I’m Elizabeth and this is my Uncustomary Housewife Blog. Thank you for finding me. I’m happy you are here and I sincerely appreciate you. If you want to learn about me and my blog, you are in the correct place.

I write about living with autism and obsessive compulsive disorder. I started writing about mental illness for simple reasons — I felt alone and I wanted to tell people about it. I didn’t realize that mental health advocacy would become a permanent thing for me or that my blog would become a safe place for conversations about mental illness. It was all unintentional but I’m overwhelmingly glad that it happened. I recently launched the mental health section of my blog and now I feel a responsibility to continue sharing. I know what it’s like to feel completely lost and alone. I know how isolating and debilitating that can be. So I will continue sharing in hopes that my words will find people like me. I want you to know that you are not alone. You matter.

I’m much more than my mental illness. I’m also a full-time housewife who lives on a farm. I have four dogs (all beagles), some senior chickens, and a house cat. I often write about my marriage, myself, and some of the things I’m discovering along the way in my housewife category. I also share some recipes that I love in my cooking category.

I write about mental illness and depression a lot but please remember that I sincerely love my life. I’m an absolute geek. I love things dearly and deeply. I love film, Broadway, books, superheroes, and so much more… And I’m unapologetically enthusiastic about the things I love. We all deserve to be jump-up-and-down excited about something. It makes life grand. I’ve even added a a geek category to my blog so I can share some of my thoughts.

I hope my blog helps you. I hope you visit often.

If you have a question for me, want to write a guest post, or need to contact me I would sincerely love to hear from you, please check out my contact page. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

You matter. You are not alone.

Sincerely, Elizabeth Banks
The Uncustomary Housewife

Featured Photo Captured By: William + Kristen Photography.

38 comments on “About

  1. Uncle Spike

    So Elizabeth, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…

  2. I love your boots!!

  3. Belinda Allison Lester

    Thanks for following Elizabeth! I’m still new to this blogging thing. :/ lol

    • You’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly. Follow “The Daily Post”, they post writing prompts daily and weekly, sometimes I rise to the challenge, they are pretty cool prompts. Check my page out (Click the black menu bar at the top of my page). I blog about a lot of different topics, but that’s the cool thing about blogging, isn’t it? We can write about whatever we want.
      I’m glad to see you’re doing well. It’s nice to hear from you.

    • How has the blogging world been treating you?

      • Belinda

        It’s been well, thank you! I’ve really enjoyed it the past several months, and have gotten to the point that I feel badly if I don’t get to post! lol. How have you been?

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  5. One of my readers: libbyvanhelsing, at Libby’s Piece of Mind has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. In accepting this Award, I am required to nominate fifteen other blogs which I feel are deserving of this recognition.

    So I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Here’s the rules;
    Thank and link to the person who nominated you.

    List the rules and display the award.

    Share seven facts about yourself.

    Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

    Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you, both are found at this link:


  6. Coolest blog I’ve seen in a while. Your wedding duds say it all. Talent. Pure talent. And not a “precious” bone to be found.

  7. Hello! I’ve just found your blog, via a weekly challenge you wrote. It’s a great blog! I’m quite new to blogging and write about lots of different things. We live on a yacht in Greece, but are currently in the uk visiting friends and family. When we get back to the boat, my blog will mostly be about sailing, and the places we visit, but at the moment it’s a rather random blog about what I get up to every day.

  8. What a lovely blog! Your puppy looks so adorable. Alert and sitting with poise. Too cute 🙂

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  16. HI! I am really enjoying your blog. I will check out more later. My kids have reached the point where they feel like Mama has had enough computer time and they plan on distracting me by doing their interpretation of Thunder-dome……”2 May Enter…..” 🙂 I just started my second blog. I had started one about seven years ago, but that was before kids. My life has changed so much that I decided to start a new one. I’m still working to get more readers and get going on this new blog. Any advice from you would be greatly appreciated!! I hope you have a great, blessed day!!

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  18. Tamara Jefferies

    Just had to acknowledge that awesome nod to Star Trek in your introduction. That put a smile on my face. Have a great day!

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  28. I live with bipolar disorder and OCD too. So glad I found your blog! Seems like you’ve built a great community. Looking forward to reading more.

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