The daily balance of parenting & housework: four useful reminders

Photo by Andrea R Reader Kristen wrote me and asked, “I have so much housework to do all day, but I know I need to spend time with my three kids.  How do I juggle doing both?  Is there any chance I can have a simple life and show them the simple life?” Kristen, I (read more…)

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Win the e-book, and a new network membership

Just wanted to give you a quick heads-up around the blogosphere… Two E-book Giveaways If you haven’t yet bought my new e-book, there are two places this week where you could win one for free!  My dear friend Alli at Fussypants is giving one away, and she’ll draw the winner randomly some time next week.  (read more…)

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A family morning with blueberry ricotta pancakes

The following is a guest post written by Ali B. Photo by Phil and Pam Summer is winding down and fresh blueberries are at their peak. Blueberries on their own are delicious, but why not turn them into a more substantial breakfast meal, perfect for kids and adults alike? I especially love this recipe for (read more…)

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Managing my home with a pen

Photo by Vero & Vincent I don’t collect much, but if there was one thing I have a weakness for, it’s journals. For some reason, I’m attracted to them like a moth to a flame. Don’t know if it’s my passion for writing and their blank pages just beg me to scribble, but whenever I (read more…)

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Link love :: the Kids are Great edition

Not all Simple Mom readers are mothers – in fact, not all of them are parents.  But at this moment, I’m reflecting on how much I love being a mama.  My kids are so fun. Here are a few of my favorite links from my reading this week that are related to parenting (some were (read more…)

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