An American Housewife
I believe I can do all the things; but first, coffee!  My day doesn’t start until I’ve had 3 cups of strong, hot, black coffee and at least 10 minutes of silence for 'me'.  

I previously worked for the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development and a beautiful historical museum but resigned to follow my husband for our 11th relocation across the USA.  Sometimes I miss the office, but now my daily commute is awesome!

 ~An American Housewife

How I came up with the url name of my site  (HousewifeBarbie.com) 

It's a bit embarrassing now but.....   Years ago, my Mom-friends and I were discussing the Barbie Doll.  We had a discussion that revolved around the fact that at the time, Barbie had done everything from being an astronaut to a doctor to a teacher, but they would never let Barbie be 'just' a housewife.  Gasp!  As a joke, my friends decided I would be the the original 'Housewife Barbie'.

When I had to think of a url for a website back in 2005/2006, it was just to store my own recipe files; I figured I'd use that nickname as it was just a website of collected recipes for myself and it was available.  
I mean, seriously,  "Who would even see this blog besides me?" 
In hindsight I wish I had used my blog name (An American Housewife) but...

I had no idea this site would grow and become what it has
with over 2.5 million visits
or I probably would not have chosen 
such a silly name in my url!

The name "An American Housewife" is a take-off of that nickname and the name of a cookbook I had always hoped and planned to publish since the late 1990's and came close in 2000 -  but then "life" happened and I never got around to publishing it.

I'm proud to be an American and proud to be a housewife.

Note:   I do not publish articles written by others as guest posts. 

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