I’m Back and a Few Thank You’s

The following is by Simple Kids editor Kara Fleck.

Hello friends! While I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of life with baby Mia these early weeks, I have to say that it is nice to slowly be getting back to some normal activities, including blogging.  I have missed you guys!

Thank You

Thank you to all of you who have sent sweet notes via email, in the comments here or at my personal blog Rockin’ Granola, and on facebook and twitter.  I haven’t had the time to reply to them all, but I have read them all and my family and I appreciate your kindness.

Many of you asked how the older kids are doing.  Jillian, Max, and Lucy are adjusting well to having a new baby.  There are some days I think that perhaps they have adjusted even quicker than Christopher and I have.

I still have some days where I can’t believe that I am the mother of four children and then there are days when it seems that I can’t remember what life was like before Mia came along.

Jillian and Mia, just a few days old

It is pretty wonderful, but I will admit that I have to keep reminding myself to think about what is essential and to concentrate on accomplishing ONLY that.  As long as the basics get done, we’re doing okay.  When I try to do too much, too soon things get a little rocky.  (You’d think that by four kids I’d have that lesson down, wouldn’t you?)

In Good Hands

I want to say an extra special thank you to the Simple Kids contributors and to the guest posters who filled in for me so that I could take this past month to spend with my family.

Simple Kids means a lot to me and it was reassuring to know that the blog was in good hands.  I was really happy to be able to share their words with you.

What’s Ahead

I’m glad to be getting back to blogging on a regular basis.

This fall you can look forward to posts about:

  • continuing the Ages and Stages series
  • some fun giveaways
  • Autumn inspirations
  • what I’ve been reading
  • what I’ve been creating

The contributors have some pretty fun posts coming up as well.  Autumn is one of my favorite times of year and I’m really looking forward to this season on Simple Kids.

I’m certainly not up to full speed yet, and life right now very much revolves around the baby (as I think it should), but peeking out into the world from time to time via this blog and getting to share with all of you is a part of my routine I’m excited to be picking up again.

It’s good to be back, friends.

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 KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. Welcome back Kara :) Mia is absolutely beautiful!!!
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  2. Gorgeous baby! Welcome back!
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  3. Congratulations on your new baby! I had to leave a comment because your life resembles mine so much right now. Our 4th baby, also a girl, was born just before yours, on August 21! Aren’t they great?!?!?

  4. Welcome back, sweet friend! XOXOXO
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  5. Your little baby is gorgeous!!! Welcome back! :-)

  6. Welcome back! I’m looking forward to all you’ve got up your Simple Kids sleeve for fall. :) xo
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