The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations: Pro-Vaccine and Cautionary Resources

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Guest Post Written by Christina Over the past two weeks, we’ve been approaching the subject of childhood immunizations, trying to come to the issue logically and methodically in order to make the best decisions for our children: The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations (part 1) 10 Questions to Ask (part 2) Many of you have asked for resources and articles so that you can continue your own thinking and start wading through your own research. I recommend starting a three-ring notebook or folder. […]

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

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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 herbs and other ingredients are the most important, the most versatile, the most accessible and affordable. For those just beginning to delve into making their own simple remedies, this post is intended to help you wrap your head around which herbs, oils and other ingredients […]

Resources and Links for Natural Home Remedies and Illness Prevention

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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 more and more into the vast array of natural remedies and holistics methods of healing over the past 5 years or so. Though I still haven’t been able to delve into these studies quite as much as I have with nutrition and natural living in […]

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Recipes and Tutorials to Keep You Busy Until Thanksgiving

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Preserving season is in full swing! I’ve taken a brief break from it myself the past couple of weeks, after a busy bout of preserving in July. Now it’s time to jump back in with both feet, as I get set to tackle pears, peaches, tomatoes, pickles, herbs, apples and probably more. Wanting to provide you with a very extensive resource for all your real food, summer preserving, I scoured the web so that you don’t have to. These recipes are made with whole foods, […]

Forum Highlights: July/August

Oh, it’s been way too long since I highlighted what’s going on in the community forum here at Keeper of the Home (have you checked it out lately)? It’s now up to over 650 members, with 2138 posts– wow! If you haven’t joined yet and are unsure of what the forum is all about, you can start here by reading more about my vision for the forum, and then sign yourself up as a member and jump right in! It might just take me up […]

How to Find Local Sources of Meat

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Written by Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer We moved to Minnesota almost 18 months ago, but in that time, I just never got around to finding some good meat for our family. I got lazy, going more often to my local grocery stores rather than taking the time to find a local source for beef, chicken, eggs, and other meat. But because of the recent course I’ve been taking from Wardah at GNOWFGLINS.com, and after reading chapter 11 of Stephanie’s new Real Food on a Real […]

Real Food on a Real Budget: Finding Sources for Purchasing Real Food

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Today’s post is a brief excerpt taken from Chapter 2 of my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget. The chapter explores how we can examine the options and resources available to us, as we seek to find sources of high-quality AND affordable food wherever we live. ******* It’s a bit of a game to me. I confess that I love the hunt of finding new resources for getting better and better quality foods on the same budget. I’m always on the lookout for […]