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About Rachel B

I am currently a Stay at Home Mom of 2 wonderful kids. Before I had kids I worked as a Photographer and then a Contract Administrator. Now I spend my days being a room mom, managing my daughter's food allergies (peanuts and tree nuts), and overseeing homework. I have discovered a joy for running, having completed five 5K races, and have a whole new outlook on being fit and staying fit. Because of my daughter's food allergies, I have taken up cooking from scratch and find that it is not as hard as I imagined. I still enjoy curling up with a good book (am in search of a good book group), creating things (whether it be handmade cards, themed parties, holiday decorations, crafts for school, gifts for friends and family), and photographing and documenting our daily lives through scrapbooks and my blog, Unscripted.

Valentine Classroom PartyClassroom Valentine’s Party

We’ve rung in the New Year, the winter holidays behind us, and allowed ourselves a few moments to breathe. But, with February right around the corner, Room Parents are likely gearing up for one of the more favored class parties … Continue reading

Christmas BingoWhat To Do For a Christmas Classroom Party

Parents of preschool through grade school age children have at some point been asked to be a room parent, or volunteer of some sort with classroom activities. If you are a room mom, or someone who volunteered to help, you … Continue reading

Corn on the CobHow To Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

Corn on the cob is a huge treat for my family. I look forward to Summer each and every year just so I can walk into the store and see that beautiful yellow gold peeking out from green husks. Oh … Continue reading

memory gameHow To Make a Personalized Memory Game: Creating a Busy Box For Your Child Part 2

You remember the game, Memory, from childhood right? The one with a set of cards that has different pictures, each with a match, on one side and the same image or pattern on the opposite side. The idea is to … Continue reading

Menu PlanningMenu Planning Made Easy

When we were first married, my husband and I would try to be the first to ask the dreaded question at the end of each day, what’s for dinner? We never had a plan, and it took us forever to … Continue reading

Cake PopsCake Pops Tips and Tricks

Cake Pops are all the rage right now. Being sold at school bake sales, taking the place of cake at birthdays, and even finding their way into Starbucks. I mean, how could you resist these cute little balls of goodness? … Continue reading

Busy BoxesCreating a busy box for your child: Part 1-What to put in it?

Do your kids go crazy in the waiting room of the doctor’s office? Do they freak out if they have to spend more than 10 seconds in the shopping cart at Target? Do you dread taking them to restaurants? If … Continue reading

Every Child is an Artist, PicassoBuilding Your Child’s Self-Esteem

I read somewhere once, I think it was in a magazine, about how studies have demonstrated that showing a child pictures of himself raises his self-esteem. If that is true, my kids must have wonderful self-esteem. As a member of … Continue reading

Cheese FondueSuper Bowl Sunday Cheese Fondue

Super Bowl XLVI is almost here! This means many of us will be sitting in front of our TV’s for the big event, if only to watch the commercials and halftime show. The Super Bowl is also a great excuse … Continue reading

Costco Baby WipesBaby Wipes – Did you know they could do that?

If you are a parent of a child who isn’t potty trained, then you have an abundance of baby wipes on hand. We buy the Costco brand, which is sold in a box of 9, giving you 900 baby wipes … Continue reading

Preschool BlocksChoosing the right preschool doesn’t have to be a painful process

January is prime preschool hunting season. This time of year, when most schedules seem to settle down, parents of 2-5 year olds find themselves in a whole new flurry of running around. Winter is the time when most preschools hold … Continue reading

Pinterest BoardsPinterest- is it worth it or just a time suck?

The latest buzz in the social networking world is Pinterest. I’d seen the posts and forums spouting endless chatter about this new site where you can “pin” things. With the already time sucking lures of Facebook and Twitter, did I … Continue reading