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

Giveaway – Win $150 to Spend at Minted! EXPIRED!!!

Congratulations to Christina H! You just won $150 to spend at Minted… woohoo!!! You have an email in your inbox from me to tell you how to redeem your […]

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    Find Joy in Every Day – Create Your Own Custom Photo Collage

Find Joy in Every Day – Create Your Own Custom Photo Collage

As you’ll see here, it’s no secret that I’m kind of obsessed with Minted’s beautiful holiday cards, but did you know that I also have an equal obsession with […]

Love Your State Canvas – Easy, Inexpensive, DIY Art!

I might live in the South now, but I’ll always be a Minnesota girl. This year we’ve had a cold winter even for the Carolinas, and I must say […]

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    Give Your Child a Safe Journal… A Safe Place to Ask You Anything!

Give Your Child a Safe Journal… A Safe Place to Ask You Anything!

When my oldest daughter was turning 10, I began to realize just how fast time was really going. My youngest was still an infant, and so as I’d look […]

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    A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

My family recently went on our first Disney cruise.  Even though we have traveled a lot with our kids, I felt very overwhelmed while planning for this trip for […]

How Having One More Baby Has Changed Me as a Mother

We almost didn’t have her.  I shudder now at the thought.

Shortly after the birth of our third daughter, I remember thinking that I was so done.   Even though I […]

World’s Best Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We think these are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on the planet!

I have been on the quest for the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip cookie for a very long […]

What Do I Love About You? Valentine Note Tradition

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love to start traditions!  (Some family favorites:  Halloween Boo-ing, 24 Books Until Christmas, Happy Jar… I could go on…)  So last […]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

Looking to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year with your kids?  Why not make use of all those old and broken crayons!  It’s so easy to give […]

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    Tight Quarters? 10 Simple Ways to Create Space and Get Organized!

Tight Quarters? 10 Simple Ways to Create Space and Get Organized!

This post was written as a sponsored post for Organize-It.  All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

In college I lived on campus for all four years (like 97% of […]

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    How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

I love how the New Year brings with it a turn of the page.  You get a clean slate, and a chance to do better in life.  I think […]

Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

What a year it’s been!  As I look back on my first full year of blogging, I’m (pleasantly) surprised sometimes by what resonates with you.  When I was first […]