Meet the 2012 Simple Kids Contributors

Simple living is a very personal thing. I know I don’t have to tell you that parenting is, as well. What life looks like at my house probably doesn’t look exactly like life at your house. There is no one-size fits all.

For that reason, I feel that an important part of my job as editor of Simple Kids is to hand-pick contributors for the site who can expand the base of life experience and information that is offered here.

I’m honored to work with writers from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of experiences, expertise, and perspectives that I believe blend together to form a well-rounded blog.

The writers and I are united in the belief that childhood should be uncomplicated and that play and learning are important priorities, for kids as well as parents.

It is my honor to work with these contributors and I”m so thankful for the time that they give to this blog and Simple Kids readers.

Here are the 2012 Simple Kids Contributors

Amy AndersonAt her blog, Let’s Explore, Amy shares her family’s experiences creating, imagining, and playing together. Amy is a mother of two. You can read about her family’s homeschooling journey at Early Bird Homeschool.

Christen Babb is the founder of NurtureBaby, a website dedicated to inform, inspire, and encourage busy parents to make wholesome homemade baby food. She is blessed to experience life alongside her best friend and husband of nine years and is a mommy of two.

Jennifer Brown Our Music Reviewer, Jennifer, is a stay at home mom to two energetic, fun little boys. She fancies finding music that connects her to the past & keeps her grounded in the present, and can often be found dancing the 5 pm (and most recently 2 am) hour away in her living room.

Vanessa Brown Vanessa blogs over at I Never Grew Upand is one of the owners of the Utah blogger review site Sassy Scoops. She has has three children, two old dogs, and one celebrity dog trainer husband and loves living in Salt Lake City.

Mariah Bruehl Mariah is the mother of two creative daughters, wife to an incredibly supportive husband and an educator at heart. She is the author of the book . You can find more ideas and resources for family friendly learning experiences over at her website, .

Emily Carter Emily is a former Early Childhood Teacher, wife, and mother. She spends her time traveling, writing, reading, and relaxing with her sweet little family. At The Pilot”s Wife, Emily blogs about flying, building their hangar-home, mommy-hacks, faith, and life on the go!

Jaimie Franchi Jaimie writes about creating a simple, creative, sustainable life with children. An American ex-pat, she has lived in Michigan, Georgia, and California, and she now makes her home in Montreal. As a single parent, she spends her time being messy and crafty with her two daughters, working to build her freelance editing and writing career. She blogs about their adventures at Two Chicks and a Hen.

Amanda Morgan Amanda is a full time mom to three busy boys and a part-time trainer and consultant for a non-profit children’s organization. She also writes at Not Just Cute, a blog full of ideas that are more than just cute, for preschoolers who are much more than cute too. She is the author of Parenting With Positive Guidance.

Catherine Way Cat is mum to 2 boys, living in North Australia. They read lots, run lots, love to learn new things and are good at finding fun and mischief. Catherine blogs about her family adventures at Adventures With Kids.

Robin Zipporah Robin has two daughters, a son, a lovely husband who works many more than full-time hours and a full-time career of her own in government in the suburbs of Washington, DC. You can always read more about Robin’s parenting philosophies and her family’s antics and adventures at her personal blog: The Not-Ever-Still Life

On behalf of the contributors and myself, I want to say thanks for making Simple Kids a part of your day!  We work hard to bring you quality content on simplicity and childhood.  The internet is a big place and we”re proud you come to visit our little corner of it.

What would you like to see from Simple Kids in 2012?

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Thank you all for being a part of Simple Kids! I’m really looking forward to 2012 :-)
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  2. I like the different life experiences and perspectives of the contributors. Looking forward to hearing from them this year.
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  3. Look at all these amazing women! Thank you for all that you do to continue to lead such a wise, helpful, and supportive community at Simple Kids! XOXO
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