Hi! My name is Rachel Paxton, and I am a freelance writer and homeschooling mom and grandma. Our children range in age from 30 to 8, and our grandson is almost a year old. I have been sharing my homemaking skills on this web site for more than 20 years.
After graduating from college with a degree in English and business administration, I was employed as a technical editor for 10 years before quitting my full time job to work from home full time and devote more of my time to raising and homeschooling my three young sons. I was born and raised in southeastern Washington state and currently live on a one-acre homestead where we raise chickens, ducks, turkeys, and two rabbits.
Our family is also involved in 4H, where I teach local kids basic baking skills. My kids entered their baking into the county fair for the first time last year, and one of my sons won a reserve grand champion ribbon for his blackberry pie bars. It will be hard for him to beat that next year!
Working with Me:
I love working with brands and am available for recipe creation and sponsored posts. Email me at rachel[at]creativehomemaking[dot]com for rates and ideas.
Posts per week: 1-2
Monthly Page Views: 125k
Email subscribers: 17k
This site was established in 1996, and many of my newsletter subscribers have been following me for more than 10 years.
Creative Homemaking has been featured 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
And the following magazines:
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