Weekend Links

Links for this week: What Your Messy House REALLY Says About You @ Mothering I Asked 20 Moms With Grown Kids What They Regret Most. Here Are Their Answers. @ Smartter Each Day Cilantro Lime Chicken @ The Nourishing Home For When You’re Having an “I Don’t Measure Up” Week @ Lisa-Jo Baker Sweet Release From the Judger in My Veins @ Hands Free Mama Chicken Tikka Masala @ Good Cheap Eats Home Isn’t about Performance, It’s about Belonging @ (in)courage Possibly the Most Important Message You Will […]

A Two-Week Real Food Dairy-Free Meal Plan

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I have now nursed three babies. (By the grace of God, by the way … it never came easily to me!) And do you know that for EACH baby, I had to take dairy out of my diet for one reason or another? I’m sort of a resident “allergy” expert, because my oldest son has severe food allergies to milk, peanut, and egg. And you would not BELIEVE the number of times that a nursing mom has e-mailed, called or texted me – desperate, […]

5 Ways to Eat Kale You (Likely) Haven’t Thought Of Before

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer In my final year of university, all graduates were encouraged to attend a multi-course dinner hosted for the sake of teaching its graduates some basic etiquette. This wasn’t an act of compassion for society at large, per se, but specifically for the reason that the powers-that-be at the university wanted to give us the tools we needed to succeed in business – including business lunches. Toward the end of the first course, I began demurely munching on the kale set […]

10 Questions for Expectant Moms to Ask BEFORE the Third Trimester

Christina has been a semi-regular guest poster over the years here at KOTH, and I love her posts for several reasons, but the main one is that she is nothing if not well-researched and thorough. Her meaty posts show off her passion for digging deep into hard, controversial issues, and then using that information to empower women to make their own educated decisions. — Stephanie Guest Post by Christina Szrama As a new doula, I’ve spent the past year learning a lot through trial and […]

2013 Christmas Gift Guide at Keeper of the Home

Summer is bidding farewell, now it’s September, and do you know what that means? Christmas is just a few short months away! Hurray! We are happy to announce that after much popular demand, we are in the midst of creating the third annual Keeper of the Home Christmas Gift Guide for you, our awesome readers! This year we’ve once again decided to take what makes us stand out in the blogosphere (providing inspiration, information and resources for a natural, healthy lifestyle) and use it to […]

You Asked For It: Plan It- Don’t Panic! {A 6-Week Meal Planning Challenge}

All those who know that meal planning is a good idea, but struggle to actually do it, put up their hands! (Is yours raised?) I definitely relate. I have been meal planning on and off (more on than off) for about 6 years. I know the benefits. I write about them. My budget and our family’s nutritional status can attest to the fact that meal planning most certainly works. Still, it isn’t always easy. We go through different seasons of life and routines changes. We […]

Lists for Homemaking and Home Educating Winners

Out of 279 entries, the winners are: 1-year print membership: RaizingZ (mrsjessika26@…)     Home Education e-planners: Jennifer (jenn.k.johnson@…) Angie P (aparrett@…) Jacqui (jacsoliman@…) Congratulations!

Diaper Giveaway Winners and a New Way to Win Every Month!

Introducing Monthly Email Subscriber Giveaways!

Do you love giveaways and chances to win natural living prizes?

Starting this month, there is a new type of giveaway happening at Keeper of the Home. Each month there will be different giveaway package being offered, from a wide variety of companies just like the kinds of giveaways I usually offer.

All you have to do to be entered is subscribe to our email newsletter! We will draw a random winner out of all our email subscribers each month, so once you’re subscribed, you’re permanently entered for the giveaway draws!

Don’t worry… your inbox won’t be flooded with emails. Emails go out only when I put up a new post, which is usually 4 times per week (never more than once per day). It’s an easy and convenient way to read Keeper of the Home!

This month’s featured giveaway is coming from MadeOn Hard Lotion, a $50 gift certificate for your choice of their pure and soothing lotion bars, lip balms and more.

Winner of the Happy Heiny Diaper Giveaway

Out of 781 entries, the winner of the Happy Heiny Cloth Diaper 6-Pack is:

Harmony (samzmommi@…)