Nice to meet you, I’m Kaitlyn
I’m wife to Ryan + mama to two little girls, Rilynn and Rowan. When Rowan was born, my free time quickly dwindled. While balancing a newborn, I battled a ton of guilt over how much screen time Rilynn was getting every day. I made the decision to start a full Tot School curriculum that I could prepare ahead of time – allowing me to have easy, fun projects on hand so I wouldn’t always settle for the TV or iPad. Shortly after that, I found myself in the throes of postpartum depression. We didn’t know it at the time, but Rowan was suffering from an undiagnosed milk protein allergy. Our household was a constant chaos with plenty of tears from all of us. Those were the hardest months I have ever experienced in my life, but I threw myself into planning Simply Learning and focused on the joyful daily activities with Rilynn. Totschooling and connecting with this wonderful community got me through that season of my life, and for that, I am forever grateful. I came to the realization that I am so passionate about home education, so I began creating a Preschool curriculum to begin with Rilynn when she turned 3. I am using these early years as a “trial run” to see if homeschooling would be a good fit for our family in the future.
Simply Learning was created from my desire to meaningfully engage on a daily basis with my daughters. It has transformed into modern, hassle-free learning curriculums designed with the busy mom in mind. My goal is to always make learning manageable + fun!