Welcome!  

I’m so glad you’re here!

I hope this little guide will help you give a sense of what my blog has to offer.  That way, you’ll know if you want to stop back and visit again sometime!  :)

 

ABOUT ME

I started this blog in the fall of 2012 as a hobby and to create a future resource for my four young daughters.   I’m a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in psychology, and I work (yes, work) as a stay-at-home mom.  When I began writing as Harvard Homemaker, I was seeking an outlet for myself and a way to share my ideas and experiences with others, but little did I know then what this blog would quickly become for me.  It has truly filled a void in my life that I didn’t even know was there.  I love every bit of the writing and connecting with new friends all over the world!

You can learn more about me here or please click the photo of my family below.

Family of Six Photo on the Beach

 

NAVIGATING THIS SITE

Please refer to my right sidebar for information that you might be looking for (such as my Facebook page, Pinterest page, and Twitter page).  You can also sign up to receive my monthly newsletter (sent once per month as a summary), or you can subscribe to my posts by clicking the RSS icon (it looks like a rainbow) in the header or the footer.  If you can’t find what you need in the right sidebar, please check the footer.  There is also a search option at the top and bottom of each page, and you can access my archives by month if you pan down to the footer.  And of course, you can always contact me if you have questions!


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SOME POSTS OF NOTE

Please click the image below to find a post I wrote to sum up the best of 2013.  Many posts mentioned are also detailed below.

Best of 2013 Final

In the right sidebar, you can see that “popular posts” as well as “recent posts” can be found.  I also share a list of some of my favorite posts here.  In addition, I’ve detailed some posts below that you might not want to miss:

100+ IDEAS TO HELP ORGANIZE YOUR HOME AND YOUR LIFE:  This post is easily the most popular post on my site.  It has currently been viewed more than 1.5 million times, and it took me two months to write it.  If you are looking for ways to help you finally get organized, this post is for you!!  It will soon be available as an eBook.

100 PHOTOS TO INSPIRE YOUR HOLIDAY CARDS:  This post was written after I had only been blogging for a few weeks, and I couldn’t believe it when it went viral!  Check it out if you are looking for inspiration for your holiday cards or for your next family photo session.

125+ FAMILY & SIBLING PHOTOS:  POSING IDEAS & INSPIRATION:  Like the post above with the holiday photos, this post will also give you countless ideas for family pictures!  Scenery, clothing, poses, tips, and more…

10 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOUR CHILD STARTS KINDERGARTEN (THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ACADEMICS):  When I wrote this post, I was hoping that it would be helpful, but I must say that I was very surprised by how much attention this one got.  Apparently readers found value in these tips, and they began sharing the post with their friends (thank you!).  If you have young kids, I think it’s worth the read!

30 TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOUR LAUNDRY FROM MAKING YOU CRAZY:  I like efficiency, so this post was written after 10+ years of fine-tuning my laundry system!  These tips help me save time and get the laundry done without hating it too much!

DON’T BE A HATER:  SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW WOMEN:  After a reader attacked my personal choice to stay at home to raise my four girls despite my Harvard degree, I wrote this post.  The whole thing (her comments and my post) caused quite a stir at the time.  I suddenly found myself receiving email from women all over the world who considered me to be a voice for educated women who have chosen to live the domestic life.  This post will give you a better sense of the “real me”, and I think all women might pause for a moment or two while reading it.

I CAN FEEL IT HAPPENING:  After my daughter (then, age 10) broke her arm, and I found myself giving her baths, tying her shoes, and helping her get dressed again, this post came pouring from my heart.  In that moment, I realized how fast time had flown, without me even realizing it.  Where did my baby go?  This post is a reminder for all parents to make the moments count.

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I hope this guide helped give you a sense of me and my blog!  There are also a lot of great recipes to try here on this site.  I only share recipes that I have had luck with myself, and I always include step-by-step pictures to help the non-cooks out there!  I don’t claim to be a wizard in the kitchen, but that’s the point—if I can do it, so can you!  Most recipes are healthy and simple.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!  I hope you’re already feeling the love.  :)  I live by the motto “Choose to be Happy“, so you will not find much whining and complaining here—just a positive place to share ideas!

Take care, my new friend!

HH Signature Thanks

 

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