June 2010 - Keeper of the Home

The Value of Making Small Changesby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If there's anything you should know about me, it's that I'm all about taking baby steps.  Most of the changes that we have made in our lives and around our home, have been made... Read More

Simplifying Babyhood: Top Items for Baby’s First Year and Beyondby  

Today I'm sharing over at Simple Mom, with my own top items for baby's first year and beyond for keeping babyhood simple: Last summer I was blessed with my third baby. It was a truly beautiful time, as I found... Read More

Naturally Knocked Up Ecourse Giveaway!by  

Are you one of the countless women who has suffered from infertility or miscarriages, and is looking for natural help with conceiving or carrying a baby to term? Or are you currently pregnant or planning for future children, and wanting... Read More

The Soy Decoy: Don’t Be Deceivedby  

Guest Post by Katie Fox I know it goes against everything we hear these days about healthy eating, but I'm here today to tell you that I don't eat soy products, and I don't think you should eat soy products,... Read More

Understanding Communited Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) and Their Benefitsby  

Guest Post by Kate If you want to provide cheap, fresh, local produce for your family, you only have one option, right? To grow it yourself. But what if you don’t have time? Or energy? Or you have a brown... Read More

Coming Out of My Bubble: Serving Others by Serving Foodby  

Guest Post by Hallee I have a new venture in my life. One recent morning in Sunday School, our teacher announced that our class would be one of four groups who would be volunteering with a local church's soup kitchen.... Read More

Coupon Code for A Peasant’s Feast Ecourseby  

Recently I ran a giveaway for a membership to A Peasant's Feast ecourse. This course is by Kimi of The Nourishing Gourmet and the goal is to teach you to cook nourishing foods on a budget! I've been fortunate to... Read More

Easy Breakfast Ideas: From Scratch, With Real Foodby  

Written by Anne Elliott, Contributing Writer As my family increased in size, I started trying to figure out more inexpensive ideas for breakfast. It had nothing to do with health back then. Later I found out that making breakfast at... Read More

Chickens Coming Home to Roost – In Our Backyardby  

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Mrs. Mendelbrite and Helen Crump (right)"][/caption] Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Backyard chickens - we have eight of them, each with her own personality. They're named after some of the female characters from the Andy... Read More

Our Family– June Updateby  

*I had alluded to one more giveaway today, but that has now been postponed until next Monday, so look for it then!* It's been a long time since I gave you an update on our family and all that is... Read More

1000th Post Party Giveaway: Deluxe Excalibur 3900 9-Tray Dehydrator ($220 Value)by  

It's been a hard secret to keep, but at last I can announce that after the smashing success of our Excalibur Dehydrator giveaway last fall, it's time to give away another one! I've owned a 9-Tray Excalibur for about a... Read More

1000th Post Party Giveaway: Wholesome Family Skin Care Gift Basket Giveaway ($140 Value)by  

I've talked many times about the importance of using natural skin care products, because the toxic chemicals used in conventional products absorb through the skin and into the blood stream. Many of you have already made the switch over to... Read More

1000th Post Party Giveaway: 5 Homestead Blessings Videos and $25 Gift Certificate from FBS Booksby  

As a homeschooling mom myself, I've found that it's not always easy to find all of the curriculum and resources that you're looking for in one place. So it was wonderful to realize that one of my current advertisers, FBS... Read More

Winner of A Peasant’s Feast Ecourse!by  

I've randomly selected a winner for this fantastic ecourse that teaches you how to cook nourishing food on a budget! The winner is: Jacqualine! If you didn't win, enrollment will be taking place for A Peasant's Feast until June 27th,... Read More

1000th Post Party Giveaway: Marie-Madeline Studio Fabric and Patternsby  

Marie-Madeline Studio is a company that I love to support and am thrilled to have as both an advertiser this month, and also a giveaway sponsor this week! A couple of years ago, I ran a giveaway for one of... Read More

1000th Post Party Giveaway: Eden Sustainable Cloth Diapering Packageby  

Do you love cloth diapering but wish that there was a more sustainable option? Though I assumed that the PUL (polyurethane laminate) and microfleece fabrics used to make the cloth diapers I adore were not truly sustainable, I honestly hadn't... Read More

Introducing my New Blog: Saving Naturally!by  

At last, no more hints and secrets. My long awaited project is out in the open... I am so excited to finally announce my new blog, Saving Naturally! If you love natural and healthy living, and you love learning how... Read More

Winners of Plan to Eat Memberships and Good Stuff to Come!by  

First of all, I've got two winners of a 1 year Plan to Eat meal planning membership! Marla & Destiny! Congrats, ladies! I hope you enjoy your membership as much as I'm enjoying mine! To those who didn't win, I... Read More

Learn to Cook Nourishing and Frugal Food from The Nourishing Gourmet (And a Giveaway!)by  

Do you struggle with knowing how to balance the time and budget demands of making food for your family, with your desire to cook whole, nourishing and traditional foods? If so, you will love this new eCourse being offered by... Read More

Take my Survey: Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstrual Cycleby  

As a mom who delays solids, nurses for an extended period of time and offers nighttime nursing for most of the first year, my cycle takes its sweet time returning. However, I know that this isn't the case for every... Read More

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