Hi there! I’m April J Harris, a writer, housewife, mother, frequent traveller, recipe developer & blogger. It’s lovely to ‘meet’ you!
Most days you can find me
Working at our home in the south of England, heading up to London to check out the latest in food, fashion and style, or travelling with my husband. If I’m at home I’ll be writing, blogging, creating new recipes or working on my first cookbook, a collection of vintage family recipes perfect for the modern kitchen.
I am mostly known for
People often refer to me as
An encourager. I truly believe we can make our dreams come true regardless of who we are, where we come from, or how old we are.
I love serving the world by
Helping to empower women of all ages to celebrate their lives, fulfil their dreams, harness their style, and realise just how amazing they are. I’m also passionate about sharing easy recipes, information and advice to help encourage people to get comfortable in their kitchens, and get round the table to enjoy good home cooking.
It brings me joy
To encourage others to live their best life, to create community online and in real life, and to help women realise we need to support one another regardless of what we do for a living.
The things I am most passionate in life are
Family, delicious home cooking, our homes, community, travel, fashion and great books.
I believe that
Our homes and families deserve to be celebrated, and that caring for them is an important job.
Feminism is about having choices, whether you are a housewife or a CEO, and that every woman deserves the right to pursue her passion.
Every woman should be able to harness her own personal style and express her creativity.
In today’s busy, social media obsessed world, we need community more than ever and it’s my mission to help create it, both online and in real life.
Travel broadens the mind and can be part of the best education you can give yourself and your family.
I’ve worked with extensively with brands including
Hello Fresh, Indigo Herbs, Lean Greens, Expedia.com, John Lewis, Flora, and Rachel’s Yogurt
When I am not busy travelling, cooking, recipe developing or blogging you can find me
Spending time with my wonderful, supportive, gorgeous husband of 28 years or with our lovely family. I’m an avid reader, motoring enthusiast, fitness evangelist and lover of fashion and style who finds it difficult to resist a really good book or a beautiful pair of shoes.
As a writer and blogger I have been featured
In several publications, including The Chicago Sun Times online, TravelingMom.com, Olive magazine and Love It! magazine.
AprilJHarris.com is in the Top 100 of the Foodies 100 Index of UK Food Blogs. See my current position in the lower half of the sidebar on the right.
Lux Life Magazine Home Cooking Expert of the Year for South East England 2018.
AprilJHarris.com is also listed in Brand Ballot’s Best Food Blogs.
My first website, The 21st Century Housewife, launched in 2002. Over 12 years, it evolved from a website designed to encourage other housewives and stay at home moms into one of the first lifestyle blogs.
In August 2014, I rebranded and relaunched under my own name, April J Harris. This blog celebrates delicious home cooking, travel, life and style.
I hope you will join me to try new recipes, visit new places,
and strive with me as we become the very best version of ourselves.