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Simple Living Mama

My name is Joanie – wife and homeschool mama to seven amazing kids. I started this little website back in 2011 as a way to help and encourage mamas in breaking free of the hustle of our modern culture and simplifying their lives. Here you’ll find practical tips for managing your home and homeschool. Pour a cup of coffee or tea and have a look around!

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You’ll get a new cleaning calendar each month along with an ever growing library of printables to help you in your homemaking. 

What we offer


From our complete home management binder system, cleaning calendars to help you keep your home in tip top shape, and our best selling preschool planner — we have you covered.

Lesson Plans

Need help with making lesson plans for your littles? Our preschool and kindergarten lesson plans offer a week’s worth of full plans with printables included.


Do you need some motivation to clean your home? Are you unsure how to begin nature study with your kids? How about help with planning your own curriculum? Our collection of eCourses will help you get on track.

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Frankenstein Oreos – Halloween Treats

In October 2013 my husband came home from Afghanistan. Our first holiday together after that year long deployment was Halloween. Our kids were old enough to really begin enjoying the holidays and I wanted to do something special. Though we aren’t big on Halloween, the kids do dress up and Trick or Treat around the…