Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids

Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids

*by Margaret Latham Your kids may not be able to do all the same chores that you do around the house, but they can probably help out a bit. You may just need to simplify some of the chores and cut them down into smaller parts so that your kids can handle them. We are...

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21 Must-Haves For Surviving Motherhood

21 Must-Haves For Surviving Motherhood

Motherhood is arguably the hardest job any woman will ever accept. The seasons of motherhood ebb and flow from that first trimester tired to sleepless nights of teething, the awkward middle school years, and those dreaded tween and teen attitude which only segway to...

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3 Things We’ve Noticed Since Paying Off Debt

3 Things We’ve Noticed Since Paying Off Debt

When we decided to minimize, simplify, and downsize to tiny home living a year ago, financial freedom was one of our driving motivators. Ours is a hard-working family who still lived paycheck to paycheck due to circumstances like medical bills and living in areas of...

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Moving Sucks, Even When You’re A Grown Up

When I was a kid, I grew up in the same neighborhood from the time I went to kindergarten to the time I graduated high school. My friends in elementary were still my friends on our way to college. In fact, 25 of us went to school together everyday for 13 years....

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Surviving Winter Living Tiny-4 Tips To Keep Things Toasty

Spending our first winter living tiny in Ohio has taught us some hard and fast lessons about surviving the snow and negative temps when your house is on wheels. This winter has had record breaking negative wind chills that were set back in the 1800's. This is not a...

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9 Easy Ways Minimalist Living Saves Us Money

9 Easy Ways Minimalist Living Saves Us Money

Our family of four (and our pup) downsized from a 15 acre farm to a 36ft camper about six months ago. Since the move, we have found that we are benefitting in many ways: more family time, less "stuff", more focus on others, and (one of my personal favs) we are able to...

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A Very Tiny (House) Christmas

As can be expected, our little family's choice to live tiny generates a lot of buzz and tons of questions. Why did you decide to do this? How do you survive with two kids in such a small space? Are you going stir crazy in the winter months? The most commonly asked...

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Resolve to be More Organized in the New Year

Resolve to be More Organized in the New Year

A new year means new resolutions maybe you should resolve to be more organized in 2018, here are some tips how to stay on track year-round. It is hard to believe the New Year is right around the corner. Right now thoughts of sugar plums and eggnog, elves on shelves,...

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The Minimalist Gift Guide: 21 Must-Haves for Tiny Living

The Minimalist Gift Guide: 21 Must-Haves for Tiny Living

Everyone has that friend or relative whose name you pray you won't draw for the family gift exchange each year. Some people are nearly impossible to shop for! After going tiny this year, we are finding that our family and friends need a little extra guidance when...

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Hosting A Houseful When Your House Is A Camper

  Since downsizing from 2000 square feet to under 200, we have hosted several visitors. However, the occasional passerby who wants to come in and “oooohhh” and “ahhhhh” at how we survive on so little is much different than housing overnight guests. This weekend...

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This is 300

This is 300

I am baffled by how many comments I get from readers who applaud me for my vulnerability on this blog. It is funny, in part, because I wouldn’t describe myself as vulnerable at all. To me, vulnerability suggests the ability to allow people to see your emotional...

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