  59. I always knew you would write a book. Congratulations! I can’t wait to buy it!

    emily@ChattingAtTheSky´s last blog post…Tuesdays Unwrapped

  60. Hi..
    thats wonderful news and even though I am far away in India, I do hope that I can get my hands on it as soon as it hits the stores.. Congratulations and all the very best!!!

  61. This is so exciting!
    I can’t wait to hear all about your progress!

  62. Wow! How fabulously exciting! That is one book that I know I will be buying!

    Angie @ Many Little Blessings´s last blog post…A Yummy Treat with a Ruined Cake

  63. Wow, Tsh, that’s exciting! Congratulations to you!

  64. Wahooooo! What an exciting adventure, Tsh! I’m proud of you for following your dream.

    Heidi @ Mt Hope´s last blog post…Book-a-holic

  65. Congrats!!
    Lookin forward to details :)

  66. Oh how completely wonderful!
    You must be sooo over the moon… I’m so looking forward to reading your book :)

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    Stacey Brooks says:

    Well deserved!

    Now I have another reason to look forward to the Fall 2010.

  68. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading it!

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  69. Congratulations! That’s so exciting. Can’t wait to see it.

  70. Congrats! I’m very excited for you. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
    .-= Rana´s last blog ..Does your routine fly out the window… =-.

  71. Just read your post on choices and wanted to comment on the choice of land line or cell. Most communities have land lines connected to the 911 service. This means anyone can call 911 and if there is a hang up, they will come. This is useful if you have a babysitter or relative that does not speak english. If your five year old finds that you have passed out or fallen down the stairs. If your five year old gets locked in the house . . . . You can just order the most basic service with no bells or whistles and you have this security built in.

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