Can Coupons Be Used Responsibly?

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Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer As mothers raising families in a tough economy, we are always looking for ways to save money and make our dollars stretch a little further. Since the beginning of time, mothers have learned to be wise stewards of the limited resources available to them. More recently, many have turned to coupons to help make the most of their family’s hard earned dollars. Using coupons and taking advantage of sales and other promotions can be valuable tools to help us maximize […]

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy It, Part 2

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Yesterday I began by sharing about where I buy our meat, fish, eggs, dairy and fats. Today I’ll continue on, sharing the particulars of what I buy where. The goal isn’t to tell you that you should buy your foods just as I do, but rather to give you a detailed, inside look at how it works for one family, and to help inspire you as you seek out affordable sources of real food for your own family! Organic Grains and Flours At this point, […]

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy It

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Today and tomorrow, I simply want to share where I buy what, the best prices I’ve found, and some of the excellent deals that help our family to be able to eat plenty of wholesome, real foods on a tight budget. This isn’t a “how-to” post necessarily, because most of you don’t live where I live or even eat all of the same things that we eat. Rather, I thought that by sharing some of the details of where and how I shop, it may […]

Finding a Local Farmer

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer With spring just around the corner, that means it’s time for outside activities!  Gardening is a big one we’ve been talking about in the last couple of weeks. But maybe, for some reason, you aren’t planning a garden.  Maybe you don’t have the space, or the time.  I understand that!  I’m having a baby in early August, right in the middle of “harvest” season, so gardening isn’t exactly my first priority this year, either. But just because you’re not […]

Introducing Home Remedies Month and My Thoughts on Meeting Joel Salatin

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I’m so excited to announce to you the theme for October here at Keeper of the Home! All month, the great majority of the posts from both myself and my contributing writers will focus on simple, safe and effective home remedies or preventative measures that you can take to avoid getting sick. Every mama needs to know that avoiding the Tylenol, Vaporub or antibiotics this winter is easier than she might think. We’ll have posts on cold and flu prevention (and even cavity prevention), children’s […]

How to Find Local Sources of Meat

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Written by Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer We moved to Minnesota almost 18 months ago, but in that time, I just never got around to finding some good meat for our family. I got lazy, going more often to my local grocery stores rather than taking the time to find a local source for beef, chicken, eggs, and other meat. But because of the recent course I’ve been taking from Wardah at GNOWFGLINS.com, and after reading chapter 11 of Stephanie’s new Real Food on a Real […]

How to Find Local Sources of Raw Milk

Written by Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer I first learned about the benefits of raw milk ten years ago. It was obviously God’s leading and guidance because I wasn’t looking for it. I didn’t even know you could buy milk that hadn’t been pasteurized or homogenized. I didn’t know all the benefits that would come when our family switched to raw milk. One day, in the providence of God, I “accidentally” clicked on the Weston A. Price website after a Yahoo search. I remember voraciously reading […]