Hi! My name is Rachel Paxton, and I am a freelance writer and homeschooling mom and grandma. Our children range in age from 30 to 8, and our grandson is a year old. I have been sharing my homeschooling and parenting tips on this web site for more than 15 years.

After graduating from college with a degree in English and business administration, I was employed as a technical editor for 10 years before quitting my full time job to work from home full time and devote more of my time to raising and homeschooling my three young sons. I was born and raised in southeastern Washington state and currently live on a one-acre homestead where we raise chickens, ducks, turkeys, and two rabbits.

Follow my boards on to see what I have been up to. You can find all my homemaking tips and canning recipes on my

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Throughout the years I have written hundreds of home- and family-related articles.

In the Press:

Essays and tips I have written are included in the following books:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Possibilities: Youthful Inspirations, by Dawn De Lorenzo

Intimate Weddings: Planning a Small Wedding that Fits Your Budget and Style , by Christina Friedrichsen

Child’s Play: Enriching Your Child’s Interests, from Rocket Science to Rock Climbing, Stamp Collecting to Sculpture, by Monica Cardoza

Her writing and tips have also been published in hundreds of print and online publications, including:

Woman’s Day Magazine

Epoch Times

Family Circle Magazine

HomeLife Magazine

The Monitor, McAllen, TX

The Ballard Weekly, Western KY

The Topeka-Capital Journal, Topeka, KS

The Tennessean, Nashville, TN

The Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa, CA

The Eldorado Courier, Eldorado, OK

The Herald Journal, Winsted, MN

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO

The Boston Globe

HopeKeepers Magazine

St. Joseph News, St. Joseph, MO

Southern Nevada Home & Garden Magazine

CrossWalk, Meridian, MS

The Dollar Stretcher

Cheapskate Monthly

Misers’ Gazette

National Business Association Newsletter

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