Michele, Author at Keeper of the Home
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5 Ideas for Frugal Dates with Your Kidsby  

By Michele, Contributing Writer Some of our family's favorite memories have been created when we plan "dates" with our kids! Although we love experiencing adventures together as an entire family, we try to occasionally carve out one-on-one time for each... Read More

What’s in That “Healthy” Convenience Food?by  

By Michele of Frugal Granola, Contributing Writer Whether you're traveling, eating out with a friend, or picking up some convenience food for lunch boxes, do you know if you've made a healthy choice? At first glance, many meal options appear... Read More

Cheerful Tips for Brightening Gray Morningsby  

By Michele, Contributing Writer  If you're in the midst of the "bleak midwinter," with cold, dark mornings and gray days, it can be challenging to get the day moving in the right direction. Whether you're struggling with grumpy children or... Read More

One Small Change: Frugal and Simple Behavior Incentivesby  

Want to ditch the chore charts? Check out Michele's frugal and simple behavior incentives! By contributing writer, Michele of Frugal Granola In the midst of an overwhelming parenting season, I made one small but drastic change: I eliminated our chaos... Read More

Natural Remedies for Travel and Adventuresby  

Post by contributing writer, Michele of Frugal Granola It's that time of year for autumn adventures, such as nature walks, hiking, bonfires, football on the lawn, nighttime stargazing, tailgating picnics, candlelit evenings, and jumping into freshly-raked leaf piles! Whether you're... Read More

Serving Up the Autumn Harvest with an Apple Crumbleby  

By Contributing Writer, Michele of Frugal Granola Have you savored the seasonal joy of an autumn harvest as a family yet this year? Here in the Pacific Northwest, fruit trees abound. Festivals at orchards or plant nurseries frequently offer an... Read More

Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fearby  

By Michele, Contributing Writer From Day 1, fear can be a huge temptation in parenting, although the specific fears may change from season to season. I continually try to remind myself that my children belong to God, and they are... Read More

Finding Simple Living Valuesby  

By Michele, Contributing Writer A life of simplicity sounds nice, doesn't it? But what does that really mean? Stories abound of families selling everything to live off the land, leave a small footprint, travel lightly, or other endeavors. But does... Read More

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