Author Archives: Rachel

rachelA Mom Knows Contributor

About Rachel

I used to be a nurse, but now I am blessed to stay at home with my three children. While they and my hubby are the bright spots in my life, I also enjoy do it yourself projects, running, shopping (oh how I love to shop), reading, mountain biking, and playing sports with my family.

SpinachMy kids won’t eat veggies, but they will drink a green smoothie!

I have never experienced a picky eater  until I had my son Ryan.  He refuses to eat veggies, broccoli being the exception.  I would like him to have more variety so I have tried steaming other veggies and covering them … Continue reading

Pay up, Sweet PeaGood-bye slobs! Teaching kids to clean up after themselves!!

Does having clothes on the floor after bath time, toys dropped randomly in every room, dirty dishes on the counter and wrappers left where they were open sound familiar?  It was a constant at my house.  Now I do not think my kids … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Whole WheatTricks to make your favorite treat healthier and still taste yummy

I love, love, love treats and love big portion sizes too.  Because of my “addiction” I have attempted many times to make my treats healthier.  Fortunately, I have figured out how to decrease the bad without sacrificing the good.  Why … Continue reading

Wholesome BreadBaking with wheat and loving it!

I used to be a junk food/white flour addict.  I didn’t quite understand the rave about whole grains and whole wheat food.  And I definitely wondered about those people that preferred whole wheat over white floured products.  They must have … Continue reading

lipsNever ending chapped lips

I have had dry chapped lips for most of my life, but after my third child was born and a very stressful move, my lips were completely peeling three times a day. The surrounding area was also irritated making me … Continue reading

Teach Your Child to Read In 100 Easy Lessons BookTeaching your child to read

My sister-in-law gave me some great advice. One day we were talking about our kids and she told me that she teaches her children to read when they turn four. She uses the book “Teach Your Child to Read in … Continue reading

Mercury ThermometerControlling your child’s fever

All parents have experienced the scenario of having a child with a fever that seems to linger on and on. My kids can have a high fever for over three days. But even though they are sick they do not … Continue reading

Running ShoesWhen it comes to running shoes is the extra money worth it?

I am one of those crazy people that truly enjoy running. I love almost everything about it. I love the feeling of pushing my body to its limit, the burn after a hard run, and most of all being able … Continue reading