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 – […]

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. […]

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 […]

Merry Christmas!

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end… Isaiah 9:6,7 Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas, as we celebrate the Savior! There will be one more post before Christmas, as Erin shares tomorrow with some helpful suggestions for taking and making the most of a personal retreat for the […]

My Podcast with Simple Mom

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I’ve mentioned before that I love to listen to the Simple Mom podcasts. Not only do they make laundry or other tedious cleaning tasks go by a little easier, but they’re light-hearted, a fun way to get to know other mom bloggers, and feature my sweet friend Tsh from the Simple Mom blog. I’ve been a part of Simple Living Media, writing for Simple Organic, for almost two years. This year I got to connect with Tsh even more personally as we travelled to the […]

Holiday Blessings From Our Family to Yours!

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Abbie at just over 6 years old has a Christmas wish this year and she’s been singing it to anyone who will listen, “All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth, my 5 front teeth, my 12 front teeth!” Her lovely toothless smile is now missing 5 teeth, with one more wiggly one, which could leave the poor girl with a gap of 4 missing teeth in a row! I keep telling her to stop losing teeth or she’s going to have to […]

10 Posts I Didn’t Write in 2010

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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 spring and summer. It is also stunning to me that another year has flown by here at Keeper of the Home and I am now onto my 4th Christmas of blogging. As you have read posts day in and day out over these past several […]

Whole Foods for the Holidays: Main Dishes

During the holidays, main dish entrees are the belle of the ball. This is one of the few times of the year when we really go all out with time-consuming meals, expensive ingredients and make fancier courses that will knock our family’s socks off. Of course, I’m referring to the traditional turkeys and hams, but also to the special meals that we make for potluck gatherings, family breakfasts or brunches, Christmas Eve dinner, and any other holiday meal you can think of. In my husband’s […]