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Confessions of an Exhausted, Caregiving, Homesteading Homeschooler


Caregiving can be exhausting. Continuing to lead a frugal, homesteading lifestyle while caregiving sometimes seems impossible. I have a confession to make. I am an exhausted, caregiving, homesteading, homeschooler. Ugh. Seeing it in writing makes me want to take a nap. My dad was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment several years ago. As it has progressed I have moved back…

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Today I was the Maytag Repairman


After our recent unpleasant experience with our Sears protection plan I was glad today that I took our Maytag dishwasher off of it because it was so old and we weren’t using it. So naturally we started using it again and the handle broke. Being disgusted with repair persons in general at the moment, I decided to take matters into…

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Homemade Washer Cleans Up


  No washer, no problem! My homemade washer cleans up for me once again. Homesteading skills are not just for when the SHTF, as they say. They have served me well in the RV and now in the city. Our washer broke down on Saturday. Luckily, I had done my wash on Friday, but my daughter-in-law just started a new…

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Moving to the Urban Homestead


I moved in with my 83-year-old dad at the beginning of this year to help him stay independent in his home for as long as possible. Hopefully to live out his life here. Although we are in the middle of the big city in Southern California, I am trying to homestead it as much as possible. In a multigenerational household,…

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