My name is Kara Fleck and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new editor of Simple Kids! As a long time reader and fan of this blog, I feel honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to jumping right in and getting to work.
I greatly admire all that Megan has done here and I am sure that you join me in wishing her the best in her future endeavors.
I should tell you a bit about myself: I am a wife and mother to three. My family lives in rural Indiana where we balance creative pursuits with work and homeschool.
Like many of you, I often find myself pulled in more than one direction. I wear many hats: mother, teacher, writer, wife, homemaker. I am not perfect and I don’t have all the answers, but I have learned how to ask questions and set priorities. Life is the most peaceful for me and for my family when we keep things simple and focus on the basics, the essentials.
Photo by Cozy Memories
Something that I have learned over the past 8 years that I have been a mother is that families exist in a fluid state – children grow, needs change, surprises (good and bad) occur, life happens. Mindful parenting allows my family stay connected and that connection gives us roots, no matter our season of life.
I am excited to be a part of Simple Living Media and Simple Kids. I am thankful for the opportunity to be given the task of nurturing a place whose purpose is something I’m so passionate about: uncomplicated parenting in a complex world.
Photo by Rolands Lakis
I’m proud of Simple Kids’ status as a resource for parents seeking to slow down, get back to basics and to connect with like-minded families. My hope is that the community which has been built here will continue to grow and that we will keep supporting and learning from each other.
Big things are happening this week with Simple Living Media! Three new blogs are being launched today: Simple Organic, Simple Bites, and Simple Homeschool. What better reason to celebrate than welcoming three new members to the SLM family? We’ve got some fun things in store for this week, so stay tuned!
I look forward to learning, playing, and enjoying childhood with you.
I’ve shared a bit about myself and now I’d love to get to know more about you! How did you come to this simple path? As a parent, why is simplicity important to you?