illness Archives - Keeper of the Home

Day in the Life: Homeschool Mom Recovering from Illnessby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Earlier this year I hit bottom. By bottom,  I mean, complete burn out and exhaustion. The breaking point was finding myself in bed for ten days with shingles. Since then I have been making a concerted... Read More

Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub to Relieve Coughs and Congestionby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Seeing our children suffer from a cough is no fun at all. However, coughs have their place in healing and should usually not be suppressed. If we prevent a cough from doing its part in recovery,... Read More

Keeping Your Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Seasonby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It's that time of year again.  The season that many moms dread for their families - cold and flu season. Each year I review my old list and research new ways to try and keep... Read More

Boosting Your Immunity: Mushroom Soup with Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our Valley finally began it's annual cooling trend last week. After several months of nearly 100 degree heat, we were able to enjoy a rainstorm, complete with chilly temperatures and a delightful nip in... 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

The Benefits of Sleep: 8 Tips for Getting Quality Sleepby  

Written by Stacey Taggart, Contributing Writer The importance of getting a good night's sleep is understated in our busy society.  The expectations that we have of ourselves and others are increasing, and in an effort to do all and be... Read More

Home Remedies Carnival: Share Your Resources for Staying Healthy Naturallyby  

After spending an entire month focused mainly on natural home remedies, herbs, homeopathics, real food prevention and more, I still feel like we've only scratched the surface. Though most of it isn't complex (in fact, often home remedies are very... Read More

Resources for Home Remedies: What to Buy, Where to Buy Itby  

Idyllic as it would be, most of us don't have a wall full of dried herbs from our home gardens to draw from when we need to make up a home remedy. I am often asked where to begin... which... Read More

Resources and Links for Natural Home Remedies and Illness Preventionby  

I am continually amazed and grateful to discover all of the simple, natural ways that God has given us to stay healthy and to deal with sickness, injuries and symptoms when they do occur. I have personally begun to venture... 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

The Handbook of Vintage Remedies: Review and Giveawayby  

This year I've committed myself to studying up on herbs in greater detail, learning how to use them for treating sicknesses, discomforts and other ailments, as well as for boosting our overall health. It's been fascinating so far and I... Read More

Hope in the Midst of Trialby  

It's been a long, hard day. Today was the second day that my husband has been in the hospital, and at this point, we do not know when he will be coming home. Life since Friday has been a fairly... Read More

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