About Me

Wife, Mother, Gardener, Crafter, & Adventurer

I’m a born and raised North Dakota girl.  For as long as I can remember, had a plethora of interests, crafting, gardening, baking, sewing, canning, you name it!

I met my husband, Mark, while we were stationed in Germany with the Air Force.  I am so grateful for the 20 years of ups and downs we’ve had.  Together we’ve built our marriage and are still raising our 4 children, who range from 10 years to 17 years old – oh my!!! (how are we THAT old?)

Our RVing Adventure

In 2012, we moved our family of 6 into an RV, which was the primary motivation for starting TheNewLighterLife.com. 

We encountered challenges along the way, dealing with winter RVingbuyer’s remorse, cabin fever, etc..

If you’re curious about the Full Time RVing part of our life, you can check out the links below.  

Shortly after we stopped Full Timing, I took a pretty significant break from blogging.  

Since then, Mark quit his full-time job to began day-trading and took over homeschooling.  I also went back to work after a 12 year break from my career.  We all relocated back to the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Our family loves our life here we stay busy with friends and camping.  Our lives are full here and I stay busy in my off time sharing all the things I enjoy on the blog.

Someday, (hopefully in the near future) I plan to rebrand the blog from TheNewLighterLife.  Stay tuned for that!  

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