Homekeeping Haven with Sylvia Britton

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Hello and welcome to my place here at The Survival Mom.

My name is Sylvia Britton and my new podcast is called Homekeeping Haven. I will be sylvia 2abringing you instruction, encouragement and information about homemaking, homesteading, gardening and more.

My heart is in helping women learn how to manage their homes by learning new and old-fashioned skills that will help them live economically and give them a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Mark and I live in Tennessee and have been married since 1980. We are parents of 5 children and have educated our children at home since 1990. In 1996 I began my online adventure with the first homemaking website on the internet called The 20th Century Homekeeper™. Later I changed the name to The 21st Century Homekeeper™ and then finally Christian Homekeeper™.

I grew up in the country doing all those old-fashioned things that everyone wants to know how to do these days. I had the great blessing of being raised by a Mother and Grandmother who wanted to pass on all that knowledge and I’d like to pass it along to you.

Some of the things I’ll talk about on the Homekeeping Haven are gardening, all kinds of food preservation methods including canning, freezing, drying food, salting and smoking; herbs, essential oils, herbal remedies; babies and children; sewing and handwork, homemade everything; farm animals and their care, chickens, rabbits, storing real-whole foods, creating order and peace in your home, old-fashioned recipes and much, much more!

Join me here on Homekeeping Haven every Thursday for great information, interesting guests, useful ideas and lots of encouragement.

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*The views and opinions expressed on this program are not necessarily the views of this network, its management, sponsors, or other hosts. If you have comments or suggestions about this program, contact sylvia(at)christianhomekeeper(dot)org

Homekeeping Haven: A Little House Christmas

Little houseDecember 19, 2013: Do you long for an uncomplicated, sweet Christmas celebration?  Do you wonder how Ma and Pa Ingalls created the beautiful Christmases that Laura wrote about in “Little House On The Prairie”?

Sylvia shares what you can do right now – today, to bring some of that Little House feel to your Christmas celebration. She shows you that long-term changes have to start after Christmas and go throughout the year for next year, but she offers small changes and neat ideas for making this year more special.Be sure to visit Sylvia’s website for more great ideas!


Homekeeping Haven: Homemade Holiday Gifts

rolls 2December  12, 2013: This week on Homekeeping Haven, Sylvia shares lots of homemade gift ideas that go way beyond Cookies In A Jar. Learn all about making Add-In Cookies, Orange Peel Candy, Pickled Green Beans, how to package gifts to make them special and much MUCH more!

Homekeeping Haven: Creative Ideas for Holiday Leftovers

chicken pot pieDecember 5, 2013:  Sylvia shares lots of creative ways to use those holiday leftovers including dressing, turkey, vegetable casseroles, broken pie crusts, cranberry relish and MORE!  This picture is of Sylvia’s yummy Turkey Pot Pie!

Homekeeping Haven: Thanksgiving

thanksgiving 2012 004 smallNovember 28, 2013: Sylvia gives her best tips for Thanksgiving in a hurry!  She shares recipes, ideas for what to do on each day leading up to Thanksgiving and her famous Sugar Cookie trick.

Homekeeping Haven: Holiday Recipes


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November 21, 2013: Sylvia gives you two great pie crust recipes and tips for making, freezing and baking those crusts. She also gives you a few tips for making casseroles and other dishes ahead of time for Thanksgiving or any other big meal.


Homekeeping Haven: Prepare for the Holidays with the Survival Mom Radio Hosts

turkeyNovember 14, 2013: Hosts Angela Paskett, Donna Miller, and moderator, Lisa Bedford, join Sylvia in this fun discussion of being prepared throughout the holidays. Whether it’s having a well-equipped emergency kit or handling stress, these ladies have got it covered!

Homekeeping Haven: Thanksgiving Planning and Turkey Tips

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November 7, 2013: On this episode, Sylvia shares more information from her book “Thanksgiving Planner” including turkey buying, handling, cooking and serving. Sylvia is joined by Vickilynn Haycraft of Real Food Living and they talk turkey!

Be sure to listen in to find out how to win Sylvia’s Thanksgiving Planner for free!

Homekeeping Haven: Thanksgiving Planner Devotions

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October 31, 2013:  Sylvia talks to Vickilynn Haycraft, hostess of Real Food Living, about preparing your heart and mind for the Thanksgiving holiday. This show is all about Faith and preparing to serve and bless others, it may or may not reflect the beliefs of The Survival Mom Radio Network.

We are giving away one copy of the 41 page Thanksgiving Planner on this show! Enter HERE!


Homekeeping Haven: Putting the Garden to Bed

Fall gardenOctober 24, 2013: Sylvia talks about how to put your garden to bed for the winter and preparing for a great growing season next spring. Cleaning up, repairing, fertilizing, composting and more are covered in this informative show.