baby died · baby loss

Honoring Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

My Story of Loss I vividly remember that day over five years ago when you took your last breath.  The atmosphere in the room changed at that moment. We were all aware that your spirit had left us. You were no longer in pain and no longer had to suffer. As the tears began to… Continue reading Honoring Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day


The funniest things

Being a mother to six children has presented itself with many opportunities for various emotions over the years.  We have had our share of angry outbursts, sad days, joyful moments, over-the-top excitement, and frustration to last a lifetime. However, one action in particular is my favorite and that is laughter. Children are naturally inquisitive and… Continue reading The funniest things

Grie · Living with food allergies · parenting

Living with food allergies

Back in 2008 I had begun to notice that my two month old son was always miserable. While all of my children prior to him had been known to spit up after feeding, my son’s was terrible.  It was after every meal and a lot of it. Then he began to develop eczema and breathing… Continue reading Living with food allergies

Christianity · faith · Homemaker · marriage · parenting

Hope For Overwhelmed Mothers

  ENCOURAGEMENT FOR MOTHERS Here at Training Keepers of the Home, we do our best to offer encouragement for your walk as a mother.  Whether you are single or married, being a mother is not often an easy task. We all have come to those points where we struggle and feel overwhelmed. The truth is… Continue reading Hope For Overwhelmed Mothers

Biblical homemaking · frugal · frugality · Homemaker · marriage · parenting

13 Frugal Tips That Will Help Your Budget

  Are you struggling with spending too much money? Do you not have enough money in your budget to cover your monthly expenses? Fast, Effective Tips to Save Your Family Money Here are some of own personal tips that we do to save money. Make our own laundry soap. There are many different recipes online… Continue reading 13 Frugal Tips That Will Help Your Budget


Typical American Family: Up to Our Ears and Drowning in Debt

Living the American Dream We were the typical American family living in debt. You could have called use the Joneses. We are a two parent household with six children under the age of twelve living on one income. I am a former teacher and have been home for eleven years as a stay-at-home mom. Being… Continue reading Typical American Family: Up to Our Ears and Drowning in Debt

Christianity · frugal · frugality · Uncategorized

Aiming to please

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galations 1:10 (NIV)  Who shall I serve?  Who am I aiming to please?   “No one can serve two masters. Either you… Continue reading Aiming to please

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Learn How to Be Content in Six Steps

Contentment: The state of happiness and satisfaction. The Satisfaction of Being Content This is a definition applicable to many different things. One can be satisfied after baking a cake because they are happy with the results. One can be happy with how their children behaved at the supermarket. Or one could be satisfied with the… Continue reading Learn How to Be Content in Six Steps

frugality · Uncategorized

Debt and a Frugal Mindset

The average American family has credit card debt of just over $16,000 and total overall debt of $132,000. What? That is crazy! I hate debt. We have no credit cards. We quit using them years ago.  We have no student loans either.  We do have a mortgage and I cannot wait until the day it… Continue reading Debt and a Frugal Mindset