Welcome! I’m Beth. Having recently graduated with my PhD in English Literature, I did what any self-respecting academic with no job prospects would do: I decided to start a blog. In the midst of writing my esoteric dissertation on the nineteenth-century British novel, I was still managing my home and caring for my two young boys, since my academic work could be done anywhere and my husband was in an office every day. What I discovered while researching Dickens and Eliot and pondering obscure literary theory was that, here in the real world, I’m remarkably domestic.