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This entry is part 3 of 42 in the series Hope for Homemakers

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!

hope for homemakers textI 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:

Follow me on Facebook and join in the discussion in the Hope for Homemakers facebook group

Sign up to receive updates for Hope for Homemakers in your inbox here.

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Mothering From Scratch September 7, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    {Melinda} Oh by, can i relate to this! I have such a hard time being the housekeeper I want to be. I wasn’t built that way. Organization is not in my genes. Excited to see how you give me — and others like me — hope in the coming weeks! 🙂 Pinning this post so others can join in on your series.

    • Reply ussleah September 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      Thanks, Melinda! I know we can get pretty discouraged sometimes, especially when it doesn’t come naturally to us! Looking forward to hearing from you. Please consider joining us on Facebook!

  • Reply Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy September 10, 2013 at 4:58 AM

    This sounds like a great idea. Although I try not to compare myself to other Mums/Homemakers on Social Media because I really don’t know what’s going on in their lives behind the scenes even though it looks like they’re on top of everything, there’s always times when I need a little encouragement. Thanks for linking up.

  • Reply Carissa September 10, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Wonderful idea! As a stay at home mom who also works part time from home, I am struggling to find my identity… and possibly losing my sanity. 🙂
    Can’t wait to read your upcoming posts!

    • Reply ussleah September 10, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      I think I misplaced my sanity this week too! Let’s encourage one another to find it again! I hope you will join us Carissa on the facebook page and walk with us as we do this series!

  • Reply Jill September 11, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    It is always a struggle to prioritize for me. I know that sometimes what we want to do, need to do, and have to do are not always the same. That balance can be hard to find, if it is even there. I wish you good luck and can’t wait to read more. Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂

  • Reply Angela September 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    I love the idea of this series! Can’t wait to watch it unfold! Found you through #LOBS!

    • Reply ussleah September 13, 2013 at 7:47 AM

      Thanks, Angela! Please consider joining our facebook group or subscribing to the emails to keep in touch!

  • Reply Crystal September 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    What a great idea! I’m looking forward to following this new endeavor. 🙂 Thanks for linking up at #LOBS!

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