Homemaking is too real and nitty-gritty for the likes of Martha Stewart. Making a home is not about putting on a perfect party or decorating the mantel just so.
Making a home is about creating a place for life to happen – and that’s both messy and joyous. We can embrace both aspects of homemaking. In fact, we must.
If you feel like you need some homemaking help, know that you are not alone. This selection of resources is only the tip of the iceberg that you will find here at Simply Convivial.
Homemaking is a big job.
- It involves caring for a home.
- It involves caring about the people in the home.
- It involves feeding and clothing the people in the home.
- It involves managing the details of life for the family.
I want to help you dig in and do your job well -not out of pride or ambition, but in order to glorify God in the way you steward your resources and responsibilities.
Before we can do a job, we have to know what that job entails, so knowing what homemaking is and how to get better at homemaking is vital.
Let’s dig in.
Homemaking: faithfully manage the housework.
Chores might be what most of us think of when we think of homemaking, though as a responsibility it is so much more. Still, often, the housework is what we have to get under control when we seek out homemaking help. So here are some basic strategies to overcome this hurdle:
Homemaking & housework:
- A cleaning plan for every personality type
- Life is like laundry (the work never ends)
- Hey slob, you might be a perfectionist
- The pros & cons of schedules, routines, and winging it
- Functional housecleaning, not sensational housecleaning
- How to build a housework framework
- How to juggle housework & homeschooling
- Why kids need chores
- Home is for hospitality
- How to create a personalized housekeeping plan
- Entropy: 3 ways to deal with it
- How to clean house while homeschooling
- What a novel taught me about housework
- What making my bed taught me about goals
- Clean house with the end in mind
- Charlotte-Mason-style housecleaning
Feature article: Why should I clean my house?
Does is seem unreasonable that homemaking feels so hard when it seems so simple? Don’t miss this article: Why is homemaking so hard?
Featured article: Lost Tools of Homemaking
Faithfully manage the meals.
Feeding everyone three times – or more! – a day is easily overwhelming and exhausting, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some ideas for taking the mental strain out of the most basic element of homemaking: menu planning.
Better meals, better homemaking:
- Cook dinner by formula, not recipe
- 5 grocery store tips
- 8 ideas for making family meals happen
- How to simplify breakfast on a busy morning
Faithfully manage your attitude.
Our attitude is our most important homemaking tool, and it’s one we don’t organize often enough.
These articles will help you understand the importance of organizing your attitude as well as how to organize your attitude so that you can grow in joy no matter what comes in life.
Homemakers are persons, too:
- How to find rest as a mom at home
- Don’t lean in; lean on
- Becoming diligent: 3 keys
- Made to tend
- When you need to walk away
- Growth mindset for moms
- Budgeting time for rest and renewal
Keep truth in front of your eyes. Download this high-impact printable.
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