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Confessions of an imperfect homemaker (and how I survived my darker days)by  

I vividly remember this one lovingly-but-terribly prepared stir-fry that I served to dear friends just months after having my first baby and becoming a full time homemaker. The beef was so tough and badly cooked, you had to chew, chew,... Read More

Feeling SAD? How to Beat the Wintertime Blues …by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer With all this extreme weather, it’s no wonder that some are feeling a little blue. But even mild winters can cause a legitimate condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a.k.a. the Wintertime Blues. In fact,... Read More

My Journey to Burnout and Back: A One Year Updateby  

It was nearly one year ago that I first began to share about my experience with burnout. Last January, I shared very candidly about the circumstances and lifestyle choices I had made that had pushed me to a place of spiritual,... Read More

Treating Depression During Pregnancy, Naturallyby  

This post is the follow up to last month's post on Stacey's experience with Depression in Pregnancy. The first post was intended to bring awareness to the issue and offer hope and encouragement, and this second post takes a closer... Read More

Depression During Pregnancy: My Experienceby  

This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any symptoms.  If you feel this is something you are dealing with, it’s very important that you talk to your doctor or midwife about it as soon as possible. Typically when... Read More

What is “Real” Health?by  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer These days, it’s hard to pinpoint what health really is.  Our country’s health is going down the tubes – there are constantly reports on how more and more people are suffering from obesity, diabetes,... Read More

Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Struggles, Part 2by  

In the first part of this panel discussion, we focused on what led to a situation of burnout and fatigue, how the panelists recognized it, their signs and symptoms and more. This time, I wanted to focus on the hopefulness... Read More

Naturally Neutralizing Stress: Herbs that Calmby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer We all have those moments of random stress, moments that leave us drained, exhausted, and with a lingering feeling of depression.  This month at Keeper of the Home, we've been addressing ways to find a balance... Read More

Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Strugglesby  

The response to this month's honest discussions of burnout, fatigue, depression and general health and wellness has been so tremendous. Thank you all for sharing in such real and vulnerable ways. I'm humbled that you would share so much of... Read More

The Terrible Thirst of Depressionby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer An Unquenchable Thirst Several weeks ago, in a conversation over lunch, a younger woman (mid-thirties) confided to me how severely depressed she has been in past months. I empathized with her, "I know what... Read More

Treating Depression Naturally: Supplements, Herbs and Foods for Feeling Betterby  

Dealing with depression is a touchy subject. When I first began to admit to people in my life that I was struggling with depression, I got a lot of different recommendations. Most were shocked that I hadn't been to see... Read More

Real Food Makeover: The Woody Family, Part 2by  

At long last, I'm back to completing this Real Food Makeover series! Thank you for your patience with me as I took a couple of weeks off from doing any heavy writing, while I launched my new book (Real Food... Read More

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