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Beekeeping 101: Let’s Get it Startedby  

Guest Post by Kate Ferry A few weeks ago, I introduced myself and talked about my past experience with beekeeping in a post titled “Beekeeping: A matter of the heart”. The response was quite welcoming and many people were interested... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Recipes and Tutorials to Keep You Busy Until Thanksgivingby  

Preserving season is in full swing! I've taken a brief break from it myself the past couple of weeks, after a busy bout of preserving in July. Now it's time to jump back in with both feet, as I get... Read More

Back to the Basics: Frugal, Non-Toxic Green Cleaningby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If you are somewhat new to going green, or are just beginning to dabble in homemade and non-toxic cleaning, you may be a little overwhelmed about where to start, what products to use and... Read More

Results and Thoughts on the Survey: Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstrual Cycleby  

At long (long) last, time to analyze this survey on Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstural Cycle that just blew me out of the water with all of the responses it received! So... what is the relationship between breastfeeding and the... Read More

Healing Rashes While Cloth Diaperingby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer There are many reasons to choose cloth diapers for your baby.  Many mums choose cloth to aid in the prevention of diaper rashes. Cloth diapers are breathable, allowing air to flow freely through them. ... Read More

How a Hard Lotion Bar Helped my Eczemaby  

I've struggled with dry, itchy and painful eczema on my hands for a long time. Some things have made a big difference (like cod liver oil, eating less sugar, keeping my stress down and my sleep up, wearing gloves, etc.).... Read More

A Tour of our Family Closet (Video Blog)by  

[caption id="attachment_6482" align="alignnone" width="508" caption="Not our closet... this belongs to the Duggar Family, who have 19 children! "][/caption] When I knew that we were moving to a new house with a much larger master bedroom closet, I made the happy... Read More

How to Get Set In Stains Out of (Almost) Anythingby  

Find charts for successful stain removal, and the trick that saves my sanity and my kid's clothes.  Stains are a big deal at our house.  It seems that my kids are stain magnets.  I know that just about everyone would... Read More

The Stain Removal Trick That Saves Kids Clothes, Money, and My Sanityby  

This was a good night. A really good night. Johanna LOVES to eat. With her fingers. Exactly what we are eating. While yanking off her bib. My three year old still desperately needs a bib at mealtimes, though he fights... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Tomato Canning Tutorialby  

I know that canning is a daunting process to many. It was for me, too, until my sweet friend Jen took one summer day about 5 years ago to teach how to do it myself. Once you see how someone... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Pregnancy and the Use of Essential Oils, Part 2by  

Guest Post by Kimberly of Fertility Flower Continuing on from yesterday's post on the safe use of essential oils in pregnancy, and the first two oils, Lavender and Bergamot. Using Neroli, Chamomile and Geranium Like bergamot, Neroli is part of... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Pregnancy and the Use of Essential Oilsby  

Guest Post by Kimberly of Fertility Flower **Stephanie's note: I had originally intended to put up a tomato canning tutorial tomorrow, but this post was long, and yet so full of good information, whether you are pregnant or simply want... Read More

Insomnia: How to Find Sleep Naturallyby  

Guest Post by Andrea Lack of sleep is common when you are raising infants. But what happens when your infants have reached their teens and you still can’t sleep? Insomnia affects millions of people but is 41% more prevalent in... Read More

Fresh Voices and Perspectives at Keeper of the Homeby  

I love writing at Keeper of the Home. It has been a delight for me to be able to share daily these past (almost) 3 years, on topics like natural living, nutrition and real food, faith, gentle mothering, homemaking and... Read More

Forum Highlights: July/Augustby  

Oh, it's been way too long since I highlighted what's going on in the community forum here at Keeper of the Home (have you checked it out lately)? It's now up to over 650 members, with 2138 posts-- wow! If... Read More

What Makes You a Steady Mom?by  

What makes you a steady mom? This is the question that Jamie of the blog, Steady Mom, is asking this summer. This wonderful series is taking a look at a wide variety of moms, with different circumstances and family situations,... Read More

Charting the Way to Successful Stain Removalby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A Common Thread in the Fabric of Life It's something we all do on a regular basis; one of the most common threads among women around the globe. Of course, you've guessed it by... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Raspberries and Strawberriesby  

Though I've already shared how I go about freezing blueberries, my method for freezing raspberries and strawberries is somewhat different, because they can tend to be juicier fruits that stick together in the bag once frozen. It's no fun to... Read More

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