Category Archives: single parent

10 Ways to Reuse a Wooden Pallet

As I research and plan for my transformation into a modern day homesteader, surfing through a veritable garden of internet resources on how to live a more sustainable life, I keep seeing wooden pallets!  After the third or fourth time … Continue reading

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Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

One stumbling block to ‘reinventing’ myself and starting a new career is my age.  I’m not old, although probably old enough to apply for a job at Rent-a-Grandma (see link on Boxcarkids Facebook page), but I’m not young anymore either.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2nd Career, back to school, frugal living, hope, Job, job search, moving, single parent, Writing | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Mother’s Tired She Needs a Rest

I heard that line in a song that was playing as I was driving the kids to school this morning and I thought, ‘Oh yes.’  It struck me recently how quickly we’ve acclimated to our larger trailer and how the … Continue reading

Posted in hopelessness, poverty, recession, RV Living, single parent, unemployment | 9 Comments