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08 Jan
Punk Rock Parenting, Pinball, and the Search for Stephanie’s Lost Records

Punk Rock Parenting, Pinball, and the Search for Stephanie’s Lost Records

Stephanie and I have been scratching for time to write our second book–and coming up short.  Parenting, podcasting, freelancing, and teaching are all fulfilling, but time consuming.  This weekend I decided that it was time for some Deep Work. I would take the boys out for five or six hours on Saturday so Stephanie could write.  On Sunday I would take my turn writing. But then the snow… It started around 7AM on Saturday morning, as I made myself coffee, and Wesley a strawberry jelly tortilla. I thought to myself, how the heck am I... Read More
02 Jan
A New Year’s Wish for Strong and Adventurous Women

A New Year’s Wish for Strong and Adventurous Women

Are you an adventurous woman? If you are like me and the rest of the world right now, your head is full of ways to make 2017 your best year ever. As much as people dismiss the power of New Year’s resolutions, I personally love the fresh start and the opportunity to think about goals for the upcoming year.  However, it’s easy to fall into the work out/dieting/decluttering death spiral of the “New Year, New You” marketplace. So if you like setting goals, but also want to avoid the cycle of negativity and disappointment,... Read More
13 Dec
RV Winterization: Preparing Your RV For Winter Storage

RV Winterization: Preparing Your RV For Winter Storage

It’s the time of year when many campers across the northern part of the United States quietly weep as they undergo the annual tradition of RV winterization and storage. Some folks are smart enough to pack up and head south. The rest of us aren’t so lucky. If you want to enjoy next camping season to the fullest, make sure that you properly prepare your RV for winter storage. This takes more than just blowing out the water lines and adding antifreeze. In fact, in our very unscientific research, more people experience damage over the... Read More
07 Dec
Spending the Holidays in Your RV: Tips and Tricks from RVFTA’s Facebook Live Chat

Spending the Holidays in Your RV: Tips and Tricks from RVFTA’s Facebook Live Chat

Have you ever felt guilty imagining spending the holidays in an RV? We understand. And we also know that the RV is your happy place, and it can help your family enjoy the holidays, or maybe even help you rediscover that joy you used to have back in the day. Everyone’s holiday traditions are different. Some of us enjoy large family gatherings with tons of extended family. But many of us now live far away from family, or have work commitments that keep us from traveling during this time of the year. We believe your RV might be the ticket... Read More
06 Dec
5 Reasons Seasonal Camping Might Be Right For You!

5 Reasons Seasonal Camping Might Be Right For You!

We got a ton of response after our recent podcast episode on Seasonal Camping, featuring Jon and Heather Anderson. They are RVers who signed up for their own seasonal campsite two years ago and absolutely love it. So we want to make ourselves perfectly clear. If you are thinking about a seasonal camping spot for next year, NOW is the time to book. If you wait to search for your own perfect getaway until next spring, it might just be too late. Seasonal camping is when you reserve one campsite for an extended period of time. Then you are free... Read More
22 Nov
Shopping for the RV Enthusiast: RVFTA Holiday Gift Guides from the Past

Shopping for the RV Enthusiast: RVFTA Holiday Gift Guides from the Past

Are you excited about the next RVFTA Holiday Gift Guide???? We certainly are! The next RVFTA holiday gift guide is just around the corner, and it is jam packed with something for everyone on your list. But in the meantime, we thought we would give a shout out to our Holiday Gift Guides from the past. Looking back at these products, there are so many items that we still love and use all the time. In fact, we will be talking about some of our all-star favorites on this year’s episode! So want to get a jump start on the giving? Check these... Read More
20 Nov
A Campground Thanksgiving: Corn Casserole, InstantPot Mashed Potatoes, and Apple Slaw

A Campground Thanksgiving: Corn Casserole, InstantPot Mashed Potatoes, and Apple Slaw

In this series of blog posts, I am sharing my family recipes for enjoying a campground Thanksgiving. There are so many ways to bring festive holiday cheer on the road, and this year I am focusing on dishes that offer those classic Thanksgiving flavors, but can be made mostly in advance and with minimal fuss. You can also check out my posts on Turkey and Stuffing Sandwiches and Pumpkin Bread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.   Corn Casserole Growing up, my family lived near a military base, so we were blessed to meet families from all... Read More

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