My name is Laura Tremaine and I like lipstick, Stephen King, Dr. Pepper, and the internet.
Also, I am literally a Hollywood housewife.
I grew up in a small town in southern Oklahoma. The summer after I graduated from college, a broken heart and general itchiness sent me fleeing sight unseen to California. I didn't know anyone, I didn't have a job. It was the most important decision I’ve ever made.
That first year away from home was hard and scary and wonderful. I fell into television production, and for six years reality television ruled my world. I got to work on some amazing projects, and some not-so-amazing projects. When the novelty wore off, I knew I was in the wrong business.
During that first year on the west coast, I met the cute director who was to become my husband. He was my boss, and on the surface we couldn’t be more opposite. We got married a few years later, and started having babies a few years after that.
When our first child was just a few months old, I started this blog. Calling myself a Hollywood housewife was meant to be a joke, but as time marched on, it became a self-fulling prophecy. Our family lived and worked in Hollywood, and I pursued creative work at home.
The years I've spent writing on the internet have been some of the most fulfilling of my life. I've met many of my closest friends through the web, and redefined for myself the "housewife" cliche. In addition to traveling all over the US for conferences and speaking gigs, this blog has sent me to Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Israel. It has been a blast.
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If you want to know more about how I became the Hollywood Housewife, these stories give the broad strokes: