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Founded in early 2008, Simple Mom is a blog dedicated to the art and science of living life simpler—and maybe a bit unconventionally. It’s a blend of helpful tips, motivation to help you make plans, storytelling about the simple-living process, and encouragement to not let your brain go to mush just because you’re a parent. We’re a snark-free, friendly community that loves the benefits of living with more intention, but we definitely don’t have our act together. Love living clutter-free? Absolutely. Still step on LEGO on a near-daily basis? You betcha.
Founding Editor & Main Voice
Tsh Oxenreider is the founder and creative director of this place (along with Simple Living Media, the company that owns it). Originally from Austin, Texas, she’s a mom to three kids, wife to a bearded Oregonian named Kyle, and a lover of black coffee and gorgeous typography. She’s written three books—Organized Simplicity, One Bite at a Time, and Intention (release date: early 2014), and hosts a weekly podcast called The Simple Mom Podcast. She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe, and that a good beverage and TED talk will get you through the end of any hard day.
Head here to learn more about Tsh.
Every week, several other friends from around the Internet share their own stories, ideas, tips, and encouragement to help you live a little simpler, too.
Alysa BajenaruAlysa Bajenaru is a dietician, personal trainer, crafter, mom, and justice advocate. Find recipes, workouts, inspiration, and more at her blog InspiredRD.com.
Katie Fox serves as the Managing Editor of Simple Mom, which means she makes this site function without unicorns and glitter, even when it looks like it. Katie is a writer, a teacher, a mezzo-soprano, and a lover of all things red. She has been a stay-at-home mom since 2007, and while she loves her family more than anything, she also loves to make time for pursuing the crafts of writing and choral music. Katie is a native Texas girl, happily married to her best friend, Shaun, and together they are passionate about mentoring and equipping artists of all kinds. Find her online at katiefox.net.
Our Partner Site
Simple Bites is our food site, and it’s chock full of recipes, tips, cooking inspiration, and a love for real, whole food. Run by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, a former personal chef and mom of three, she makes eating well easy and enticing.
Head here to read more and to find your recipe for dinner tonight.
Ready to dig in? Head here to read the latest posts, toggle the navbar to see all our post categories, or you can start here with some of our favorite posts:
- What is simple living, anyway?
- A day in the life
- 10 things I learned in 10 years of marriage
- An open letter to first-time mamas of newborns
- The beauty of living slowly
- On having kids later in life (or not at all)
- A single mom takes off the superhero cape
- Parenting a child with anxiety
- The decision and indecision of parenting teens
- The public school parent’s guide to learning at home
- 3 benefits of a mentor (and how to get one)
- Poem: Resolution