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Jessica Locke

Jessica Locke
Jessica Locke is a wife and stay-at-home mom of four children ages 5 and under. She is a new homeschooling mom who swore she’d NEVER ever even possibly consider homeschooling her children. She loves finding creative ways to stretch her small budget, drinking chai, writing, and eating anything with a peanut butter and chocolate combination. You can check out her latest thoughts on life as a mom, creative tutorials, activities for kids, and easy recipes on her blog, “Mothering With Creativity.”

Five Unexpected Benefits of a Family Sport/Hobby/Activity

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About two years ago, I enrolled my 4 1/2-year-old son in martial arts.  Nine months later his 7-year-old sister hopped in.  The following month, my husband and I were hooked, and the following month my 9-year-old daughter joined in.  This month, my last born turned 4 and now he too, …

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Free & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids in Reno 2017

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Summer is quickly approaching.  Well, maybe.  Reno has been very confusing lately.  But I’m at least dreaming of those warm summer days!  With four kiddos, I’m 1) looking for fun activities during the summer, and 2) trying to not break the bank.  And with that, here is this year’s Reno …

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How to Avoid Fast Food on Busy Sports Evenings

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My oldest three children have hit an age where their sports require evening participation.  While we are homeschoolers and actively seek out day-time classes, sometimes evenings are the only available option, or are the best-fitting option for our overall schedule.  AND, due to swim lessons being a huge priority for …

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