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Tsh Oxenreider is the full-time blogger behind Simple Mom and the founder and creative director of Simple Living Media, a blog network dedicated to helping people live intentionally (while throwing perfection out the window). She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe.

She’s a wife to Kyle, mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time: 52 Bites for Making Life Simpler. She is currently working on her next book. Tsh and her nomadic family currently live in Bend, Oregon, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (her 7-year-old has been on 53 airplanes and counting). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for Friday Family Movie Night.

Good Night, Kids—We’re Gonna Play With Your Toy

Good Night, Kids—We’re Gonna Play With Your Toy

What happens when two tired parents play with their kids’ Christmas present once they’re sweetly tucked into bed? Well, a lot—bowling, volleyball, track and field, and looking ridiculous, to name a few. We’re thinking the kids’ Xbox 360 + Kinect will become a favorite for the whole family. It is a ton of fun to MORE »

31 Days of Great Blogging

31 Days of Great Blogging

Aside from the changing leaves, the pumpkin spice lattes, and the college football, one of my favorite things about October is the annual 31 Days series on the Internet. This was a simple meme started by Nesting Place several years ago, and it took off like a rocket. It works just like it sounds: bloggers MORE »

8 Great Things To Do Off-Season on Martha’s Vineyard

8 Great Things To Do Off-Season on Martha’s Vineyard

Sigh… I just returned from a blissful week away with my husband. Alone. Without kids. For the first time in over two years. We celebrated our tenth year of marriage, and we did it the way we hoped we would a decade ago: by staying in the same cottage where we honeymooned. As a Texan MORE »

8 Great Things To Do Off-Season on Martha’s Vineyard

8 Great Things To Do Off-Season on Martha’s Vineyard

Sigh… I just returned from a blissful week away with my husband. Alone. Without kids. For the first time in over two years. We celebrated our tenth year of marriage, and we did it the way we hoped we would a decade ago: by staying in the same cottage where we honeymooned. As a Texan MORE »

10 Inspiring Quotes to Get You Through The Day as a Parent

10 Inspiring Quotes to Get You Through The Day as a Parent

There are days when parenting is a sweet, simple joy. We play with blocks, the kids happily eat their dinner, and we finish the day with a sunset saunter to the park. And then there are the rest of the days. The ones where I collapse into bed, exhausted from another day among many of MORE »

Summer Sets, Fall Rises

Summer Sets, Fall Rises

Oregon summers are fleeting. As soon as the dawn of shorts-wearing weather peaks over the horizon, I blink, and it’s back to cardigans and scarves. It makes my native-Texan head explode, quite frankly. I’m used to five-month-long summers, bookended by springs and summers with highs still in the 80s. For Labor Day weekend, we pressed MORE »

21 Chore Chart Ideas

21 Chore Chart Ideas

With all our moving, renovating, and new-school-year hoopla this month and next, I’m craving some routine and rhythm in our home life. After a year of homeschooling, we celebrated the start of summer with a lot of down time and rest, and it was much needed. But now… I’m ready to get back to the MORE »

8 Easy, Practical Teacher Gifts (For Any Time of Year)

8 Easy, Practical Teacher Gifts (For Any Time of Year)

After some time homeschooling, we’re going “back to school” this year. My daughter will be going to second grade, and my older son is starting preschool for the first time. I’m going to miss homeschool something fierce, but I know my kids will be in good hands this year. We’re year-at-a-time, kid-at-a-time people, as far MORE »

7 Favorite Artists Found on Etsy

7 Favorite Artists Found on Etsy

As we’re nearing the final stages of our home renovation, I’m starting to think about decor. I’m jumping ahead of myself a bit, but I can’t help but get excited. We’ve lived in nine homes in our almost ten-year marriage, but this is the first one we’ve owned. And it’s also the largest (albeit still MORE »

12 Favorite Travel Gear Essentials

12 Favorite Travel Gear Essentials

I’m fresh off a crazy=long traveling adventure. In the past six weeks, I’ve been on the road (or in the air) for 23 days. It’s all been fulfilling, much-needed travel—seeking answers, learning and gathering ideas for next steps in my writing, and spending quality time as a family. But that doesn’t mean travel doesn’t take MORE »

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