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, 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
  • Yummy Mummy Club

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150 Would You Rather Questions for Kids150 Would You Rather Questions for Kids
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30 Math Riddles for Kids (From Funny to Frustrating)30 Fun Math Riddles for Kids
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40 Word Games for Kids (To Nurture Literacy Skills) 40 Word Games for Kids (For Fun, Educational Activities)
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20 Funny Poems for Kids (And Why They Carry Serious Benefits)20 Funny Poems for Kids
102 Tongue Twisters for Kids (To Wow and Impress)100+ Tongue Twisters for Kids
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30 Short Poems for Kids (For Every Mood)30 Short Poems for Kids
15 Easy Card Tricks for Kids (2020 Guide)15 Card Tricks for Kids (Even You Might Be Fooled)
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15 Best Journals for Kids (2020 Reviews)15 Best Journals for Kids (To Write Down Their Thoughts)
Best RC Cars for Kids of 202010 Best RC Cars for Kids (2020 Reviews)
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10 Best Roller Skates for Kids (2020 Reviews)The Best Roller Skates for Kids (For a Fun Physical Challenge)
100 Pregnancy Quotes (Beautiful & Inspirational)100 Pregnancy Quotes (That Will Hit You in the Feels)
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100 Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas (Sure to Spread Holiday Cheer)Best Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
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25 Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcement Ideas (To Fill Everyone’s Hearts)Wonderful Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
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