February 2011 - Keeper of the Home
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Recipe: Grain-Free Dehydrated Apple Pie, Sweetened with Molassesby  

Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer It seems like so long ago now, but the apples I used to make this pie were picked from my father's apple tree during our visit in August. It was the last day of our... Read More

Getting Back Into a Routine When You’ve Gotten Off Trackby  

Here's how it usually happens: We go through a busy or hard season of life and I get off track of my usual routines, become disorganized, and things feel generally chaotic. So, I spend time putting together an elaborate routine,... Read More

The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinationsby  

Guest Post by Christina It's one of the big questions new parents face today, once you've gotten past "were you trying to get pregnant?" (which I still can't believe people ask...) and the less invasive "did you do it all-natural?"... Read More

Hamburger Soup: Hearty, Seasonal, GAPS Friendlyby  

There's something about the heartiness of this soup that makes it feel like such nourishing comfort food to me. Packed with seasonal winter veggies (onions, carrots, turnips, celeriac) and grass-fed beef, this is a meal that truly satisfies, even without grains... Read More

Finding Joy in the Early Morningby  

When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries: May Jesus Christ be praised! Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair: May Jesus Christ be praised! When you begin the day, O never fail to say, May Jesus... Read More

Finding Freedom with Flexible Routinesby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer Does a “flexible routine” sound like an oxymoron?  Should “freedom” and “routine” exist in the same sentence? Routines can be pegged as being boring, rigid and stiff.  But a little planning and creative thinking... Read More

A Sweetheart’s Breakfast: Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes and Homemade Pancake Syrupby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The heart bone's connected to the stomach bone We don't eat pancakes too often anymore, but for Valentine's Day breakfast I'll be serving these luscious oatmeal pancakes to my hubby. After all, the way... Read More

GAPS Diet While Pregnantby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about adrenal fatigue here, and one of the potential remedies Stephanie has mentioned is the GAPS diet.  Please go back and read her post... Read More

Adrenal Fatigue: Help and Resources for Healingby  

Earlier this week I introduced the topic of adrenal fatigue. Before reading this post, you may want to go back and read the first part in this series to understand what exactly adrenal fatigue is and learn more about many... Read More

Staying Motivated to Exerciseby  

Written by Stacey K, Contributing Writer Once the initial excitement of New Year's goals has passed, the reality of sticking with an exercise plan can become difficult. As keepers of the home, we have much to do every day. It... Read More

Creating A Dinner Time Routineby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It's been a long day.  You're tired, the kids are cranky, or needy, or fighting, or all three at once, the house looks like a tornado just passed through, and you look at the... Read More

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