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BIG news here at Keeper of the Home! {VIDEO}by  

Today is a very special day here at Keeper of the Home. So special, in fact, that we’ve been hinting about it here and there for several weeks in our weekly newsletter, on the Facebook page, on Instagram. I guess... Read More

Oliver’s Birth Story (Baby #5!)by  

The weeks and days leading up to Oliver’s birth were a whirlwind.  We had only returned from 3 months of traveling/working/living in Europe 8 weeks before. Right on the tails of that, we were trying hard to finish up the... Read More

Our family’s new addition {and why this was my best first trimester yet}by  

You’d think by number five I’d have learned how to announce this more creatively, but perhaps it’s that with each child, a smaller percentage of my brain seems to be left with full function. (I’m only half kidding on that.)... Read More

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

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... Read More

Is Our Family Really “Wildly Unconventional”? Listen and Find Out!by  

During the last two weeks of our year-long journey around the world, I had the opportunity to spend an hour talking with one of my dear friends, Tsh Oxendreider of The Art of Simple. We eagerly gabbed about our family's... Read More

The surprising things you learn when escaping the mundane (hint: it isn’t as mundane as you think).by  

It happens every time we slow down. During this whirlwind, around-the-world trip of ours, usually staying in one place for anywhere from one to four weeks is when I feel it most keenly. But every so often, even three days... Read More

12 Things My Children Learned While Worldschooling This Yearby  

I’m probably my toughest critic. As we planned for and embarked on this one-year journey around the globe with our young family (kids ages 8, 5 ½, 3 ½ and 11 months at the time of departure), I had high... Read More

Day in the Life of a Family of Six, Traveling Around the Worldby  

Seeing as our family is currently traveling around the world for a year, one might think that our lives are never-ending adventure, a continual parade of exotic days, unimaginable experiences, and all around pretty darn romantic. Occasionally, that feels true... Read More

Coping Strategies During Busy Seasons (Plus My Meal Planning eBook for $0.99!)by  

[caption id="attachment_25550" align="alignnone" width="600"] Buying cheese in France... how on earth do you choose?[/caption] Life on the road is more fast paced and full than I expected it to be. Keeping up with our two businesses, homeschooling, the daily cultural... Read More

We’re Going Around the World. Literally.by  

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... Read More

Day in the Life: Rachel (Busy Mom of a 3 and 5 year old)by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer I am 30. This might be young to some while older to others, and even though age isn't significant in motherhood, at 30 this year has been the hardest year of my life. Although I would like to give you my "ideal"... Read More

Kepler’s Birth Story: Water, Water, Everywhereby  

Seems that I have a pattern of prodromal labor and going late. My babies don't seem late, though, nor do they get too large, so I think I've learned that I can easily let them bake away for an extra... Read More

Baby Boy is Here!by  

Some of you may have seen the announcement on Facebook late last week, but just to make it official... Our newest son was born at home on Wednesday, February 15th at 9:07pm! A birth story with more details is coming,... Read More

The Most Popular Posts of 2011by  

I hope that you've all had a restful and memorable time with your family during the Christmas season! Our holidays were relatively uneventful, but still wonderful. My husband and I took a couple days away the week before Christmas to... Read More

September at Our Homeby  

I can hardly believe that fall is upon us already, but the beautiful crimson leaves outside my window attest to the fact that it's true. I am always sad to see the summer go, especially since we had such a... Read More

Why My Husband Rocks (and Union 28 Giveaway)by  

*Giveaway has now ended* A few years ago, I remember seeing one of my dear friends in the cutest shirt. It said: "I love skinny guys with glasses" and it had a stick drawing of a skinny guy wearing (what... Read More

Even Real Food Bloggers Get the Blues (and How to Keep Nutrition Up in Busy, Stressful Seasons)by  

**I shared our exciting news the other day, which entirely relates to the re-posting of this post from almost exactly one year ago. Morning sickness, fatigue and some other challenging circumstances have made it a real struggle to put decent... Read More

All Our Little Ducks in a Row (And Baby Makes 6)by  

You know you must be tired when you're a writer and you have exciting news and the only way that you can think of announcing it is to simply blurt it out... We're expecting baby #4! Upon returning home from... Read More

10 Posts I Didn’t Write in 2010by  

Tonight I've been sipping on tea and taking a leisurely stroll through my gorgeous new heirloom seed catalogue... hard to believe that this year is already drawing to a close and that I am beginning to think forward to next... Read More

Fresh Voices and Perspectives at Keeper of the Homeby  

I love writing at Keeper of the Home. It has been a delight for me to be able to share daily these past (almost) 3 years, on topics like natural living, nutrition and real food, faith, gentle mothering, homemaking and... Read More

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