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Why I chose the tiny house lifestyle (giveaway!)

It was about three weeks and 800 miles into the bicycle tour when I realized that I wanted to build a tiny house. My cousin Dan and I had arrived in the sleepy beach town of Yachats, Oregon, on his birthday without much by way of a plan. We ended up chatting with Steven at (read more…)

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Weekend links

What kids around the world eat for breakfast :: NY Times How to keep a great series from ruining your life :: Modern Mrs. Darcy How to stay: a sense of place for the tent-loving nomad :: Christa Wells Guardians of the gallery :: The Distance 20 stores that refuse to open on Thanksgiving :: (read more…)

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How I learned to do it all as a work-at-home mom

How do you do it all? I want to be a fly on the wall in your home!” asked a friend on Facebook, when she heard about my latest venture. My short answer: I don’t. Yes, my friends, sorry to disappoint, but I just don’t do it all. As someone who manages her home, raises (read more…)

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The rhythm of the season

Our summer days are filled with swimming at the neighborhood pool, kayaking on the lake, riding bikes, camping, and late nights of neighborhood flashlight tag. We’re light on housekeeping and work, and heavy on play. Our summers are epic. And by the end of August, I’m the good kind of exhausted from living well. When (read more…)

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On Whataboutery

Recently, I’ve noticed many tsk-tsking posts on social media claiming that it’s shameful to talk about trivial things when there are terrible things happening in the world. This attitude is related to the belief that matters of lesser urgency are not worth considering. For instance: you shouldn’t bother worrying about, say, art in schools, because (read more…)

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