About Vickilynn

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About Vickilynn Haycraft

Vickilynn Haycraft is a wife and mother of five children, a leukemia survivor and who struggles daily with a painful disability. Vickilynn is the former hostess of a weekly radio show on the PRN network called Get Real – Get Prepared and the Real Food Living radio show on The Survival Mom Radio Network.

Vickilynn is an independent Product Reviewer, a writer of cookbooks and magazine columnits. She is the author of the books: Wrapping It Up! Making Sensational, All-Occasion Wrappers and Fabulous Family Meals and co-author of Naturally Healthy Cuisine, Real Food for Real Families. She also is the national Product Review Examiner  and the  national Family Preparedness Examiner for Examiner.com. Vickilynn is the Product Review columnist for Prepare Magazine.

Vickilynn is a former paramedic and, with her husband, owned successful businesses: bread/pasta home catering and sales of products for health. Her own family’s illnesses caused her to learn all she could about whole grains, real foods, natural health, herbs, essential oils and products that help support taking care of the family to promote better overall health. Vickilynn has close to 30 years of experience using and market-testing different products and tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on those in the area of better health and nutrition.

Vickilynn’s articles, columns, poetry, book and product reviews have been distributed worldwide. She has been published in magazines such as Prepare MagazineTeachers of Good Things, Homemaker’s Forum, An Encouraging Word, Gentle Spirit, Above Rubies, Healthy Foods e-zine, Dollar Stretcher, Coming Home, Naturally Healthy Living magazine and Naturally Healthy Home Study Course. Vickilynn’s recipes and recipe-testing abilities have been included in several successful cookbooks including Healthy Foods by Leanne Ely and Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy.

A passionate crusader for truth in advertising and consumer’s rights, Vickilynn strives to inform, assist and equip families by delivering accurate, honest and unbiased reviews on products and books for the whole family.