Dealing with Laundry in RV Life

November 2, 2022 The large capacity machines cost more, but fit a week of clothes for 3 into one machine, and a week of towels and bedclothes into a second machine I have always hated doing laundry, which is ironic, since I love everything clean--especially clean sheets to sleep on. I'll admit, the night before … Continue reading Dealing with Laundry in RV Life

Eliminating Micro-Decisions Improved My Daily Life

October 11, 2022 In a 24/7 fast-paced world, it can be a challenge to keep up with all of our demands, let alone slow down. But this was something I had to do for my mental health and for my family since the speed of life was just too fast. I had ventured into the … Continue reading Eliminating Micro-Decisions Improved My Daily Life

Back to Normal is Too Busy

September 27, 2022 I have been a busy person since I started working. I have fleeting memories of perpetual boredom in my childhood, but since I started working as a volunteer at 15, I have none. A few years ago I started teaching virtually and was able to eliminate some tasks, only to fill my … Continue reading Back to Normal is Too Busy

I Keep Hearing ‘You’re Living My Dream’ – What’s Stopping You?

July 8, 2022 In the few months we’ve been on this journey, I have heard that phrase more than once. We had dreamed of traveling in an RV full-time, or most-time, for years. We had also dreamed of living elsewhere in Florida, but wasn't sure where to go, based on weekends and day trips, and … Continue reading I Keep Hearing ‘You’re Living My Dream’ – What’s Stopping You?

Camping Without Gear – Campground Cabins and Tiny Homes

June 3, 2022 Campgrounds have been making that outdoor lifestyle available for people who don't own gear, but many people aren't even aware that there are options out there. While purchasing tents, campers, and all the gear needed for these adventures can be costly and take up storage space you may not have, there are … Continue reading Camping Without Gear – Campground Cabins and Tiny Homes

Making the Most of Your Mother’s Day – Taking A Page From Minimalism

May 6, 2022 Since embracing a minimalist lifestyle, I have cut way back on what I do for the "hallmark holidays" and focus on the meaning of days. Mother's Day is one of them. Sure, I love to be taken to dinner, get cute crafts, or a spa day gift certificate as much as the … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Mother’s Day – Taking A Page From Minimalism

Prepper vs. Minimalist – The Internal Struggle is Real

April 19, 2022 I've been on my minimalism journey for about 7 years now. I stumbled upon it by pure accident. I have a severe dust allergy and struggled managing it. I was on so many medications that just made me feel awful and we spent so much time cleaning or moving things around and … Continue reading Prepper vs. Minimalist – The Internal Struggle is Real

Adjusting to Teaching and Living Tiny in an RV

March 12, 2022 Life is finally starting to settle down a bit. We closed on the sale of our home, sold almost everything we own (we have a small closet of stuff we kept and are storing with family), bought a truck to tow our 5th wheel and purchased a trailer for dad to settle … Continue reading Adjusting to Teaching and Living Tiny in an RV

Time saver Tip for Busy People: Create a Uniform!

August 17, 2019 If you ask most people, they hate the idea of uniforms.  It’s expensive and it doesn’t allow for individuality or personal expression are a few of the reasons given.  But, if you stop and think about it, uniformity is quite practical.  Many powerful world leaders say that they have adopted a uniform … Continue reading Time saver Tip for Busy People: Create a Uniform!

Using Your Break to Better Yourself

By Sonya Barnes                                                                                                       June 13, 2019 What is it that we crave about summer?  We count down the days as we race towards it at breakneck speeds—longing for its arrival—but why?  Is it the chance to slow down?  Is it temporarily doing away with agendas, alarm clocks, meetings and parent communications? Is it traveling or … Continue reading Using Your Break to Better Yourself