Patricia Barnes

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Patricia unexpectedly left the corporate world behind to become a homeschooling mom of 5 and nobody was as surprised as she to discover how much she loves her new role.

Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, insomniac & eternal optimist whose enthusiasm in the kitchen far outweighs her abilities.

She has made quick and simple Halloween costumes on Global TV, been quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of sites and publications.

Her own website, RedheadedPatti.com is full of family-friendly fun aimed at parents like her. Fuelled by the food she knows is bad for her, Patti's greatest ambition is to drink an entire cup of tea, without interruption, while it's still hot.

Patricia Barnes has been featured on:

  • Parents Magazine
  • BabyGaga.com
  • Yummy Mummy Club
  • Moms.com
  • TheRecipe.com

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Articles by Patricia Barnes

Spectra S1 vs Spectra S2 breast pump comparison

Spectra S1 and S2: Comprehensive Breast Pump Review

Two cute babies in Halloween costumes

Discover the Best Infant Halloween Costumes

Brother and sister solving a puzzle together

Best Riddles for Kids to Encourage Problem Solving

Pampers Swaddlers vs. Pampers Cruisers Comparison

Pampers Diapers Face-Off Swaddlers Vs Cruisers

A woman holding a hands-free breast pump

Leading Hands-Free Breast Pumps for Easy Pumping

Multi-colored remote control toys on a carpet

Highly Recommended RC Construction Toys to Buy

A cute baby in a swimsuit playing in the sand at the beach

Adorable and High-Quality Baby Swimsuits

A pregnant woman wearing elastic pant extender

Choose the Ideal Pregnancy Pant Extender for Your Needs

A pregnant woman lying in bed

Must-Have Maternity Skirts for Your Pregnancy Wardrobe

A kid reading a graphic novel

Top Graphic Novels for Kids to Ignite Their Imagination

A pregnant woman, dressed in blue denim overalls, holding her hands on her tummy

Maternity Overalls: Top Picks for Expectant Mothers

Happy 16-year-old girls opening gifts at a birthday party

Ultimate Gift Ideas for 16-Year-Old Girls

A smiling 16-year-old African American boy opening presents at his birthday party

Perfect Gifts for 16-Year-Old Boys to Make Birthdays Memorable

A mother putting her baby in a car seat

Expert Picks: The Best Car Seat Bases on the Market

An 18-year-old boy opening gift boxes

Memorable Gifts for 18-Year-Old Boys They'll Appreciate

A beautiful pregnant woman wearing maternity lingerie

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Maternity Lingerie Options

A mother and her child near air purifier in a baby nursery.

