Homemaking Matters , Now More Then Ever

This year when I was prioritizing my goals in my Powersheets I decided to focus on growing this blog, it took a couple of months to really dig in, I did also set some other pretty lofty goals, but here I am, and I am loving it! Connecting with so many of you has been amazing, and I love the community we are building here.

And while the reaction has been generally incredibly positive, there is always someone who shows up in the comment section or my inbox ready for a fight. Usually, with the thought that “housewife” & “homemaker” are antiquated terms, that reek of oppression and degradation.

Somewhere along the way our society has embraced the idea that being a homemaker isn’t “good enough” for modern women.

But homemaking matters, now more than ever before.

Before I get into why I believe with my whole heart homemaking matters, let me clear the air.

This is a 100% judgment-free zone. I am not here to make you feel bad about your choices, or what you need to do to survive. I am here to cheer you on, and help support you in your journey to create a home life you love, whether you work full time, part time, or stay at home. It doesn’t matter if have kids living at home, or have no kids living at home. I want to empower you, wherever you are in life.

Ok, lets get back into it…

If you subscribe to my emails you will know the story of how this blog was born, and why I choose to emulate the 1950’s Housewife. Yes, I wanted a clean and efficient household, but even more importantly, I wanted to build a family culture and home life that promotes love, peace, togetherness, and generosity. I wanted me, and my home to be a soft place for my family to land after a long day.

I want my kids to feel loved, nurtured and cared for.

I want my husband to feel appreciated, and to be able to relax, and find comfort after a long day.

I want a home that has systems in place, so I don’t feel drained and overwhelmed managing it.

Homemaking is about so much more than cleaning, and as the homemaker, you have the power to accomplish all this!

Here is the thing, the world is not a kind place. There have always been, and there will always be mean, rude, and disrespectful people, but it seems lately incivility is on the rise. From politics, to drivers on the freeway, and just about every situation in between, there is a loss of the niceties and manners that once defined civil society.

Which makes creating a calm and comfortable home environment all the more important.

Homemaking isn’t just about clean floors and toilets, it’s about nurturing others and ourselves. Homemaking is a loving act of service. It is about creating that safe cozy place to return to at the end of the day.

When we as homemakers, take the time to make our family’s favorite meal, wash and put away laundry, and make sure there is a sense of order and cleanliness in our home, it’s telling the people who live here that they are important and that we love them.

If you struggle with homemaking, I encourage you to think of homemaking as a way to love your home, your family members, and yourself instead of a million mundane tasks.

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5 Comments

  1. What a great post. It hit me right in the heart. I believe this whole heartedly. It was when I realized that homemaking was a way to love on my husband and kids, it brought joy to my tasks instead of daily dread. It’s a lost art. So happy to have found a like-minded soul as yourself.

  2. I’m so happy to stumble across your site. I have been a housewife and mother for the past 27 years, sometimes working outside the home and other times full time at home. It is a job that doesn’t get the credit it deserves. I have never been the best at keeping my home clean per se. I’m easily distracted and not a “born organized”, so I need checklists & reminders, especially now that my brain doesn’t function like it used to. Homemaking & parenting is one of the most unrewarded jobs by society and the people living in ones home, but one I am so blessed to be able to work at. Thank you for having a place to encourage women in a job they will never regret. Time with your husband and children is one thing you can’t get back.

  3. I am so happy to have found your blog as well. I work from home but I can tell you, being a homemaker completely fills my soul every single day!

  4. Thank you so much for this. My kids are grown and have families of their own now. I ended up a single mom of 3, them met a single dad with 3 and we became a large blended family. I had a job ooutside the home of course as it took a lot to raise 6 kids- A LOT, 60 hour work weeks. I was finally able to have my dream of being a stay-at-home homemaker the last 8-9 years. But wow have I caught a lot of flack for it! I’m 54 years old and have tons of grandchildren that I get to spend time with. But others want to tell me I should be working outside the home. I just don’t understand why some think they should get to decide what’s best for others. So thanks for the encouraging words here, everything you’ve said is so true. I’m so happy that Homemaking is making a come back! Keep spreading the word – Love your blog!
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