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Jessica Locke

Jessica Locke
Jessica is a wife and homeschooling mom to four kiddos, three pups, and six chickens. She enjoys chocolate, chai tea, mixed martial arts, teaching, and writing about her crazy life. She believes that if you know something, you should share it, and so she blogs about her homeschooling journey and other parenting related topics on her blog at motheringwithcreativity.com. In her "spare time" she teaches cardio kickboxing and can usually be found at the gym training or watching her kiddos enjoy their own training.

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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