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Cargo Bike Update  I wanted to give a cargo bike update as the kids are bigger and we’ve changed locales. For reference, we got our Yuba Long Tail Cargo Bike in the spring of 2016 when the kids were 6, 3 and 1. That first summer I had all three kids on the bike. It

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  Living in an Apartment with Kids We aren’t currently an apartment family but I still love sharing tips on living in small spaces with kids. A few months back I received an email from a long time reader saying she had referred a friend to my blog for tips on apartment family living. But

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Today Crystal shares why her family tries to live with less stuff and what the challenges are now that her children are older. Enjoy! Having Less Stuff so You Can Give More We’re the Wiley’s! We’re entrepreneurs, we love God, coffee, and adventure and we’re approaching our fourth year of homeschooling. We’re also planning a trip

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Geographic Arbitrage: Moving to a Low Cost of Living Area to Retire Early Have you heard of the term Geographic Arbitrage? It’s one method to retire early. Geographic arbitrage uses location price differences for financial advantage. For instance, if you are a nurse and the wage for your position is often fairly standard from city to

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I’m so excited to share this post with you today. I stumbled across Cathy on Instagram and was mesmerized by her posts of house hacking to financial independence (and an HGTV pilot!). Her lifestyle also provides a lot of inspiration for living simply with little kids: they have moved a lot while renovating homes and

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My secret to read books for free. Did you know that you can request a book be added to your library’s collection? I share a lot of books on this blog that I’ve enjoyed and that I think are good reads if you want more ideas or inspiration for simplifying. And while you can order those

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This post is long overdue: Frances actually sent it to me over a year ago but I just found in my Inbox recently. Here’s something neat to think about as you read this post: soon after writing this France and her family left it all behind and sailed and travelled for a year. Now they’ve

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We’re in the thick of our screen free summer planning and I wanted to share this great list of 50 Things to Do As a Family Without Technology from Tech Time Out. Discussion around these topics is really one of the best parts of blogging and I really appreciated all of the shared stories about how

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  Living in an Apartment with Kids We aren’t currently an apartment family but I still love sharing tips on living in small spaces with kids. A few months back I received an email from a long time reader saying she had referred a friend to my blog for tips on apartment family living. But then… she saw that we... Read More

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Today Crystal shares why her family tries to live with less stuff and what the challenges are now that her children are older. Enjoy! Having Less Stuff so You Can Give More We’re the Wiley’s! We’re entrepreneurs, we love God, coffee, and adventure and we’re approaching our fourth year of homeschooling. We’re also planning a trip around the world come January 2019.... Read More

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