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Stephanie Langford has a passion for encouraging homemakers who want to make healthy changes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke, and (her newest!) through successful meal planning. She is the editor and author of Keeper of the Home.

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Managing your wardrobe: pregnancy, post-partum and all those sizes in between

I've read plenty of good advice on wardrobe management and how to purge your closet, but there's one piece of advice that doesn't jive with this mama of four: get rid of anything that doesn't fit or that you haven't worn in the last year. If I followed their advice, I would have to dispose of the four different sizes of clothing I rotate through to accomodate my various seasons of motherhood... skinny pre-pregnancy, early pregnancy (not showing, but nothing fits), full-on maternity, and post-baby (how did my hips spread this wide?). It's a fact of life. When you are in the midst of bearing sweet babies, your pant size goes up. And then down. And then back up again. Being nine weeks out of having my fourth baby, I know this full well. The maternity clothes are now baggy and frumpy, yet the skinny clothes barely get over my hips. I'm lost somewhere in the middle. Fellow mothers, I know you feel my pain. Purging my closet fully isn't an option, but I still needed a way to make peace with my wardrobe in the meantime. Read More
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5 Clutter-Free Gifts to Give This Christmas

Giving gifts can be pure joy. For those of us who are attempting to live more simply and sustainably, however, giving and getting more stuff often isn”t. We”ve already discussed ways to cut down on the waste associated with all the gift trimmings, but what about with the actual gifts themselves? How about giving some (read more…)

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5 Simple Home Remedies That Really Work

Fall is here, and with it comes the usual season of colds and flus. Many of us are searching for more natural ways to treat sickness when it arises, and the good news is that you don’t have to be a herbalist, naturopath or health kook to use home remedies that really work. There are (read more…)

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A Natural Approach to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Written by contributor Stephanie Langford of Keeper of the Home Call me naive. I didn’t know that there was something terribly wrong about going 6 months without a cycle. I was 20 years old and in my last year of university. My health was far from superb, but I certainly didn’t think that there was (read more…)

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Making Healthy Smoothies With Your Fresh Summer Greens

It’s a rare day that goes by in our home when we don’t make a fruit smoothie. Call us addicted. It’s a wonderful addiction to have! Since I have 3 little ones and a husband that rely on me to help them get in maximum nutrition with each and every bite they take, I frequently (read more…)

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