We started this site to fill a niche in the web. We’ve found that a lot of publications talk down to women. We’ve also found that it’s hard to get good, practical advice for household things when you’re a woman! A lot of sites’ appliance reviews, guides and tutorials assume that only men are interested in things like DIY carpentry or handling a carpet installation.
We aim to change all that with WifeKnows! Here at Wifeknows we believe women can do anything they set their minds to! Whether it’s something traditionally associated with women, like beauty products, or something that’s not, like learning how to make your own bed frame, we’ll help you out with practical, fun guides written by our team of amazing women!
Likewise, any smart man knows that “wife knows best!” So, guys, please read anything on this site that interests you!
Meet Our Team
Abby Larson, founder and editor-in-chief
The site was founded by Abby Larson, an LA native. She’s been married for 7 years, and has just welcomed her second daughter into the world! Abby’s written about life hacks, tips and tricks for busy women since her college days.
As a busy mom and business owner who’s always on the rush, she understands that you don’t want to be spending your time agonizing about purchases or trying to figure projects out yourself instead of living your dreams! So, she started WifeKnows to share her own experiences and to create a resource for everyone!
You’ll know from browsing the site that WifeKnows encompasses a number of different things: product reviews, how-to’s, buying guides, and more. Abby’s been approaching the site in an open-ended way, writing about whatever she’s been dealing with personally, as well as reader suggestions.
She’s particularly passionate about buying guides. Who doesn’t love shopping, right? Well, it’s not always fun. After being frustrated by the process of shopping for furniture and appliances as a new homeowner, she realized that there was no good place for women to learn about this stuff. So, she started compiling tips to inform women about how appliances work, how to shop for them in an informed way, and how to navigate the exciting time of creating your household!
For the past few years, Abby has expanded her focus to deal with reviews and advice for buying all sorts of home goods, beauty projects and appliances. These days, she is the chief editor of WifeKnows, which has become a larger team! She now shares the writing and brainstorming of new guides and reviews with an incredible team of colleagues.
Amanda Tucker, appliance guru
When WifeKnows expanded into doing some appliance guides and reviews, we teamed up with the fabulous Amanda Tucker to give us her fun, informed take on home electronics, specially kitchen appliances. Amanda is a mother of two and she has over 12 years of experience in the kitchen as an excellent home and professional cook! She loves nothing more than to have an elegant dinner party.
Amanda’s years of kitchen expertise has given her ample knowledge of how kitchen appliances work. She’s also a total geek when it comes to gadgetry! Amanda always knows where to look for the newest models, and loves to test them herself when she can get ahold of them. You can expect her to give you judicious reviews of products that incorporate her knowledge of appliances as well as her perspective as someone who cooks constantly! Like the best reviewers, it takes quite a lot to impress Amanda. That’s why you know her recommendations are truly the best things in the market!
Jenny L. Brown, kids and baby expert
Our second original section to be created is currently managed by Jenny, mother of fraternal twins – a boy and a girl! Her unique experience has added a lot to her perspective with all the color-coded and gender-oriented products in the kids market these days! She started writing for us when her babes were super small, so that she could spend lots of quality time with them at home while still putting her skills to good use!
Now that her kids are in school, Jenny has been able to return to her work as an interior designer. We’re grateful that she still makes time to write for us, though! She adds a lot to our team with her knowledge and expert eye for style. She’s also passionate about healthy parenting, so you can learn all about how to buy safe, non-toxic products for your little ones by reading her guides!
Alice McLaughlin, beauty queen and DIYer extraordinaire
For our section dedicated specially to beauty care, which has been one of our most read, Alice McLaughlin adds her expertise as a part-time makeup artist and product aficionado! She works semi-professionally doing makeup and hair for a community theatre company in her area!
When she’s working for WifeKnows, she focuses on reviewing lots of appliances and products in the personal care department. She’s also a passionate DIYer in her spare time! We love the fun, practical ideas she brings to the office. You can find lots of her tutorials and tips in our Blog section.
Michelle Jenkins, sleep and bedroom guru
The most recent section of our site started life as a spin-off of the Kids & Baby section. We originally focused on kids’ mattresses, but have since expanded into reviewing mattresses, beds, and other bedroom items for everyone in the family!
Jenny shares her decoration knowledge with Michelle, who has worked in the furniture industry for over 10 years. Here they review not only furniture but everything bedroom-related! You can rely on them to find you products that are super comfy as well as stylish!