Share:

OB or Midwife: Finding the Birth Provider that Works for Youby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer If you're expecting a baby (or hope to sometime in the future)--especially for the first time--your mind is probably spinning with questions. What supplements should you take? Should you exercise while pregnant? What's the best... Read More

A Comparison of Birthing Settings: Home, Hospital and Birthing Center Birthsby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer With all this talk of birthing babies around here at Keeper of the Home, I asked Stephanie if I could compare three common birth settings: home, hospital and birthing center births.* Whereas a home birth... Read More

Natural Ways to Recover from Pregnancyby  

[caption id="attachment_14381" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="Me and my son, Jacob, right after birth."][/caption] Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Post-pregnancy, there's a lot going on.  You have a brand-new baby to get to know, learn to breastfeed, and care for.  You... Read More

10 Decision of Newborn Parents, Part 2by  

  Guest poster Christina began by sharing the first 5 decisions... today she continues on with 5 more decisions for parents of newborns. Please note: We do our utmost to offer the best and most accurate information that we can,... Read More

Postpartum Rest and Recovery Tips (From a Mama Who Learned the Hard Way)by  

The following question came in my e-mail box a couple of months ago: I am a mother of a one-year-old girl, and I am due with our second in June 2012. :) After I had my daughter, I was told... Read More

10 Decisions for Parents of Newbornsby  

Guest Post by Christina Szrama Getting to the birth of your child took a dozen medical decisions at least, some small, some large.  Well, your baby’s been born, you’re recovering (or trying to), and the decisions just won’t let up. ... Read More

A Baby Shower Giveaway- $172 Value!by  

So here I sit, waiting for my sweet baby to arrive (yes, I'm overdue once again). I hoped to have baby news to share by now, but instead, I have a little surprise for the rest of you... As contributing... Read More

The Nursing Basket: A Breastfeeding Mother’s Helpby  

  Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The birth of a new baby brings an abundance of joy and excitement...and lots of rest, for both mom and baby. Frequent nursing keeps a new mother from extending herself too much, forcing her... Read More

Essential Oils for Babyby  

Essential oils make home remedies quick and easy to prepare. With a select few on hand you will be able to create all manner of healing products and all-natural cleaning supplies. When it comes to using essential oils with infants... Read More

Basic Necessities for a New Babyby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I'm not a child expert or anything. I've had a few babies. I've learned over the years that there is a lot of paraphernalia out there you could purchase or register for to get... Read More

For Cloth Diaper Lovers: Win $75 to Spend at Sweet Little Blessings!by  

Giveaway has now ended. I know that this is going to be a very popular giveaway, and there's no question why! Cloth diapering is obviously important among my readers (as it is to me), and you love having the opportunity... Read More

Healing Ear Infections Holisticallyby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Last year this time, I prided myself on the fact that my 2 year old had never had a full-blown ear infection. A strong proponent of breastfeeding and having nursed her until she was... Read More

Children’s Sleepwear: Avoiding Flame Retardant Chemicalsby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The warm summer evenings are turning into cool autumn nights. Your children’s closets are probably all set for fall weather, an organization project most of us like to do before the start of the new... Read More

Affording Cloth Diapers on a Low Incomeby  

Guest Post Written by Erin Odom After Keeper of the Home’s recent series on cloth diapers, you may finally be thinking: Hey, I CAN do this! She makes cloth diapering seem so EASY! But have the upfront costs of modern... Read More

How to Swish a Diaper in the Toilet and Your Other Cloth Diapering Questions Answeredby  

This post marks the end of our short, but hopefully helpful, series on dispelling some myths about why cloth diapering is actually easier than you think. I asked you for your cloth diapering questions, and you really let me have... Read More

Feeding Babies: A Relaxed, Common Sense Approachby  

This post was originally published over a year ago, but I continue to find questions on feeding babies and introducing solids in my inbox, so I thought that this was worth re-posting. And with another year to see how Johanna... Read More

3 More Reasons That Cloth Diapering is Easier Than You Thinkby  

Last week, I began to dispel some commonly held myths about cloth diapering. I began with two of the biggest myths, that cloth diapering is more expensive and that it is more disgusting. The reader response was fantastic and I... Read More

Giveaway: Win a $75 Gift Certificate to Spend on Cloth Diapers & Supplies!by  

Note: Giveaway has now ended. Winner will be announced shortly. Considering the popularity of the cloth diapering series that I began on Monday, where I am dispelling common myths about cloth diapering and sharing just how easy it really is,... Read More

Dispelling the Myths: Why Cloth Diapering is Truly Easier Than it Seemsby  

I've been cloth diapering for over 6 years, but I still sometimes find myself surprised by the strange looks and the mistaken opinions that most people have when the topic arises. I want to dispel some myths in what will... Read More

Saving Big Money On Your Little Onesby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Most people believe that welcoming a little bundle of joy into their life means parting with a big bundle of cash to get everything that little baby will need.  From diapers and wipes, to clothes,... Read More

Copyright 2016 - Keeper of the Home  //  Website by App Studios

Follow Us: