One Week as a One Car Family

We were forced into the experiment by necessity as our second car is in the shop, taking much longer to be put back together than we originally thought. We had a rental car for a week, but it was going to be ridiculously expensive to continue renting it longer....more

Ditching the Second Car?

A dear friend of mine is from England, now living in the U.S.  She sat in my living room recently, telling me that one of the hardest things to get used to in America has been the way that people spend so much time in their cars.  In England, she told me, life was centered around smaller villages.  Mothers walked their children to school, because they lived close enough.  They walked to the market, and to church.  And it would be nearly unheard of to drive for 15 minutes to go shopping. ...more

We have three young kids (and carseats) riding in the back of of our
4-door car.  We are ...more