About Us

We're The Flodeen Family

Flodeen Family on DC Mall

Hello and welcome to Rollin’ with the Flo.  We are the Flodeens: a family tribe of 5 traveling around the country living in our 5th wheel trailer which we lovingly call “home”.  We have been living in this home since May of 2017, and we are excited to start sharing our adventures and experiences of living life small and simple on the road.

We are focused on living our lives more intentionally, driven by our purpose and goals, versus the more conventional “American Dream” lifestyle.  We are a family who strives to spend more quality time together, to focus on collecting experiences in lieu of stuff, to breed a sense of community and compassion for others into our kids, and to remain financially independent so we can continuing living our dreams.

We’d like to thank you for joining us on our adventures and sharing in the experiences.  We look forward to writing more about our life and our journey.  You can subscribe to our email list, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

MEET THE CREW

Zack

Zack (aka Captain Z-flo):  I’m the patriarch of the family and fortunate to have such a wonderful crew to travel around the country with.  Because of our strong financial situation, I’ve been able to take time off work to spend time with the family and figure out the next career steps in life.  My professional life has been in providing financial analysis and guidance, and I am a CFA Charterholder.  I truly enjoy helping to educate people financially and get them on the right track, and I hope to give some pointers in some our post to help people become more financially fit. 

Even though I have always been more of a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of person, I am well aware of the need for goals, and Michele has always helped to keep me on track.  She has also helped to bring me out of my old hording tendencies into a life that is more fulfilling - living with less.  My family is the most important thing in my life, and getting the opportunity to spend quality time and share this journey together is one of the highlights of my life.

Michele (aka Boss Momma):  I am the blessed mom of our 3 amazing silly kids.  After working in the corporate world for many years, I had the pleasure of being a stay at home mom prior to us hitting the road.  It was definitely challenging, but I wouldn't change it for the world!  I was very excited and anxious before we took the plunge and purged everything to travel and live in a tiny space – especially with 3 young kids.  It was challenging at first, but now I feel like this is exactly where our family tribe is meant to be.

I have always been a control freak and have always needed a plan from point A to B, so the concept of this journey has been way out of my comfort zone.  It has always been important for me to challenge myself to go outside my comfort zone since I know it is how I truly grow from within.  I love exploring and traveling, and most of all, being active every day.  I was excited about this lifestyle since it would force me to relax and live more in the moment.

 

Michele
Colette

Colette [5] (aka Coco-Bean):  Coco is our first born and the older sister.  She is a free spirited, fun loving girl who loves to have fun.  She's the kind of girl that jumps in with both feet first and then asks questions later.  She loves makeup especially lip gloss, dressing up and literally anything that sparkles.  She is a leader by nature and loves meeting new friends and exploring everything.  She will stop at nothing to get whatever she wants.  Her stubborn and determined personality challenge us every day!  Michele’s mom says Coco is a lot like her when she was as a kid.

 

Annika [3] (aka Niker-Beaker):  Nika is our smart little observer who likes to watch others before she jumps into the game.  She loves make up and getting dressed up just like her big sister, aka best friend.  She is a sweetheart who knows exactly what she wants and knows how to use her bashful charm to get it.  She loves following directions and making people happy, but don't let that fool you; her sassy toddler spunk is still holding strong!

 

Annika
Milan

Milan [1] (aka Milo-Bilo):  Milo is our little firecracker that we lovingly call “Bam-Bam”.  This is because he seeks to throw and destroy everything insight, including using his own body to bulldoze you over.  He has the sweetest little smirk that can melt your heart, but be careful since it could be a sign of him plotting his next body slam.  Under all that toughness, he is still our little cuddle bug.  He also hates being left out and wants to do everything his older sisters are doing.  He's a spitting image of his cute daddy when he was a baby.