Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

I am the mother of two beautiful girls. I love being a parent and that is where I draw most of my life experience from. My goal is to become a successful freelance writer and photographer.
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  • 10 Ways to Lessen the Damage of Identity Theft
    It never feels good when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. Just know there are things you can do give yourself some peace of mind and show that hacker who's boss.
  • 8 Unlikely Vinegar Uses
    Behold the magical powers of vinegar. It not only great at killing bacteria,killing mold, stripping hairspray buildup, but also make a great food enhancer.
  • Sandy brings whipping winds, pelting rain
    This is a first person recount of Sandy. Thankfully, here in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania we were lucky to not have as much damage as other low lying areas.
  • Tips for Weathering Through a Power Outage
    Just like an unwelcome relative coming to visit, natural disasters make their appearance regardless. They don't care how prepared you are for their arrival. They come anyway and there was nothing you could do to stop them.
  • 6 Amazing Benefits of Basil
    Basil is also packed full of some amazing health benefits. Here are six benefits you might not have been aware where stored in those lush green leaves.
  • Getting in Touch with My Inner Erma
    It is so hard as a writer to find your niche. I seriously think you could spend a lifetime and not know what exactly it is unless you are shown how to find it.
  • 5 Easy Ways to Stretch Your Budget
    We've all heard of the proverbial “starving artist” right? Art comes in many forms and mine just so happens to be writing. If I had to live off what I make in a year's time at this point, we would surely be in dire straights.
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  • Anxiously Awaiting
    As I sit here, I think how lazy I have been about submitting lately so I began to step things up a bit. It's do or die. I need to either make it as a writer or I need to get a position as a lowly cashier because money is getting tight.
  • 10 Health Benefits of Cilantro
    Would you believe that with that wonderful flavor comes such amazing health benefits? Below are 10 benefits that you might not have been aware of.
  • A Sneak Peek into the World of an Artist
    Marie Messina has been dabbling in paint for many years. I recently had the opportunity to interview her in her home. Her evolution into the world of art is truly inspiring.
  • 3 Ways to Enhance Your Photos Using Your Canon Rebel EOS
    Aside from the standard settings on your Canon Rebel EOS, have you ever wondered what you can do to enhance your photos to make the colors more vibrant and crisp? Below are three ways to enhance your photos using what is available to you on your camera.
  • How to Throw an Online Baby Shower
    When a traditional baby shower is not possible, why not host an online baby shower? It's simple. It's easy and virtually hassle free. In the following article, I can show you how to create your very one online baby shower today.
  • The Best Way to Keep Your Septic Tank Healthy
    Ever wondered how to keep your septic tank healthy? This how to guide will teach you what and what not to use. If followed correctly, you should get the maximum life out of your septic system.
  • The 3 Most Economical Ways to Stay Cool This Summer
    As a mother of two, here are some economical ways to stay cool this summer. Tried, tested and parent approved ways to cool down the kids and your pocketbook.
  • Gold 'n Lumpy
    Back in the 80's my mom had a sweet spot for viewing the fireworks set off in a neighboring city. We would sit on the hood of her car and watch the fireworks display in our pajamas then head home. This is one of my fondest 4th of July memories.
  • Fireflies
    Is there anything as innocent as watching kids chase fireflies? This to me is the epitome of summer. That is what this poem is all about. Summer thought the eyes of a child.
  • My Weekly Fitness Routine
    Adding more physical activity to your life can not only make you stronger, but it can make you healthier and your out look on life healthier as well. Below is a 400 word article on my weekly fitness routine.
  • The Marshmallow
    The best car I have ever owned has been my Dodge minivan. My kids have named it the Marshmallow because it is white. This car has been through it all and I hope I get many more years out of it.
  • Sledding
    Sledding was always one of my most vivid memories as a child. Flying down a hill on my flexible flyer, I was the envy of all the neighborhood kids. Hop on and I'll take you for a ride down memory lane.
  • Fish 'n Chips 'n Vinegar
    This short story is a small snippet of a vacation that started out on the wrong foot. Our vacations with Loretta were always memorable and you can see why.
  • Create Your Own Online Baby Shower
    This is a fun, easy, economical way to host your very own online baby shower using social media. Don't let the miles between you and your loved one keep you from showering them with love. Host your very own virtual baby shower today!
  • Create Your Own Bargain Bin Wedding
    You too can have the wedding of your dreams on a limited budget. All it takes is some savvy shopping skills and a lot of time digging through the bargain bins at your local thrift shop. Or at the very least a very cool Halloween costume.
  • How My Family Sticks to a Budget
    I am a stay-at-home mom. My husband makes $45K a year and we have four people in our family so we have to have some form of budgeting in order to make ends meet. That usually means cutting out the unnecessary and keeping only what we truly need.
  • How to Start Your Own Seedlings in Mini Greenhouses
    Plastic take out and fruit containers make perfect mini greenhouses. They trap moisture which is the perfect environment for growing new seedlings. Plus you are reusing and that's always a good thing.
  • Unconditional-A Haiku Poem
    This is a Mother's Day haiku. A small thank you to all the mothers out there that love unconditionally.
  • Six Bucks!
    I made my first six bucks today! Hopefully there is more to come!
  • How I Introduced Calcium into My Diet
    This article describes calcium rich foods and how to include them in your diet. It also includes an easy calcium rich recipe that the whole family will enjoy.
  • Getting There..
    Hello everyone! I am new to YCN. I am no stranger to blogging as I have three other blogs, but this site is definitely a new one for me. I am excited to be on board and see where this boat is going to take me.
  • How to Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent
    Making your own laundry detergent has never been easier. All ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. This easy recipe will save you time and money. Why not give it a try?
  • Facebook Picture Posting Etiquette
    This is an opinion-based article on the etiquette of posting pictures on social media sites such as Facebook.

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