A place to call home

A lot has happened since I last blogged. I moved from NY to Michigan and was diagnosed with Elhers-Danlos Syndrome: Type 3. Our move allowed us to have more space, and more freedoms. Our kids went to a Montessori school for two years, but with the COVID-19 outbreak, all kids became homeschoolers, so we’re doing the homeschool/unschool thing again and just trying to live life and thrive.

Our garden this year, is the biggest ever and I am really excited for it all to begin….right after this cold snap goes away. It’s May, why do I have to wear layers?!

Another change for me is doing my part to help the community, because I finally feel like I can call a place home, and I want to do my part to keep my city amazing. I’ve installed a Little Free Library, as well as a Little Free Pantry, in my front yard, and have purchased the materials to install a raised garden bed around the pantry. I want people to be able to pick some fresh veges and a new book, on their walk home from the park.

My life has entirely changed in the past two years, but overall, I feel that it has been for the better. I’m at a point in life where I am able to get back to blogging, so this is where I begin again. Over the next two months, I’ll be revamping and updating the site and I plan to hire a designer to give me a fresh new look.

I look forward to telling you all about my new life. Stick around, there’s more to come!

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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