Natalie Klejwa, Author at Keeper of the Home

Giveaway: Win 1 of 3 $50 Gift Certificates to Apple Valley Natural Soaps!by  

Stephanie's note: Today's giveaway is from Apple Valley Natural Soap, whose soaps and skin care products I've been using myself for years. And let me tell you... whoever wins these gift certificates is in for a treat, but even if... Read More

Twelve Christmas Stories to Read to Childrenby  

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... Read More

Ten Creative Christmas Letter Ideasby  

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... Read More

10 Tips for WAHM Wannabesby  

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Let’s Talk About Birth Control, Shall We?by  

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... Read More

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancyby  

                  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... Read More

Real Food for the Spiritby  

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... Read More

From Soups to Salads: Everything You Ever Wanted to Knowby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Picking a Cookbook for Picky Families I love trying new recipes, but one of the big bones I have to pick with a lot of cookbooks is that they require exotic ingredients, and, frankly, exotic taste... Read More

Keeping Your Home – When You’d Rather Have a Different Oneby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer I Dreamed a Dream I've always dreamed of living in the country.  Always.  I loved visiting my grandpa's big farm every summer and building make-believe homes out of old wheels and pots and other rubbish lying... Read More

Review of Trim Healthy Mamaby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Sporting a hefty 619 pages, Trim Healthy Mama by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett is one of the newer healthy eating reads on the block, having been released in August of 2012. You might benefit from... Read More

Sweeteners: How They Affect You, Which Ones are Best, and How to Use Themby  

By Natalie, 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 to... Read More

Tackle Housekeeping with Your Kidsby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Let's face it, girls. Keeping the house clean probably isn't on anybody's top ten favorite-things-to-do list. Yet do it we must.  And the feeling you get when you survey the results (even if it only lasts for... Read More

Optimum Fertility…Into Your Fortiesby  

By Natalie, Klejwa, Contributing Writer Because we live in a sin-wrecked world, not everyone will be able to have as many children as they would like. For various reasons that range from unwilling spouses to physical limitations, our families will... Read More

DIY Organic Herbal Salveby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Salves are wonderful to have on hand for everything from diaper rash to bee stings. You can purchase them pre-made from various online vendors, your local health food store, or farmer's market. But did... Read More

A Day in the Life: Natalie (Our First Day of School…With Nine Kids)by  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Here we are, minus the baby, gathered around the table for lunch. Praying. It's something I do a lot. I need to. I've got nine kids. I started my 15th year of homeschooling on... Read More

Five Important Ways to Impact Your Home…and Your Worldby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer While at a recent visit to the doctor, I forgot my Kindle, and had to resign myself to finding something worthwhile to read in a nearby stack of mags. Among the usual People, Woman's... Read More

Chicken Enchiladas and Salad in Thirty Minutes Flatby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I looked at the clock in horror.  How could it be 4:30 already?  My husband would be coming home soon, and I had to feed him and eight kids at 5:00.   What to do?... Read More

Getting Back in the Swing of Meal Planning (and My Two-Week Plan)by  

Do you ever wonder what the writers on Keeper of the Home really eat? Wonder no longer. This is the first of many posts to come, where one writer each month will take a turn to share an actual two-week... Read More

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