About Lynn Siprelle

Lynn Siprelle is the editor and publisher of The New Homemaker.

She has been a journalist since 1977, and has been making web pages since 1994. As a radio journalist, Lynn won two Associated Press awards and was heard on National Public Radio, and her web work has been featured in national magazines like .net. She was webmistress at Teleport, the Northwest's largest ISP, and wrote the late lamented daily web column That's Useful This Is Cool.

JJ, Lynn, Josie and LouLou
New picture, after three years!
JJ, Lynn, Josie and LouLou, April 2008
Picture courtesy Crazy Gramma Arlene :)

Lynn made the decision to stop working in the 9 to 5 job market and refocus on home when she gave birth to Josie on September 9, 1997 and her whole life changed. Leaving Jo for strangers to raise was not an option--and it became even more of an issue when Louisa was born April 25, 2001.

She also calculated that the cost of replacing herself in the home--child care, more convenience foods and meals out, help with housework, not to mention extra costs for work wardrobe, transportation and so on--would eat up more than half her potential earnings.

[Lynn, Josie and LouLou]
Louisa, Lynn and Josie, April 2008

But once she got home, she discovered she really didn't know what she was doing. Turning to research as she usually does, she found there wasn't much out there, especially on the web, for women like her--though she found lots of women like her.

She found women who chose home not because it was just what you did, or because they couldn't do anything else, or because their religion told them to, but because it was the result of much soul-searching. They were home because it was the right thing to do for them and for their families. And a lot of them admitted they didn't know what they were doing either. However long they'd been at home, Lynn realized they were New Homemakers--home for a reason, not for tradition.

And so, because she couldn't find the resource, Lynn decided to make the resource. You're looking at what she's made. She hopes you like it.

You can reach Lynn at editor@newhomemaker.com.

Comments

Danna's picture

It seems that Josie resembles you and Lou resembles John. Do you think so too?

I can't believe how big they are! I still think of Josie as a toddler and Lou as a baby!

Danna =]

Lynn's picture

Josie looks like her dad around the eyes and me from the nose down. She has my smile (which is also my mom's smile). Louisa looks like Louisa. She has these enormous eyes that I haven't figured out where they come from.

Lynn Siprelle, Editor

Ameeqt's picture

Beautiful, Gorgeous family and talented!!
Thank you from me and my family (for getting their mom support and making her happy again)for starting this wonderful site.
Your family is lucky to have you.
xoxoxoxo
Amee

Jasons_Girl's picture

Thank you for putting this site together, it's a wonderful thing that you did. I'm going to recommend this to my sister-in-law. She has the summer home with 5 kids. :jawdrop: The kids are 3,4,5,9, and 14 years old. Susie (my sister-in-law) is a high school teacher, so she has a few months off from work. Also, your girls are very cute, and you are very pretty in your outfit. :grin:

By the way, "D" doesn't always stand for "dear." :wink:

jennye's picture

How about a more recent picture of Queen Lynn?

Lynn's picture

I'm one of those horrid women who avoids cameras. I'll see what I can do; I've been meaning to get a new pic with my new glasses anyway.

Lynn Siprelle, Editor

Jennmommy5's picture

...that now Lynn also has made herself available to a much larger family helping fill in gaps that todays society has left in familes...Lynn is the big sister,best friend,mothering person who is always putting her special talent for research and resorce to use for all of us.Lynn does an extreemly good job of helping us out on this new homemaker frontier when we either dont have extended families,nieghbors,friends, who understand or can help us when things arent going as easy as June Cleaver made it look.Giving so much of oneself is a job unto itself and imho Lynn sets the standard for excellence.

Lynn's picture

That's one of the nicest things anyone's ever said!

Lynn Siprelle, Editor

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