How we took our family of six around the world for a year

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In 2013, our family of six embarked on an epic journey. For one year, we lived nomadically, wandering from continent to continent, country to country, exploring, adventuring, learning, seeking, bonding, delighting and relishing in the daily discoveries that travel can bring. It was a phenomenal year, one that we dreamed of and prepared for long in advance. When we speak with people about our travels now that we’ve we returned home, they usually ask three things: How many countries did you go to? (Answer – […]

Two podcasts for your listening pleasure (and a glimpse into this blog’s future)

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Get out your laundry baskets and let the folding begin… This week I have not one, but TWO fun podcasts to share with you! Listen to me gab about blogging The first is on a topic I don’t usually get to share about as much as I would like to, and that is on business and blogging. I had a great time talking with my brilliant friend Kat from How They Blog (whom I first met when I traveled to the Philippines with Compassion International), […]

An Open Letter to the Online Community: Let Kindness Reign

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Blogging is about community. It connects us across the miles. It allows us to share our knowledge, our inspiration, our struggles and yes, our very lives. It is a fabric woven of a diversity of people, and it can be a very beautiful thing. It can also hurt. I’ve been a blogger for over 6 years. At first, it was pure enjoyment, sharing from my life and connecting with readers. Then, gradually, the comments and emails came… the ones that quietly shamed me the ones […]

Spring Giveaway Week: 4-Week Course on Blogging for Income (a freebie for ALL my readers!)

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When I first began blogging over 5 1/2 years ago, I didn’t have the faintest clue what I was doing. What started as a hobby soon grew into a small income-earning venture, and then eventually into a part-time business that I run from home, which contributes greatly to our family’s income. While blogging certainly isn’t for everyone, I do know that many of you are seeking to earn some sort of income while continuing to be a “keeper of the home”. Blogging for income takes […]

4 Books That Have Helped Me to Simplify

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Learning to slow down and simplify isn’t a lesson that I have learned easily, or one that I am finished learning, but it’s certainly one worth pursuing. Over the past 2 years or so, there have been several blogs and ebooks that have spurred me on towards the goal of cutting back on the non-essentials, in order to free up time and space for the things that matter most. These four books have been particularly inspirational and helpful for me on this journey of simplifying. […]

We’re Going Around the World. Literally.

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Written by Stephanie Langford, Creator of Keeper of the Home I’ve been thinking about writing this post for so long, and yet now that I’m writing it, it feels surreal and I don’t even know what to say. For the last several weeks, I’ve been hinting that our family is packing up and that an announcement is coming, so here it is: This Tuesday morning, our family is getting on an airplane and starting the trip of a lifetime. We’ll be traveling around the world. […]

Happy New Year {And the Top 10 Posts From 2012}

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Happy new year, everyone! You know, I tell people all the time that (aside from my job as a full time mom and homemaker, which is the VERY best thing I could ever imagine doing), I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world. It’s such an honor and privilege to run this blog and be in community with all of you. 2012 has been a busy but fantastic year, as we’ve welcomed new writers, had the site completely redesigned, finally got on […]

Keeper of the Home Has a New Look

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Happy Monday morning and welcome to Keeper of the Home’s newly designed site! This redesign project has been in the works now for months and I am just a little bit giddy to introduce it to you all to my new blog. Isn’t she pretty? :) Since I know you’ll ask who designed it, the answer is the amazing Joy of Five J’s design. Ever patient with me, she worked diligently until she had made my blog about as beautiful as I could have imagined […]