About April J Harris of The 21st Century Housewife

The 21st Century Housewife
Hi there! I’m April J Harris of The 21st Century Housewife, a frequent traveller, writer, housewife, mother, recipe developer & blogger. I’m passionate about encouraging others to enjoy life to the full and I want to encourage everyone to really enjoy family life – whatever form their family takes – and wherever family life takes them.

I grew up in Ontario, Canada. In my early twenties, I emigrated to England, a writer armed with great secretarial skills and a desire to see the world. I met my very own Prince Charming not long after I arrived and we were married 18 months later. Over the years, we’ve lived all over England and travelled the world. Travel is a really big part of who we are; there are almost always suitcases – either being packed or unpacked – somewhere in our house! We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary earlier this year and have a grown up son.

The 21st Century Housewife

I began writing what would become The 21st Century Housewife back in the late 1990’s, as a collection of essays to encourage other housewives and stay at home moms/mums like myself. The 21st Century Housewife website launched in October 2002. Over the years it evolved into a comprehensive lifestyle blog with a loyal reader base.


In August 2014,  just before my 12th blogging anniversary, I rebranded and relaunched The 21st Century Housewife at www.apriljharris.com. Featuring delicious recipes and lots of family, travel and style, AprilJHarris.com has become a trusted resource for readers worldwide.

More About Me

I’m both British and Canadian and I live in a village in Berkshire, England with my family. My recipes and articles have been featured in several publications including The Chicago Sun Times online, Chefs.com, TravelingMom.com, Olive magazine and Love It! magazine. I am currently working on my first cookbook, a collection of vintage family recipes perfect for the modern kitchen.