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Something Close To My Heart

Saturday, October 13, 2018

I want to talk about something that is close to my heart this season: Homemaking.
NOT housekeeping, I am not a maid! But taking a house and turning it into a home; a place your family can feel loved, accepted, and safe. That does include keeping it clean and organized, but that is only part of it!

About two weeks ago, with the coming of Fall, I started thinking about how I could be a better homemaker. I know no one is perfect, and that is not what I'm aiming for at all! But at the time my illnesses were flaring up, I was having a very hard time, the house was a mess and my to do list had a to do list!! I was longing for decluttered, comfy, peace!

So on my search I ran across a Homemakers Vision done by SimpleLivingMama, she shared on one of her blogs her own vision, and I loved it so much, because it is exactly what I was wanting/feeling, I adopted it as my own! Now the four simple sentences she had on her pic of her page was a detailed 3 page long vision of what I want for my family and how to get there. Are we going to magically get there? No. Are we even going to reach the high goals I put out there for us? Maybe, maybe not, but at least I have something to aim for now. If you'd like a link to the exact blog that I found the Homemakers Vision on, just say so in the comments and I'll sparkmail it to you.

I have not been well enough to get much done, but I've gone over my plans and goals and aspirations with my kids and my DH, they are all on board, yay! Now to begin learning things I never was taught and never bothered to learn. Meal planning for one. I have no idea how to go about it or where to even start! Thankfully I've found some blogs on SimpleLivingMama on just this topic and am going to work on learning how to do that in the upcoming week. I'm going to try to learn how to do it with my DDs. For some reason I don't know, my Mom never taught me the basics of keeping house. Now I want to immerse myself in learning and making this house more of a home, day by day.

How about you? How do you deal with homemaking?

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    I'm finally catching up on your blogs! I am right there with you. I've been reading blogs about homemaking and making your home a haven to get me inspired. I've found a few that have good ideas that I'll incorporate, but I really need to get on the ball with the basics too. My mom never taught me the basics of keeping a home either - no cleaning, no cooking, no budgeting or meal planning. I'm all on my own here. It's never too late to get started. I've been getting by all this time, but I really want to thrive in my role. We can do this!!
    694 days ago
    702 days ago
    love that idea. I can cook and worked at a nursing home and cooked for 200 people.
    Houdrkrrpinh i do some homemaking well have to check ot put emoticon
    705 days ago
    Wonderful blog topic! Speaking of homemaking...there is also an "online" or "digital" version--dear friend, it is time to update your profile photo--you've changed so much in this past few months the old one doesn't look like you. Best wishes to you and your family. I'm so excited to hear of the changes you continue to make improving your lives daily.

    706 days ago
    My parents both worked full time. My sister and I cleaned the house every week. We learned how to clean when we were about 11 or 12. And did yard work. Helped with laundry too. I am sure that my parents still had some to do. We also had a second home and we cleaned and did yard work there too! I am lucky as I have a cleaning lady come on Friday now. It helps that she can vacuum the stairs and mop the floors and clean the bathrooms. I still have to vacuum throughout the week - animal hair! But I work so much now and I just don't want to spend my free time cleaning. But I need to keep working another 6 or 7 years. Once I retire, I will just clean myself.
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