I grew up in a time when the term “homemaker” carried a negative connotation of a mother who did nothing but sit at home all day. Since growing up and adopting the term for myself, I have learned that a homemaker is so much more than someone who just stays home. It truly is a noble vocation with a bad rep. I want to introduce you to modern homemaking and show you why this profession is just as worthy as any other.
What is modern homemaking?
I have noticed a trend among millennial women like myself. So many of us are craving simpler lives. We are desperate to learn skills that are grandparents knew, but were never passed down to us. Many of us don’t know how to cook or clean our homes. We end up completely overwhelmed by our kids, our homes, and our work lives. The balance feels impossible.
What if we just stop the madness? What if we get back to our roots and pull our children in closer and make our homes an inviting, peaceful sanctuary from the rest of the world?
Modern homemaking allows 21st century women to regain those long lost skills while still adapting to the modern world. Maybe we use our skills to work from home so we can keep up with the housework. Maybe we learn to delegate household tasks to all of the members of our family so that all of the work doesn’t fall on our shoulders. That is what modern homemaking is. It’s taking control of our homes and our lives so they can run smoothly. It’s making sure our homes are clean and comfortable, the clothes are washed, and there’s food on the table.
Modern Homemaking Encouragement
While homemaking may be old fashioned, it will look different for every person who calls themself a homemaker. If you’re needing some encouragement in your homemaking journey, these articles are sure to help!
A Homemaker’s Prayer – I wrote A Homemaker’s Prayer to encourage myself and any other weary mama out there. Some days are just so hard in the home, but with the help of the Lord we can get through!
Proverbs 31 Scripture Pack – Many women look to the Proverbs 31 woman as a role model. These scripture cards can be referred to when you need a little reminder about her life.
How To Find Contentment in the Mundane Tasks of Homemaking – Contentment at home is hard for many women. These are some of my best tips for being content at home.
The Five Rules of Homemaking with Little Ones – Homemaking with little ones is tough! Here are some tips!
When Homemaking Seems Overwhelming – Are you overwhelmed in your homemaking? Read this?
Why I Love Homemaking – I truly love homemaking. Here are some of my top reasons.
10 Homemaking Books You Need To Read – I love books. I have learned so much about homemaking because of wonderful books. Here are 10 of my favorites!
Homemaking Quotes to Inspire the Weary Woman – Get some inspiration during the tough days with these qutoes.
How To Be An Efficient Homemaker
Becoming an efficient homemaker begins with a solid plan. It’s always helpful to map out your routines, ideas, and plans for your home. I use my Clean and Organized Home Management System to keep track of every detail of my home from the budget, to meals, and more!
Since I love mapping out my plans on paper, I use my Clean and Organized Home Management Binder system to keep up with my life, but I also use many electronic reminders to help me keep up with things for our home!
Calendar App – I use the calendar app on my iPhone to keep up with appointments. Our family use the “family sharing” feature so my husband and older kids also know what’s going on with our calendars easily.
Google Sheets – To keep up with my small business’ income and expenses, I use Google Sheets. It’s been the easiest thing I could implement to track those expenses. You could even use it for your own household budget.
Mint.com – My husband and I use mint.com to track our spending. It automatically tracks and categorizes purchases we make with our credit and debit cards.
Are you struggling with the “how” of implementing homemaking routines? I’m here to help with these articles!
Housekeeping Routines – We can’t get around having to clean the house. Check out all of these housekeeping routines to help you manage the cleanliness of your home!
How To Declutter Your Home – Everyone has to do it. You can’t hang on to everything you’ve ever possessed. Here’s a guide to decluttering your home!
Monthly Cleaning Calendars – Each month I release a new monthly cleaning calendar for you to follow to keep your house clean!
Zone Cleaning – Part of my cleaning method is zone cleaning. It is so helpful for keeping your home deep cleaned!
Meal Planning on a Budget – Of course, meal planning is essential for any homemaking. Here’s how I manage meal planning on a budget.
Old Fashioned Homemaking Routines – Learn about these old fashioned homemaking routines from Little House on the Prairie, the Victorian era, and the 1950s!
Old Fashioned Homemaking Skills – Now that you know the routines, learn some of these old fashioned homemaking skills to amp up your own homemaking!
Lessons from the Hidden Art of Homemaking – Oh, this book is so good! It was written in the early 70s, but most everything Edith Schaeffer talks about can be applied to today!
Make sure you join us in The Homemaker’s Resource Library! We have free monthly cleaning calendars and many more printables available!