Keep The Romance Alive in Your Relationship

Knowing how to keep the romance alive in your relationship on a day to day basis can be hard. You know, when the washing machine is broken again, the kids are playing up and work hours are long and exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like we are ships that pass in the night, only coming together when both partners Read More…

Avril’s Chocolate Chip and Pecan Meringues

Although these Chocolate Chip and Pecan Meringues are popular all year round in our home, I think of them mostly for Christmas. My late mother in law made them nearly every year. It feels odd typing ‘late’ in front of mother in law. It’s only been 36 hours since she passed away and it all Read More…

Some of My Favourite Posts of 2013

2013 has been a year of tremendous change for us as a family and for me personally. Our son took his first steps out into the world as he went to Canada to study and my husband and I learned about what it’s like to have an empty nest. We shared our home and our Read More…

Are You A Professional Housewife?

Being a housewife or stay at home mom puts you in one of the most controversial professions today. Society’s views of us fluctuate so wildly it’s impossible to keep up. On one hand we are valuable members of society who are strengthening family ties. On the other we are old fashioned and outdated, possibly lazy, Read More…

The J Word

One of the reasons I founded The 21st Century Housewife over ten years ago was the J word. It was driving me nuts. Everywhere I went I heard people say things like, ‘Oh me, I’m just a housewife’, ‘What do I do? Well I’m just a stay at home mom’. ‘I just work part time.’ Read More…