Crystal Paine, Author at Keeper of the Home

5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitudeby  

By Crystal, Contributing Writer Ever have mornings where you wake up with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? Maybe you overslept, perhaps you made a big mistake the day before, maybe you have something you are dreading... Read More

Cutting Your Kitchen Prep Time in Half — Or More!by  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is... Read More

What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Giversby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, when my husband and I were first married, frugality was a must. If we didn't pinch pennies, we couldn't survive -- or at least not without racking up a serious amount of... Read More

31+ Fun & Frugal Thanksgiving Activities & Freebies for Kidsby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Looking for some inexpensive and simple Thanksgiving-related activities for your tots, preschoolers, or grade schoolers? I've culled the internet and put together a list of over 31 of my favorite Thanksgiving-themed activity ideas, plus a... Read More

How to Instill a Strong Work Ethic in Children From a Young Ageby  

Written by Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer My parents wanted their children to leave home with three things: a deep love for God, integrity, and a strong work ethic. They were so motivated to teach us the value of hard work... Read More

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