Power Women

What it takes to be president

Like many of you who have ever been part of, say, a parent-teacher organization or any other volunteer group, I’ve been experiencing a deja vu over the last year watching this presidential administration go to town on America. A person no one ever thought would come to power has done just that, and, cringing with… Continue reading What it takes to be president

Household Hints

10 unconventional tips to a cleaner home

The new year is upon us and – with it – pages and pages of ways to “do it better” in 2018. Instead of a resolution this year, why not simply vow to approach the everyday a little different? Cleaning is the perfect example. The Modern Domestic Woman has seen it all – strategies to get… Continue reading 10 unconventional tips to a cleaner home

health & wellness

Five tips to make bullet journaling easier

The amount of information the “Modern Domestic Woman” has stored away in her brain is of epic proportions. Social security numbers, pins, passwords, other people’s passwords, recipes, deadlines, birthdays. Woo! The list goes on and on. As much as technology is lovely for pretty much everything, there comes a time in a girl’s life when she… Continue reading Five tips to make bullet journaling easier

Modern Domestic Women

Giving Christmas gifts to the ‘Modern Domestic Woman’

While searching for a Christmas gift for your significant other, one might be tempted to be influenced by the advertisements that boast a desire to purchase conventional gifts. Jewelry, for example. While I am not wooed by shiny metals and colorful stones, I do appreciate the beauty in a flashy investment piece. November marked my… Continue reading Giving Christmas gifts to the ‘Modern Domestic Woman’

health & wellness

Finding children’s joy when they are ‘truly releasing’

It is my ultimate desire as a parent to provide an environment of peace in my home. As the craziness of the Christmas holiday descends upon us, the mama in me wants to ensure that my children are at ease. But how do we know our kids are truly happy? One might think happiness equals… Continue reading Finding children’s joy when they are ‘truly releasing’

Entertaining

Seven steps to a saner Thanksgiving celebration

  November means the start of the hostess season. As chic lifestyle magazines begin to fill my mailbox and suggest I start making crepe paper pumpkin center pieces and piping tiny turkeys onto homemade petit fours, a sense of urgency to hit my local craft store kicks in. I’m a notorious list maker and quickly… Continue reading Seven steps to a saner Thanksgiving celebration

DIY

Tips for surviving DIY projects with your significant other

My spouse, Peter, and I tend to work semi-harmoniously on home projects together. We enjoy the process of finding inspiration, picking out colors, tile, etc., and selecting new tools and supplies, but find the execution often brings moments of tense discussion. I usually take the role of cheap labor and child wrangling, while Peter does… Continue reading Tips for surviving DIY projects with your significant other