Fabulous Fruit Pizza {Kids in the Kitchen Summertime FUN!}

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By Kelly, Contributing Writer Summertime is the perfect time for cooking with kids! For us busy moms, the slower pace of summer often makes it a bit easier to orchestrate than during the school year when life can be, well, a bit chaotic to say the least. And spending time in the kitchen with your kiddos is definitely time well spent, because it not only provides many opportunities to teach practical life skills, but, best of all, it provides a wonderful opportunity to build special memories […]

In a Rut? Take the Kids For a Morning Nature Walk!

In a rut? Take the Kids on a Morning Nature Walk!

Guest Post by Jessica of Smartter Each Day Recently, I lamented to my mom how stressful our mornings had been. We’d finish breakfast, and somehow that would cue the grumpiness and bored whining. When my mom suggested a morning nature walk, I was doubtful that would solve all our problems. But of course, moms usually know best! Our morning walks are fun, educational, create memories…and, somehow, they put us all in a brighter mood! Here’s what we do: Eat breakfast. Clean up. Then go! The […]

5 Spring Super Foods and Spring Sun Safety

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By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I am so excited that spring is finally here!  In the last few weeks, my kids have been obsessed with playing outside and have spent several hours out each day.  We’re lucky to have a fenced-in backyard, so I can send them out and watch from the kitchen window.  They dig in the dirt, run, kick balls, and come up with lots of creative games. The shifting of the seasons means that it’s time to start thinking differently: local, fresh, […]

Keeping a Morning Routine During Busy Seasons

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By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I just recently had my fourth baby.  My oldest turned 5 a couple of months ago. As you can imagine, it’s pretty busy around here!  I have been lucky enough to have my husband stay home for two weeks (as he has after each baby), and my mother came to stay for two more weeks. So I had help from at least one other adult during the first month. I know a lot of moms don’t have that kind of […]

Teach Your Child to Love Vegetables: Gardening with Children

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By Diana, Contributing Writer I’m always so excited to share a bit about my passions here at Keeper of the Home.  Recently, I’ve enjoyed sharing a couple of posts on budgeting in real food and cooking with seasonal vegetables that both nourish and taste phenomenal. Many of you have started to follow me on instagram where I frequently post pictures of my ridiculously good lunches for kids. As you can tell, I enjoy loading up my children’s diets on vegetables.  A frequent question that I get is, […]

DIY Children’s Chore Chart

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By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer I’m not sure about you, but I am very visually minded. You can TELL me how to do something and chances are I’ll flub it up every time. But, SHOW me how to do it, and I will probably flub it up–but with style. When it comes to housework and the like, I do better when I have a list. Wouldn’t that likely hold true for my 3.5 year old? Tell a child to feed the dog and she probably […]

Safe Bath Products for Kids

Safe bath products for kids

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When I was expecting my first baby, I bought so much stuff.  Some of what I bought was all the “usual” baby care products — shampoo, baby wash, baby lotion, and so on.  All of that stuff makes babies smell so good! Then, when my daughter was a few months old, I was putting on her baby lotion after her bath one night and I watched an angry, red rash appear immediately. Wow! We never used that lotion again. […]

5 Ways to Get More Fruits & Veggies into your Diet

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              Written by Rachel, contributing writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we’re running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer the questions you might have and make the transition a whole lot easier! We all want a healthy family, right? Some of us deal with picky eaters, and when it comes to getting little ones (and […]