Sherrie Cook, Author at Keeper of the Home
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Planning Weekly to Eat Wellby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer I was recently looking at the Vision Forum for books and noticed their tag line. It reads, "Where there is no vision the people perish". What a powerful statement. When I applied that to... Read More

Saving Money by Using Clothby  

Cloth.  Such a simple word.  Only five letters.  But, oh, what a money saver! Think about all the paper products you use during the day.  How many of them do you throw away once they've been used? Now think about... Read More

Getting Started Sprouting Wheat Berriesby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Sprouting is becoming a popular nutritional step in many homes now. I've read about it in gardening books and heard rumor of it in blogs.  The news intrigued me.  I decided to try it... Read More

Clean Your Shower or Bathtub Simplyby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Cleaning the bathroom can be one of a homemaker's most daunting tasks.  There are so many cracks and crevices...and the battle against invisible germs and obvious spores seems never ending. My least favorite obstacle... Read More

Finding Fulfillment in Being a Mother Onlyby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer For many years I've disliked filling out paperwork at a doctor's office or school that asks for my employment status.  I struggle with knowing the right adjective or title to describe all I do... Read More

A Thanksgiving Gift Exchangeby  

Written by Sherri Cook, Contributing Writer The day after Thanksgiving when friends jokingly ask me if I'm finished with my Christmas shopping, I can always surprise them with an answer in the affirmative. At my house, not only have we finished... Read More

Natural Sugars Can Still Cause Tooth Decayby  

Brushing a child's teeth - twice daily?  Doesn't always happen when you're a busy mama. Flossing that same child's teeth daily?  Only for the most conscientious of mothers! So when does falling a little short on your child's dental hygiene... Read More

Solutions to irRASHional Problems with Cloth Diapersby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer **This is somewhat of a two part post, beginning with Sherrie's post on Healing Rashes While Cloth Diapering. Sherrie is our resident cloth diapering expert and she has many valuable things to say on... Read More

Healing Rashes While Cloth Diaperingby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer There are many reasons to choose cloth diapers for your baby.  Many mums choose cloth to aid in the prevention of diaper rashes. Cloth diapers are breathable, allowing air to flow freely through them. ... Read More

Go Bananas Preserving!by  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Imagine with me for a moment:  a crisp night, crackling fire, blankets, loved ones all around enjoying hot beverages and warm, fresh out of the oven, banana bread. Are you drooling yet? I was... Read More

A Suburban Nature Walkby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Using “suburban” and “nature” in the same sentence may feel awkward for some of us. Depending on the neighborhood you live in, it may be a task that appears completely daunting or even impossible. ... Read More

Real Food Encouragement: Whole Wheat Breadby  

By Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Confession:  I am not so skilled in the kitchen. Conflict:  I need to write a blog post about a real food kitchen for Keeper of the Home. Solution:  Write about hope.  Hope for those of... Read More

Reducing Waste by Using Cloth Diapersby  

Image by mhofstrangd Post by Contributing Writer Sherrie Cook For years prior to 1961, parents used cloth diapers on their children because there was no other option. Since the 60’s, paper diapers have grown with such popularity that many moms... Read More

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