Author Archives: Rachael

Rachael, a mom of two daughters, is a freelance editor and writer who enjoys gardening and dreams of keeping chickens in her suburban St. Louis backyard. In her spare time, she helps to edit her husband’s science fiction books. Read more of Rachael's work at www.rachaelsjohnston.com or contact her by emailing rachael@mumblingmommy.com.

The Official End of Our Family’s Early Childhood Years

My youngest child just finished kindergarten. It marks the last of the early childhood years for my family. Preschool graduation…

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When You’re a Christian Who Sends Your Kids to Public Schools

My husband and I chose public schools for our children several years ago and have been satisfied with our decision.…

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40+ Nice Things About Having Tweens

I’m a parent of a tween, and life is pretty good right now. We have our moments of drama, pouting,…

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Grateful for All the Extra Grandmas

“Mom, why do we call Linda ‘Grandma?’” My 9-year-old asked me this question recently about a woman from our church.…

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Being a Work-From-Home Mom with School-Aged Kids

My youngest child started full-day kindergarten in August. That means both of my kids now are in school all day,…

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Trying on My Wedding Dress After 11 Years

While browsing Facebook recently, I noticed a friend of a friend had tried on her wedding dress 18 years after…

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Family Trip Tuesday: Brown County State Park in Indiana

I grew up in Northwest Indiana but never made it to Brown County State Park in south-central Indiana until last…

The Importance of Kindness

Our mothers told us, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Jesus gave us two primary…

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Why I Like Girl Scouts

My daughter is completing her first year in Girl Scouts. She joined last fall and we were immersed in a…

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Quarterly Charity: Carry the Future

From July through September 2017, Mumbling Mommy is promoting the charity Carry the Future. We prioritize supporting charities that help…

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