Find Safe Products By Reading Labels {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

Find Safe Products By Reading Labels

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, I had no idea what was in the products I was using. Granted, I didn’t care what was in my food, personal care products or cleaning products. I was young, healthy … and blissfully ignorant. I (incorrectly) assumed that most products were safe. Then one day I stumbled across information that many shampoos were made with dangerous ingredients. After I realized that sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate weren’t the safest for humans, I discovered that cosmetics also […]

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Weekend Links

  Links for this week: Burn the Candles @ Shauna Niequist Offline relationships still matter. @ John Acuff Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free) @ Mommypotamus Finding Hope in the Before & After … It’s Not Beyond Repair @ Hands Free Mama Want to get more done? Stop making so many decisions! @ Money Saving Mom Easy Crock-pot Chicken Teriyaki (For Delicious Rice Bowls!) @ The Nourishing Gourmet How do you measure the state of your life? @ Life Your Way To the Mama Wondering What Life […]

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"But I'm Too Tired To Workout!" Exercise Tips For Exhausted Mamas {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

“But I’m Too Tired To Workout!” {Exercise Tips For Exhausted Mamas}

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Before I start writing this post where I tell you I haven’t worked out in 18 months, first let me defend myself. I used to run marathons. Okay … half marathons. I ran half marathons. I used to go to the gym daily. And sweat. And lift weights. And have biceps. Are you impressed with Former Me yet? Good. I’ll stop. Needless to say, all this energy and fitness disappeared about the time my milk came in six years ago. If you […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products

This week’s top deals:   $10 Coupon to Jump Start Your Post Holiday Detox at Abe’s Market: $10 Off Any Purchase of $40+  Use Code: SMOOTHIE.  Offer expires January 6, 2015 (TODAY!) Berkey Water Filter Scratch & Dent Sale  Travel Berkey Scratch & Dent Regular $228 Special Scratch & Dent Price $205 Big Berkey Regular Price $258 Special Scratch & Dent Price $219 Imperial Berkey Regular Price $310 Special Scratch & Dent Price $264 Lowest Price To-Date List Price $32.01 On Sale $22.74  As low as $19.33 ($6.44/16 […]

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Learn to Bake Healthier with Everyday Grain-Free Baking {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

Learn to Bake Healthier with Everyday Grain-Free Baking

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer The start of a new year often rekindles our desire to eat healthier! And for many of us that means saying goodbye to all of those empty-calorie carbs and refined sugars that always seem to creep in during the holidays. But rather than take drastic measures and completely nix baked goods altogether, what if I told you there’s a way to enjoy traditional baked good favorites without all of the unwanted carbs, refined sugars and gluten? It’s true! Grain-free baking isn’t just for those who are living a […]

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Weekend Links

Links for week: Why I’m doing something I don’t like doing today. @ John Acuff On Fresh Mercy and Quiet Grace @ (in)courage DIY Herbal Perfume Recipe @ Wellness Mama The Only New Year’s Resolutions I Think Are Actually Worth Making @ Lisa-Jo Baker Ditch the Life Coach and Do the Daily Chores @ New Urban Habitat Southwest Taco Soup @ Red and Honey How small shifts can lead to big impact @ Simple Homeschool 7 Tips to Help Keep Your Resolution to Declutter @ Becoming […]

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Finally! A cough syrup I’m happy with!

Cold and cough season sure is upon us, isn’t it? Like many of you, we do our best to: Pump up our immune systems through real food to minimize how much we get sick in the first place Use many simple, effective home remedies to deal with illness when it does happen. We eat foods like raw garlic and fresh citrus, cut out all sweeteners, stay extra hydrated, enjoy warm herbal teas with raw honey, among other things. We turn to natural, herbal store-bought remedies […]

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All About Sugar {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

All About Sugar

photo credit: D Shannon Pruitt By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer According to the USDA, the average American consumes over 90 pounds of sugar a year. 90 pounds a year! The recommendation from the World Health Organization is to eat just 6 teaspoons of sugar a day. This includes the natural sugar that occurs in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. When you consider that the average soda has 10 teaspoons of sugar, it’s easy to see how we are averaging those 90 pounds of sugar a year. Sugar In Our […]

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