I just read this wonderful book Happy Housewives by Darla Shine and it’s truly made me feel excited to be a housewife/homemaker, so much so that I’m even thinking of writing the author to tell her how blessed I feel to have read her book 🙂
One of the things it’s prompted me to do was check out homemaking blogs & magazines to get ideas on how to make homemaking fun. Curiously though, I only related to a few items while quickly dismissing the rest. A question slowly articulated in my head: if your life was a blog, what categories would it have?
Let me be the first to answer 🙂
Since I was staring at one of those homemaking blogs, I found it easier to start with what categories it will likely not have:
THE NOT LIKELIES
I’ll never have a category on parenting. If ever it will, it will never contain advice because I am a forever-student on this topic.
I won’t have a category on intimacy with your spouse because well, that’s just too intimate to put under a microscope.
I am not homeschooling and have no plans to.
I am just not the slightest bit interested in the science of stain removal, the proper care & maintenance of clothes & linens, nor in the effective eradication of mold & mildew.
I don’t like to analyze what I cook. If it’s edible and my charges are eating it to satisfaction then I’ve hit the goal. Next!
I do like to tidy, organize and decorate but I don’t generally find these topics interesting enough to talk about in detail.
I have never needed anything more elaborate than a pen and paper for keeping track of things.
Special Note: I do understand that this is just one side of being a SAHM/homemaker and that there are as many variants of being a SAHM as there are, well, SAHMs.
So then what would my categories be …?
I am interested in personal management, the ability to regulate thoughts and feelings, to harness the amazing power of the brain to become a better version of me.
Ageing well as it relates to staying fit, remaining curious about life, and being socially engaged.
Knitting and crochet (you know I had to have these in there. LOL!). And maybe soon macrame 😀
So what a weird blog post this is 😀 I started out saying the Happy Housewives book made me so happy only to end with the idea that I chose to focus on different things!
I guess I just wanted to clarify what truly floats my boat and, of course, ask you that question so you could have fun thinking up your own answers 🙂 And please, share them in the comments section. You know how much I love getting your comments and how much less isolated that makes me feel ❤
Have a beautiful weekend y’all!!