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Why I Need Graceby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Last month, I wrote about dealing with challenging behavior.  I wrote out my absolute best intentions in that post -- how everything would be in a perfect world.  I'd be happy and patient and... Read More

How Do You Deal With Challenging Behavior? (An Attitude Check for Moms)by  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer There was one morning early in my third pregnancy when I was still exhausted and I was attempting to sleep just a little more after my kids got up.  I would leave my bedroom... Read More

The Friends and Foes of Motherhoodby  

Motherhood isn’t easy.  There are many ways to describe motherhood - joyful, challenging, unique, consuming, wonderful, exhausting, humbling, rewarding - but easy isn’t one of them. As mothers, our greatest privileges and our greatest joys in life also happen to... Read More

I Wasn’t Trained to Be a Mom (But I Can Still Love It)by  

Sometimes I end up rummaging through past posts for one reason or another, and a post that I have written (and forgotten about) will jump out at me and I am freshly inspired by whatever it was that spurred me... 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

Finding Joy in the Early Morningby  

When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries: May Jesus Christ be praised! Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair: May Jesus Christ be praised! When you begin the day, O never fail to say, May Jesus... Read More

Finding Fulfillment in Being a Mother Onlyby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer For many years I've disliked filling out paperwork at a doctor's office or school that asks for my employment status.  I struggle with knowing the right adjective or title to describe all I do... Read More

How to Be a Good Steward of Your Storyby  

Guest Post by Janna Antenorcruz Did you know it's possible to be a good steward of your life story? Your life is an amazing love story of a Father's pursuit of His precious daughter. He formed you in your mother's... Read More

Results and Thoughts on the Survey: Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstrual Cycleby  

At long (long) last, time to analyze this survey on Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstural Cycle that just blew me out of the water with all of the responses it received! So... what is the relationship between breastfeeding and the... Read More

The GAPS Diet: Why Our Family is Doing Itby  

Yesterday I shared about what the GAPS diet is. If you missed it, I would suggest going back and reading that post first. If you try to eat so well, why does your family need to do the GAPS diet?... Read More

Pro-Mom, Not Pro-Bloggerby  

I'm not sure that I knew what I was getting myself into. It all seems so very long ago when I first began setting up Keeper of the Home over two years ago. I don't really remember what I thought... Read More

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