The Friends and Foes of Motherhood

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Motherhood isn’t easy.  There are many ways to describe motherhood – joyful, challenging, unique, consuming, wonderful, exhausting, humbling, rewarding – but easy isn’t one of them. As mothers, our greatest privileges and our greatest joys in life also happen to be some of our greatest challenges. There are things we can do to help make the job of motherhood easier and more joyful. Those things are like friends in that they lighten our burden and make our journey more joyful.  They are the friends of […]

Rising Above Food Wars: Eat for God’s Glory

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A question – “How do I keep the issue of personal food choices in godly perspective?” A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman asking me how to avoid alienating people who choose not to eat a diet of whole foods. Here, in part, is her email to me: I wanted to know your thoughts about living a lifestyle of eating optimum whole foods and avoiding processed foods.   I’ve been trying to refrain from telling people what […]

Q&A Video Blog: Eating Healthy During Summer Travels and in Other’s Homes

In today’s video, I’m answering this question from a reader: How do you handle situations where you know you will be eating at someone else’s home… and the home you are eating at does not eat whole foods? I am trying to get my family on a more whole food/healthy food diet but when we are out at friends or relatives we are served “regular” food.  What do you do when in these situations? For those who didn’t watch the video, here is a quick […]

At Raising Homemakers: Have You Had a Date With Your Daughter Lately?

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Today you can find my debut post up over at Raising Homemakers. Here’s an excerpt from it: We said good-bye to Daddy and her siblings, made a quick stop for yummy drinks, and then pulled up to the movie theater. Movies aren’t generally something that we go out to see, especially with the offerings in the theaters these days, but I just couldn’t resist this particular night… we paid, found our seats and sat down just as the old classic The Sound of Music burst […]

Parenting with Humility: From A to Z

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A Devotional Birthed for New and Experienced Moms Last November, after presenting a devotional at a baby shower, I was asked by many of the young moms there if they could have a copy of the talk. So I posted it post it to my blog over the next few days in four segments since it was a little too long for just one. This post presented here at Keeper of the Home is the first of those four […]

Looking Through a Child’s Eyes

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I am often in awe of how God has blessed children with eyes that are so pure and innocent. Yesterday morning, I sat down on the couch to show my 4 and 6 year old the pictures from my recent trip to the Philippines as a Compassion Blogger. I found it difficult to look at the pictures without becoming emotional. I’ve experienced a lot of different emotions this week since returning. Simple, I know, but I can’t get over how clean it is everywhere around […]

15 Fun & Frugal Memories To Make With Your Kids This Summer

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Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer I want to take you back for a moment… What are your favorite summertime memories from when you were growing up? What were you doing?  Where were you?  Who were you with? Some of my favorite summertime memories from growing up were running through the sprinklers, sleeping out on the tramp, watching the Fourth of July fireworks and having bonfires at the ranch with my family. My favorite memories were very simple activities but there is two common threads […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Lessons in Frugality for Children

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer As we seek to train our children well, one of our family’s major learning points is to teach our children the art of frugality.  Frugality is making good choices with the resources God has given you – this includes your brain, as I am apt to remind my children. :-) I have heard many times from other parents, “I just want my kids to have the best I can give them.”  OF COURSE! We all desire our children to […]