My name is Kate - welcome to my little corner of the blogoshpere known as A Simple Walk.
I am married to a fantastic man who works hard every day so that I can stay home with our 4 children. The kids are 9, 4, 3 and 1 1/2 (3 girls and 1 boy).
In addition to wiping noses and bottoms, I spend my days homeschooling the kids, cooking from scratch, and forcing myself to step away from the computer. I struggle with procrastination and follow-through on a regular basis. I'm always working on finding new systems of home organization and management that will work for me.
I began this blog in 2005 when I had a 5 year old, and 11 month old and a 2 week old. I desperately needed an outlet to share about my daily struggles and joys of raising two children less than a year apart. I promptly wrote two posts and then that old lack of follow-through reared its head and I stopped.
A few months after that, we disconnected our internet for 2 1/2 years in an attempt to save money. As soon as we were reconnected, my first thought was to get back to blogging. I picked it back up in February, 2008 and I haven't looked back since.
Blogging has introduced me to a wonderful community of women - women that I truly couldn't imagine not having in my life now.
This blog is all about the little things that are part of daily life in my home. I write about the kids and homeschooling, trying to live simply, frugality, cooking from scratch, freezer cooking, and many other things. I also write a lot on my grocery shopping routine (once a month shopping) and our grocery budget ($350/month).
Head over here to get a month-long glimpse into my kitchen.
When I am not on the computer or in the kitchen, I can usually be found playing with my kiddos and hubby or reading. There is usually a cup of coffee in my hand as well.
In addition to A Simple Walk, I also blog at Happy To Be At Home (which I co-founded with Joy of Five Js and Toni, The Happy Housewife) and at my cooking/recipe blog Cooking During Stolen Moments.
You can contact me via email at asimplewalk(at)gmail(dot)com.