The Rig

The Rig

So, yes, our lives are chaotic, crazy, and nothing short of entertaining. Sit back, buckle up, and pour some coffee because, by the end of all of this, we’re going to be great friends! Meet Telle. She’s shiny, she’s sassy, and she’s a little bad-assy. I just speak the...

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To the Introvert During the Holidays…

To the Introvert During the Holidays…

I see you sulking back to a corner of the crowded family room, volunteering to do dishes (your most hated chore) just to buy yourself 20 minutes of alone time in the kitchen where the noise is manageable and the conversation exists only between you and the dish...

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Dear Young Women

Dear Young Women

Dear Young Women (either newly or currently unmarried), Lean in for some hard truths that will open your wide, pre-wife eyeballs and possibly blow your mind. Here's how my husband is romantic and shows me his love after nearly 15 years together. Spoiler alert: It in...

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When The Rain Is More Than Rain

When The Rain Is More Than Rain

Because sometimes the rain is more than rain--its a downright life-threatening storm. Because it's in the moments that follow the fear and the thunder that shed the most light on what we have to be grateful for. Yesterday we had to skip a birthday party--one of our...

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How to Certify Your Tiny Home

How to Certify Your Tiny Home

Our family of four researched for a year before deciding to downsize. After wading through overwhelming medical debt, struggling to battle school systems to meet our son’s special needs, and feeling house poor because of a lack of employment opportunities in the rural...

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The Beauty of Doing Nothing

The Beauty of Doing Nothing

I'm a list-maker; full-on Type A, get it done or get out kind of mama. For me, doing nothing is an art form. It has taken years of learning to put down the to-do list, walk away from the dirty dishes, and do all of this in my pajamas. Even though I swear by a good...

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Friday Faves: Must-Have Children’s Book Gifts

Friday Faves: Must-Have Children’s Book Gifts

Maybe it is because I taught English or because I write for a living, but I love books. Books give children the ability to imagine different places, characters, and endless possibilities. We've read these, owned them, some many times. I can't wait until you get yours!...

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Friday Faves: Must-Haves for Kids Ages 5-10

Friday Faves: Must-Haves for Kids Ages 5-10

Here it is, friends! Save yourself the wait in the Black Friday lines. All of these can be purchased with one click and all are available at the lowest current prices because you KNOW mama loves a deal! Remember that all recommendations are products that our little...

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Tiny House Winterizing Must-Haves

Tiny House Winterizing Must-Haves

Last year we walked you through our winterization process. This year we are going to guide you through what warms us in our tiny home through the cold Ohio winters. Stock up and enjoy one-click shopping with the best deals linked right in. Everything on our list is...

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The Reality of Middle Class Motherhood

The Reality of Middle Class Motherhood

In no way am I trying to make wealthy people feel guilt. Whether you were born into it or you've scraped your way from the bottom earning every decimal point in your account, there you are. And here I am. In the throes of motherhood and in my 30s, having changed...

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How to Keep Your Kids Happy in a Tiny Home

How to Keep Your Kids Happy in a Tiny Home

Living in a tiny house has become quite popular these days. A quick Google search, and you’ll find all kinds of articles about couples or single folks living the tiny life. What you don’t see, are stories about how families live in tiny houses. Maybe there aren’t as...

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How Downsizing and Living Simple Has Transformed My Child

How Downsizing and Living Simple Has Transformed My Child

One year ago, we sold the farm (literally) and drastically downsized our lives into a 36-foot RV. We shed furniture, toys, clothes — and stress. In the process, we also saw a transformation in our extreme child, who has found contented calm in our new tiny life. My...

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Don’t Just Wear The Suit, Rock The Suit

Don’t Just Wear The Suit, Rock The Suit

I'm a plus-sized mom and I wore the suit. No I didn't just wear that bad boy, I rocked that spandex leotard-like one piece like it was my J-O-B! Here's why. Y'all as I walked to the water park in our resort, my anxiety was on 10. I was baking from the Orlando sun in...

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An Honest Letter to My Elementary School Son

An Honest Letter to My Elementary School Son

Dear Son As You Brave Elementary School, School is so exciting to you right now, little one. You are unsure about what is to come but the unknown allows you to imagine a world that is fun and good and full of recess and friendships. Here are a few things you need to...

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So You Wanna Go Tiny? Let’s Talk Toilets!

So You Wanna Go Tiny? Let’s Talk Toilets!

When catching up with tiny house builders across the country, they all agree on one thing: They talk about toilets…a lot! Why Are Toilets Such A Big Deal? When building a traditional home, toilets are pretty much basic outside of fancy upgrades like a dual flushing....

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Tips to Live by if You Are Planning on Living Tiny

Tips to Live by if You Are Planning on Living Tiny

The view from your bedroom window can vary each morning if you decide to live tiny on wheels. The trends toward living tiny and minimalism are sweeping across the nation. People are shedding the restrictive chains of material items and opting for a more simplistic...

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