A year ago, we launched The Smart Domestic. My goal was to create a place for honest conversations about modern adulthood, parenting tips and tricks, and smart perspectives from lots of interesting people.
I’m proud that the site has become a place to share stories about our lives and the perspectives of others navigating through the intersection of domesticity, career, personal, and play. We’ve talked about topics ranging from love and infertility to podcasts and Netflix. And we’ve asked other women to share their stories with us. We celebrated coziness with hygge week, we explored what makes a house feel like home, we shared real talk about holidays and life, and we recommended our favorites things to to read, watch, and listen to. I’m grateful that our contributors have brought wit, honesty, insights, and recommendations, and I’ve made new friends by reading their stories and talking with them.
In the past 12 months, I’ve added a second boy to my family, and my co-blogger/BFF Leslie has gone back to work full-time. Now more than ever, I struggle to stay calm and balanced, while working full-time, raising two kids, keeping my house in order, and making time for my marriage, friendships, creativity, and leisure. But writing my stories (and hearing from other people sorting through life’s lessons) makes every moment I spend on this website worthwhile. I hope you feel the same way when you visit The Smart Domestic.
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