Rebecca Gardner (Street Articles Author)

I am a stay at home mom with 6 kids: 5 boys and 1 girl. Currently, 3 of them are home schooling with the 4th starting in the fall- I rarely miss a "light bulb" moment when my children finally understand something they were struggling to process. I volunteer as a Webelos scout leader, though none of my sons is currently working toward that rank. As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time doing things for my family.

I enjoy cooking, baking, and barbequing, but decided I needed a creative outlet and have always wanted to write. Someday, I hope to write a book or regularly write articles in a respected magazine. In the mean time, I have created a blog, Randomly Creative Corner to develop these talents and as a stepping stone toward my goal. I also blog on Becky's Work at Home Mom Blog, where I blog about some of my online work experience.

My past work experiences include working at 2 middle schools with special needs children, working as a lab technician for a well known food company, working for a national company (from my basement) whose clients were newspaper and magazine companies that needed people like me to make phone calls to reinstate canceled newspaper/magazine subscriptions, and I worked in the media center at one of the colleges I attended. In high school, I was the treasurer for student council for 1 1/2 years as well as the library aid for one school year.

I live in Colorado, but hate downhill skiing. I prefer cross country skiing and can do that when there is a good snow storm without traveling more than 10 miles because there are great trails nearby. I enjoy speed walking and running without the kids, plus hiking with the family. My friend has challenged me to join her in a race later this year- it will be my first as an adult.

What is Water Conservation Around the House?
Spring has begun and, in many places, it is time to start watering the lawn. You may be wondering, "How can I conserve water?" Before setting up the sprinkler system, it is a great time to check if there are any water leaks at your house. Water conservation is very…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Plumbing   Mar 22, 2012  
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Paid to Click VS Surf Exchange
So you finished building your website. Now you want to know how to get people to your site. Which route is the best? What are the advantages of a paid to click site vs. a surf exchange site? Is it a good idea to buy website traffic? Today, we'll compare…
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Dangers Of Processed Meat
My kids love hot dogs. They can not take peanut butter sandwiches to school due to some students with life-threatening allergic reactions, so lunch meat is a convenient alternative. I love the crunch bacon makes. Until recently, I usually kept these processed meat out of the house. What kind of…
By:  in  Food and Drink   Mar 20, 2012  
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Is Swag Bucks A Scam?
There are many online companies to wade through out there. Many are legitimate. Others are out to get you. You may have seen on Facebook little advertisements about someone finding a swag code or redeeming a prize. What is all the hype about? Is Swag Bucks a scam? Or can…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online   Mar 20, 2012  
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Doctors Refuse Unvaccinated Patients
As a mom with 6 children, I have met the parents of many of their friends. Some believe in vaccinating their kids while others do not. I am a doubting Thomas and do not know which really is the best way to help my kids. To vaccinate or not to…
By:  in  Health and Fitness   Mar 20, 2012  
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Benefits Of Red Wine
When I go to the doctor's office each year, I am handed a patient information form. Some of the questions include: Do you smoke? Do you drink? Do you take illegal drugs? What medications are you taking? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, please list them below…
By:  in  Food and Drink   Mar 19, 2012  
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Why I Started Working at Home Online
I started working online back in 2001 with a company that helps newspaper companies retain customers nationwide. I would call customers whose subscription was about to expire or who recently cancelled and offered them the latest specials. I had just one child then, and he took lots of naps. Eventually,…
By:  in  Home Based Business  >  Network Marketing   Mar 19, 2012  
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Benefits Of Dark Chocolate
I often hear that natural foods are good for us. Does that include something as delectable as chocolate? Why Dark Chocolate is Healthy: Chocolate has favonoids, which are polyphenol antioxidants. Free radicals cause us to age while antioxidants slow down the process of aging. Chocolate has about eight times the…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Chocolate   Mar 19, 2012  
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History Of Oreo Cookies
Recently, I saw a new Oreo commercial and realized that I didn't know much about the history of the Oreo cookie. I remember a teacher in junior high school teaching us that when the Oreo came out, Nabisco introduced other cookies as well. I thought she said that the company…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Chocolate   Mar 19, 2012  
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Activities for Kids In Southern Colorado
Southern Colorado is a great place to live and visit. There are a lot of historical places to visit for adults and kids. A few of them include Garden of the Gods, the Royal Gorge, the Air Force Academy, Bishop's Castle, and the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure   Mar 19, 2012  
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