Hello, I'm Clare

The Hillside Home About me


My name is Clare and I am a wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, registered nurse, lifelong student, crafter, entrepreneur, and most of all a mother. I married my high school sweetheart, Corey, after being friends for more than 15 years. We live in a cozy home on the side of a hill in Ohio. We were lucky enough to welcome our son, Jack, into this world in September of 2015. I created this blog to share my life experiences as a mother and crafter with a newfound love for sewing.


Everything changed when I became a mom. My previous priorities became insignificant and suddenly this little person became my entire world. I've always been a driven and passionate person, but being a mother introduced me to a new community of people. After having my son I started a small business to be able to spend more time at home and in the process, met a community I love. The small business community owners I've connected with not only make me a better businesswoman, but also a better mother. What started out as a way to make money from home to spend more time with my family, turned into discovering a side of myself I truly enjoy, and a community of people I love. 


Being a mother is more challenging and rewarding than I ever imagined. I quickly realized that through all of the struggles and triumphs (like hearing "mom" for the first time) that my community of other parents, crafters, and small business owners are invaluable. There's nothing more satisfying than finding people who get you, and truly care. I hope that The Hillside Home can be that place for you as:

  • A new or veteran parent
  • A small business owner (or want to be)
  • A messy do it yourself-er
  • Have a love for sewing
  • Pursuing simple living
  • Enjoy a good laugh (and sarcasm)

The Hillside Home is a place to commiserate over those gut wrenching toddler tantrums, celebrate that first full nights sleep, and learn some DIY crafts along the way! I know as a new mom, I appreciated every friend who answered those desperate late night texts of  "is this normal!?" (hopefully I can answer some of those for you!).  I will be sharing some fun crafting projects along with any other useful things I can think of. 


My true goal with The Hillside Home is to have fun and connect with people who share similar interests so we can help each other grow. I plan on sharing my favorite small businesses with you, along with some amazing craft projects, and parenting tips. I hope you stay in touch and feel welcome here.

I would love to hear from you, please use the contact form below to get in touch! - Clare
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