Beth Corcoran, Author at Keeper of the Home
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O Worship the King: Evaluating Our Christmas Traditionsby  

    Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer It is finally Christmas time again!  Oh how I love this time of year!  I love the sights and smells and the time with family.  I love how people seem more neighborly... Read More

11 Ways to Teach Your Children to Be Diligent Workersby  

As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by... Read More

A Heart For Adoptionby  

[caption id="attachment_12234" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The kids talking to the judge at their adoption"][/caption] Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer Adoption is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart.  And for some time now, I’ve been itching... Read More

Homeschooling Throughout the Summerby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer When I tell people that we homeschool year round, I usually get one of two responses.  I often hear from homeschooling families, “Oh, we try to do that, too.”  And then I often hear,... Read More

Lessons I’ve Learned In Frugalityby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I will be honest with you. When I found out that I needed to write about frugality for my blog post this month, my heart sunk.  You see, frugality is something that I have... Read More

Grass-Fed Meatsby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer Buying meat at the store can be quite confusing.  On top of having to choose a proper cut of meat to suit your needs, there are many grade labels that may add to the... Read More

Non-Toxic Disinfectantsby  

If you have visited this blog regularly this month, you’ve probably learned a lot of tips for natural, healthy household cleaning.  It’s so important for our health and for our children to use safe, non-toxic cleaners. However, safer alternatives are... Read More

Routines to Help the Weary Momby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I know a lot about exhaustion.  In fact, as I write this, my family is on the mend from the flu.  While I may not have the fever and chills anymore, two weeks of... Read More

Harmful Handwashing: The Dangers of Antibacterial Soapsby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I love this time of year, when the leaves start to change colors and the air turns crisp at night.  But as I enjoy the lovely colors and smells of this season, a part... 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 Lesson of the Picklesby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer As I am writing this, I am currently working on my third batch of pickles.  I’ve been buying cucumbers from the farmer’s market and making all kinds of pickles, although garlic dill is definitely... Read More

Getting Your Kids Outside And Having Fun, Too!by  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer If you reside in a cooler climate, you probably can enjoy being outdoors all day long. But I live in the middle of Oklahoma, where temperatures frequently are miserable, and it can even be... Read More

Camping With Family: Enjoying Creation and Simple Living Togetherby  

Photo credit Vlad and Marina Butsky Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I’m so excited because next week is our family’s first real camping trip!  We bought a big family-sized tent because, well, we have a big family.  And all... Read More

Squeaky Clean Fun: A Soap Making Photo Tutorialby  

By Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer To start, I just want to say I am so excited that Stephanie is allowing me the opportunity to share with you one of my favorite hobbies--soap making.  I have been making bar soap for my... Read More

Cutting Down on Waste in the Kitchen: Tossing the Paperby  

The kitchen is probably my favorite room in my house. I spend a lot of time in there every day. After all, with four kids, I have a lot of meals to cook, meals to eat, dishes to wash, and... Read More

Stewardship not Convenienceby  

This is the first guest post of several that will be posted over the next few weeks, from Beth of Stewardship not Convenience. Beth and I connected shortly after she first began her blog, and I immediately knew that I wanted... Read More

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