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The Heart of a Home: The Homemaker

Oct 25, 2023 | the home

“Whatever else we may slight, let it never be our home-making. If we do nothing else well in this world, let us at least build well within our own doors.”

J.R. Miller

In a world that’s constantly changing at an alarmingly fast rate, the art of being a homemaker remains steadfast and rooted in family and a heart ready to serve. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a work outside of the home mom, or a single mom , the art of homemaking is still valuable and will enrich your life as well as your family’s. 

There are many facets to being a homemaker. You don’t have to live on a farm and milk cows to be a homemaker. Homemakers are simply managers of their homes. The ones who make sure everything and everyone runs smoothly. Being a homemaker looks different in every home. I’m sure some women would dread the term, although that makes me sad. Being a homemaker is important, vital even. Homemakers are what has kept homes running like well oil machines for generations, I would dare say, since the beginning of time.

Being a homemaker isn’t just about doing dishes, or laundry, or picking up after your family, it’s about creating peace in your home. Which is, in my opinion, a true art form. It is also making space and room for growth, in not just your family’s lives but also your own. If you have children then it’s also about teaching them life skills. Not just cooking, cleaning, laundry etc, but skills to help them manage expectations, emotions, and be kind human beings. Being a good steward of what we have in our possession is also something we should teach by example. If you borrow something, return it better than you got it!  It’s our job as homemakers to see to it that our homes run in a healthy and balanced way. If you are a Christian, then there is a lot the bible says about the home and how it should run and function. It lays the role of the gatekeeper on us as the homemakers. We should be striving and asking the Holy Spirit to help us create a home that is a refuge to our family, a place where love abounds and patience is practiced.

Another facet of a homemaker is nurturing relationships and teaching our children if we have them how to do the same. We were not created to do life alone, but with community. That is something that has to be cultivated. It has to be taught. We should be actively working to nurture relationships within our home as well as outside with other families. It’s through quality time, open communication, and serving that those relationships can be cultivated and thrive once built. Hospitality makes way for deep friendships and strong community!

In conclusion, being a homemaker is something that should be honored. We should be proud to be homemakers in whatever capacity we are, because we all have something to bring to the table. It’s about living out our faith, creating a peaceful home, nurturing relationships, practicing hospitality, being a good steward, supporting our families, finding balance, and serving others. Remember, being a homemaker is not about being perfect or having a perfect Instagram worthy home, but it is about leading by example in love, kindness and faith. It’s about showing up for your people in your sphere of the world you’re in. Serving your family and cultivating community. We are homemakers. We are the heart of our homes.