I'm going to try something new this month, and we'll see how it goes! Throughout the summer I've loved having my kids home, but all too often I've become somewhat of a grouchy-stressed-out-crazy-woman without a real plan for my day in place.
While I love blogging here on PPP, it takes a lot of time, and is a full time job on top of my family priorities. I realized over the last few weeks that I was spending so much time working that I wasn't enjoying my first love, being a homemaker.
As I've shared before, God's always put this weird desire in my heart for homemaking. I love baking, cooking, and sometimes even cleaning 🙂 and more than anything my heart has always desired to care for my home and those in it.
I feel incredibly blessed that I'm able to do all those things, and work from home too. (I mean really, who gets that kind of opportunity?) But, just like everyone, there are days when I get overwhelmed by the housework and the cooking and the cleaning (and the kids . . .) and I lose sight of why I do all this.
So for fun (really, completely selfishly . . . ) I thought I'd spend the month of August sharing a homemaking tip with you each night to force myself into hunting down resources to keep me focused, and maybe encourage you too. As I've shared before, whether you're a mom or not, whether you stay at home or work outside the home, if you're a woman you are a homemaker so this series is just for you.
I didn't mean for that to turn into a dissertation ~ yikes!
Okay, so let's get started.
For tonight, take a minute to read this interesting article on a “real 1950s cleaning routine for our modern day world.” It's from The Modern 50's Housewife, and I so enjoyed poking around her site!
Initially as I read it I loved it all (I'm so much a 1950's housewife born 50 years too late!), but I was hesitant to share because of what you might think. As I scrolled through, I realized the same issues we have today were issues moms have had forever, and I love the suggestion to focus on our home before everything else each morning. (And reading through the comments were fantastic!)
So, anyone with me and ready to start focusing on the favorites around us at home each day? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one and if it's something you're even interested in. Leave a comment to share!
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