About Harvard Homemaker

I'm a mom to four daughters, a homemaker, and a Harvard graduate. As an eternal optimist, I blog about anything that makes life easier and happier. I think that enthusiasm for life can be found in my writing. With that said, I'm also a realist - life is a messy business. Let's try to find the beauty among that mess together! I hope you'll stick around and join the fun! xo, Christy

Dear Class of 2021,

My oldest child is a rising high school senior. I’ll admit that I was relieved she wasn’t graduating this past spring. Oh, how I felt for all the high […]

A Poem for All the Moms Making Christmas Happen

Ladies, this one’s for you…

‘Twas the day before Christmas Not one gift was wrapped The house was a wreckAnd Mama felt trapped!As time slipped away The panic ensuedThe husband’s choice comments Led […]

Finish Your Space with Fine Art

When we first moved into our house here in Pittsburgh, the master bedroom had a sitting area with a beautiful view of the lake our home faces. At this […]

Make Memories with a Summer Fun List

My kids will be out of school next week (man, that went fast!). That means it’s time for us to put together our Summer Fun List.

The Summer Fun List […]

Be the Mom You Want Them to Remember: Perfectly Imperfect

“Be the mom you want them to remember.”

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Not long ago, my kids were outside playing in the driveway. My youngest (age 6), came in to get something, and I […]

Take a Picture Each Year to Mark the New Year

When my youngest daughter was born, we started this tradition of taking a picture to mark each New Year. We have now taken pictures for six straight years, and […]

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    20 Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Teen or Preteen Girl (from the Mom of Four Daughters)

20 Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Teen or Preteen Girl (from the Mom of Four Daughters)

As the mom of four daughters, I know girl stuff. So if you are in need of gift ideas that a teen (or preteen girl) will love, you’re in […]

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    What to Wear for Family Pictures: A 10-Step Guide to Looking Great

What to Wear for Family Pictures: A 10-Step Guide to Looking Great

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about the ol’ holiday card! And that means you need a picture to go with it.

For many of us, taking […]

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    MINTED GIVEAWAY! Three Winners to Receive $100 to Spend at Minted!

MINTED GIVEAWAY! Three Winners to Receive $100 to Spend at Minted!

This giveaway has expired – sorry! But please read below to see why I love Minted so much!!

Congrats to the three winners! You should also have an email, so please check […]

DIY Crazy Purple Minion Costumes

Well, Halloween is now six days away, and I only made these crazy purple minion costumes THREE YEARS AGO, but hey – better late than never!! I have had […]

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    Learning to Treasure Even the Most Ordinary Moments as a Mom

Learning to Treasure Even the Most Ordinary Moments as a Mom

My youngest daughter had her four-year-old checkup the other day. On our way there, she declared, “I love the doctor!” Probably because she was there so often with her […]

GIVEAWAY: Three Winners Will Spend $100 at Minted!

This giveaway is now expired – SORRY! Thanks so much to all who entered!

Winners are BRIANA, ALLISON, AND CRYSTAL. 

*Check your email to see if that’s YOU!! :)

 

I’m so excited […]