Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

                  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Pregnancy is such a mixed bag, don’t you think? On the one hand you have the miracle of LIFE filling your body. On the other hand you also get the garden variety of emotions and physical stresses that come with the complete package. If you’re lucky, that is. If you’re not so lucky, you get worse. That can include anything from bed rest to miscarriage to infant loss. But wait a minute. […]

Encouragement for the Weary Work-at-Home Mama

Encouragement for the Weary Work at Home Mama

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It’s 5:00 pm. I’ve been staring at the computer screen for the past hour/hour and a half. My husband sends me a text that he is on his way home from work, 30 minutes away. I look around the house – toys, art supplies, books and the leftovers of a blanket fort are scattered everywhere, evidence of the kids basically having free reign of the house while I worked. I have no idea what we’re going to have for dinner. […]

Real Food for the Spirit

Real Food for the Spirit

By Natalie, Contributing Writer We talk a lot on Keeper of the Home about how to be good stewards of the bodies God gave us by feeding them real food that nourishes. But how zealous are we in feeding our spirits with real food?  Real Food vs. Junk Food The Creator made us as integrated whole human beings with bodies, minds, and spirits, and He graciously provided us with all we need to be healthy. For our spirits He gives us direct access to His […]

Be Refreshed – Spring Gardening For the Soul

Be Refreshed

By Diana, Contributing Writer This post was intended to be all about spring gardening – spring vegetables that children love to grow, which vegetables will produce the most for your family, which types you can grow in containers, etc… However, my mind and thoughts are in other places. One of the things that I love about writing and being a part of the community at Keeper of the Home is that we’re real.  We’re wives, mothers, and daughters doing the best that we can to nourish […]

10 Truths You Need to Hear When You Feel Like a Failure as a Mom

10 Truths You need to Hear When You Feel Like a Failure as a Mom

By Beth, Contributing Writer A few days ago I had one of *those* days. The baby wasn’t sleeping well and had been up half the night, I didn’t get to shower, the house was still a complete disaster because we’d just moved into it a week prior, and I was feeling extra sorry for myself because it was a Saturday and Chris was headed out to work for an extra long day of flying. I figured it was inevitable. The grouchiness, that is. I made […]

5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitude

5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitude

By Crystal, Contributing Writer Ever have mornings where you wake up with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? Maybe you overslept, perhaps you made a big mistake the day before, maybe you have something you are dreading in your life right now, or maybe you just woke up feeling “blah” for no known reason at all. Whatever it is, if you let that sick feeling cast its gloomy shadows over your whole morning, it will spread its dark wings around your entire […]

Unique Ministries Homemakers Can Support

Unique Ministries Homemakers Can Support

By Erin, Contributing Writer As the mom of three very young children, I’ve often struggled with how outside ministry has taken a backseat during this very busy season of motherhood. Before  becoming a mother, I truly had no clue how demanding (albeit fulfilling) of a job raising young children is. And simply put, my children are my ministry, and I believe that is how it should be. I am thankful for a mentor who admonished me when I was expecting our first: Your children are […]

Dealing with Daily Frustrations

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Don’t you love it when a post comes and smacks you right in the face? I read this post last week when Lysa first sent it to me, and then again yesterday as I set it up to post. Wouldn’t you know that just yesterday I was struggling with unglued emotions and my own raw reactions to someone who frustrated me? This post has humbled and convicted me, as has Lysa’s new book, Unglued, which I am currently reading (and loving, because it’s just the […]