But now that I'm, well...here all day 5 days a week, what's my excuse?
I'm still working on that one. I'll get back to you. (The kids are even too big to blame--No, they didn't want to "nurse every 10 minutes". No, they weren't "fussy" all day and wanting to be held. No, "they didn't take a nap" isn't the excuse because they don't take them any more.) Still thinking...
I'm realizing the longer I am home that there is a lot more to "being home" than cleaning house and taking care of the kids. That phrase "stay-at-home-mom"? It's deceiving. I am not just a SAHM. So, what am I?
Let's take a look at a certain part of Titus 2. I love doing this. Here we go:
NIV--to be busy at home
The Message--keep a good house
NLT--to work in their homes
KJV--keepers at home
ESV--working at home
CEV--as well as a good homemaker
NVI--cuidadosas del hogar
Oh, sorry. Got carried away there. OK, you get the idea. No matter what translation you look at, it's really hard to mess this little part up (although The Message comes close). This is a big important job. Keeping the home. Working here. Making the home. Being busy here. There is a lot more going on than just staying at home. Honestly, I'm still in transition mode. I've been home full time less than a year. Whether you work outside the home or never have...you are welcome here because we are ALL homemakers.
So I think we shall spend some time exploring all the parts of what being a keeper of our homes and a homemaker means here at my little blog. The key words in that sentence were "we" and "exploring". As in "we will be exploring this together" (through your comments). Don't come here for excellent expert information though. Not from someone whose laundry room once looked like this.
And the keyword in that sentence was "once." I totally have different clothes on the floor now.
Looking forward to learning with you!