About Me

Barb 2021 Thriving through it all author

Hi, I'm Barb,

I created Thriving Through it All because I wanted to help others caught off guard by life’s chaos.

I live by the motto that victimhood is something to be overcome, not embraced or celebrated. And the best way to overcome your circumstances is to become self-reliant and prepared.

I would like to help you become more self-reliant during these difficult times.
I am really good at helping others find the information and skills they need to be prepared for the uncertain times we live in. (I used to be a librarian after all.) 😉


Whenever any of my friends or family want information on how to learn a new homesteading skill, preparedness tips, or something as simple as making a sourdough starter; I am the one they usually ask first. I firmly believe it’s never too late to learn something new!

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I hope I can help you learn something new to help you on your journey to self-reliance!

peony from barb hudsons garden