This will look different for each of us. I know as a homemaker I can ask myself a couple questions as I work out my own unique style of homemaking.
- Where am I at? My own personal situation and life stage.
- Who am I? My own personal talents and interest.
I think we run into difficulties when we try to push against either of these two things. It is much easier to embrace who we are and where we are at then it is to constantly be fighting against these things in our lives. Change is good and working on improving ourselves and our situation when needed is a great thing, but I know that many of us can strive for change when embracing where we are at is a more helpful and sustainable solution.
What is our situation right now? What life stage are you living in at the moment? Some of us are home with our children all day and some may have full or part time jobs outside of our homes. Some of us may spend hours a week volunteering, or going to school, or building a business. You can find time to embrace this role as homemaker even when you have other roles that take up a large portion of your time. You can find time to be a professional homemaker with a house full of small children. Look at your assets and use them to support your role as a homemaker. If you are a stay at home mom, work on scheduling your time in a flexible way. Perhaps you may try assigning different days to different tasks or establishing a great morning or evening routine. If you work, maybe you have a childcare provider that you can also delegate errands or household chores to, your built in work or volunteer schedule may help you stay on task with homemaking tasks as you schedule your week, or use your commute to be inspired by listening to audiobooks or podcast about home care, organization, hospitality, or cooking.
When we think about personal talents and interest we think about the things we are good at and the things we are interested in and incorporate those into our homemaking practices. Do you love to cook? Are you good at organizing? Are you creative? Embrace your personality as you curate your home. Some of us may love decorating or cooking or cozy spots or minimal spaces. We may love game rooms, loud music, and a house full of people, or we may love cozy fires, lots of books, and quiet time for chats, writing, and planning. Our homes can reflect our love of travel, of movies, of scripture stories, or any of our diverse interests. Our level of cleanliness, the amount of stuff on the surfaces and walls, and organization may be very different and that is great.
The awesome thing is that you are the one in charge, you decide what your home will look and feel like, and you are the one that is able to work with what you have and work with your schedule to make it all happen.