Hi! My name is Rachel Paxton, and I have been the webmaster of this web site for more than 8 years! I have been married for 16 years, I am the mother to five children, ages 24 to 3, and soon to be foster mom.
I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 7 years, since our twin boys were born. Before my boys were born I was a technical editor for a government contractor for 10 years. I have a BA degree in English and business.
I love taking care of my children and my home and finding new things to write about every day, from crafts, to cooking, to gardening. My favorite hobbies are reading and scrapbooking. I look forward to doing preschool at home this fall with our youngest son. My newest hobby is Pinterest! Follow my boards on Pinterest to see what I have been up to. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook.
My husband and I are the leaders for our boys' Cub Scout den, and I also enjoy being the secretary for our church's active women's ministry.
To contact me, or for interview and/or freelance writing requests, you can contact me at email@example.com.
Throughout the years I have written several hundred home- and family-related articles. Click here to see my writing portfolio (articles available for reprint).
In the Press:
Essays and tips written by Rachel Paxton 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
Family Circle 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
St. Joseph News, St. Joseph, MO
Southern Nevada Home & Garden Magazine
CrossWalk, Meridian, MS
The Dollar Stretcher
National Business Association Newsletter