Needing some homemaking motivation? Look no further, I have 35 of the best homemaking quotes for inspiration to share with you. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s dive in.
The best parts of my career have been spent being a home mom. Doing the very hard work of a woman with the utmost pride. Well, that is once I realized just how important a housewife’s work is.
But every so often I need a boost, a bit of inspiration if you will and nothing helps me more than words of encouragement. Beautiful quotes like the ones I have here for you help me get into the right mindset. After all, homemaking can be tough. The hours are long, the work is repetitive and our society doesn’t exactly celebrate the homemaker these days. So even when you love it as much as I do.
There are still moments when I feel irritated or overwhelmed. I go straight to these beautiful homemaker quotes that cut right to the heart. They serve as a great reminder of the importance of the work each of us does within our own homes. If you ask me, it has been the most important work of my life.
The best thing about these quotes is that each time I read them they fill me with a renewed purpose and even new strength; to face the never-ending list of daily tasks each of us face within the walls of our homes. They serve as a reminder that ordinary work like household duties and taking care of a sick child provide great value. Some might even regard it as the ultimate career.
I hope they can bless you in that same way on days when you need it most.
Charming Homemaking Quotes
“I’m only a housewife, I’m afraid.” How often do we hear this shocking admission. I’m afraid when I hear it I feel very angry indeed. Only a housewife: only a practitioner of one of the two most noble professions (the other one is that of a farmer); only the mistress of a huge battery of high and varied skills and custodian of civilization itself. Only a typist, perhaps! Only a company director, or a nuclear physicist; only a barrister; only the President! When a woman says she is a housewife she should say it with the utmost pride, for there is nothing higher on this planet to which she could aspire.”– John Seymour
“Home is the nicest word there is.”– Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Ma liked everything on her table to be pretty.”– Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Go on with your work as usual, for work is a blessed solace.”-Louisa May Alcott
“Rain is in the forecast. A pot of coffee is brewing on the counter, and the kitchen is fragrant with apples and cinnamon. Eleanor Tomlinson’s album is playing on repeat; I could listen for the rest of my days and never tire of it. Autumn is in full swing here in Maine and it makes the rhythms of homemaking all the more joyous.”– Samantha Lindsey
“What must be done is best done cheerfully.”-Laura Ingalls Wilder
“I have found that there is romance in housework: and charm in it; and whimsy and humor without end. I have found that the housewife works hard, of course–but likes it. Most people who amount to anything do work hard, at whatever their job happens to be. The housewife’s job is home-making, and she is, in fact, ‘making the best of it’; making the best of it by bringing patience and loving care to her work; sympathy and understanding to her family; making the best of it by seeing all the fun in the day’s incidents and human relationships. The housewife realizes that home-making is an investment in happiness. It pays everyone enormous dividends. There are huge compensations for the actual labor involved…There are unhappy housewives, of course. But there are unhappy stenographers and editresses and concert singers. The housewife whose songs I sing as I go about my work, is the one who likes her job” -Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”-Louisa May Alcott
Beautiful Homemaking Quotes
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action.”- Mother Theresa
“Today when you nurture, love and meet the needs of your beloveds with beauty, it will make a difference in how they face their whole day.”– Sally Clarkson
“I am sure that there is no place in the world where your message would not be enhanced by your making the place (whether tiny or large, a hut or a palace) orderly, artistic, and beautiful with some form of creativity, some form of ‘art’ ”– Edith Schaeffer
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”-Thomas Moore
“The best things in life are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”-Robert Louis Stevenson
“The housewife’s job is home-making, and she is, in fact, ‘making the best of it’; making the best of it by bringing patience and loving care to her work; sympathy and understanding to her family; making the best of it by seeing all the fun in the day’s incidents and human relationships.”-Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
“Keeping a home not only requires time, energy, and creativity, but it also calls for skills and experience. I believe homemaking is an art, and to pursue any piece of art demands time and talent.”-Dorothy Kelley Patterson
“The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.”-Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Time is never wasted when you use it to create a better environment for your family and for others. Home is a place where busyness is proper, called for, and desperately needed. Don’t neglect to busy yourself with your homemaking.”– Elizabeth George
Practical Homemaking Quotes
“The most important work you’ll ever do will be in your own home” – Harold Lee
“Everyday acts within the home are more powerful than you might think” – Rod Dreher
“There needs to be a homemaker exercising some measure of skill, imagination, creativity, and desire to fulfill needs and give pleasure to others in the family. How precious a thing is the human family. Is it not worth some sacrifice in time, energy, safety, discomfort, work? Does anything come forth without work?” – Edith Schaeffer
The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. -Julia Child
“Whatever else we may slight, let it never be our home-making. If we do nothing else well in this world, let us at least build well within our own doors.”-J.R Miller
“It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existence, [but] you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?” -Audrey Hepburn
“I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionnaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It’s an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren’t stupid because you’re a housewife. When you’re stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare.”-Tasha Tudor
Christian Homemaking Quotes
“Home is the kingdom in which we have the daily choice and power to make our tiny domain one of light or darkness.”-Sally Clarkson
“Home is the definition of God;”- Emily Dickinson
“The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.” -J.R. Miller
“The way you keep your house, the way you organize your time, the care you take in your personal appearance, the things you spend your money on, all speak loudly about what you believe. The beauty of thy peace shines forth in an ordered life. A disordered life speaks loudly of disorder in the soul.” -Elizabeth Elliot
“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.”-Charles Spurgeon
“No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless.”-Isabella Alden
“What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow.” -Martin Luther
“She must look upon her home as the one spot on earth, for which she is alone responsible, and which she must cultivate well for God.” -J.R Miller
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