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8 Ways to Use Essential Oils Without a Diffuser (plus a way to get 3 free bottles!)by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer Do you love essential oils, but you're not ready to spend a whole lot of money on them yet? I hear you. When I first started using oils a number of years back, I was... Read More

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cake Barsby  

Stephanie's note: In a week, our family will be embarking on yet another "free" diet. You know the kind - free from gluten and grain, free from dairy, free from sugar, free from our usual favorites and convenience and ease.... Read More

A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)by  

The school year is upon us. And didn't it happen so fast? Where did the summer go?  For our family, this is a novel year. We're trying out a special program, just for homeschoolers in our area. It's called Innovations, and it... Read More

Hope Runs: The Power of Letting Our Stories Shineby  

Guest post by Claire Diaz-Ortiz I never meant to share this story. Of course, I never meant to live this story at all. It started on a trip unlike the others. A trip around a small-big-tiny world with a twenty-something... Read More

What Came in the Mail and Inspired Meby  

As we began settling back into our home area last month, we found all sorts of mail and packages that had arrived for us while we were gone. Coming home from being gone a year is fun that way. Like... Read More

Twelve Christmas Stories to Read to Childrenby  

Looking for Christmas stories to read to children? Natalie has 12 to share with you today!  By Natalie, Contributing Writer My favorite thing to do with my kids is read to them. Chapter books are great for reading out loud... Read More

16 Books On My “To Read” Listby  

I firmly believe that one can never own enough books. Our family has been on a mission to simplify and declutter over the past year or so. Books are one of those areas where I begin to sweat profusely and... Read More

Review of Trim Healthy Mamaby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Sporting a hefty 619 pages, Trim Healthy Mama by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett is one of the newer healthy eating reads on the block, having been released in August of 2012. You might benefit from... Read More

Could you have a farm… in your own backyard?by  

About 5 years ago, I first stumbled upon the "homegrown revolution" and the idea that it was not only possible, but liberating to be able to grow one's own food. From that first spark, my backyard gardening attempts have continually... Read More

Making A Family Gratitude Journal {A Simple Thanksgiving Tradition}by  

By Courtney Dunkin, Contributing Writer Throughout history, many cultures have held celebrations of thanksgiving to recognize their gratitude for what they have. Most often, traditional thanksgiving celebrations have been held during harvest time in the fall. In the United States... Read More

DIY: How To Use Instagram To Create Lasting Memories of Your Childrenby  

It's Make it Yourself Month at Keeper of the Home.  Being a real foodie, I contemplated sharing a diy food project. However, I do so much of that at my blog, that I wanted to share something different here that... Read More

Freezer Cooking for the Busy Mom (Two Hours and Ten Meals? Yes, Please)by  

A common sentiment when it comes to eating real, whole, from-scratch foods is that (while we know they're good for us) they can be time consuming to prepare. It's a real deterrent for a lot of people who want to... Read More

Fall Giveaway Week: Making Babies Book & DVD Series ($110 value)by  

If you are preparing to have children soon, or still in the midst of bearing sweet babies, Making Babies is a resource that every health-minded mama should have! I loved this series and have nothing but good things to say about it. First... Read More

Dealing with Daily Frustrationsby  

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... Read More

From Cube to Farm: Surviving and Thriving as a Stay-at-Home Momby  

Guest post written by Heather Bryant Once upon a time I used to wear a suit to work. Each morning I would plod through a labyrinth of cubicles to my lowly station where I would sit for hours on end... Read More

Spirit-Led Parenting: How Motherhood Calls Us to Lay Down Our Livesby  

I vividly remember those weeks so many years ago, when I began my journey as a brand-new mom. I was clueless. I spent my pregnancy reading all sorts of good books but I somehow skipped over the very important topic... Read More

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget Book Winnersby  

The winners of The Money Saving Mom's Budget are: 1) Hannah (hsode) 2) Monique (maidenofhisgrace) 3) Rebecca (rite_as_rain) 4) Christa (Czgroups) 5) Clare (rdifonzo) Congratulations ladies!... Read More

Book Review: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget (5 Copies to Win!)by  

If you want to learn something, one of the best ways is to learn from someone who has actually done it. Do you want to learn to get your budget under control, cut your expenses drastically, simplify your life, and live both... Read More

Updated! Spring Book Sale: Real Food and Healthy Homemaking eBooks 50% Off!by  

Celebrating the fact that it's spring, the sun is beginning to shine (and green things beginning to grow), and most of all that in 5 short days I will board a plane that will take me and my hubby to... Read More

The Simplify Family Life Collection: $450 Worth of Ebooks for Only $47!by  

This week I'm pleased to be a part of a fantastic group of bloggers and authors, including my books in the Simplify Family Life collection ebook sale. Corey from Simple Marriage and Mandi from Life...Your Way have brought together some of... Read More

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