In episode 2 of The Art Of Homemaking series, this week I want to touch on Homemaking Skills. I hope you find this series inspiring as you go about your homemaking today.
Acquiring Skills as a Homemaker
Homemaking is a journey and for most of us it takes years to acquire skills that create a well-running home. It doesn’t just happen overnight. Though I can tell you many women start out thinking that it is just cleaning or just making dinner only to quickly realize it is so much more than that. These are mere elements of homemaking. The real bootstrap moments are doing this on repeat, having great systems in place, and dialing in our intentions for our homes. Did I mention doing this all with a sense of joy?
It is a good idea to ask ourselves, what do we want our homes to reflect? And more importantly, how do we want the people within our homes to feel in this environment we’ve created? Surely the clean laundry and homemade soup on the stove are great starters. But it is the skilled homemaker that knows that this will need repeating. Which will then require a good mindset, love, and intention.
Today as part of our series The Art of Homemaking, join me in the home as I discuss the idea of acquiring skills as a homemaker. I hope you enjoy today’s video and post.
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The Day Begins
It is a gloomy fall day and as always homemaking makes up the majority of my day. The day of any homemaker is likely filled with an endless number of tasks that seem impossible to complete.
It takes great skill to be here. Though at first glance it doesn’t appear so. One might ask, who couldn’t do this job?
It is only a bit of cleaning after all? But any good homemaker worthy of her title will tell you that her skills were developed over time.
That she wasn’t always good at it.
That she likely made many mistakes along the way. With anything you want to do well, you will need to acquire skills. You will need to fail many times. Burning dinners, forgetting to plan them, and forgetting the laundry on the line. If you find yourself here, you are not alone. And in time you will get better.
Entering a well-kept, comfortable home that is warm and inviting is no accident. Neither is a good meal had here. It is the work of a woman who cared enough to acquire the skills necessary for her home to be such a place.
In this series I want to highlight these skills in particular that are necessary for success as a homemaker.
My hope is to inspire and encourage you wherever you are at in this journey. Some days will be harder than others.
On days when all things seem to go wrong and they happen for all of us. It may appear that the culprit is failing to multi-task properly. However, a word stands out above this idea.
Preparation is defined as something done to get ready for an event or undertaking.
We can’t go into any job unprepared and expect great results, can we? It will be the same here.
It can be as simple as taking the meat from the freezer for dinner, knowing what you will make for meals, writing down your tasks for the following day, getting the homeschool table ready early, cleaning the kitchen the night before so it is ready to be used the next morning. Selecting designated days for different areas of deep cleaning. Writing a grocery list. Stocking up on staples.
These are small but significant things done in preparation for the bigger picture.
Often I find that when I fail to prepare, I am almost guaranteed to struggle.
So this week I speak to you as well as to myself, let us take time to prepare and conquer the days ahead.
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