Thank you for visiting my blog, Start Homemaking! I am so glad that you stopped by, and I hope that you will find articles and resources that will help you to grow as a homemaker, and to accomplish your ongoing goals in homemaking! It is my wish to provide information, ideas, and inspiration for women in all walks of life, to help them to honor Christ in how they manage their homes.
What is homemaking, you may be asking? In practical terms, homemaking is simply household management. It is something that all of us have to do. It looks different in some ways for everyone. It can vary based on the season of life you are in, where you live, your interests, how many people live with you, and your personality. It may include the tasks of providing food for your household, keeping your living space clean and organized, managing your finances, taking care of laundry, child rearing, homeschooling, gardening, hospitality, caring for aging parents, planning for the future, time management, and health, among other things. Homemaking is not limited to just families, but also includes single people as well.
But homemaking is so much more than regular, mundane activities that we have no choice but to do. With the right viewpoint and the right attitude, it can be a source of joy and a blessing to your family, to your community, and to the world.
This may seem like I am exaggerating, but consider this: If you have a lot of responsibilities, then means that you are very needed. More than likely, if you don’t do the work, no one else will. You are meeting the basic needs for yourself and for others in your family. This is a very praiseworthy work. In your daily life, especially if you are a mother, you are doing the most important work in building up the next generation. The work that you are doing is more important than the work of pastors, teachers, doctors, social workers, or anyone else. If you also go above and beyond that and open up your home to others in your community, you are creating yet another opportunity for ministry through the lost art of hospitality.
Homemaking extends across generations. How will your family heritage be passed on to your children, if it is not from you? What kind of spiritual legacy are you passing down? How will your children know how to manage their future responsibilities as adults, and how to raise up their children, if they do not absorb family values from you?
In my next post, I will be discussing why homemaking is important in the 21st Century. Stay tuned and subscribe for more updates!