A Call for Contributing Writers and a (Brief) Reader Survey

**Quick note to all who have emailed/will email me regarding becoming a contributing writer- due to the incredible response I’ve received so far, it might take me until more like early next week, rather than only a day or two as I had originally thought to respond!** Since returning from Blissdom, my head continues to absolutely swirl with thoughts and ideas. A couple of really good things that came out of the conference for me were a truly renewed desire to be a better blogger […]

Real Food Bloggers Face-Off

I’m home from Blissdom… completely exhausted (but it was worth it), brain absolutely buzzing with ideas and inspiration for my blog, and absolutely thrilled to be back together with my family whom I adore. I promise that just as soon as I’m able to pull it together, I will give you the rundown off my trip and the conference! I don’t have a post for y’all today, but instead I want to direct you on over to Kitchen Stewardship. For the past month or so, […]

I’m Going to Blissdom, Y’all!

In two short days, I board a plane to go and do something I would have never imagined that I would do a year or two ago… I’m going to a blog conference! I’m headed to Nasvhille, TN where I will be attending Blissdom ’10 and I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am! Myself and 500 other female bloggers will be gathering to meet, share, talk, learn, network, discuss, strategize, glean, laugh, eat… I have a feeling there won’t be a […]

Forum Highlights: January

Oops, I skipped December! So now it is definitely high time that I let you know about some of the fantastic conversations that have been taking place and questions that are being asked and answered in the Keeper of the Home community forum! For those unfamiliar with the forum or who aren’t members yet, you can learn more about my vision for the forum. To take a look through the forum you can click here, or visit the link in my navigational bar above, or […]

Almost-Christmas Ramblings

Just a few thoughts as I prepare to take a little time for celebration, relaxation and meditation this next week: 1) The picture you see above is Johanna’s birth announcement. It may make some of you feel oddly comforted to know that I picked them up last week. Yes, she’s 4 months old. I figured it was high time we let people know we had a baby! Just kidding. I’m pretty sure they know. But still, it would be nice to actually get her photo […]

How I Plan to Keep Blog Time in Check

Image by DeclanTM Based on my recent announcement that I’m going to be scaling back a little on my blogging efforts, and the absolutely enormous (and incredibly encouraging) response that I received, I thought I would just share a few thoughts on how I am working to keep blog work minimal while I continue to keep up my blog: Write shorter posts– If I notice that I post is getting too long and I can’t finish it as I’d like to within the time that […]

Pro-Mom, Not Pro-Blogger

I’m not sure that I knew what I was getting myself into. It all seems so very long ago when I first began setting up Keeper of the Home over two years ago. I don’t really remember what I thought blogging would be like… enjoyable, relatively simple, something I could do during the children’s naps, a great way to share what I’m passionate about and get to know other like-minded women, and even a way to earn some money doing something I love from home. […]

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo… Which Book Titles Have to Go?

I’m always amazed at the reader feedback I get when I ask you all for help with something. Thanks for getting creative and offering so many wonderful book title suggestions! What would I do without you? (Well, I’d probably call my book something boring like “Good Frugal Food”. :)) (And if you’re wondering what book I’m talking about, you can read more about my upcoming book here!) Ryan and I have gone through the names and added in some of our own. We’ve narrowed it […]