Best Nursery Air Purifiers for Infant's Health

A mother changing diapers of her little baby lying on bed

Eco-Friendly Diapering: Top Organic Diaper Picks

Cute kids slippers on a white fluffy carpet

Top-Rated Kids Slippers Your Children Will Adore

A boy giving a present to his godparents

Show Your Appreciation with These Ideal Gifts for Godparents

A woman using toys to help toddler talk

Talking Toys That Help Toddlers Improve Language Skills

Adorable toddler girl sitting in the forest

Top 10 Organic Baby Clothes Brands for Sustainable Living

Kids laughing and playing classic party games together

Popular Classic Games to Make Your Child's Party a Hit

A pregnant woman in a beautiful baby shower dress is smoothing her tummy

Maternity Dress Picks Ideal for Your Baby Shower Celebration

A pregnant woman talking to her friend at a baby shower

Mastering Baby Shower Etiquettes for a Joyful Event

A little boy playing on the street of Mykonos in Greece

Ancient Greek Boy Names With Modern Appeal

Two happy little girls looking at each other on the street of Mykonos in Greece

Discover Timeless Greek Girl Names

A cute little girl hugging her mother at home

Short Girl Names for Your Little Bundle of Joy

Two Jewish girls looking at the Hanukkah menorah

The Ultimate List of Hebrew Girl Names and Meanings

A Hispanic mother lying on a blanket in the park with her baby girl

Unique and Popular Hispanic Girl Names for Your Baby

Hispanic father holding his little baby son in the air

Unique Hispanic Boy Names and Their Meanings

A father lifting up his African baby girl

Discover Beautiful and Unique African Girl Names

A father and a son looking at each other

Find the Perfect Sexy Boy Name for Your Newborn

Happy boy dressed in white shirt with red bow tie

Charming Old-Fashioned Boy Names for Your Newborn Son

Little girl playing with magnetic toys

Magnetic Activities to Foster Curiosity and Creativity

A hispanic mother leaning over her baby

Classic and Modern Mexican Names for Babies

Children having fun on the side of the pool

Host the Perfect Pool Party with These Exciting Ideas

Two girls roleplaying as anime characters

Unveiling the Charm of Anime Girl Names and Their Stories

Dragon Ball Z anime toy figure of Son Gohan

A Comprehensive List of Anime Boy Names

A woman breastfeeding her baby

Achieving Induced Lactation for Adoptive Moms

Two women putting diapers on toys at baby shower party

Engaging Baby Shower Games to Delight Your Guests

Blue and pink baby booties

Best Baby Booties to Keep Little Feet Warm


Pampers Swaddlers Vs Baby Dry: The Ultimate Showdown

Bathing newborn with cradle cap

Best Shampoos for Soothing and Treating Cradle Cap

Cute little girl sitting on a ride on toy with steering wheel

The Search for the Best Steering Wheel Toys Ends Here

Pregnant woman struggling with morning sickness

Top-Rated Morning Sickness Products for Expectant Mothers

Toddler playing with basketball hoop

Choosing the Best Basketball Hoops for Children

Fireplace with screen guard

Top Fireplace Screens for Ultimate Home Ambiance

Doctor checking toddler's weight

Toddler Weight Chart Tips for Optimal Child Growth

Mom massages baby with oil

Exploring the Many Benefits and Uses of Baby Oil

Cute little boy crying with ear infection

Baby Health: Teething vs Ear Infection Symptoms

Cute little girl with her hands in her mouth

Find the Ideal Cute Girl Name for Your Little One

Cute little baby in a funny hat

Vintage-Inspired Girl Names for the Classic Child

Little boy playing with rc plane

Top RC Planes for Enthusiasts and Beginners Alike

Dual screen baby monitors and toy on wooden table

