Celebrate with Joy: Week 1

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Image by ishane What is Christmas? It is not a winter festival. It is not the inevitable annual energy drain. It is not a few holidays to give us a break. It is not a time to fill our children’s heads with “visions of sugar plums.” Christmas is a season of holy days (the original meanings of “holidays”), filled with rich symbolism. It is a many sided object lesson using the Symbols of the Season to give us glimpses of heaven’s glory. It is a […]

The Carnival I Almost Missed and Other Important News

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Well, I may be able to pull off a mean baking day but I’m still forgetful at heart. :) In the midst of preparing for baking day and then spending all day yesterday actually doing it, guess who completely forgot that it was supposed to be the Organic Gardening Carnival today? Oh wait, that would be me! Because I always prefer to give everyone a heads up about an upcoming carnival the day before it actually happens (just to give you time to prepare your […]

Book Giveaway Winners

Here are the winners from the first giveaway: Paperback edition of Healthy Homemaking: One Step at a Time Jennifer Baker (jenniferkimbaker@) Cream of the Crop ebooks Misty (mistynewsome@) Fruitful Harvest (littlepeasinmypodforgod@) Emily Murphy (emily_murphy@) Bashtree (makeway4ducklings@) Nicole (FoundProdigalDaughter) To the winners: If you don’t hear from me in the next several days, please send off an email to me at stephanie (at) keeperofthehome (dot) org. Otherwise, I will be in touch with your prizes! Congrats! On Sale until Sunday! Now that the giveaway is over, […]

2 Year Blogiversary Celebration: What’s New and a Giveaway!

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Image by robyn michelle-lee photography Can you believe it’s been 2 years already?!? I can hardly believe that two years have gone by since I first started Keeper of the Home, but this week marks the second anniversary of my first post. To celebrate, my hubby and I have been working on a number of surprises, changes to the site, giveaways throughout the week, etc. as our way of saying a huge “THANK YOU!” to all of you! Allow me a moment of sappiness… :) […]

You Tell Me: Finding the Time to Cook From Scratch

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All Ready for Another Year of Home Educating!

As Abbie will be turning 5 this year, and has recently learned to read and develop a much keener interest in exploring new topics (“Mommy, how does my body move? But I mean, what makes my muscles move my legs? But why…”), this will be our most formal year yet, although our main focus will still be on character development, Bible teaching, and learning to love learning. Since I asked a while back for some suggestions, and have now made all of my purchases for […]

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