Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Homekeeper's Journal ~ 13

Proverbs 31 woman... me?  Not!

This is my definition of “Homekeeping” ……… manages the home and children; oversees the shopping and food preparation; chauffeuring when needed (when is it not needed!); stays available for her husband and his needs; imparts Christian faith to the kids by teaching, encouraging, role modeling.  See Proverbs 31.

My favorite place to practice the profession of homekeeping is ….. #1: the kitchen - showing love throught the food I make; #2: our schoolroom - showing love to our kids by home educating them; #.3: couponing to save money.

I do find joy in keeping my home and I think the reason is …..  because I want the best for my family.

At this point in my life, this is what I believe my children, husband and/or other family members think about our home…. that it looks fine and doesn't need to be cleaned every week.  I am far from weekly cleaning, but the kids and I are working toward that end.  My husband never complains about the housekeeping, bless him!  I think others see the love in our home not the mess.

The things I wish someone had told me about homekeeping when I was young.… that it doesn't just happen all by itself.  It does take work and planning, especially if you home educate. 

The messages that I received about homemaking and being a wife/mother when growing up were ….. that it is a blessing to be able to stay home with your kids and manage your home well.  Thanks, Mom!

6 blessings that God has given me this week are …. my faith in Christ, a loving husband (even though he is sick), caring friends, wonderful kids, the ability to stay-at-home with my kids, home schooling.....


  1. Great entry! Wouldn't it be nice when you get married and start keeping your own home if it came with a very detailed instruction manual? We learn so much from the process though! It sounds like you are very blessed with a wonderful family...beautiful pictures!

  2. I would have loved a detail instruction manual as well! I have started making something similar to an instruction manual so that if something ever happens to me, my husband will know where everything is and what to do.


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