Compare the Best Dual Screen Baby Monitors Now

Store bought pregnancy test

Discover the Best Pregnancy Tests for Accuracy and Speed

Beautiful interior of baby nursery

Nursery Decor Ideas to Transform Your Baby's Space

Kid playing with sensory box

Encourage Growth and Development with Sensory Activities

Beautiful baby girl smiling in her purple tutu

100 Elegant Girl Names (That Never Go Out of Style)

Cute newborn baby born

Short and Sweet Boy Names to Love

Toddlers talking to each other

Baby's First Words: When Do Babies Start Talking

Cute smiling baby boy

Cute Boy Names: Ideas for Naming Your Little One

Group of kids playing outdoors

Engaging Minute to Win It Kids Games for All Ages

Beautiful smiling woman

Irresistible Girl Names That Are Sure to Turn Heads

Toddler on a potty training with diapers and tissue rolls

Mastering Potty Training with the Right Tools and Techniques

Baby boy about to roll over

Key Stages of Baby Rolling Over and Encouraging Progress

Sweet African dad holding up his beautiful baby boy

Traditional and Modern African Boy Names

Teenager opening gifts

Impressive Gifts for 18-Year-Old Girls to Celebrate Adulthood

Remote controlled battle tank

Discover the Top RC Tanks Available Today

Dad reading a bedtime story to his children

Captivating Nightly Tales to Enrich Your Child's Imagination

Italian boy eating ice cream

Italian Boy Names: A Guide for Expecting Parents

Beautiful mom and daughter in front of the Colosseum in Italy

Discover Charming Italian Names for Your Baby Girl

Cute Korean boy lying on the bed

Popular Korean Boy Names and Their Unique Meanings

Little happy girl playing traditional african hand drum djembe

Traditional Pacific Islander Names for Your Little One

Cute sleeping newborn baby girl knitted bonnet

Victorian Girl Names: Classic and Elegant Choices

Teenage boy opening presents by the Christmas tree

Thoughtful and Unique Gift Ideas for 17-Year-Old Girls

Happy 17 year old girl excited to open her christmas gift

Find the Ideal Gift for Your Favorite 17-Year-Old Girl

15 year old boy opening his christmas gifts

Top Gifts for 15-Year-Old Boys to Make Their Day Special

15 year old girl excited to open her christmas gift

Unique and Thoughtful Gifts for 15-Year-Old Girls

14 year old boy receiving gifts from his friends during birthday party

Find the Ideal Gifts for 14-Year-Old Boys to Celebrate Their Birthday

Breastmilk stored in a breast milk cooler bag

Top-Rated Breast Milk Coolers for Freshness

Newborn baby boy with a golden crown

Discover Victorian Boy Names: Classic and Unique Picks

Baby girl wearing korean hanbok

Unique and Beautiful Korean Girl Names for Your Baby

Cheerful smiling french boy with baguette

Classic and Modern French Boy Names to Consider

Beautiful mother and daughter tourists in Paris

Popular French Girl Names to Inspire Your Baby Name Search

Happy japanese parents kissing their daughter on the cheeks

Japanese Girl Names: Traditional and Modern Picks

Brother and sister playing a board game

Great Board Games for 5-Year-Olds to Keep Them Entertained

Five year olds playing with educational toys

Top-Rated Educational Toys for Five-Year-Olds' Development

Dad playing toys with 7 month old baby

Perfect Toys to Enhance Seven-Month-Old Baby Skills

Young woman washing hair with shampoo in the shower

Ensure Hair Health with These Pregnancy-Safe Shampoos

Lego character playing video games

Explore the Most Exciting Lego Games Today

Cute baby soothed to sleep with a night projector

Ultimate Baby Soother Projector Selection

Adorable baby in an outdoor swing

Superior Outdoor Baby Swings for Your Backyard

Happy family enjoying pasta in restaurant.

