We as humans have this innate desire to blend in and look just like our neighbors (the world). We work hard for money to buy material things, just like those around us.
My name is Natalie and I am a homeschooling mom of two precious children. When I quit my lucrative technical job after my second child was born, I had to learn to remove my insatiable appetite for the "things" of the world and instead be content with my God given blessings.
During this transition time, I went from being discontent with my possessions, house and money to enjoying what was right in front of me. My husband, children and health was all I needed.
Please come on a journey with me as I'm always looking for ways to improve myself in all areas of my life. I have several roles to play and each one is important. Let's look for better ways to reduce clutter, simplify home school schedules and be more selfless than selfish in this short lifetime. The clock is ticking, are you ready to make a change? Let's go!
Are you a newbie or established homeschool mom overwhelmed with the plethora of curriculum choices online and at conventions? Maybe you are not even looking forward to a new school year around the corner as the monumental task of planning an entire year is daunting. Maybe you are frustrated with not enough time[…]
Are you struggling to get your kids to bed on time? Do you lose your temper when one of your children (or all!) are not listening to you the first time you ask them to get ready for bed when its time for bed? I don’t know about you, but in my house when summer[…]
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin will inspire, delight, and thrill you as you learn more about the incredibly talented Temple Grandin! This book is a true story about a woman named Temple Grandin, born in Boston, who was “unique from the start”. She was unable to speak by[…]
It’s true. I am guilty. I have been slacking off this summer and just hanging out my kids for the last 2 months. Sorry, not sorry. Here’s the backstory. I was working “virtually” non-stop as a Virtual Assistant Contractor for 5 months from December to May and rarely got to see my kids[…]
First of all, I want to say THANK YOU to Jacqueline at https://distantandlocal.blogspot.com for nominating me with this award! I am so grateful for the nomination!!! To pass the torch, I have nominated 15 other blogs that I believe have a great appearance/layout and/or interesting content. Here are the rules for my 15 website nominees:[…]
Hi, everyone! Hope you are having a great day. The weather today is perfect, sunny and warm. I love these type of days but now that July is upon us, summer is sadly starting to unravel. I just noticed a couple of days ago on Facebook our school district posted the new school schedule. It[…]
Are you like me, scrambling to figure out what’s for dinner at 4pm? If you are looking for ways to cook a healthy, simple but delightful meal in a short period of time, then look no further! Your solution is an Instant Pot! My husband came home several months ago with a new Instant Pot. […]
Ha. I did it. I faced my own fears of large crowds and waiting in long lines. Summer Bucket List #1. Check. I proudly became a CFA First 100 Camper at the Pittsburgh Location on McKnight Road! I didn’t have a name but instead, a number. #15 to be exact. Let me give you the details[…]
Hi, my name is Natalie and my mission is to help others find more simple solutions for life. This may include tips on reducing clutter in your house, body and/or mind. Whatever lessons I’ve learned over the years or even today, I will share with you. I named my website Contentwithsimple.com because I have been[…]