Sharon Kaufman, Author at Keeper of the Home
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Backyard Chicken Challengesby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer It's been about about 2 1/2 years since my husband and I - inexperienced as we are - first took on the hobby of keeping backyard chickens; and what a joy it's been. But... Read More

Eliza Spurgeon: Legacy of An Apt and Godly Helperby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A womanly legacy worthy of passing on A while back I began compiling a collection of mini-biographies of Christian women, single, married and widowed, whose lives might inspire us to live godly in this... Read More

Rising Above Food Wars: Eat for God’s Gloryby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A question - "How do I keep the issue of personal food choices in godly perspective?" A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman asking me how to avoid alienating people who... Read More

Parenting with Humility: From A to Zby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A Devotional Birthed for New and Experienced Moms Last November, after presenting a devotional at a baby shower, I was asked by many of the young moms there if they could have a copy... Read More

Christ in My Kitchenby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A Divine Calling Recently, while junking at my favorite thrift store, I found a kitchen blessing written on an old wall hanging. (Oh...the joys of thrifting!) I did edit it a little and added... Read More

Preserving Food with the Lactic-Acid Fermentation Method: Sauerkraut Tutorialby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The original cabbage patch kid... For as long as I can remember, I've loved sauerkraut. As a small child, my mom served it on a regular basis with roast and mashed potatoes. I would scoop out... Read More

Better, Cheaper, Safer 4-Way Soft-Scrubberby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Conventional household cleaners = money and toxins down the drain Nowadays, consumers literally throw money down the drain with the industry's household cleaners that really don't even get the job done. But that's not... Read More

A Sweetheart’s Breakfast: Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes and Homemade Pancake Syrupby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The heart bone's connected to the stomach bone We don't eat pancakes too often anymore, but for Valentine's Day breakfast I'll be serving these luscious oatmeal pancakes to my hubby. After all, the way... Read More

The Terrible Thirst of Depressionby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer An Unquenchable Thirst Several weeks ago, in a conversation over lunch, a younger woman (mid-thirties) confided to me how severely depressed she has been in past months. I empathized with her, "I know what... Read More

First Love – Let it Be First at Christmasby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The First Christmas Happened Because God Loved God - very God - became a babe all because of divine love. Christmas exists because of God's eternal, infinite, sacrificial love for those Jesus came to... Read More

Looking Forward: An Advent Calendarby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer What and When is Advent? The word "advent" means arrival or coming in Latin. Specifically, it relates to the coming of the Christ at the incarnation. Advent is celebrated in the weeks leading up to the... Read More

Hormone Imbalance: Recognizing and Resolving It Naturallyby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Note: Because so many readers of Keeper of the Home are of childbearing age, it is important to clarify that hormonal imbalance is not exclusive to older women. Even teenagers can be affected by... Read More

MRSA: A Safe, Natural, Inexpensive Cureby  

**Stephanie's note: This excellent post on curing MRSA is just a little sneak peak into some of the posts that will be coming in October, when we dive into all sorts of natural and home remedies, as well as looking... Read More

Charting the Way to Successful Stain Removalby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A Common Thread in the Fabric of Life It's something we all do on a regular basis; one of the most common threads among women around the globe. Of course, you've guessed it by... Read More

Shopping for Time – A Good Read for the Summerby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The Theme of the Book One of my summer reads has been a small book that I've found to be most encouraging - Shopping for Time by Carolyn Mahaney and her three daughters. The... Read More

Chickens Coming Home to Roost – In Our Backyardby  

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Mrs. Mendelbrite and Helen Crump (right)"][/caption] Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Backyard chickens - we have eight of them, each with her own personality. They're named after some of the female characters from the Andy... Read More

Serving Our Husbands Through a Nourishing Diet, Part 2by  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer "She does him good... all the days of her life." Continued from yesterday's post... But What if My Husband Objects? This is not unusual and can be frustrating. I have found that submission, prayer... Read More

Serving Our Husbands Through a Nourishing Dietby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer "She does him good... all the days of her life." An Important Education for Women Many studies have found that married men live longer than bachelors. Diet is a significant factor. One study showed... Read More

Whole Chickens – Less Waste, More Mouth-Watering Goodnessby  

By Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Without exception, I always buy whole chickens – free-range, sustainably raised, local whole chickens. You may wonder why I bother with whole chickens when I could simply buy the particular cut I want, prepackaged, and... Read More

Beautifying Heart and Homeby  

I immediately knew that I liked Sharon when I read the sub-title of her blog, The Good Woman, "...she's not flawless, she's forgiven". She is a wonderful example of a woman desiring to teach the younger women in the model... Read More

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