It is very hard as a mom among “KAOS” to get a moment to relax - or to even take the noise down a few decibals.
Sometimes when we are out and I get back needing â€œa momentâ€, I just put the seat back in our van and stay put while everyone else goes in the house.
Of course your kids have to be old enough to be ok with that, but if they are, itâ€™s a nice break.
I also frequent my “van oasis” when itâ€™s a nice day but cool. I’m a heat monger so I like soak up the solar heat from the windows in the van while digging into a good book, or sometimes I write or do what ever - even a catnap!
So far I have resisted the urge to move in, but some days…
What is your favourite oasis?
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