Being a homemaker is a job. And just like any other job there are certain sets of skills that are going to make your life a lot easier – especially when you are in this for the long haul! Here are some traditional homemaking skills that you should implement to make your house more of a home.
To some, Mother’s Day is a day of spoiling and relaxing. These ladies can kick back and be waited on all day by their husband and children. To others it is a day of stinging pain. A day forced on them by Hallmark and other cheesy greeting card companies. These ladies perhaps can’t have children, or they’ve never found Mr. Right, or perhaps they have bad memories of their own mother. If you find yourself in the latter camp, I’d like to show you that you can celebrate this Mother’s Day.
Homemaking is one of the most under paid, under appreciated jobs. With little immediate return on your investment, you may wonder why homemaking is important anyways.
I get it. In today’s society homemaking is not a popular topic of conversation. It isn’t a career for climbing the corporate ladder. It isn’t a “path to success” in the world’s terminology. And it most certainly isn’t going to make you rich quick.
I love going barefoot. Barefoot outside in the summer. And barefoot in the house. Barefoot in the garden. Even barefoot in the barn. Enter: Altra running shoes. The shoes that allow my feet to keep their barefoot shape!
When I am forced to wear shoes, I like a comfortable, functional pair. What better shoes than ones that fit my feet rather than making my feet fit into them!
So you don’t receive an actual pay check for your homemaking efforts. But there are lots of ways you can “make” money for your household by saving it. Implementing a few frugal kitchen habits can make a small yet compounding impact on your budget.
During the Depression and other hard times in history, frugality was not an option but rather a necessity for survival. Even though I don’t have to be as frugal as my ancestors, it is a habit that keeps me aware of how much I use and waste.