Feeling overwhelmed and afraid? New momma, don't fear – you can't ruin a baby! Here's grace for new moms, and any other mom feeling confused and stressed! Note: This post might not be saying what you think it is. It... Read More
Written by Natalie Klejwa, Guest Writer When my oldest child was three years old, I began one of the most exciting and stretching challenges of my life. I started home schooling. Fifteen years later, I am teaching children in the... Read More
A peaceful home is something many of us long for. A place where relationships are healthy and spirits are happy, where we can rest our weary bones and just be ourselves. There's no denying that creating a peaceful home takes... Read More
Inspired by Simple Homeschool's article on Creating a Visual Schedule for Kids, I realized that this was exactly what our home needed to bring some much-desired peace and order to our days. Too many times each day, I was being... Read More
Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer When I tell people that we homeschool year round, I usually get one of two responses. I often hear from homeschooling families, “Oh, we try to do that, too.” And then I often hear,... Read More
I wish that I could simply set aside an hour or two each weekday to focus solely on house cleaning, in order to keep my home in tip-top shape. Yet when I try, up pop all manner of interruptions. A toddler... Read More
The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations: Pro-Vaccine and Cautionary Resourcesby Christina
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... Read More
Last week we started discussing the controversial topic of vaccination. It has been very encouraging to see the responses it has generated, and to get to discuss a topic so near to our hearts! We began by taking a look... Read More
Here's how it usually happens: We go through a busy or hard season of life and I get off track of my usual routines, become disorganized, and things feel generally chaotic. So, I spend time putting together an elaborate routine,... Read More
Guest Post by Christina It's one of the big questions new parents face today, once you've gotten past "were you trying to get pregnant?" (which I still can't believe people ask...) and the less invasive "did you do it all-natural?"... Read More
Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer Does a “flexible routine” sound like an oxymoron? Should “freedom” and “routine” exist in the same sentence? Routines can be pegged as being boring, rigid and stiff. But a little planning and creative thinking... Read More
Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I know a lot about exhaustion. In fact, as I write this, my family is on the mend from the flu. While I may not have the fever and chills anymore, two weeks of... Read More
Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Struggles, Part 2by Stephanie Langford
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... Read More
Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer We've been talking about a lot of different natural preventions and remedies here at Keeper of the Home over the past several weeks, but today I'm going to venture off the beaten path a... Read More
Photo by David Clow By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If you’re anything like me, you may have read in books, watched on a Nanny show, or read posts on blogs about creating a routine for your children. It all sounds... Read More
One step to ensuring a really good gardening season is knowing in advance what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. This will help you to avoid planting things too late because you weren't ready or... Read More
**We're just back from Seattle after what has been a crazy week and a half! My blog schedule for January is now a bit off and I need to reassess it, but I will continue to putter along on my... Read More
Image by macinate I seem to have a yearly break down in my systems of organization. I can get systems set up, rooms de-cluttered, schedules made and being used, etc. for about 6-9 months and at that point, they start... Read More
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