The Awkward Mom

Family Dinners; living small; raising kids; living in a van.

How About Those Family Dinners?

At our house the hour before dinner had me in the kitchen darting between kids as they wandered around like starving Israelites searching for manna.

How About Those Family Dinners?

At our house the hour before dinner had me in the kitchen darting between kids as they wandered around like starving Israelites searching for manna.

The Cost of Vanlife

The Cost of Vanlife

I’m adding this up and realizing we must be on our way to real wealth. So instead of pretending to be asleep, I asked a question that showed I was...

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The Cost of Vanlife

I’m adding this up and realizing we must be on our way to real wealth. So instead of pretending to be asleep, I asked a question that showed I was...

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More on How to Live in a Van

More on How to Live in a Van

That must be why so many people are intrigued by the vanlife idea. So they can chuckle about “dodging that bullet.”

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More on How to Live in a Van

That must be why so many people are intrigued by the vanlife idea. So they can chuckle about “dodging that bullet.”

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So What Do Vanners Eat?

So What Do Vanners Eat?

 I like to compare living in a van to coming across the plains in a covered wagon. No, it’s not even close, and that right there is what keeps me...

So What Do Vanners Eat?

 I like to compare living in a van to coming across the plains in a covered wagon. No, it’s not even close, and that right there is what keeps me...

Downsizing & Shared Spaces

Downsizing & Shared Spaces

We didn't specifically say we were downsizing -- but it became obvious fairly quickly. Our son was a good sport about sleeping on a camping pad on the floor so...

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Downsizing & Shared Spaces

We didn't specifically say we were downsizing -- but it became obvious fairly quickly. Our son was a good sport about sleeping on a camping pad on the floor so...

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How to Get Rid of Stuff

How to Get Rid of Stuff

We had everything that comes with a 2,000 sq/ft home, dog, vehicles, garage, an acre of land, and everything our eight kids had left for us to store for them....

How to Get Rid of Stuff

We had everything that comes with a 2,000 sq/ft home, dog, vehicles, garage, an acre of land, and everything our eight kids had left for us to store for them....