Saturday, February 2, 2013
It's a Process
For me, homemaking has been a process that has taken years to develop. I'm truly blessed to be able to stay home and keep my family going. Looking back, I'm reminded how far I've come in 17 years, but I still struggle in areas I've always had trouble in, mostly wanting too much leisure time. Progress is being made, though.
I used to buy and serve a lot of processed foods. Now, I make as much as I am able. I finally am making salad dressing. I've always had a mental block with that, thinking I liked the convenience of buying it.
I used to buy chemical cleaners. I then bought natural cleaners when a friend was selling them. Now, I'm going back to good old vinegar, baking soda, and the like. I have used baking soda and apple cider vinegar to wash my hair for a couple years. I'm finally going to make laundry soap. I decided to try to get rid of as many chemicals in my home as possible.
I've finished the 3rd week of following Flylady's routines, certainly not perfectly. I was proud of myself when I realized that I wasn't going to get to everything on my long list this week. I would have liked to have vacuumed under the seat cushions. So, I'll get them next time. We (yes, the kids helped) got baseboards done in two rooms. Something that I normally wouldn't do very often.
I love being a homemaker. It's challenging. It's a blessing to my family. It's a gift from God. I wouldn't trade my job for any other.
*Photos from my mom's lovely new home.