Leah Prescott

Leah Prescott questions her choice of career frequently as she homeschools her 9-year-old identical twin daughters, while protecting her rambunctious 3-year-old son from daily catastrophe. Although it’s a joy to be with her children each day, she often feels ill-equipped to fill all of the roles she has been given; at such times she turns to the Lord and very strong coffee. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Craig, for almost 13 years and they all live together in a too-small house with an adorable beagle who has dedicated her life to barking. A Southern girl, Leah loves to talk, write, craft, treasure-hunt at thrift stores, make lists, and spend time with her family. Her professional background is cobbled from adventures in many fields including legal, food service, advertising, childcare, and customer service. The common thread has always been the drive to write and to connect with others. One day, she would love to pen a book about parenting twins or a reflection on education as a second-generation homeschooler. For now, she blogs about potty-training mishaps, twins with curly hair, thrift store shopping tips, and healthy recipes that can be completed during a half-episode of RescueBots.
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Disorganized Moms Unite :: An Ode to the Bullet Journal

It’s pretty comical that I am about to write a post about organization. Because, truthfully, I’m someone who finds it very difficult to stay organized and I’m naturally quite forgetful. But who better to...

Fantastic Fidgets: 4 Ways to Turn a Fad into a Creative Pastime!

If you have kids, you have probably heard all about fidget spinners. Your kids may be begging you to search the stores for them, they might be trading them with friends, or they might...
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Our New Family Hobby That ROCKS!

What if I told you about a hobby that is very low cost, involves minimal supplies, and appeals to all ages? In addition, the final product doesn’t collect dust and can bring joy to...
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Top 10 Money Saving Tips for a Columbia Mom

If you have kids, chances are you have more random expenses than you ever expected. Chances are, your income just doesn't stretch the way it did before those little kidlets came along. If you...

A Spark of Joy is Not Enough

A couple years ago, I read the uber-popular organizational book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. At the time I was intrigued by the author's all or nothing approach of...

Please, Don’t Say “Thank You”

I will never forget the moment about five years ago. I was cleaning out the guest room closet, which had become filled with wrapping paper, books, outgrown clothing and toys I hoped my kids...

5 Tips for Fighting Family Entitlement This Christmas

As parents, it’s easy to feel defeated before the gifts are even opened. Giving in to commercialism seems inevitable, avoiding the materialistic bent of the season seems impossible. Americans spend on average close to $1000...

9 Easy Changes to Jump-Start Your Minimalism Journey

Minimalism has changed my parenting, my health, my priorities and my quality of life for the better and I feel I have to share my story.  Almost every parent I know needs some help with...
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Minimalism : Discovering My Maternal Optimism

I can hardly believe my twin daughters are turning 10 this month. It blows my mind that my babies have grown so much (in fact my youngest “baby” is now 4), and that I...
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Don’t Tell Me You Can’t Homeschool

One of the most common comments I get when someone learns I homeschool my children is “I could never do that.” It’s confusing because I’m not sure if I am supposed to take it as...
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10 Awesome Tips for Intermittent Fasting

A few months ago I shared how Intermittent Fasting (5:2 or the “Fast Diet") has worked for me. This way of life involves limiting your diet to under 500 calories (600 if you are...

God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle

It was about ten years ago. My husband and I nervously awaited the results of our first 20 week ultrasound. Like most expectant moms, I was excited to find out if we were having...

Screen-Free Challenge

Does screen time affect behavior? We tried it for one week. Electronics are definitely a mixed blessing in our house. My children come from a long line of geeks on both sides of the family...

My Experience :: The FastDiet Really Works

I have found the perfect diet. Before I get carried away, let me be very clear. I am NOT selling any products, books, or supplements. I am not affiliated with this diet or its website in...