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! I sure hope you stick around and join the fun!
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.
NAVIGATING THIS SITE
You can, of course, start with the menu at the top of my site. I tried to be as organized as possible to help you find the content you’d like to read. You can also refer to my right sidebar for information that you might be looking for (such as my Facebook page, Pinterest page, and Instagram page.) There is also a search option at the top of the site. And of course, you can always contact me if you have questions!
Keep in mind that if you are viewing this on your phone, things will look a bit different. But all of the above ways to navigate the site will still be found – just keep panning down on your phone! :)
SOME POSTS OF NOTE
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.
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!
Your material is very well written (grammatically speaking) however, it’s not very often that I find something that is not only well written but is also personable with a very genuine vibe. It’s like you had a vision of the kind of followers you wanted then perfectly executed & delivered just that. This is honestly the very first blog I’ve ever read from start to finish & I can’t wait to read more. Your writing just oozes personality & has left me feeling as though you’re an old friend. I look forward to reading more in the future & to your newsletters too.
Doretta, I think this is quite possibly the nicest note I have received since I started blogging. Thank you so much!! I am so glad you feel a certain comfort level with me. I absolutely love writing this blog, and the best part has most certainly been all the new “friends” I have made along the way… such as yourself! :) I wouldn’t say that I had any vision except to be myself when I started writing, but it’s sure been a happy accident that so many wonderful people have found their way to my blog! Thanks again not only for your interest in what I have to share but also for taking a moment in your day to write me this sweet message.
P.S. I have always wanted to visit Nashville! It seems like such a great city… one day, I hope to finally get there! Take care. :)
:) Thanks for stopping by! :)
I am so thrilled to have found your site. I enjoy reading what you have to offer and the positive way that you look at life and write. Thank you so much for your “happy place” I look forward to continue reading you. Best of luck!
Kristen, what a sweet note! Thank you so much! I appreciate you reaching out, and I’m so glad you have enjoyed my blog thus far. Take care!
Can you add me so I can get your emails? Thanks!
add to your newsletter please.
Would love to follow your blog-
Please add me to your blog to receive your updates. I was unable to get your rss to respond.
I have i joyed ready want you had to say.I feel it will help me out a lot this year when my son gose to school this fall.Thank you so much.
It is so inspiring to have found your page because I graduated from college a year and a half ago and I still have no idea what I want to do. Although I don’t have kids yet, the idea of being a stay at home mom have always popped into my mind while I was still in college and I’ve always wondered if it was possible. After finding your blog, I feel like it could actually be a real possibility for the future! I look forward to reading more about what you have to say. I just finished watching your segment on Huffpost and it was very eye opening. I couldn’t get the RSS to work or find the newsletter link to subscribe :(
Thank you so much for writing this blog! I really enjoy it :)
Kudos to you on your organization posts. I’m always on the look out for something new and innovative in that area and usually is the same old stuff. I definitely saw some new things that I will try to implement. I’m sure I will revisit this site.
I stumbled upon your blog, and I am hooked. I’d love to receive your emails, but I can’t get the RSS to respond. Could you add me to your list? Thank you!
Hi Angie! So glad you stumbled on my blog and enjoyed what you found! :) My site has actually been hacked twice (ugh – total nightmare!), and it created a big mess with sending emails/newsletters – I haven’t sent any in a very long time unfortunately. When I get back to it, I will be sure to add you! Thanks again for your interest!