The Art of Homemaking

The Art of Homemaking

      I love to watch old episodes of “The Brady Bunch” and “Leave it to Beaver.” The happy, content mothers who were all too happy to don a full skirt and heels only to clean her home all day. Now, in all honesty, I think we all know Carol Brady not only did not work, she did not clean! What did she do all day???

      In today’s world ( and real life) we (homemakers) are probably not dressed up during our M-F work week. I know I only dress up for church or other formal occasions. As a matter of fact, while I am at home cleaning I just want to be comfortable. 

      Homemaking is an art, no matter what you are wearing. We take great pride in our work, and our families appreciate it. Since it is a never- ending task (around here anyway) I am so grateful to know that there is help available! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle sale begins today! The bundle is filled with information regarding all aspects of homemaking. Cleaning, cooking and organizational tips galore! The bundle includes several books and resources at a discount. This sale is only a week long, so check it out today:

      Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

        

      This valuable bundle will help you save time and energy! Have a wonderful day!

      Blessings…

      Making Things Simple

      Making Things Simple

      As unbelievable as it sounds, I can get overwhelmed. As a mom to six, I am constantly cleaning, driving, and worrying. Years ago, someone told me it would get easier as they got older, but I tell you, it’s not true! (You probably already know this.)  I have two teenagers in the house right now, and they are consumed with activities. I am not complaining. I want them to be involved in the community. However, their stress has a trickle-down effect. More activity=less cleaning time. I can easily fall behind in those mundane house-keeping tasks that cannot be put off.  

       {Laundry day…waaaah!!!}

      The good thing about having a large family is that they can help out! I make sure we all pitch in. This teaches my daughters (and sons) to contribute and be responsible. Helping clean up another’s mess teaches service, and this is important to me. There is no greater reward than to see my child help someone out of the goodness of their own heart. 

      As we progress through Holy Week, I feel close to God. I feel like he is calling me to make changes in my life. I want to simplfy the things in my life that have caused me to worry. This past weekend, we purged the upstairs bedrooms. It was an eye-opening experience. We threw away many broken toys and bagged up tons of clothes that no longer fit. Our parish is having a rummage sale in April, so this was the perfect time.  

       {This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks!}

      Our parish had a Quilt Bingo yesterday. I had the privilege to help in the kitchen, which was hard to do because of all the delicious temptations surrounding me! 

       {My kitchen window view} 

      We still have a lot of work to do on our spring cleaning / purging project. I want to make minimalism a part of our lives. This seems like a way to keep things simple for all of us. No more lost shoes, books, hair bows, etc. I am sure, however, we will still lose socks. 

      Will you be doing spring cleaning anytime soon? Will you need help? Fear not! Have you heard of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle? It’s incredible! There are several ebooks included in the package. The bundle is filled with priceless information every homemaker needs. Follow this link for more information:

      Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

      I encourage you to simplify your life as much as possible so you may enjoy spring and summer with your family. Comment below with your purging ideas for spring! Happy Easter!

      Blessings…