I’m Stacey Keating and I have been blogging and podcasting about Modern Home Economics since 2014. More than just recipes and cleaning tips, The Modern Domestique is also about creating community and a more sustainable life through modern home economics. My aim is to dust the cobwebs off of how people have traditionally thought about home economics, and give you the power and flexibility to decide what's important and most needed for your own personal situation.
Ultimately, I think that home economics should give you tools, not rules, to enhance your domesticity.
Why should you invite me into your inbox?
It’s not quite as intimate as inviting someone into your home but, like many people, I am sick of opening my inbox to find marketing email after marketing email. Having recently done the dirty work of cleaning my email out to **gasp** zero unread emails (!) I realized that many things I subscribed to had become exclusively targeted emails to sell things. While, yes, there is a subscription option for this newsletter (see below), I also offer plenty of no-cost content. I want to provide value, even for free subscriptions.
My goal is to create a supportive and inclusive community where I can share ideas, tips, and resources to help you create a sustainable and fulfilling life at home. From recipes and cleaning tips to personal musings and interviews, I aim to provide value and inspiration for both free and paid subscribers.
I understand that everyone's needs and priorities are different, which is why I want to empower you to make your own decisions about what is important and most needed for your personal situation. My newsletters and podcast episodes are designed to be shame-free, positive, and uplifting, providing you with the inspiration and tools you need to feel comfortable, creative, and well-equipped in your home.
I embrace what Danielle Dreilinger said in the introduction of her book The Secret History of Home Economics: How trailblazing women harnessed the power of home and changed the way we live: “In its purest form, home economics was about changing the world through the household.”
What is the difference between free and paid subscriptions?
Both free and paid subscribers can expect at least one newsletter per month - giving you the heads-up for any new podcast episodes that will be airing, along with musings on my life and home economics with something useful that you could incorporate into your own home.
A paid subscription is a really easy way to monetarily support my work (thank you!) and will also receive exclusive content (such as extra recipes, highly curated roundups, or exclusive household tips), will have access to the entire archive, and will be able to comment on posts and engage in conversation with me and other paid subscribers in our community!
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I hope you will consider joining me on this journey and becoming a part of our supportive and welcoming community. You can find out more about the company that provides the tech for this newsletter, visit Substack.com. Thank you for considering The Modern Domestique – I look forward to welcoming you and sharing in the journey of modern home economics together!