Hello and welcome! I’m Penny, the mom behind Pretty Simple Mom. So glad you found your way here so I can share what this site is all about.
It feels good to be organized.
Am I right?! Really … it’s my happy place. Being organized means less stress and less wasted resources. It frees up our time and energy to focus on important things. And it enables us to be a positive example so our kids are more likely to learn and adopt our good habits.
It feels good to be creative.
I think of this as the flip side to being organized. When I’m well-organized, there is more time and energy to do things that I enjoy and that bless others. And there are *so* many ways to be creative. For me, it means making beautiful things, and making things beautiful.
Progress is the goal, not perfection.
Let me introduce myself with a few facts:
→ I'm a wife and mom.
My two favorite things to be … with my two favorite people!
→ I'm fascinated by how things are designed.
Whether its a web page or a coffee pot, there’s both art and science in making things that people use. Good design makes our lives better in more ways than we realize.
→ I love being self-employed.
I’ve been working for myself for 15+ years, designing, building and running websites and web businesses. Before taking this leap, I worked for both Fortune 500 companies and small startups. My favorite ‘job’ has been entrepreneur, but I’ve learned a lot from all of them.
→ I'm a natural redhead, freckles and all.
I wasn’t always so crazy about this. Now that I’m grown up, I wouldn’t trade it.
→ I'm always up for a good mystery movie.
If I had to pick my favorite, it would be a classic British whodunnit.
→ I was an organized child.
According to my mom, I used to tidy up the shelves in the grocery store : )