Author Archives: Sylvia

About Sylvia

Sylvia Britton is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper website and ministry and began the ministry in 1997 when her husband brought home their first PC. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee and are the parents of 5 grown children and grandparents to five so far. They homeschooled their five children from 1991 to 2016. Sylvia is a Christian and worship leader in her local Church. You can follow her on Facebook or consider joining her Facebook Group called Christian Homekeepers and Like her official CHK Page on Facebook.

Baby Balm Recipe

I made some Baby Balm recently, what with all the new grandbabies … but its also great for dry heels and elbows and even to protect facial skin before going out into the wind or cold.
This balm is soft and … Continue reading

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A Conversation With A Young Woman

Hello!  What a surprise!  I’m glad you stopped by come on in.  Sit there at the table, I’ll make tea. Do you like cream or lemon?
What’s on your mind? You look a little lost today.  OK, just breathe and tell … Continue reading

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Keepers Of Their Homes Is Not Out Of Date

Its not politically correct these days to promote biblical and godly living.  Its not PC to tell women to be careful of their homes and keep them as clean and organized as possible either. I’ve never really been in to … Continue reading

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Unexpected Company

Some years ago having unexpected company was not an unusual thing. I guess people have gotten away from showing up unannounced at someone’s house. When I was a child though it was pretty common.
I still do get unexpected company sometimes … Continue reading

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A Few Cantaloupe Recipes

I’ve tried all of these recipes and the one we really like is Cantaloup in Lemon or Pineapple. Cantaloupe gets a bit mushy sometimes so use not-quite-ripe melons for canning. We like canned cantaloupe but some don’t so try it … Continue reading

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Priorities Matter

This has been on my mind a long time so I will share it with you. I am concerned about how many bloggers promote a lazy lifestyle for homekeepers these days.
There is certainly merit in the idea that relationships and … Continue reading

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A Few 1860s Recipes

Each year I participate in an 1860s picnic by making all the food for the re-enactors and interpreters.  This year the menu was:
Roast Chicken
Pork Pies
Various Pickled Vegetables
Fresh Fruit
Homemade Bread
Washington Pie, which is a cake!
I usually roast some of the meat … Continue reading

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I’ve had a blog or website for 21 years now. WOW. That’s a long time.  When I started I had a nursing baby and was educating a passel of children at home.  We’ve had a bakery, moved a couple of … Continue reading

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