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.

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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Downsize or Supersize

Downsize or Supersize

Something about our presence brings out declarations of plans to “go through the spice cabinet,” or “scan the photos.”

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Downsize or Supersize

Something about our presence brings out declarations of plans to “go through the spice cabinet,” or “scan the photos.”

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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...

VanLife Details

VanLife Details

I can see all my clothes at a glance and our tiny refrigerator is super easy to clean. Twenty square feet is a snap to sweep. I always know where...

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VanLife Details

I can see all my clothes at a glance and our tiny refrigerator is super easy to clean. Twenty square feet is a snap to sweep. I always know where...

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But Why Be a Minimalist?

But Why Be a Minimalist?

 There are many assumptions about minimalism. A few that come to mind are: “Minimalists only want experiences,” “Minimalists can’t have very many things,” “You have to go without,” and maybe...

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But Why Be a Minimalist?

 There are many assumptions about minimalism. A few that come to mind are: “Minimalists only want experiences,” “Minimalists can’t have very many things,” “You have to go without,” and maybe...

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