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Hey there! Perhaps you stumbled upon this site because you googled something or found a pin (popular: “indoor activities for kids” and “how to wash your hair without shampoo”). Or maybe you saw a link on Facebook and wondered what it was all about—and now here you are.

Or, you might have come here out of sheer exhaustion, hoping to find a sliver of help from your insanity. If this is you, oh, how I wish I could reach through this screen and give you a drink of your choice, a non-awkward side hug (hey, we just met), and a tiny dose of what you might need.

A word of encouragement that simple living is worth it? A laugh? Assurance that the in-laws won’t overdo the Christmas gifts this year? I can possibly help you with the first two.

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