Saturday, March 15, 2008

Homemaker: It Can't Be Time for Lunch, We Just Ate!

I know I am not alone in my efforts to become a homemaker in my mid-30's. Many of us got a late start. I am the product of the generation who grew up answering the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Trouble one told us that no matter what you want to be when you grow will have to live somewhere. You will probably have a family to care for.

Well, something is going on because every, single week I get at least 2 visitors to my blog via Google searches about homemaking. This week one of the searches was actually "teach me to be a homemaker." Google searcher, whoever you are...I hear ya. I hope you found better advice than this blog too! The point is, there are obviously a lot of women yearning for, feeling pulled toward, or at least wondering about this job of homemaker.

Here at The Family Revised, we are going to be discovering and learning together about all the different aspects to this role we have been blessed with by God. (See Titus 2) I'd like to start with the thing that seems to take up huge chunks of my

I was not prepared for how much time goes into planning, purchasing, preparing, (I need a "P" word here....oh well.), eating, and cleaning up from meals. Probably because I have very rarely been responsible for feeding my family 3 meals a day. From the time we got married, I ate my own breakfast (S rarely eats in the morning), we each ate at work, and then I fixed supper. Or, you know, went to a restaurant. Whichever. Fast forward a bit. Little Bit ate breakfast at day care, the girls ate lunch at school/day care, and we ate supper at home. Or...well, you know.

If I had been a homemaker from day one, I have no doubt I would be better at this by now. So this week we will be spending some time talking about the heart of our homes...the kitchen. I'm looking forward to it!


  1. I'm with ya, girl! Recently I posted that the singlemost thing that has helped me in my new 'experiment' is a menu plan. Dinner was hit and miss before and usually ended up with the phrase, "Would you like fries with that?" over an intercom! ROTFL!

  2. I look forward to this. My homemaking skills need a pick me up lesson. This sounds like just the recipe.

  3. Brenda- I loved your comment on Melanie's (Big Mama's) blog today. Just wanted to pop over here and tell you how your comment brought me a chuckle.

    Have a great night.

  4. It is amazing how many meals we eat away from home (or not homemade) when we are always on the go and never at home, isn't it?

  5. Count me in!

    I'm a bit behind, and will read the next post ASAP, so I won't comment much.

    Or did I already?


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)