June 2010 | Keeper of the Home
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The Value of Making Small Changesby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If there's anything you should know about me, it's that I'm all about taking baby steps.  Most of the changes that we have made in our lives and around our home, have been made... Read More

Simplifying Babyhood: Top Items for Baby’s First Year and Beyondby  

Today I'm sharing over at Simple Mom, with my own top items for baby's first year and beyond for keeping babyhood simple: Last summer I was blessed with my third baby. It was a truly beautiful time, as I found... Read More

The Soy Decoy: Don’t Be Deceivedby  

Guest Post by Katie Fox I know it goes against everything we hear these days about healthy eating, but I'm here today to tell you that I don't eat soy products, and I don't think you should eat soy products,... Read More

Understanding Communited Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) and Their Benefitsby  

Guest Post by Kate If you want to provide cheap, fresh, local produce for your family, you only have one option, right? To grow it yourself. But what if you don’t have time? Or energy? Or you have a brown... Read More

Coming Out of My Bubble: Serving Others by Serving Foodby  

Guest Post by Hallee I have a new venture in my life. One recent morning in Sunday School, our teacher announced that our class would be one of four groups who would be volunteering with a local church's soup kitchen.... Read More

Coupon Code for A Peasant’s Feast Ecourseby  

Recently I ran a giveaway for a membership to A Peasant's Feast ecourse. This course is by Kimi of The Nourishing Gourmet and the goal is to teach you to cook nourishing foods on a budget! I've been fortunate to... Read More

Easy Breakfast Ideas: From Scratch, With Real Foodby  

Written by Anne Elliott, Contributing Writer As my family increased in size, I started trying to figure out more inexpensive ideas for breakfast. It had nothing to do with health back then. Later I found out that making breakfast at... Read More

Chickens Coming Home to Roost – In Our Backyardby  

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Mrs. Mendelbrite and Helen Crump (right)"][/caption] Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Backyard chickens - we have eight of them, each with her own personality. They're named after some of the female characters from the Andy... Read More

Our Family– June Updateby  

*I had alluded to one more giveaway today, but that has now been postponed until next Monday, so look for it then!* It's been a long time since I gave you an update on our family and all that is... Read More

Take my Survey: Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstrual Cycleby  

As a mom who delays solids, nurses for an extended period of time and offers nighttime nursing for most of the first year, my cycle takes its sweet time returning. However, I know that this isn't the case for every... Read More

A Suburban Nature Walkby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Using “suburban” and “nature” in the same sentence may feel awkward for some of us. Depending on the neighborhood you live in, it may be a task that appears completely daunting or even impossible. ... Read More

Cook More Real Food: Freezer Cooking Day 1 Resultsby  

Today was Day 1 of the Freezer Cooking portion of the Cook More Real Food event. It's been a long day of cooking, but it's exciting to see the results of all that hard work! Phew! In the first picture,... Read More

Cook More Real Food: Join Me For Some Freezer Cooking!by  

Today is the day to put so much of what we've been doing throughout the Cook More Real Food event into practice! I will be spending most of today and tomorrow (Mon/Tues) in my kitchen, cooking up a whole lot... Read More

Cook More Real Food: Let the Freezer Cooking Begin!by  

I hope you're all as excited as I am to spend conclude this Cook More Real Food Event by spending some concentrated time cooking and baking, in order to fill my freezer up with easy, real food meals and snacks!... Read More

Camping With Family: Enjoying Creation and Simple Living Togetherby  

Photo credit Vlad and Marina Butsky Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I’m so excited because next week is our family’s first real camping trip!  We bought a big family-sized tent because, well, we have a big family.  And all... Read More

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