The evolution of a Domestic Engineer…a preview and link

The following is an article I wrote for Women Worth Knowing, it posted last night. Please follow the link below to view the entire article.

The evolution of a Domestic Engineer.

Lane has asked me to take a few large steps out of my comfort zone and tell you more about little, old me. I love talking about gardens, saving money on groceries and making wonderful food, but I tend to clam up when it comes time to talk about myself.

Where to begin? My name is Jamie, I answer to Mom, honey also. I recently turned 40. I’ve been happily married to my sweet husband for over 14 years. We have two wonderful kids, aged 13 and 11.

I’m a stay at home parent and domestic engineer. I’ve been a housewife since before my 13 year old was born. I never had huge career goals, I never wanted to be the boss, being a “bad ass” business woman never appealed to me. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a wife and mother. The kind of mother who was home when her kids got home from school, the kind of mom that made fresh cookies and made the beds….the kind of mother who was able to let her kids……be kids.

I came from a home touched by divorce……………….

To read the rest of this post please visit Women Worth Knowing



  1. What a beautiful, honest piece of writing. Made me cry actually, but in a good way. You sound like a lovely lady, a great wife, mother and friend to those around you. It was good to learn a little more about you and Iยดm happy for you in your life. And who wants to be perfect? That would mean we had nothing left to earn from life and that would be terribly sad.

    • Tanya, you are such a delightful person. Thank you. I am very blessed to have found wonderful and supportive blogging friends, and I’m so glad you’re one of them.

  2. This was great! Even from the time I was in college, I’d always imagined myself as a homemaker too. I guess I’ve got my dream job!

    • Thank you, Naomi! Me too, best job ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow, congrats on being published. Off to read the rest.

    • Thanks. It’s a great website.

      • I clicked on you and it brought me back here. Your last link wasn’t valid or gave me an error message. Maybe I’m doing something wrong.

      • Trying to get to the Women Worth Knowing page, Greg?
        Try this link. It should bring up the post in it’s entirety.

  4. Jamie, what a beautiful, honestly written post! As a work in progress myself, your words moved me. Congratulations on being published, you are very well deserving. So happy I found your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it.


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