We're building a community for women homeowners, to take the fear out of managing your home. We know home ownership can improve your lifestyle today … and help you build long-term financial independence, so that's our goal.
We also want to inspire you to make changes to your home, so you can more of the things you want … and who doesn't want a home that fits like your favorite dress? So we're asking women homeowners to share their stories with others.
Women are Natural Storytellers
Women are great story tellers. From the stories we heard as children, we naturally read to our children and grandchildren. We also tell stories (some facts wrapped in opinions) to our friends, family and others we talk to.
As some of my friends are afraid to tell stories when asked to write them down, I'm happy to help. You can share stories about tackling projects around the house and life at home, dealing with your children, an elderly parent who lives with you or things you love from cooking and baking, to gardening, quilting and more.
Homeowner stories are shared under “Live Your Life” and where appropriate, under projects and homeowner dreams. Some of my favorite include Gretchen's story about moving from Boston, City Mouse Returns to Country Roots and Lee's mother-daughter story, Painting a Tween Room.
Sharing Your Homeowner Story
We've worked hard to streamline the process you'll use to share your story. Please don't worry as one of our team members will review and edit your story before publishing.
For those not familiar with writing blog posts, there is a flow to stories that will work for most of you. Here are different formats you can use to tell your story:
- Use a question and answer format if that's more comfortable. Start with the recommended topics below as your questions. You can edit the topics, add and/or delete topics to fit your story. Then answer each question.
- Use a paragraph format is the most common format used on Home Tips for Women. I start with a list of the ideas listed in the order I expect to use them. Then I write typically two or three paragraphs for each idea.
- A bit more challenging is the photo story format which typically means 10 or more photos. For each photo, you need to describe each one in one or two paragraphs.
We've also added outlines for several homeowner story ideas being written … to help you organize your story. It can help to write your outline and wait a day, before starting to write. You might also be more comfortable writing in Word, Google docs or another format before submitting your story here.
Let's Get Started … Just 5 Questions
We're excited to have you join us in filling the gap between reality and the home improvement TV shows. Answer the questions below and share your story which we'll share on Home Tips for Women.
- Introduce yourself, your family and your home as it relates to your story. Describe your neighborhood, your house style, size and unique characteristics.
- Describe the project or problem you're sharing, big or small. Where did the inspiration come from and who decided to make these changes?
- What decisions did you have to make? What challenges/surprises did you face and how did you overcome them? Do you want feedback from readers?
- Did you accomplish your goals? How did you celebrate your success as too often we skip this step? How are you/your family enjoying the changes made.
- What advice can you offer other homeowners based on your experience? Was this a good DIY project or would you recommend hiring a professional?
Thanks for sharing your homeowner story. We know each story will help other women homeowners enjoy their homes more because we know …