Doctorate Housewife

What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…


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. This blog is a way for me to document my experiments and share what my degree in IPE didn’t teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life.

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.

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



10 comments on “About

  1. theduchessofsandwich
    April 25, 2012

    And here I thought I was the only housewife with higher, higher education! 🙂

    • Jessi
      April 25, 2012

      Me too! Good to know we’re not alone. We should start a club =p

  2. Eleenie
    May 7, 2012

    Hi, I think your blog is really great! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Here is the link Congratulations!

  3. Stacie
    May 22, 2012

    Hi Jessi, I just found your blog via HTP and I am also a PhD (Biology) recently turned housewife. I worked for 15 years first and I can honestly say that not working is more work!

    • Jessi
      May 22, 2012

      I completely agree. The most important skill I learned through my PhD was managing unstructured time. It’s a new challenge every day, but I’m loving it. What’s your favourite part?

  4. Carrie Rubin
    December 13, 2012

    Great idea for a blog! As far as I’m concerned, any education is worthwhile, whether you stay on the path you initially took or not. It enhances everything we do.

    Thanks for stopping by my site. I appreciate it. 🙂

  5. AadiRohilla
    December 21, 2012

    its really a nice blog. liked your blog and follow you!! god bless you!!

  6. nony
    January 14, 2013

    i am struggling to choose to become a housewife or pursue my phd. Your blog kind of lure me to become a housewife 🙂

    • Jessi
      January 14, 2013

      Thanks! It wasn’t what I imagined I’d be doing, but I love it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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