Tiny house + 2 kids + 21 day lockdown

I’ve become borderline obsessed with the New York Times parenting newsletter over this period, mostly because I’m desperate to know how other people are surviving – what are they doing? How are they managing to work from home with kids? Is everyone else having adorable family time and complicated crafts and enriched learning experiences?  MyContinue reading “Tiny house + 2 kids + 21 day lockdown”

On Comfort (Or, the Holy Spirit as doula).

So, in the social justice internet circles and books I read, “comfortable” is usually a dirty word. “Comfortable” is a sign you’ve sold out, you’ve bought into the American Dream, you’re valuing your own comfort over the justice that is required for the broader community. “Comfort” is right there next to “Convenient” and these areContinue reading “On Comfort (Or, the Holy Spirit as doula).”

Blessed are the efficient?

Blessed are the efficient, for theirs is the Kingdom. If you can’t tell, I’ve been wondering about this idea lately. First, Jesus never said that. I think maybe he said several things to the opposite- things like the Kingdom is as small as a mustard seed, we cannot take the Kingdom by force… also heContinue reading “Blessed are the efficient?”

The inefficiency of cooking food

End of pregnancy and early baby nursing days has meant Netflix for me. And for some reason, the shows I am obsessed with all revolve around cooking. COOKED. The Great Family cook off.  Salt, Fat, Heat, Acid. This obsession with cooking has arisen at the same time I’ve been involved in our local REKO groupContinue reading “The inefficiency of cooking food”

Jesus Sad: Things my 2 year old is teaching me about lent

“Sad. Ouchies. Crying. Jesus sad. Pushing him. Ochies. Sad. Broken. Sad.”  This is the litany I have listened to for the past month every morning as my almost-two-year-old son sits with me to read the Jesus Storybook Bible. It started about two months ago. We had a book about a bear and pig who wereContinue reading “Jesus Sad: Things my 2 year old is teaching me about lent”

Tiny house living- 8 months in

Since we’re coming into a new year, and getting close to 9 months of living in a tiny house with a toddler, we’ve been doing a little reflecting on how we feel about the tiny house. Now that it’s daily life and totally normal, it’s easier to notice the small details that either make orContinue reading “Tiny house living- 8 months in”

Tiny house Christmas

How to celebrate Christmas in a tiny house, with a toddler:  Keep the decor minimal: We put up twinkle lights, and had some Advent candles for him to blow out during Advent. We only hung up the stockings on Christmas eve. 2. Get an outdoor tree or a small tree: Our tree DID have moreContinue reading “Tiny house Christmas”

More tiny house FAQs

  Here are a few more FAQ’s about our tiny house… feel free to leave a question in the comments! Where does your baby play? Our one year old mostly plays outside. It’s winter here in South Africa, which means most days it’s between 55-75F and sunny outside. At night it can get down toContinue reading “More tiny house FAQs”

Baby proofing our tiny house

Since we knew from the beginning we’d have a toddler when we built the tiny house, we tried to make it as child-friendly as possible. When you have a small space, you can’t just block off part of the house to make it baby-friendly…and spending your whole life saying, “No! Don’t touch that!” is notContinue reading “Baby proofing our tiny house”