Simple.Home.Blessings…meaningful homemaking without fussiness.
Welcome to Simple.Home.Blessings! I am so glad you are here and interested enough to check out more about us.
I started this blog seven years ago as an attempt to record the fits and starts, the successes and failures of making a home. It is the stuff I have learned, am learning, and have yet to discover.
That thread of homemaking runs through these pages. Along the way, I have discovered the various stages require different solutions. I revel in solving the problems of daily life around here. Whether it be a resource for homeschooling or a practical routine for getting a child to go to sleep; I joy in the discovery and implementation of those solutions.
What makes our space here unique is I truly only try to share solutions I have never seen anywhere else.
And my hope is to bless only one person: YOU!
It is important for me to share with you that I am a child of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. My relationship to God drives and holds all my other relationships together. Because of Him (His character and His provision), I have everything I need in life and find myself so blessed. With His blessings in mind, I want to bless you!
This is our whole, impossible-to-wrangle-into-picture-perfect-order family.
From left to right: Wren is our crazy curly-haired 7 year-old. She LOVES anything to do with fashion. We call her our Contrary Canary. She does not know how to walk anywhere (she prefers to skip or run) or whisper (she prefers to talk very loudly). She was the loudest of our babies right out of the womb and she lives up to it every day!
That lady struggling to keep a toddler happy is me. My name is Leah and I am a homemaker and homeschooling mama attached to this beautiful brood. I consider myself a problem-solver and a blessing seeker. I am the creator/author of this blog.
That precious toddler is Noelle, our SHOCK baby. She was the least planned of all the unplanned babies we had. She graced us with her presence in August of 2017. She is into absolutely everything at all times. She spends much of her days just trying to get involved in every activity her older sisters and brother are into.
The upside-down little man is Abram Grey. Born at the last possible minute in November of 2015, he was a complete surprise to us and continues to be a blessing to our lives. He is such a sweet cuddler and is just as bright a light as his sisters. His primary loves are trucks and Duplos, but he will put all that down to sit in my lap and read or cuddle.
That handsome man holding the upside-down little guy is Drew. He is a builder of crazy custom homes in the desert. He and I were friends long before God tapped us on the shoulders and said, “There. That’s the one.” His generosity of spirit and the simple way he lives with contentment and a sense of humor still impress me each day.
And our oldest is Grace. She is now 8 years old. She is super-bright, outspoken, and full of energy. She is such an amazing big sister. God really knew what He was doing when he gave her two younger sisters and a younger brother! She would want me to tell you these two things: 1. She doesn’t like cute things, she likes cool; 2. She is an awesome gamer.
Look for posts in these categories (with a few of our favorite posts for you to check out):
Growing Up – articles about parenting (the struggles and the successes), activities for kids, preschool and homeschool fun.
- Calling your Kids (GOOD) Names
- Settling into a Simple Homeschool Routine
- We Said Goodbye to Kindergarten Math
Nest Building – homemaking, decorating, organization, recipes and cleaning.
- The Reward for Homemakers
- Why You House Smells Like Diapers
- The Proper Care and Maintenance of Granite
Devotion – articles about my favorite topic: the Word of God, and Christian living
- Why I Study the Bible Inductively
- You DO Have Time for Bible Study
- Inductive Bible Study for Kids: the Gospel of John (ongoing)
Pennies from Heaven – articles on finances, saving money, with a few deals sprinkled in here and there.
I recently started creating Gathering placemats for our family morning time (we call it Gathering). They were such a blessing to our family that I share them here with you, in hopes of blessing other families. They are a wonderful conversation starter to have on hand. To learn more about them and get a free set, subscribe to Simple.Home.Blessings. here:
I have also started creating a Subscriber-Exclusive Library and am filling it with resources to bless your home and homeschool. You can get instant access to it when you sign up for our Saturday Stroll emails.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read more about us! Please feel free to stick around and ask questions, provide advice, or encouragement. We don’t have everything sorted out just yet, but by God’s grace, we are working on making it simple, making it a blessing, and making it a home!