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Simple and Frugal Soft Drink Recipesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In my house, the beverage option is usually simple: water.  It's always there, it's very cheap, and my kids know to ask for it (and not ask for other stuff). Of course, this gets boring... Read More

Picky Eaters: Avoiding the Dinnertime Dilemma By Raising Children With a Heart of Gratitudeby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Picky eaters, finicky eaters, stubborn, selective. The notion of children being picky about their food is common these days. I’ve noticed that it’s tossed around as “normal” and accepted, even justified by some. Pop psychology... Read More

45 Real Food Snacks for Kidsby  

Earlier this week, Mindy shared some fantastic ideas more specifically for toddlers and for on-the-go eating (no mess!). Now Stacy shares a very wide variety of any age, kid-friendly, whole food snacks for home and for travelling. Written by Stacy... Read More

10 On-the-Go Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlersby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I've never met a toddler who didn't like to snack!  Who can blame them?  Snacking is fun! Although I feel like it's important for children to have three nutritious meals a day, I also feel... Read More

Tips for School Lunchtime Successby  

Written by Diana Bauman, Contributing Writer September has been an exciting month for my five year old son and I.  He started kindergarten and I became a first time parent with a child in school. My husband and I met all... 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

Homeschooling Throughout the Summerby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer When I tell people that we homeschool year round, I usually get one of two responses.  I often hear from homeschooling families, “Oh, we try to do that, too.”  And then I often hear,... Read More

Encouragement for Mamas of Strong Willed Childrenby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer The other morning I was snuggling with my three year old daughter on the couch right after she had woken up.  I love those times of the morning, where my kids are bleary eyed and... Read More

15 Fun & Frugal Memories To Make With Your Kids This Summerby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer I want to take you back for a moment... What are your favorite summertime memories from when you were growing up? What were you doing?  Where were you?  Who were you with? Some of... Read More

Saving Big Money On Your Little Onesby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Most people believe that welcoming a little bundle of joy into their life means parting with a big bundle of cash to get everything that little baby will need.  From diapers and wipes, to clothes,... Read More

Cleaning During Stolen Momentsby  

I wish that I could simply set aside an hour or two each weekday to focus solely on house cleaning, in order to keep my home in tip-top shape. Yet when I try, up pop all manner of interruptions. A toddler... Read More

Sweet or Savory Roll Ups: Grain and Gluten Freeby  

Written by Cara, Contributing Writer Roll ups using grain free crepes are a protein rich breakfast or lunch.  This is an easy way to make a grain free peanutbutter and jelly 'sandwich' and are easier for little ones to eat... Read More

Developing the Exercise Habitby  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Every new year many of us vow to exercise regularly and get in shape for good. Some wish to shed the extra pounds that crept on over the holiday season, others want to improve... Read More

Celebrating New Year’s with Childrenby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer If you have little kids, chances are your New Year’s celebrations don’t look like they used to. You probably don’t go out to a party or have friends over until 1 or 2 in... Read More

Looking Forward: An Advent Calendarby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer What and When is Advent? The word "advent" means arrival or coming in Latin. Specifically, it relates to the coming of the Christ at the incarnation. Advent is celebrated in the weeks leading up to the... Read More

Holiday Card Making with Kids Using Recycled and Re-Purposed Materialsby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It never ceases to amaze me just how much joy a simple act of kindness can bring. A thoughtful card often takes very little effort, yet provides so much encouragement. Taking the time to... Read More

Keeping Kids Entertained While You Work in the Kitchenby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer While it is definitely a great thing for our kids to help us with cooking in the kitchen, sometimes we just may not need, or want, their help, or they may be really too... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Making and Canning Applesauce with Kidsby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In the last couple of weeks, the temperatures have gotten cooler. Fall is definitely on its way. One of our favorite family activities in the fall is apple picking, which leaves us with tons... 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

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