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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

My Handpicked Tools for Busy Moms & Healthy Familiesby  

  This year's Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2014 is now OVER. We hope that you all enjoy your bundles and watch for the next sale to come around again next year.  We usually also do a homemaking sale every spring.... Read More

The Titus 2 Woman: Encourager of New Momsby  

Guest Post by Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal Last year, when Stephanie confessed her feelings of being overloaded and overwhelmed, I knew exactly how she felt and my heart cried out for her. Although my girls are now teenagers,... Read More

Surviving Early Pregnancy With a Houseful of Littlesby  

I remember when I was pregnant with my first. I was working full time as an ESL teacher, but during my time off? I could put my feet up, take a nap when I was tired, make whatever food I... Read More

Training Kids to Help in the Kitchenby  

Knowing how to prepare real, whole foods is an absolutely necessary life skill that every child should learn. Children who are not taught the basics of food preparation will end up defaulting to processed, packaged foods, simply because they haven't... Read More

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

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... Read More

Adrenal Fatigue: Help and Resources for Healingby  

Earlier this week I introduced the topic of adrenal fatigue. Before reading this post, you may want to go back and read the first part in this series to understand what exactly adrenal fatigue is and learn more about many... Read More

Routines to Help the Weary Momby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I know a lot about exhaustion.  In fact, as I write this, my family is on the mend from the flu.  While I may not have the fever and chills anymore, two weeks of... 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

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

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

Cooking With Kids: Ways to Involve Young Children in the Kitchenby  

One of the themes this month at Keeper of the Home is cooking with little ones... whether it means learning to include them in your cooking endeavours, or finding creative solutions to be able to cook from scratch with the... Read More

At Simple Organic: A Natural Approach to Polycystic Ovarian Syndromeby  

Today I'm over at Simple Organic, sharing about my journey with PCOS and natural ways to treat it through lifestyle changes. Call me naive. I didn’t know that there was something terribly wrong about going 6 months without a cycle.... Read More

How a Hard Lotion Bar Helped my Eczemaby  

I've struggled with dry, itchy and painful eczema on my hands for a long time. Some things have made a big difference (like cod liver oil, eating less sugar, keeping my stress down and my sleep up, wearing gloves, etc.).... Read More

Insomnia: How to Find Sleep Naturallyby  

Guest Post by Andrea Lack of sleep is common when you are raising infants. But what happens when your infants have reached their teens and you still can’t sleep? Insomnia affects millions of people but is 41% more prevalent in... Read More

Introducing My New Book: Real Food on a Real Budgetby  

I am so excited to introduce my newest book to you! Real Food on a Real Budget has been a bit like having two babies in one year... first, we welcomed Johanna into our family this August. Within a week... Read More

When Good Nutrition Doesn’t Seem to Helpby  

By Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer I’ve been trying to feed my family with healthy, nutritious food for about thirteen years now. Before that, I ate just about anything, but one day I began reading books that changed the way I... Read More

Forum Highlights: Februaryby  

It's time once again to highlight all the fascinating and helpful discussions that are going on in the Keeper of the Home community forum these days! I love, love, love to see that the number of members is growing every... Read More

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