At Akin for the Simple Life, I share tips to help you simplify your mealtime, routines, and homeschool so that you have more time to enjoy life together as a family.
I joined the world of non-toxic living when I was pregnant with my third. I have always struggled with falling asleep and staying asleep. It used to take me at least 30 minutes to fall asleep, and then I would wake up multiple times at night. When I saw a friend sharing a solution by using essential oils, I decided to give them a try.
When I discovered that they actually worked and worked really well, I started learning more and more ways to incorporate them into our home. It took me down a whole path of researching products that were safe for my family to use. Our whole lifestyle changed.
I am also a very organized person, and love to keep things as simple as possible. Becoming a mom, plus homeschooling on top of that, made me simplify even more. I want to explore and experience new things with my family, while not stressing out about a huge list of things that need to be done at home. Simple routines and systems help me to stay sane while also allowing me to really enjoy life.
I married my high school sweetheart, Matt, after my freshman year of college. We have both lived in Tennessee all of our lives and plan to keep it that way.
Since I was young, I wanted to homeschool my own kids. I am a type A person, very plan it out and organize it, but in my homeschooling, I am much more relaxed and go with the flow.
I am passionate about sharing natural wellness. As a mom of four, being proactive with my family’s health is a top priority.
I was the valedictorian in high school and summa cum laude in college. I see how little any of that really matters now that I married an entrepreneur and had four kids. I want my kids to excel in life and find their passions more than just memorizing information and passing the tests.
a few fun facts about me:
My favorite food is olives.
I am obsessed with cute paper, notebooks, pads and pens.
All four of my children were natural births, and my youngest was born at home.
I spend any free time I can get curled up on the couch reading a book. My favorite category is historical fiction.
I love to exercise, preferably first thing in the morning. If I can’t wake up before the kids, I will get them set up with their breakfast and get in a quick workout before we start our school day or head out for an adventure.
I share about keeping things simple in your home because I know the pressures women have as stay at home moms and homeschool moms. The pressures of keeping up but also being present. Sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date on all my latest posts so I can help you learn how to simplify so that you can stop feeling overwhelmed and enjoy life too!