I am a full-time mom and wife with two beautiful girls, one of whom is my terrific step-daughter and an amazing husband. I have a background in Early Childhood Development and I keep out of trouble with my two home businesses (teaching baby sign language as well as being a Pampered Chef consultant). In addition to my work and family I have taken the extra (haha!) time I have from not working outside the home, to "get back to basics." I have starting baking our bread, making yogurt, canning, and cooking and baking from scratch as much as I can. I am even making our own cleaning products as well as raising a small flock of chickens for fresh eggs. This started as an effort to be frugal and now I am enjoying the wholesomeness of it all.