Simple Homemaking As An Overwhelmed Mom

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I wanted to be a mom who did it all. Cook, clean, organize, meal plan, be a good mom, love my family. You name it. I wanted to be this balancing homemaker. But the thought of simple homemaking overwhelmed me.

What even is a homemaker? β€œa person, especially a housewife, who manages a home.” Pulled right off the internet definition.

I needed the secret of how to do this. I’m talking that Joanna Gaines type of homemaking. Not that it would ever ever ever happen because let’s be honest she is the queen of everything she does. But she is still a great inspiration.

How do you get to this place of being a homemaker? A really good balancing homemaker. I kind of thought some moms were just naturally good at being this balancing homemaker. Like Joanna Gaines, probably? Well, some are but that doesn’t mean the rest of us are doomed. Even in the introduction of her new cookbook, she talks about how she was not always a great cook. (What? Yes, a great cookbook by the way!)

I had to realize that being the mom, homemaker, wife, Christian I wanted to be takes time and practice. Over and over again. I had to start, try, fail and try again.

I had to simply break things down what I wanted to accomplish into smaller goals. From cooking, organizing, to even reading my Bible.

And I am still learning and trying over and over again.

Don’t forget I am an easily overwhelmed human. Breaking things down into smaller doable tasks is my thing. And it’s really the best way to make your goals happen.

In no way am I a perfect mom but people would compliment me and say they wish they could just do the same things. This tugged on my heart because I once felt the overwhelm of never thinking I could get to a point of homemaking that I dreamed of.

And the thing is… I am not there yet but I am giving myself time. And I work towards it daily. I do it because I feel like it’s what my family deserves and what I want to be able to give them.

And I feel like other moms need to know this too.

I wanted to be able to share with you how I simplify homemaking as an overwhelmed mom. To let moms, like myself, know that this is something you could also do. You can balance the craziness of being a mom, wife, homemaker. And here I write the six ways I actually balance homemaking.

And I am glad to know that there is no secret. You just have to do it over and over again. Do it every day and get better. Be willing to learn, fail and love hard.

Why I write about simple homemaking

For the mom like me

There are moms (including myself) who want to be this amazing balancing mom, wife and homemaker. Who actually believe it is out of their reach. None of us are perfect but that does not mean we can’t become who we want to be. Or believe the lie it will never be within our reach.

Easily overwhelmed

Big tasks overwhelm me. If I would have tried everything I wanted to do in a week and expected myself to be this great homemaker (mom, wife, human) I would have failed. We would be eating takeout every night and I would have given up on trying to be good at this homemaking thing.

And there are other moms just like that too.

Simplify

I found these ways to simplify every day mom life. I broke my tasks down and gave myself time. I focused on where I wanted to be in six months, a year or years down the road. Instead of expecting myself to be perfect in a week or two.

And anything I want to accomplish I will continue to simplify them and get it done.

Getting better

The thing that overwhelmed me, I got better at. Giving myself the time to become the homemaker I wanted to be worked. Though I am not where I want to be I am happy with how far I have come.

And if I can do it then so can every other mom. That is what I am here to share.

 

 

So for the mom like me, easily overwhelmed and just wanting to simplify things to get better at balancing every day mom life I get it! I know how it feels to think it will never be attainable.

But I am here to say we can do it. All of us. Simply.

Motherhood takes a village.

What about being a homemaker overwhelms you?

How I actually do this? Simple Homemaking: Six Steps To Balance a Home You Love

 


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