About The Surly Housewife

Welcome! My name is Katie and I’m a housewife and mother of two from Wisconsin. If you asked me 15 years ago if I saw myself as a housewife and homeschooling mom one day, I would have said, “You’re nuts!” But here I am loving every second of it!

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After the birth of my second child, my husband and I made the decision I would stay home to raise our two daughters. Previously, I was a working mom. I thought it was what I was supposed to do. We are a working class family, which means both parents work. I soon realized the most important place for me to be was at home raising my family, and other women should feel proud too. Venerating the housewife, if you will.

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We are bringing back the housewife, not taking a step back. I want housewives out there to be proud of their jobs and proud to be a housewife!

Little girls holding hands on a beached log.

That being said, it is super hard to be a housewife. It can be lonely, exhausting, stressful, and demanding. This is why it is so important to take care of yourself. I created the series “Taking Care of Me Monday” to showcase all the things I do to keep my sanity. Click the link above to read all about it!

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Becoming a homeschooling family was something I never dreamed of, but it is one of the best decisions we have ever made. Check out this post on our reasons for homeschooling. Homeschooling is so rewarding, but it can quickly become overwhelming, especially since we do not purchase a curriculum. Our homeschool preschool curriculum can be found here.

Check out these posts for more about our homeschool adventures!!

Letter of the Week curriculum

Field Trips They show that homeschoolers actually do go out and socialize! Gasp!!

Other activities Which include homeschool outings and curriculum ideas.

Any other questions? Ask away. Feel free to email me at katie@thesurlyhousewife.com. I would love to hear from you 🙂

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9 thoughts on “About The Surly Housewife”

  1. Hopped on over because Deliberate Mom gave you a 6:00 shout-out on Facebook 🙂 I’m a second-gen home-schooling mom, so it’s great to read about your family’s stories on your home-schooling journey! Nice to meet you : )

  2. Hey Katie!
    This is so bizarre- I was doing a keyword search for one of my blog posts and your blog came up. My name is Katie Surly so it made me laugh your name is Katie and your blog name has Surly in it. Much love to you!

    1. Oh my goodness that is too funny!! I bet you panicked for a minute when you saw that lol. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting 🙂 I’m headed over to your blog now!

  3. Hey Katie,

    I’m a big o&a fan and have been for years so I came across this in a bottomless Google search hole I’ve often found myself in. I don’t participate in social media so I never know what anyone is up to, so it was nice seeing a couple familiar faces. I just wanted to send you a quick note and I hope you and Jason are both well. Take care!
    Nic Valley

    1. O&A have introduced me to so many comedians over the year. It really was a great show. It’s a shame it ended how it did. I’m so glad you found the blog and stopped to say hi! Jason and I are doing really well, and we hope you are too. It’s crazy how time flies. Our best to you and your family 🙂

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