I am 53. A mom of 7 kids from 29 to 8 1/2. 5 birth kids and 2 step- kids. And one grandson 11. We have a urban mini farm. We only have 1/8 of an acre. Live a very simple lifestyle, well simple in more not extravagant. A family as big as yours us not ever simple, but we love it anyway. I am a yoga teacher. We only bike bike to and from places, renting cars when we must travel. I Am a writer, more at this point for myself. Well, that's me, short version!