For those of you who are avid readers of this blog, you know I have been hinting at a big announcement for quite some time and today I am finally ready to unveil it! Ta-dah!
I am so excited to announce a new series for homemakers called Hope for Homemakers. I have been letting this idea simmer for quite some time and can’t wait to get started on it with you.
Hope for Homemakers is an attempt to fill a void I was seeing in my real life and in my online communities. I have noticed throughout my life as a homemaker (and even before) that there is a lot of pressure placed on women who choose to stay at home. We go to women’s Bible studies and are told our example is the Proverbs 31 woman. We must strive to fit that mold and we do Bible studies to discover how to become like this exemplary woman.
Then we turn on our computers and log on to social media to find all the ways other women are keeping their homes, while nursing twins and working from home, making all dinners from scratch and keeping the laundry going 24/7!
It can all be so overwhelming! And it can be so tempting to just follow the path others have laid before us…all the way to exhaustion and frustration. We can begin to resent our role as homemaker and think we are just not cut out to be where God has placed us.
We also just may not know where to begin in meeting some of the goals we have for our homes. I am well aware of my deficiencies in certain areas of home keeping (I avoid ironing and struggle to find joy in cleaning showers and doing the dishes every night before bed!). But Hope for Homemakers is that starting place! It is a safe place to learn for those of us who did not have the example or just weren’t paying attention back in Home Economics class.
Each month we will be exploring a different book on topics related to homemaking. There will be ways to interact with me and other homemakers through social media. This will be a safe place to learn and ask questions. A place where the standard is not set so high, we are discouraged from trying. And, hopefully, it will be a place to find encouragement even during those rough days inside the home.
Are you in need of a little hope for your home? A little encouragement?
Please join me on this journey and ask a friend to come along with you! There will be more details coming soon and we are getting started on September 16th, but in the meantime here are some things you can do:
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