Twelve Christmas Stories to Read to Children

12 Christmas stories to read to children

Looking for Christmas stories to read to children? Natalie has 12 to share with you today!    By Natalie, Contributing Writer My favorite thing to do with my kids is read to them. Chapter books are great for reading out loud in the afternoon and at bedtime (and if you read to the end, I have a couple of bonus recommendations in that category). But the younger children find beautiful picture books especially delightful–particularly during the Christmas season. There are so many lovely Christmas stories […]

Ten Creative Christmas Letter Ideas

10 Creative Christmas Letter Ideas

By Natalie, Contributing Writer “It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!” Can you hear the music? For some of us, it’s time to figure out if we’ll send out Christmas cards, letters, family pictures,or all three. Sending out a Christmas letter doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are ten creative Christmas letter ideas. 1. Have a child write it. Even if they are young, a child’s perspective, along with their singular spelling habits, can be quite entertaining. You can type it up when […]

10 Tips for WAHM Wannabes

10 Tips for WAHM Wannabes- Keeper of the Home

Are you a WAHM Wannabe? You won’t want to miss these 10 tips for WAHMs!  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Wanna be a Work-At-Home-Mom? If you’ve ever dreamed of cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship within the sphere of your home by running a home business, I’d like to share ten tips I’ve learned in my own WAHM adventure. 1. Consider your capital in terms of time and money—and count the cost. Whenever we say “yes” to something, we say “no” to something else. We all invest […]

A Day in the Life of Natalie: a Work-at-Home, Homeschooling Mom of Nine

A Day in the Life of Natalie- a Work-at-Home, Homeschooling Mom of 9

By Natalie, Contributing Writer It’s Monday, September 9, 2013. This is week two of school. Ready. Set. GO! 6:30 a.m. I roll out of bed, shower, dress, throw in a load of laundry, bring up a tray of cured soap (I own and operate Apple Valley Natural Soap), grab some coffee and sit down in my “office” (a re-purposed family room with three walls) for some time with the Creator. I’m just finishing up a powerful study in Ephesians using Wendy Alsup’s Bible study By […]

The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Yourself—and Why

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I’d Like to Introduce You to—Yourself YOU are a WEMMICK. Now before you click away thinking I’m off my rocker, let me just say that what I’m about to tell you could change the color of your world, and doesn’t that sound interesting? So let’s get to know yourself, but before we do, let’s talk about where I get this Wemmick thing from. Max Lucado has written a series of books for children that all revolve around these adorable little wooden creatures called Wemmicks. They […]

Let’s Talk About Birth Control, Shall We?

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By Natalie, Contributing Writer Got your guard up? Hopefully this post will help bring the different sides together a little closer on this subject. I don’t claim to have it all figured out, but since Stephanie asked the contributors on KOTH to write up a post this month on a topic that we don’t have all the answers for, and since I am publishing a book this month (catch the details below!) about women who had lots of babies over the course of three decades, […]

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

                  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Pregnancy is such a mixed bag, don’t you think? On the one hand you have the miracle of LIFE filling your body. On the other hand you also get the garden variety of emotions and physical stresses that come with the complete package. If you’re lucky, that is. If you’re not so lucky, you get worse. That can include anything from bed rest to miscarriage to infant loss. But wait a minute. […]

Real Food for the Spirit

Real Food for the Spirit

By Natalie, Contributing Writer We talk a lot on Keeper of the Home about how to be good stewards of the bodies God gave us by feeding them real food that nourishes. But how zealous are we in feeding our spirits with real food?  Real Food vs. Junk Food The Creator made us as integrated whole human beings with bodies, minds, and spirits, and He graciously provided us with all we need to be healthy. For our spirits He gives us direct access to His […]