January 2012 - Keeper of the Home
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Dark Chocolate Flourless Pudding Cake: A Sweet Valentine Dessertby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer This ooey, gooey cake is a chocolate lover's dream - specifically a dark chocolate lover's dream!  It's light and airy, but oh-so rich all at the same time.  A perfect ending to a lovely Valentine's... Read More

My Attempt at This Crazy Thing Called Oil Pulling: Does It Really Make a Difference?by  

Today I'm over at Simple Organic, sharing my two-week oil pulling journal, and more thoughts on the why's and how's and "does it work" of this truly unique (and only slightly crazy and gross) health practice. A friend of mine... Read More

How I Would Improve my $250 Grocery Budget Even Moreby  

If you haven't yet read my initial post, What I Would Feed my Family on a Monthly Budget of $250, I would suggest going there first, and then coming back to this post. First, Some Answers to Your Questions 1.... Read More

Preparing for the New Baby: How a Large Family Gets Readyby  

By Contributing Writer, Brandy Ferguson As a homeschooling mom of seven, and now getting ready to meet our eighth son in a matter of days, I've never been busier in my life! With so much on my to-do list added... Read More

What I Would Feed my Family on a Monthly Budget of $250by  

Note: This post was written several years ago, and so the food prices are not current. I would guesstimate than in the almost three years since I wrote it, prices have gone up enough that I would need to spend... Read More

Basic Necessities for a New Babyby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I'm not a child expert or anything. I've had a few babies. I've learned over the years that there is a lot of paraphernalia out there you could purchase or register for to get... Read More

Yes, You Can Stop Using Credit Cards!by  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In the new year, one of the major resolutions a lot of people make (after losing weight) is getting out of debt.  A lot of families are reeling from their Christmas expenses -- I... Read More

Can Coupons Be Used Responsibly?by  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer As mothers raising families in a tough economy, we are always looking for ways to save money and make our dollars stretch a little further. Since the beginning of time, mothers have learned to be... Read More

12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012, Part 2by  

Find the first 6 steps in yesterday's post... Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer 7. Have a Quiet Time with Gratitude and Prayer We are wives, we are mothers, we are always serving others and sometimes we forget to serve or... Read More

12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer It's January, so we all know what that means... New Year's Resolutions. Did you know that according to Time Magazine, most of these so-called resolutions fail after 9-10 days? So, if your wrote any you probably... Read More

5 Tips for Saving Money on Natural Skincareby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer As we learn more about how our skin absorbs the products we slather on, it's only natural that we desire to use safe alternatives as part of our regular skin care routine. If you’ve... Read More

5 Frugal Real Food Meal Ideasby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer Without proper planning, a whole foods diet can be more draining on your wallet than you might expect!  However, by menu planning and incorporating meals with lower cost ingredients into my meal plans, I actually... Read More

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