Homemaking. I feel like is a term not really used much anymore.
What is a homemaker? “a person, especially a housewife, who manages a home” (pulled straight from the internet definition). This word holds so much meaning.
We as mothers are managing a home, that God entrusted us with. What an amazing job that can sometimes be easily overlooked.
It is not easy. Maybe for some (I guess). But it is so important. I would even say being a homemaker is one of the most important jobs as mothers, we are given.
But is it something we can simply do? Can we simply balance homemaking?
I would say yes. If it’s not simplified then I probably would not be doing it. Because I would probably be too overwhelmed and just give up. I mean, if we’re just being honest here.
Simply balancing homemaking has become one of my favorite things to do. But it was once something I looked at as a goal I would never be able to accomplish.
Thankfully, I know my personality and decided to give myself time, break things down into smaller doable tasks and get it done.
I joked with my husband and said: “I may not be able to cook now but in twenty years I will be the best cook ever.” And we all know that cooking (eating) is at the top of the list.
Why do I know I will be a great cook? Because I will try and try again. I will know I am not perfect and give myself the grace to try and fail. And to get better.
That’s what I believe it is all about.
How did I start to simply balance homemaking
Figure out what is important to you
Do you want to cook well? Organize? Meal plan? Or maybe all of above. Know what is most important to you and start there. Write a list and put them in order.
My list was read my Bible daily, be great (or better) at cooking and declutter my home. And just a little secret… these are things I am still working on.
It’s okay to start with one thing and start small. If you want to be a better cook make it a goal to start cooking more. Even if it’s only focusing on supper time an extra meal or two a week.
Or if you want to read your Bible daily then start with one verse a day or a great motherhood devotional to start your day right.
Add it to your routine
You want something to become part of your everyday life? Add that small task to your routine. Add it slowly. A lot of people give up when something is overwhelming. And not part of their normal everyday routine.
But be okay with the slow process. Which is why having a end goal in mind is important.
Have an end goal in mind
Where do you want to be in a year? Or a couple of years? You can go slow and get to your goal a lot quicker than you would if you expected yourself to have it all down in a week. And end up giving up.
I realized this was important to me when my (at the time) baby was starting to eat real foods. I knew I would be responsible for the majority of the food that my entire family eats.
They won’t turn a certain age and I’ll magically be able to cook. I had to start now. I had to try and fail. I had to give myself grace. To know one day I would be able to cook meals for my family but not if I didn’t start now.
Do it your way
Yeah, there are picture perfect people online but you’re not seeing what goes on behind closed doors. You’re not seeing how they got to that point. And there isn’t just one way to get to that point either. Do it your way. It is okay to be inspired by others but it’s still perfectly fine to do it the way you see fit.
Love the process
When you give yourself the time you’re not setting yourself up for failure. You know you can try, fail and then try again. And love the process of getting where you want to be as a mom, wife, and homemaker.
Fall in love with not being perfect and know that these baby steps will get you to where you want to be.
By figuring what is important to you, starting small, adding tasks to your rotation, doing it your way, having a long-term goal in mind, and loving the process you will simply be able to balance homemaking.
What overwhelms you when it comes to homemaking?
Why I decided to write about Simple Homemaking As An Overwhelmed Mom