Experience Exceptional Family Dining at These Restaurants

Anime Samurai standing in forest

Top Anime for Kids to Enjoy with Family

Sweet small boy looking at a flower

Inspiring Exotic Boy Names for Your Baby

Gorgeous happy mixed race baby girl

Embrace Culture with These Exotic Girl Names

Beautiful Japanese mother smiling at her baby boy

Japanese Boy Names With Beautiful Meanings

Cute little french boy with baguette

Tracing the Roots of Popular French Last Names

Father and son playing with kite out in the field

Powerful Names for Your Child Meaning Wind, Sky, Storm

Winter Baby Showing Snowflake Ornament

Frosty and Unique Baby Names Meaning Winter

Baby in christmas elf costume

A Comprehensive Collection of Elf Names for Your Characters

Mother lifting baby boy to the sky

Discover Unique and Beautiful Sun Names

Beautiful toddler playing with earthy soil

Find the Perfect Earthy Name for Your Child

Happy mom and daughters play with lego sets

Fostering Creativity with the Best Lego Sets for Girls

Nerf Toys for Kids Display

Safe and Fun Best Kids Nerf Guns to Consider

Kids playing with inflatable bumper balls

Inflatable Bumper Balls to Elevate Your Fun Level

Little girl smiling with her knitted cat toy

Discover the Best Cat Toys for Kids and Kitties

An RC rock crawler

Master Off-Road Obstacles with the Best RC Rock Crawlers

Cute kids playing with construction tool sets

Top Kids Tool Sets for Budding Builders

Cute toddler on a ride-on train

Ride-On Trains: Best Picks for Your Child

Little toddler sleeping with an alarm clock

Top Toddler Alarm Clocks for Better Mornings

Teenager opening a Christmas present

Find the Best Gift Ideas for 14-Year-Old Girls

Mom giving 13 year old girl her Christmas present

Best Gifts for Teenage Girls Aged 13 to Make Them Smile

13 year old boy opening birthday gift

Must-Have Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys in Your Life

Cute little boy in sunglasses

Stylish Baby Names Borrowed from Popular Surnames

Happy smiling little baby boy with boxing gloves

Bold and Brave Names That Mean Warrior

Cute tough-looking baby boy

Unconventional Badass Names for Your Baby

Cute baby in devil costume

Discover the Dark Art of Evil and Demon Baby Names

Beautiful baby girl with a moon and sky background

Baby Names with Celestial and Lunar Links

Happy mom and daughter

Powerful Baby Girl Names for Your Little Warrior

Mother and daughter laughing at a joke

Funniest Kid-Friendly Jokes for a Good Laugh

Cute baby surrounded by baby stuff

Creating a Baby Registry Checklist for First-Time Parents

Daughter reading to his two daughters

Empowering Quotes on Reading for Kids to Ignite Their Love for Learning

Little boy playing with colorful legos

Unlock Your Creativity with Exciting Lego Projects

Baby with his father

Powerful Baby Boy Names and Their Meanings

Cute baby boy wearing glasses

Adorable Nerdy Baby Names for Mini Scientists

Group of preschool children playing never have I ever

Kid-Friendly Never Have I Ever Question Ideas

Checking cute little baby's weight on scales

What Is the Average Baby Weight for Newborns and Beyond

Cute siblings wearing face masks

Top Kids Face Masks for Comfort and Protection

A beautiful girl's house beds

Upgrade Your Kids' Space with the Best House Beds

Two little girls gardening together

Top-Notch Gardening Sets for Kids to Engage in Nature

Young boy playing inside a crawl tunnel

Top Kids Crawl Tunnels for Hours of Fun

LIttle boy playing outside on a water slip and slide

Discover the Ideal Kids Slip and Slide for Summer

Young girl pumping hand sanitizer on her hand

Top Picks for Kids Hand Sanitizers for Safe Hygiene

Little cute happy kids play with balls in ball pit

Impressive Kids Ball Pits for Indoor and Outdoor Fun

Mom and kids playing with erector sets

Discover the Best Erector Sets for Kids of All Ages

Little girl hanging on zipline

Top-Rated Kids Ziplines for Hours of Outdoor Excitement

Smiling mother affirming daughter

Affirmations for Kids to Boost Confidence and Self-Esteem

Lego policemen toys arrested thief who hack ATM

Choosing the Perfect Police Toys for Your Kids

Cute little boy dressed as a medieval knight with sword and shield

Best Toy Swords and Shields for Kids in Play

Cute little girl playing with toy dragon at home

Must-Have Dragon Toys for Your Collection

Little girl playing with toy garbage trucks

Must-Have Toy Garbage Trucks for Little Truck Enthusiasts

Batman toy action figure

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Batman Toys

Young kids happily asking questions in a group

Exciting Would You Rather Questions for Kids and Families

Mom teaching her son rhyming words

Rhyming Words for Kids to Boost Language Skills

Adorable cheerful siblings solving math riddles together

Brain-Boosting Math Riddles for Kids of All Ages

Mother and kids playing indoor games together

Top Indoor Games for Kids to Enjoy at Home

Truth or Dare

Perfect Truth or Dare Questions for Kids' Parties and Gatherings

Sweet family playing charades

Easy and Engaging Charades Ideas for Kids to Act Out

Little boy playing scrabble

Kids Word Games for Sharpening Their Minds

Kids making origami

How to Teach Kids the Ancient Art of Origami

Beautiful little girl laughing while reading a funny poem

Hilarious and Whimsical Poems for Children

Cute little boy at speech therapy class

100+ Tongue Twisters for Kids

Trolls Poppy toy

Top Picks of Trolls Toys for Fun and Imagination

Spiderman action figures

Essential Spiderman Toys for Every Collection

Minion pumpkin toys

Top-Rated Minion Toys for Playtime and Collectors

Older sister takes a photo of her brother

Great Camera Options for Young Photography Enthusiasts

Mom talking to her daughter.

