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Slow Down Mama. Chores Can Wait, but Life Doesn’t.

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Hey Mama,

I see you there looking down at your phone thinking about the next thing on your to-do list. Your kids are having a blast climbing trees or splashing in the water.

You take a look up long enough to say “good job honey,” or something similar, but did you realize you’re missing out on creating some lasting memories?

Let’s be honest, are they going to remember their mama with her face in her phone over her splashing along with them? No.

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So many of us have such a hard time stepping away from our “to-do’s” that we forget whats most important. Go play with your babies. Climb with them. Take them on a hike. Have a splash fight. They will remember that.

We live such busy lives that sometimes we need reminded. We need reminded that time is passing us by and our children are growing up.

What are they going to  remember about you when they’re grown? Keep that in mind next time your little one asks you to help them build a sand castle or be a customer at their mudpie restaurant.

I forget this myself at times and need a reminder every once in a while too:

I know you’re busy but this is my message to you: Slow down, Mama. Chores can wait. LIFE doesn’t wait. Live it now with your babies. 


We all know you’re a wonderful mom, but sometimes too  much is asked of you. You’re you so you take it all on. Step away from it today and go play. Go dance silly with your kids. Go play fairies. what ever they want to do, do it with them. They cherish your attention more than anything; you’ll see it in their smiles and giggles. And I know you cherish them even more chores can wait. Message to mom. Slow down Mama.

Please, set your list aside this afternoon, you won’t regret it.

I wish I was reminded of this more before we chose to buy an RV and travel full time. Life is so much more simple now and I’m finally able to relax and realize that nothing is more important than spending time with my children. If you’re interested in the simple lifestyle we’ve adopted, you can read about it here, or follow us on our adventures on Instagram!


Have You Ever Dreamed of Traveling Full Time? We’re Doing it With Kids!

Hey guys! So, I have something to admit… our family did something a little crazy. We sold or stored most of our belongings, we rented our house, bought a camper, customized it to our needs, and left our hometown to travel the country.

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Told you it was a little crazy! It’s something my husband and I have thought about for the past two years, and we finally did it. We’re traveling full time! Why? Well, we realized we weren’t living our lives the way we wanted to. Specifically for my husband, his life consisted of working constantly, sleeping, and filling any free time in with just being plain exhausted. We didn’t want to live our lives to pay bills. We didn’t want to live our lives to make money to buy the things we thought we needed to be happy. So, after much, much talking and planning, we did it. We changed the course of our lives over two months… and now we’re up in the mountains enjoying the sunshine and everything Colorado has to offer. We are living our life for us. My husband is achieving a closeness to our children that he never was able to have before because of work, and as a family, we are the happiest we’ve ever been.

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I used to wonder why I couldn’t be happy even though I had everything most people always wanted. We had a house, nice cars, basically everything we could ever need, but I was just so incredibly stressed with bills and schedules and nonsense. So I changed my way of looking at life, and I’m glad to say that I’m finally truly happy. We have less material things now, but we’ve got all of the experiences and love we could ever need.

Others have gotten upset and told us that we’re irresponsible. They say to wait until our kids are grown to travel. I struggled with anxiety when it came to what people thought about our choice for a while, but then I realized that I can’t go on living my life in a way that I’m not satisfied just to make someone else feel better.

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We feel like we want to experience the world with our children. We want to show them what it has to offer and make memories that they’ll keep with them forever, and traveling full time during their childhood is something they’ll never forget.

We’ve got our camper set up like a little home, and we just take it wherever our hearts desire. At the moment, we are staying at a campground in the High Rockies. Our kids are enjoying playing in the creeks and getting dirty every day, and my husband has plenty of time with us. We’re finding out that the world is a beautiful place, and we’re thankful that we made this crazy, wild, irresponsible, but wonderful decision. And so far, the best decision of our lives.

So, hopefully you’ll join us on our adventure from your computer screens! If you’s like to see what we’re up to, follow us on Instagram!