On Things That Bring Me to a Complete Loss For Words

Manila, our home base during the trip.

Words. I’m usually full of them. As I write this post, however, I am entirely lacking in the right ones that will tell you what I want to say. In fact, my usually steady heart now beats frantically with panic at the sheer weight of responsibility hangs heavy over me as I contemplate what is to come… In 3 months time, I will be headed on a plane to the Philippines with a team of bloggers with Compassion International. So many words cloud my thinking and yet […]

Winner of the MadeOn Hard Lotion Email Giveaway

The winner of last month’s email giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to MadeOn Hard Lotion is: coxcovebecky@ Congratulations! New to the site and curious about this giveaway? This is a new way to win here at Keeper of the Home! Each month, a giveaway winner will be chosen from the email subscribers. All you have to do is subscribe to Keeper of the Home via email. If you’re new, don’t worry. New posts are published about 4 times per week, and you’ll never get emails more […]

Holiday Blessings From Our Family to Yours!

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Abbie at just over 6 years old has a Christmas wish this year and she’s been singing it to anyone who will listen, “All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth, my 5 front teeth, my 12 front teeth!” Her lovely toothless smile is now missing 5 teeth, with one more wiggly one, which could leave the poor girl with a gap of 4 missing teeth in a row! I keep telling her to stop losing teeth or she’s going to have to […]

10 Posts I Didn’t Write in 2010

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Tonight I’ve been sipping on tea and taking a leisurely stroll through my gorgeous new heirloom seed catalogue… hard to believe that this year is already drawing to a close and that I am beginning to think forward to next spring and summer. It is also stunning to me that another year has flown by here at Keeper of the Home and I am now onto my 4th Christmas of blogging. As you have read posts day in and day out over these past several […]

Book Sale Has Been Extended!

Due to a few technical “bumps” we had at the beginning of the sale and the fact that the response has been so absolutely tremendous, we’ve decided to extend the sale until this Friday! Some of the coupon codes for the other eBooks will be ending this week, but I know that most of them are still good for a couple more days. The sale on my personal eBooks (Healthy Homemaking and Real Food on a Real Budget), though, will be extended completely until late […]

3 Year Blogiversary: A Chance to Share the Love (Big Book Sale!)

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3 years ago last week, Keeper of the Home went from being a nifty idea in my mind, to being an actual blog that would become far more significant in my life than I could have imagined. I think it’s important that you know that blogs tend to be just as formational and impactful for the blog writer as they are for the reader, and usually, much more so. Writing almost daily on natural living, nutrition and real food, frugality and the importance of carefully […]

Fresh Voices and Perspectives at Keeper of the Home

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I love writing at Keeper of the Home. It has been a delight for me to be able to share daily these past (almost) 3 years, on topics like natural living, nutrition and real food, faith, gentle mothering, homemaking and more. It has been a surprising joy to establish this ministry of encouraging and building up women in their roles as homemakers, with a solid Biblical perspective and a mind towards good and faithful stewardship of our bodies, our resources, our time and God’s beautiful […]

Forum Highlights: July/August

Oh, it’s been way too long since I highlighted what’s going on in the community forum here at Keeper of the Home (have you checked it out lately)? It’s now up to over 650 members, with 2138 posts– wow! If you haven’t joined yet and are unsure of what the forum is all about, you can start here by reading more about my vision for the forum, and then sign yourself up as a member and jump right in! It might just take me up […]