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.

History Of Saint Patrick's Day
Have you ever wondered about the history of Saint Patrick's day? Why do we wear green? Or, what does a shamrock have to do with it? I have always wondered. In fact, I asked about it once and a relative told me that she heard about one Irish religion wore…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Holidays   Mar 17, 2012  
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Egg Nutrition
For years, I bought the cheapest eggs off the shelf in the quantities I needed at the time without giving it much thought. One day, I watched a show that explained how eggs get from the nest to the table. I was surprised that it was weeks after the eggs…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 17, 2012  
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Why George Clooney Was Arrested
We all hear about Hollywood celebrities going to jail for driving drunk, taking drugs, stealing, and bad misconduct. This is not the case for George Clooney. George Clooney and his father, Nick Clooney were arrested near the Sudanese embassy in Washington DC. Among the arrested were NACCP President Ben Jealous,…
By:  in  Politics  >  World Politics   Mar 17, 2012  
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Oatmeal Recipes
My family eats oatmeal cooked in many ways. I prefer to make my oatmeal recipes from scratch so that I have more control over what my family eats. I love to make these baked oatmeal recipes on a cold, snowy day. Below, I will show you some recipes that I've…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Recipes   Mar 16, 2012  
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Inline Skates for Kids
Choosing inline skates for kids can be very difficult. You want to buy the right size so that your child will enjoy the sport. Yet, you know that it's only a matter of time before they'll out grow them, so you do not want to spend too much buying inline…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Mar 16, 2012  
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How to Choose A Trumpet
A few years ago, my son decided he wanted to join a local home school band. I started to look around for instruments. Should I buy or should I rent? How much does a trumpet cost? I found a cheap beginner trumpet from Sam's Club online and gave it to…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Mar 15, 2012  
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David Bushnell's Great Invention: The Submarine
When was the first attempt to use a submarine during war? Did you think it was during World War I or World War II? That was my first guess. Boy was I wrong! First I'll tell you about the "Turtle" and build up to the climatic answer of when the…
By:  in  Automotive   Mar 15, 2012  
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