31 Days of Homemaking Series: What is Homemaking?

Welcome to the 31 Days of Homemaking Series!

Today starts a fabulous 31 days of homemaking writing challenge. When I first heard about the challenge last year, it was too late for me to take it on, but I knew I wanted to do it. I penciled it on my blogging calendar and was quickly reminded of it when I received a newsletter in my inbox. So I got busy writing some wonderful encouragements, tips and recipes!

31 Days of Homemaking Series: DAY 1- What is homemaking? It's not just about cleaning, it's the atmosphere we create for our families to live in. frogslilypad.net

31 Days of Homemaking Series


Everything I will be writing about will be related to homemaking for the next month. You will find tips, recipes and a few how-to’s. Before I go on, my Thankful Thursdays link up will still be opened every week. Those of you who receive these posts by email, those Thursday posts will be longer than normal because two posts will be included.
What is Homemaking?

Homemaking is the art of making a house a home for our families. This includes cleaning, cooking, laundry, decorating, managing the household accounts, and the list goes on. I am one homemaker who does not manage the accounts. My husband is in charge of the checking account and paying the bills. This is his choice after I tried dealing with them and gave him several heart attacks over the years.

The heart of homemaking is not how magazine photo ready your home is, but the atmosphere we create in making our home a haven for our families to come home to from being out in the daily world.

I was reading not too long ago about the word homemaker and how many feel the word is something that they either can’t measure up to or is offensive. Well, no one is June Cleaver. In fact, she was not a real homemaker; everything she did was for show. Martha Stewart, please, she has people tending to her everyday affairs so she can look as if she has it all together. And as for the word being offensive because it is a throwback to days gone by when women “didn’t have a choice”. I have to disagree, many women in those days “didn’t have a choice” because they didn’t want anything else other than being at home caring for their families. They chose to be a homemaker.

Being a homemaker is an honorable title for anyone who is caring for the home no matter how imperfect we are.

I hope you'll join me every day this month as I share 31 Days of Homemaking. If you miss anything, you can always go to the 31 Days of Homemaking page and find all the links to each of the posts I shared.



12 comments

  1. Hi Lori,
    Thanks for sticking up for us "Home Makers!" I believe homemaking is one, if not the best, opportunity God has entrusted to women! i look forward to reading your post each day:) I would also like to thank you for hosting the linkup! I know from one homemaker to another, you are busy. It is a blessing to be apart of the link! God Bless!

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  2. Looks like fun, Lori. Love your words.

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  3. Ohh, I'm really looking forward to this. I have loved being a homemaker and count it an honor.

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  4. Hi, Lisa. I will always stick up for homemakers because our occupation is a God honoured job. I love being a homemaker!

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  5. Tori, I am really excited about this and have been for a while. I just hope it doesn't fizzle out before the end.

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  6. I love being a homemaker! Every time paperwork asks for my occupation, I write it with pride (the good kind of pride lol). I love reading homemaking posts (continuing education, right?) so you know I'm looking forward to your posts!

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  7. Lori, I have been a home maker for over 56 yrs,and I love my job! thanks for all you have to say on homemaking. we are never too old to learn.love you Mom.

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  8. Hi, Heather. I love being a homemaker. I had a chance to explain why I'm not a housewife but a homemaker last year when I was buying hunting license. It is an honor to be a homemaker. I love it - continuing education!

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  9. Thanks, Momma. I love you too!

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  10. I love being a homemaker! Taking care of my family and making my house a home brings me so much joy.

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  11. I do too, Wendi. There is so much joy in caring for my family, I would not trade it for anything in the world.

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