Whole Chickens – Less Waste, More Mouth-Watering Goodness

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By Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Without exception, I always buy whole chickens – free-range, sustainably raised, local whole chickens. You may wonder why I bother with whole chickens when I could simply buy the particular cut I want, prepackaged, and be ready to go. Here’s why: Whole chickens require much less packaging – just one plastic bag or butcher wrap compared to parts that get packaged into multiple Styrofoam trays. In the kitchen whole chickens result in less food waste since all parts are used. […]

Giveaway: Fuzzi Bunz One-Size Diaper, Hemp Insert and Bamboo Wipes

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Now that I’ve got you all thinking about diapers (not to mention the fact that one of the themes at Keeper of the Home this month has been reducing waste), it’s the perfect time to offer a giveaway of my current fave, the Fuzzi Bunz One-Size pocket diaper! Just Bumming Around, who happens to be one of my fabulous March sponsors, kindly allowed me to review several of their products on my own little sweetheart. Now it’s someone else’s turn to give these wonderful diapers […]

Keeper of the Home’s Pocket Diaper Review

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Why pocket diapers? For over 4 years, I used fitted diapers with covers, and I was happy with them. Yes, they could be a bit bulky but I didn’t have any major issues. They were simple to use and cost effective to buy. Then I discovered pocket diapers. I have been a bit like a kid in a candy store. I’m in love. Here’s why: Pocket diapers are more trim and fitted. They come in so many adorable colors and designs. In my experience, they […]

29 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home (and Save Money While You’re At It)

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Image by rezlab 1. Cloth diaper your baby. 2. Buy in bulk whenever possible. 3. Shop with an eye for packaging, and try to buy only products with minimal or recyclable packaging. 4. Compost your kitchen scraps. (Or try worm composting for those in small abodes) 5. Switch to mama cloth (or reusable feminine products). 6. Go paperless in your kitchen. 7. Eat whole foods, not packaged ones. 8. Make your own simple cleaning supplies, or buy ones that are concentrated. 9. Use reusable shopping […]

Simple Ways to Improve your Digestion and Gut Health

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Image by David Niergarth “We tend to take our gut for granted, and it costs us dearly. We continually eat wrong foods that are rarely digested properly. The by-products of incomplete digestion clog the gut with accumulated debris. This coating becomes a perfect breeding ground for dangerous forms of bacteria and other microorganisms.” Jordan Rubin, The Maker’s Diet I’ve been sharing lately about the GAPS diet for gut health, and why our family is doing it. Nonetheless, it’s not for everybody, or certainly not in […]

When Good Nutrition Doesn’t Seem to Help

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Image by floodkoff By Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer I’ve been trying to feed my family with healthy, nutritious food for about thirteen years now. Before that, I ate just about anything, but one day I began reading books that changed the way I thought. I started to care about nutrition because I cared about my family. Over the next few years, God led me to some nutrition “greats,” such as Sally Fallon (Nourishing Traditions), Weston Price (Nutrition and Physical Degeneration), Henry Bieler (Food Is Your […]

Our Favorite Budget Management Tool

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Image by Bohman My wonderful hubby, Ryan, is as busy as he can be, working on our new business, Resound School of Music. Nonetheless, he agreed to write this short review post of our favorite budgeting software, You Need a Budget, which keeps us in line each and every month. Since he’s the the one that runs a mean budget around here, I’m going to let him tell you all about it… ******* Some of you may remember my past review of YNAB (short for […]

Winner of the Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Soap Giveaway

The winner of the Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Soap is: Tiffany (hannahshope) Congratulations and enjoy your clean laundry! For those still wanting to try their own Eco Nuts soap nuts, you can purchase it through The Baby Bum Store.