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Summer Organization Tips for Work-at-Home Moms (and Other Moms Too!)by  

Juggling the demands of working at home calls for summer organization tips! Here are some great resources to help as you prepare for summer and kids being home.

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Edible Landscaping: A Great Alternative to Traditional Landscapingby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I don't dream of owning my own land. The very thought of tilling, sowing, and managing a large plot of land makes me hyperventilate. Throw in the idea of milking cows and herding pigs,... Read More

Living with a minimal wardrobe (and loving it)by  

I have two pairs of pants. One black, one dark blue. When one gets dirty, I throw it in the wash and wear the other. If they both get dirty, I can pull out one of my two skirts, or... Read More

How Smoggy Skies in China Changed the Way Our Family Shopsby  

Three seemingly inconsequential words. Made in China. They’ve meant different things to me over the years. At first, those silver stickers on the bottom of inexpensive products reminded us of that rapidly growing nation across the Pacific and its manufacturing... Read More

Child Labor and the Chocolate Industryby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer I settled in on the couch with my laptop and a few pieces of candy leftover from our Christmas stockings to watch two documentaries exposing the rampant use of forced child labor on cocoa farms... Read More

Moving Forward on Your Natural Living Journey This Year!by  

By Emily, Contributing Writer My green and natural living journey began, probably like many of you, when I became pregnant with my first child, just about seven years ago. I started out slowly, changing things like our cleaning products, ditching... Read More

What is Fair Trade Coffee, and Should You Buy It?by  

By Jessica, Contributing Writer  This month Stephanie challenged us to think deeply about a "tough" food issue. Fair trade coffee stuck out to me, not because I'm an expert - but precisely because I am not. I love coffee, I buy coffee... And... Read More

8 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideasby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Disposable wrapping paper is a multi-billion dollar industry that sells a product designed to be used and then immediately torn up and thrown in the trash. Not the most eco-friendly practice, obviously. However, we cannot deny... Read More

Curbing Consumption with a Clothing Fastby  

Ever considered a clothing fast? You won't want to miss Hilary's story! Guest Post by Hilary Kimes Bernstein Until New Year’s Day 2013, retail therapy was one of my favorite pastimes. If I was bored, I loved to window shop.... Read More

Becoming a Good Steward of Your Homeby  

Guest Post by Hilary Kimes Bernstein Since leaving my parents’ house for college 19 years ago, I’ve called 13 different places “home.” I can assure you that I’ve become quite the pro at packing and unpacking. Some of these homes... Read More

What Do You Do When Simplifying Isn’t So Simple?by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Too many times over the past year my husband and I have looked at each other in exasperation and exclaimed, “TOO MUCH STUFF!” It happens when... ...our laundry pile has stopped fitting inside the hamper... Read More

How Many Clothes Do Kids Really Need?by  

By many people's standards, I suppose my children don't have that many clothes. I certainly don't spend a lot of money buying clothes, and we sometimes have lean seasons where we run a bit low on boy's shorts or wish... Read More

Gardening Tips for Beginners: Resources to Help You Dive Into Gardening With Courage!by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I am not a gardener. I feel that in order to gain that title, one must successfully keep a plant alive for more than a month. Ahem. It’s, uh, on my bucket list... If grocery... Read More

Teach Your Child to Love Vegetables: Gardening with Childrenby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer I'm always so excited to share a bit about my passions here at Keeper of the Home.  Recently, I've enjoyed sharing a couple of posts on budgeting in real food and cooking with seasonal vegetables that both... Read More

When the Line Between Need and Want Gets Blurred (and the preposterous numbers of ways to use a stick blender)by  

They say necessity is the mother of all invention. After our first 6 weeks of traveling, I'd have to say that living and traveling internationally has proven that true time and time again. For example, take our first rental apartment... Read More

5 Ways Green Living and Real Food are Connectedby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer  Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? We're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer... Read More

Food Is Not Cheap: 4 Steps to Budgeting in Real Foodby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to... Read More

Keeping Costs Down in a Real Food Kitchenby  

By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to... Read More

How to Be Debt-Free in 2013by  

By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Some of you clicked on this post out of sheer curiosity…you want to see what this kook has to say. After all, it’s not something you really believe. You don’t REALLY think it’s possible to... Read More

What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Giversby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, when my husband and I were first married, frugality was a must. If we didn't pinch pennies, we couldn't survive -- or at least not without racking up a serious amount of... Read More

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