A peek behind-the-scenes


First of all, I want to take a few moments to thank you all for the way you received last week’s Friday Five post about some of my more humbling parenting moments.

I was a bit nervous to hit “publish” on that one, but right away SK readers let me know I had nothing to fear in opening up. I guess if we can hang out together and talk about potty seats and curse words, well, then we can probably talk about just about anything together, can’t we?

And, seriously?  Some of your comments had me laughing so hard!  Thank you for sharing them.  Laughter is certainly the best medicine when you’re feeling a bit humbled by this whole parenting gig, isn’t it?

So, here’s to more laughter, less judgement, and less guilt  – and to just enjoying it all!

Second,  I want to apologize that the blog has been silent for a few days.  I’ve been using my blogging time for tinkering with some things behind the scenes.

New at Simple Kids

You regular readers might notice a few changes here at Simple Kids, especially if it has been a while since you’ve been to the blog (I know most of you read via email or a feed reader).  There are some things missing and a few things that are new.

Among other things, I’ve given the Unplugged Play and Want.Need.Wear.Read. ongoing series their own buttons in the sidebar so that their archives are easy for you to find when you need them.  I plan to do this for Ages and Stages soon, as well. (We’re working on borrowed time during naps over here, so you’ll have to be a little patient with me).

I’ve also added an Inspirations category, and coming soon (as I have free time this week), those of you who are curious what blogs, books, podcasts, and music inspire me and my family will be able to look in the sidebar and see what we are currently in to.

In some ways I’m starting over here on the blog, really trying to get back to my roots as a writer and as a mother.  I want what you see in this space to reflect that, and at the same time, I want it to be a reflection of me as I simplify and refine my focus.

I’m continuing to make little adjustments here and there and I hope you like it.

I hope your week is off to a terrific start!

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. Oohh.. SO exciting! I love changes.. In fact, that is my one word for 2013.. Change.. It is good!
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    • Thanks, Prerna :-)
      Yes, sometimes change can be a really good thing, especially if we are open to embracing it.

    • I love that change is your word for 2013! It is my word as well! I had a hard time coming up with one word to describe this upcoming year because there were so many changes I wanted to make, and changes in our current climate of littles :-) Glad I am not the only one!
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  2. Thanks Kara! I’m a new readers, so those side bar links are going to be helpful for me. Particularly, looking forward to exploring the Want. Need. Wear. Read. :-)

  3. I am so excited to see what you all do with a little more creative freedom. I am one of those readers to does read many of you in the network, yet I am excited to see what new ideas will bubble up in the coming months. Love the inspiration idea section, especially for podcasts to listen to while folding the laundry! ~Emily
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    • Thanks, Emily! I think it is safe to say that we are all pretty excited to see what happens, too :-)

      And, yes, here’s to company while folding the laundry!

  4. I love to see everyone freshening up their blogs! I think it is fun as a reader and as a blogger as well, to see the new ideas that people come up with! Great job :-)
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  5. Good luck with the changes! I find that when I tinker with the behind the scenes of my blog, that that’s when I get really giddy and excited about it all over again :)
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