Fall Giveaway Week: Win a Fender Beginner Guitar Package from Resound School of Music ($130 value)

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Many of you already know that we’re an entrepreneurial family, and that we run another home business, in addition to Keeper of the Home. It’s called Resound School of Music, and the concept is unique in our area. Instead of having students come and take lessons at our studio, we send teachers out to student’s homes to teach music lessons all over Surrey and Langley, as well as other parts of the Fraser Valley.  As a homeschooling mom of 4 little ones, not having to […]

Training Kids to Help in the Kitchen

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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 learned to make anything better. If we don’t take the time to teach them, how will they ever learn? I know that having little (dirty, mischievous) hands in the kitchen isn’t always the easiest or most convenient thing. Kids make messes. The put in the […]

7 Gardening Lessons from a Novice Gardener

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Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Growing your own organic vegetables is a great way to provide your family with nourishing and frugal food.  Last summer was my first real attempt at growing our own food in a garden. Although it did not go nearly the way that I envisioned, I learned some important lessons that I am excited to put into practice this year. I know many of you reading are seasoned gardeners, much more knowledgeable than I am, but if you are a […]

Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Struggles, Part 2

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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 that exists, even when we find that we’ve come to the end of our rope. Winter does not last forever. Spring is coming. I chose this tulip image because it well describes that simple but strong hope that I have in my own personal season […]

A Gardener’s Look at Life

Written by Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer I’m not much of a gardener, but over the last few years, I’m been attempting a little bit more each summer. It started three summers ago when I planted just a few things in a small bed in the back yard. A friend of mine had been gardening for years, and she came over and helped me figure out what to do when. My backyard was too shady for things to grow well, but it was a good start […]