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 is...no one told us that no matter what you want to be when you grow up....you 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 day...food.
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!