Is homemaking boring?

Housewife   Hello dears !

Did you know that…

the word “economics” comes from Greek words which means “home management”? (Sometimes, when I read things about “home economics” I laugh because basically women as homemakers are the original economists!)

Anyway, let’s move on…

Before I became a Christian Woman, I was really convinced that homemaking was the most boring and annoying thing in life to be done.

Even if I learnt how to cook, to clean and all, I wasn’t that interested in it at all. I was a real tomboy and many people thought I couldn’t do anything with my hands, even if I learnt how to do all those things.

Everything changed as I became a Christian. I started to read the Bible more often and my perspective changed. I read Proverbs 31 of course, and I realized that homemaking was a sacred occupation.

I therefore decided that I would do everything with God’s help to become a better homemaker. Since then, everytime I fulfill my homemaking duties, I do them with a cheerful heart and I feel a sense of accomplishment when I’m done.

Multiples talents are required to be a homemaker

Don’t you believe me? Then I shall review these talents:

  • sense of organization
  • time management
  • appreciation of beauty
  • development of artistry
  • money management
  • knowledge of nutrition
  • child care

And these are only the skills I could think of… Here are some advantages of being a homemaker:

  • increase of your sense of responsibilities,
  •  fight laziness,
  •  spiritual maturity,
  • development of our nurturing side, which is an important element of our feminine nature.

I don’t find homemaking boring anymore and I do believe that from a Biblical perspective, homemaking, taking care of your family and home should be one of the most important priorities for a woman.

The future of our children and society depends on our skills as homemakers; even if it’s old-fashioned to say so nowadays.

But… I work outside my home! Can I still aspire to be a homemaker?

The answer is… Yes!!! If you work outside your home like me , don’t feel guilty. I am not saying that women should be uneducated morons who know nothing.

I am just saying that we should review our priorities. If you are still single or if you have some constraints which force you to work , then working outside your home can be justified.

Besides, being a homemaker doesn’t mean you can’t work from home! But this will be the topic of other posts to come.

I really encourage you to reconsider your priorities and to pray God to become the women He wants us to be. Pray God so that he will help us to restore us and to fully embrace our roles as homemakers.

Let’s claim our role as the original economists!

Stay blessed !


4 comments

  1. Ana says:

    This is an interesting topic. Nowadays, people are so fast paced and want to do so many things that taking care of the home does sound boring. I personally have a bit a of an OCD thing going on, I like my home organised and clean at all time – no messiness with me. Sometimes, I too relax, I’m not that fanatic, but I do find that taking care of my house (specially cleaning) is relaxing to me. I have time to think, listen to a bit of music and the end result is just wonderful. I love creating a nice, calm and inviting environment for my family.

  2. Deborah says:

    I loved this post! It’s funny that before I became a homemaker for my husband and our son, I thought it was such an easy thing and that working outside of the home was much more difficult. Since staying home though, I found that working outside the house is usually more of a walk in the park because you have such clear cut expectations and typically a defined list of what you need to do every day and the tasks you need to carry out. Staying at home means that you have to create that for yourself and to have the personal accountability to maintain that level of productivity! It’s truly an important job, and it does so much for the people you share your home with. It’s a testament to God how you handle that job and I try to better myself in it. Thanks for the lovely post, I enjoyed reading it!

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