Money Matters: Making a Little House Work With a Big Family

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My dad is the oldest of four kids who grew up in a two-bedroom farmhouse in Iowa. (I think there were more bedrooms back then.) (I have no idea where they put them. This was not a big house.) I'm sure they were positively on top of each other. I was interested in Karla's recent post on their life with four kids in a two-bedroom, supposed-to-be-a-flip house.

She writes of Laura Ingalls Wilder:

Laura made it sound so sweet and wonderful. I don’t recall a single argument or shouting match being mentioned.

I would love to know Ma and Pa’s secret for keeping the peace.

Small spaces can be difficult and bring out issues that may not otherwise occur in a larger space.

The fact is, by today’s standards, we live in the same sort of space.

Laura Ingalls House

Credit Image: David Hepworth on Flickr

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