Exploring Parenting Styles to Raise Happy and Confident Kids

Preschool kids raising their hands to answer questions

Engaging Kids Trivia Questions for Family Game Night

Mother singing a song to her baby

Shared Moments with Your Child Through Song

Beautiful women celebrating friend's baby shower

Impress Everyone with the Perfect Baby Shower Ensemble

Beautiful mom and baby daughter in matching dresses

Essential Postpartum Clothes for Every Fashionista Mom

Future dad kissing his wife's pregnant belly

Unlock the Benefits of Birth Mantras for a Smooth Labor

Sisters telling scary stories to each other

Scary Tales to Entertain Your Little Ones

Dad reading poems to his daughter

Short Poems for Kids to Inspire Creativity

Little boy practicing a card trick

Easy Card Tricks for Kids to Learn and Perform

Little boy watching the rain through a window

Engaging Rainy Day Entertainment for Children

Little kids playing with slime and getting it on their clothes

Dealing with Slime Stains on Clothes

Young girl making stretchy slime

Ultimate Guide to Making Stretchy Slime at Home

Young girl making slime without borax

Explore Slime Recipes Without Borax for Safe Fun

Children's toy farm

Top Picks for the Best Farm Toys for Your Toddler

Young girl using a chromebook for online distance learning

Ultimate Guide to Kids Chromebooks for School and Home

Toddler clothes

24 Months vs 2T Toddler Clothing Size Comparison

Wipe warmers

Highly Recommended Wipe Warmers for Your Nursery

A young goofy boy swimming with goggles

Discover the Best Swimming Goggles for Your Child

Kids playing in swimming pool with each wearing a swim vest

Essential Swim Vests for Toddlers for a Safe Swim Experience

Toddler doodling on a magnetic drawing board

Magnetic Drawing Board Recommendations and Reviews

Two siblings chatting on the top bunk bed

Bunk Bed Reviews: Top Picks for a Cozy Bedroom

A FurReal dog toy

Exceptional Robotic Dog Toys to Discover

Young boy pushing his little brother on a skateboard

Quality Kids Skateboards for Enhanced Safety and Performance

Beautiful young girl writing in her journal

Boost Your Child's Imagination with Kids Journals

Young boy playing with a remote controlled car

Best Kids RC Cars for Thrilling Races and Excitement

Two little kids playing on an indoor slide

High-Quality Indoor Slides for Kids of All Ages

Two little sisters in roller skates

Discover the Best Kids Roller Skates for Every Skill Level

Pregnant woman sharing a special moment

100 Pregnancy Quotes (That Will Hit You in the Feels)

Toddler playing inside a baby fence

Discover the Best Baby Fences for Your Home

Smiling little girl lying in a sleeping bag

Exceptional Kids Sleeping Bags for Outdoor Fun

Two little boys playing in an outdoor playhouse

Top-Notch Outdoor Playhouses Your Kids Will Love

Group of school kids wearing cool shoes

High-Quality Kids Shoes for Happy Little Feet

Kids sharing earphones listening from an mp3 player

Top-Rated MP3 Players for Your Child's Music Needs

Kid bedroom with loft bed

Kids Loft Bed Selection: Modern Designs for Growing Children

Happy happy family lying on floor with painting a world map

Explore Our Planet with the Best World Maps for Kids

Little boy viewing from a telescope

Spark Their Interest in Astronomy with Kids Telescopes

Little girl playing with a toy lawn mower outdoors

Must-Have Toy Lawn Mowers for Kids Who Love to Help Out

Pregnant mom preparing a baby announcement on christmas

Christmas-Themed Pregnancy Announcement Inspiration

Pregnant woman preparing apple apple for a pregnancy announcement

Thanksgiving Baby Announcement Ideas to Delight Loved Ones

Pregnant woman announcing pregnancy at halloween

Eerie and Exciting Halloween Pregnancy Announcements

Woman surprising husband with baby news

Valentines Day Baby Announcement Ideas to Inspire

Pregnant woman her baby news with her mother

Pregnancy Announcement Inspiration for Grandparents-to-Be

Pregnant mom preparing a twin baby announcement

Make Your Twin Pregnancy Announcement Unforgettable with These Ideas

Cute little girl leaning on her mom's pregnant belly

Share the Joy of Baby Two with These Announcement Tips

Mom telling daughter that she's pregnant

Innovative Ideas for Sibling Pregnancy Reveals

Mother to be surprising her husband with baby news

Unique Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Husbands

Little kids playing outside with snow sleds

Top-Rated Snow Sleds for Your Child

Cool kid with sunglasses and kids watch

Top Kids Watches for Style and Functionality

Little girl sleeping while holding an alarm clock

Excellent Children's Alarm Clocks for Stress-Free Mornings

Toddler toilet training while reading a book

High-Quality Kids Underwear for Every Age and Size

Two young schoolgirls eating food from their lunch boxes

Affordable and High-Quality Kids Lunch Boxes

Pregnant couple lying on the couch

Key Factors to Consider When Announcing Pregnancy

Pregnant couple standing beside a flower bush

Easter Baby Announcement Ideas for Expecting Parents

Group of women on baby shower party having fun with songs

Baby Shower Melodies to Create a Joyous Atmosphere

Mother talking and encouraging daughter

Motivational Quotes for Children's Success

Mom encouraging her angry little daughter

Positive Reinforcement vs Punishment in Child Discipline

Toddler learning with Cvc Word List

CVC Word List as a Key Tool for Phonics Mastery

Parents cheering on young son while playing outside

Nurturing Your Child's Growth with Encouragement

Young siblings reading together

Fun and Engaging Reading Fluency Activities for Kids

Potty training toddler

Essential Baby Potty Training Tips and Tricks

Toddler in a travel stroller at an airport

Traveling by Plane With Car Seats and Strollers

Mother and daughter doing yoga exercises on a mat

Top-Rated Yoga Mats for Children of All Ages

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Exciting Pregnancy Reveal Ideas for New Parents

Fingerplays for kids

Top Finger Play Activities for Early Childhood Development

How To Teach Your Kids Spanish

Effective Techniques for Teaching Spanish to Children

Woodland Nursery Ideas

Enchanting Woodland Nursery Decor Ideas for Your Baby

Family with kids going on a road trip

Family Road Trip Hacks to Ensure a Fun and Easy Vacation

Spectra S1 vs Medela Freestyle

Spectra S1 and Medela Freestyle Breast Pump Battle

A mother breastfeeding her newborn baby at home

Nourishing Your Baby: The Surprising Benefits of Breastfeeding