Leigh Ann Dutton, Author at Keeper of the Home
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Why My Kids Don’t Drink Juice Everyday {& What They Drink Instead}by  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It's everywhere. The idea that children should drink fruit juice regularly. On a hot summer day at the beach, we're surrounded by children consuming fruit juice from boxes. At a family picnic, the squirt juices... Read More

4 Steps Toward Simpler Livingby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer With seasons of constant change, I often feel like I'm living in crisis mode, putting out fires and just surviving, let alone living simply. I learned about the natural living lifestyle in the fall of... Read More

10 Ways to Include Toddlers and Preschoolers in the Gardenby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Being in my garden is one of my favorite things to do. I love the smell of fresh dirt and feeling the mist from the water hose as I spray my vegetables on a hot... Read More

Quick and Easy Chicken Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauceby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer The days are getting longer and my desire to spend a lot of time in the kitchen is beginning to dwindle. Wait, my desire to spend a lot of time in the kitchen always dwindles.... Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Quick, Healthy Meals for Your Familyby  

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It's five o'clock. What's for dinner? For many years, if I didn't have a menu plan with printed off recipes, when five o'clock rolled around we'd resort to going out to eat or grab... Read More

One Simple Way to Boost Your Health – Drink More Waterby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer One of the most important things you can do for your health is to increase the amount of water you drink. Increasing your water intake is a healthy change that is simple. In fact, it's... Read More

Broccoli and Potato Frittata Recipeby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Breakfast is an important part of our family's day. I have two little boys who can eat as much as grown adults. Often on play dates, I pray that no eating will be involved. It's... Read More

Simple DIY Hand Sanitizerby  

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I'm not a germaphobe. I think dirt is good, and I like to keep beneficial bacteria around. I believe these things strengthen the immune system, which is especially helpful as we come upon cold... Read More

A Day in the Life: Leigh Ann {A Work-at-Home Mom Relying on Grace}by  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It had been a long night. I made it 30 years without pulling an all-nighter. But we were down to the wire, and we had to get the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum for Toddlers to... Read More

Edible Landscaping: A Great Alternative to Traditional Landscapingby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I don't dream of owning my own land. The very thought of tilling, sowing, and managing a large plot of land makes me hyperventilate. Throw in the idea of milking cows and herding pigs,... Read More

3 Herbal Iced Tea Recipes to Beat the Heatby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I grew up drinking sweet iced tea made from your standard black tea. And when the sweet tea pitcher ran out, someone was sure to throw a fit. Sweet tea was a part of... Read More

Raspberry Coconut Popsicle Recipeby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Go with me here. It's a sticky kind of hot outside. Your t-shirt clings to your skin. The air is so thick you don't just breathe the air, you eat it, chew it really.... Read More

Recipe for Strawberry Chia Muffinsby  

"Mommy, I want to make something with you!" The words echoed through the kitchen and melted my heart. It had been weeks since I had allowed my toddler into the kitchen with me. With my husband's decision to quit his... Read More

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kidsby  

The days are getting longer and the snow is finally melting, which means it's time to get outside and play! After a long winter, I'm beside myself excited to get outside with my toddler and baby. Whether you're taking a... Read More

7-Day Real Food Menu Plan {20-Minute Meals Version}by  

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Do you want to eat real food but feel like it just takes too much time to cook from scratch? Do you resort to prepackaged convenience foods or carry-out meals because you’re exhausted... Read More

How Does Coffee Affect Your Health? {plus 6 Coffee Alternatives!}by  

Guest Post by Leigh Ann Dutton at Intentional By Grace I love coffee. It's not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee. I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother... Read More

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