The Winn House

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I have often been described by people who love me as a “workaholic” and I can’t really argue. I come from a very traditional Midwestern home where my dad worked long hours, came home tired, and mom was there to manage the home. I admired my dad for his work ethic. And I admired my mom for her dedication to the family she had built.

I didn’t know at the time that I longed for a similar lifestyle but when I met Nomi, it all fell into place. She’s very much like my mom, I’m very much like my dad, and we are all happy with the arrangement.
We were together for ten years before we got serious, and then we got serious very quickly. We got married, welcomed two young children into our home, and got to work turning them into smart, clever, kind people!

Now that they’re both teenagers and stay busy, I spend one hour every day reading their entries on this blog and positively beaming with pride for their thoughtfulness, positivity, and willingness to be bold!


I’m Nomi, mom to Dustin and Levi, partner to Clare. It was my bright idea to start this blog because Dustin spends most of his evenings at choir practice or dance and Levi is a social butterfly who barely lands anywhere ever. Clare works full time for Hadley Law Firm Mobile and makes a point to share family breakfast every day, but seldom make sit home for supper.

We always knew we’d be a busy family and we don’t want to infringe our kids’ right to become who they are. But we just wanted to stay engaged and have a space to explore feelings together – even if that space has to be online.

And I don’t work, in the traditional sense. I learned early in my adulthood that a 9-5 type of work doesn’t really suit me, so I do some work as a freelance writer and spend much of my time managing our household.

I never thought I’d be a –ahem- stay at home mom. But I’m very organized, I love my family, and my home is a beautiful space. I’m so happy and blessed and joyful!