Erin O, Author at Keeper of the Home

50 Scrumptious Salad Recipesby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer  From fresh-from-the-veggie-garden salads to fruit salads to pasta and potato to meat to salads with an international flair, check out these 50 scrumptious salad recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings all year long!... Read More

The Ultimate Natural Remedies Round-Upby  

I've never been thrilled about using conventional medications, and over the past 7 years my family has transitioned to using mostly natural remedies for any ailment that comes our way. I want to be clear in that I think there is... Read More

A 2-Week Aldi Meal Planby  

I don't keep it a secret: I love Aldi. My love affair with the discount grocery chain began during my newlywed days. My husband and I were struggling to figure out how to make our budget work, and a friend... Read More

Nourishing Soups for Cold and Flu Seasonby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Fall finally arrived in North Carolina this week, and instead of short sleeved shirts and flip flops, we're finally donning the comfortable hoodies and fur-lined slippers. And now it's time to break out the soup... Read More

Why Are So Many Women Suffering with Thyroid Problems?by  

This summer we are taking some time to discuss some current issues that are on our minds--issues that we do not know how to answer. We are relying on you, the Keeper of the Home readers, to weigh in as... Read More

5 Unconventional Uses for Crock Potsby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer When I was a child, I thought the crock pot was for one meal alone: roast beef. Oh, I am sure my mother used it for other meals, but for some reason the common Sunday... Read More

67 Homemade All-Natural Cleaning Recipesby  

After my first child was born, I started making my own homemade all-natural cleaning products. My purpose in making homemade all-natural cleaning recipes is two-fold: It saves me money. I can control the ingredients, which allows me to eliminate the... Read More

10+ Homemade Gifts for {Almost} Everyone on Your Listby  

By Erin, Contributing Writer With just a few weeks until Christmas, the shopping season is in full swing, and the stores are jam-packed with people vying for the latest gadget for their loved ones. But what if you're like me--and... Read More

10+ Natural Cold Remediesby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer We're smack in the middle of the "happiest" time of the year, but, whether we like it or not, we're also at that time of year when illness runs rampant. And perhaps one of the... Read More

Homemade Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soapby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Over the course of the past couple of years, I've enjoyed learning how to make homemade products--like homemade liquid dish soap, homemade deodorant and various homemade food products, like bread crumbs and cream of chicken... Read More

An Easy-Peasy Meal Plan for the Pregnant Momby  

Do you ever wonder what the writers on Keeper of the Home really eat? Wonder no longer. One writer each month will take a turn to share an actual two-week menu plan. Erin, who is due with her third baby... Read More

10 Ingredients to Make From Scratchby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer When I first started cooking from scratch, it didn't seem too hard. I gathered my ingredients and followed the recipes. But then one day it hit me: I wasn't buying processed, pre-packaged meals anymore, but... Read More

A Comparison of Birthing Settings: Home, Hospital and Birthing Center Birthsby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer With all this talk of birthing babies around here at Keeper of the Home, I asked Stephanie if I could compare three common birth settings: home, hospital and birthing center births.* Whereas a home birth... Read More

11 Ways to Celebrate Christ this Christmasby  

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 Erin... Read More

Healing Ear Infections Holisticallyby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Last year this time, I prided myself on the fact that my 2 year old had never had a full-blown ear infection. A strong proponent of breastfeeding and having nursed her until she was... Read More

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