Simple City Life: About Me

About Me

Thank you for stopping by our little slice in cyberspace. We are honored to have you here and look forward to connecting with you!

Simple City Life was born in 2007. This blog was started as a way to connect with family near and far away. The very first entries were about the possibility of moving away from our life in small town America and heading back to the city life we were raised in. This move to the city brought us everything we had been dreaming about for our kids, diversity, culture, new experiences, education and authentic relationships. We have never looked back since our move and love every minute of raising our kids in the city of Milwaukee.  After 10 years, we have ventured back to our love of the west, bringing us to the magnificent Southwest, Phoenix, AZ. 

The term simple was used to describe our life here. Although cities are know for their chaos and busy lifestyles, we have chosen to life a life that is full of simplicity. We are simply here to live and love on our community. We chose simplicity though our organic lifestyle, minimal media, natural learning, urban homesteading and holistic practices. This life lead us to exploring Montessori education for our children. We love that our children have parallels in their school life as well as their home life. As we embraced our lifestyle here, we developed a deeper passion for simplicity. This desire has shown forth in a passion for simple ingredients in our food, home and body products. We have changed our shopping choices as well as our view on finance. We desire to support small local business, products that are free from toxins and foods that are home grown and free from chemicals. Life isn't always perfectly simple, but we strive daily for it. 

2010 was a big year for us. While waiting for our third baby to arrive, we dug further into our son's health issues. After years of unexplained rashes, eczema, asthma, emotional outbursts, gut and bowl irritation, Owen was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It was been a long and emotional road. We are so thankful for the healing we have seem over the years and happy to share our journey with anyone. Raising a child with any illness is overwhelming, Parents need to stand together and support each other. Please feel free to join in the conversation. I am always willing to talk, feel free to email me, Courtney, at 

2017 is bringing new adventures to us again. We are adjusting to our new city, Phoenix. We have said goodbye to Montessori school and have taken the plunge into public education. Our lifestyle has not changed, we are still raising out kids with a simple view of living, free from media extremes and focusing on becoming good citizen while we are blessed on this earth.

Again, thank you for coming by. We hope you enjoy your visit. 

Courtney & Family

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