Our multigenerational family 2013 year in review

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Gathering the pictures and posts for our multigenerational family 2013 review was pretty fun 🙂 Much of our blog is about DIY home projects, tutorials and room makeovers but the other half is about our family, four generations living under one roof and my hope is that this blog will someday be a life journal for the kids and family to look back on and see all of our memories that we are creating. 2013 was such a fun year for our family and I am so happy to share it with you!

Merry Christmas Four Generations One Roof

Many of you ask me daily, “how do you live with multiple generations?” Many of you have written and said, “I am moving in with my parent or my parents are moving in with my? HELP!” Those emails I will admit, crack me up 🙂 Some of you are so funny about your upcoming living arrangements. We have been doing this for almost 6 years so it’s normal now for us but I will admit, in the beginning it was scary and a bit painful! ha. It took a while to get the ground rules mapped out and we sometimes still have problems but that’s to be expected with so many people, from different generations, all living together under one roof.

Here are our TOP mulit-generational family moments for 2013 based on reader views.

“How do you live with four generations under one roof?” 

Our multigenerational family 2013 year in review

“How do you handle your finances?”

Our multigenerational family 2013 year in review

Our multigenerational Drama

Our multigenerational family 2013 year in review

How to create a meaningful multigenerational home

Our multigenerational family 2013 year in review

Grandparent’s wedding vow renewal ceremony

Our multigenerational family 2013 year in reviewLiving with my elderly grandparents

Our multigenerational family 2013 year in review

Our multigenerational family sure had some fun in 2013! So many people email asking how, what and why do you live with your parents and grandparents and well, at this point, almost 6 years later I would have to say, “We like it!” 🙂 You can find more stories, our day to day life, lunch dates, trips and more on our multigenerational living page and read how our living arrangement started in 2008 on our “meet Jessica” page. Hoping for another happy and healthy 2014!

Meet Jessica

What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.


  1. I sure loved all these stories in 2013 and I’m looking forward to more family adventures in 2014. I think Gran and Gramp are my favorites!

    1. haha Helen, I think Gran and Gramp are pretty popular amongst most ;)hehe. My grandfather thinks he is famous! haha. Thanks so much for being such a committed reader!

  2. Oh so neat! We have 3 generations living in our home….me, my son and his wife, and my grandson! And…my dad….lives next door to me with my brother and 3 nephews and 1 niece!

    1. That is fantastic Laura! I think it’s great for kids to have their extended family around and it’s not bad when “us” moms need a babysitter either 🙂

  3. Love the lesson you are teaching your children with your actions. Your parents must be proud of you!

    1. Thanks so much 🙂 I hope it ends up paying off in the long run for the them 🙂 If anything, they know the value of family 🙂

  4. Love your stories and pictures!! Thank you for sharing your family with us!

  5. What a beautiful family picture in front of those barn doors! Wishing you and your family health and happiness in 2014. Looking forward to your 4gen adventures this year!

  6. This is just wonderful! I wish I could have lived with my elderly parents like this before they both died! I’m now an orphan. 🙁 They would have loved watching my son grow up. You are very perceptive to appreciate what you gain by living like this in spite of the inevitable clashes. I wish you all great joy!

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