Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Adventure Begins

So... Why Doctorate Housewife you ask? Well, I spent many years studying and eventually earned my PhD in International Political Economy. I finished shortly before my husband and I got married. At that point, we were looking at renovating the house and we realised that it made more sense for me to stay home and manage that than to go out and try and find a job. He joked that I'd gotten my doctorate only to become a housewife and the doctorate housewife title kinda stuck. Early disclaimer – I’m no Martha Stewart! I love baking though and I’m getting better at the DIY. But baking and DIY aren’t all I do as a housewife. I also have a keen interest in nutrition, fitness, and faith – basically learning how to live a good life. Recently I’ve started doing some fitness coaching. I don’t know how that will evolve, but I’m sure the blog will evolve to follow. I hope you enjoy reading.

So that you can get to know me, I thought I'd start with a few posts on my this past year's projects and then move on to my plans for 2012.

In the meantime, here are some fun facts about me...

Location: I'm an American living in Brussels with my British hubby and two charming kitties
Current Obsessions: Coaching a C25K team, speculoos spread (sold as Biscoff in the USA - Belgium is the home of speculoos, yum!), and anything peanut butter and chocolate related, oh, and removing wallpaper - that's not so much an obsession as what I've been doing all month =p
Other interests include... health and fitness and finding ways to express spirituality in today's modern world.

Any questions, thoughts? I’d love to hear them. Feel free to share by commenting below or email me at