March MAIDness – Day 23 – Resources for Homemaking

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series March Maidness

simple homemaking resources to feed your mind and your soul, ideas to motivate your homemaking and cleaning routines

Throughout this series I have been sharing the routines that work for me. These are the habits that I have developed throughout my 15+ years as a homemaker – the ones I return to even in difficult seasons.

For the last day of this series I wanted to share the resources I love. The ones that have stood by me in the various seasons of homemaking.

In previous posts, I have shared a the essential household supplies I use. As well as how I maintain my tools. Today I am sharing some of my favorite homemaking resources to feed my brain and my soul.

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A Laundress’ Rhyme

Today’s post is basically just an excuse to share the things which bring me joy as a homemaker. I am starting with this Mother Goose poem.

They that wash on Monday

Have all the week to dry;

They that wash on Tuesday

Are not so much awry;

They that wash on Wednesday

Are not so much to blame;

They that wash on Thursday

Wash for shame;

They that wash on Friday

Wash in need

And they that was on Saturday,

Oh! they’re sluts indeed.

I laugh each time I think of this poem because it uses the old meaning for “sluts.” In the old days, a slut was a slovenly person. The meaning of the word has shifted a bit, hasn’t it?

I think this would be wonderful printed out as art work for a laundry room. If I had an eye for design I would do it.

A Homemaker’s Library

The reading resources I consider absolutely essential to my homemaking are the following.

The Bible

Through my Bible study, I have found many passages which speak directly to the art of homemaking. Neglecting time in the Word is something I rarely do. I have set aside time in my day to do Bible study. This one is a non-negotiable habit.

A good selection of cookbooks

I was sharing a little known fact about myself with one of my closest friends the other day. Before we had kids, I cooked a new recipe almost every night I cooked. I literally cooked through cookbooks. We rarely had the same meal twice. Even if it was a big hit, my husband would see that meal maybe twice or three times. Seven years like this left me with quite a large collection of cookbooks.

Although I no longer cook a new recipe every night – I still change it up and try new recipes often. Our simple menu planning routine has me cooking more in this season of life and I love it!

A Favorite Homemaking Magazine

A while back I unsubscribed to all the magazines I used to get. It was a dry spell of magazines for a number of years. And then they slowly started to trickle back into our house. There were two which stood the test of unsubscription and resubscription: Real Simple and Good Housekeeping. I still love to get recipes from Southern Living, too – but I don’t have a subscription to it anymore.

That said, currently there is a stack of these magazines needing my attention. I haven’t looked through them in a while. Going through them during my breaks from homeschooling is something to which I look forward. Every once in a while, I will grab one to read in the car while my husband drives. They give me ideas for homemaking, organizing, cleaning, and cooking.

A Good Homemaking Book

I recently saved The Complete Book of Home Organization to my Scribd list. And I discovered they have the audio version of Dana White’s book, Decluttering at the Speed of Life, so I put that in my queue.

Did you get a chance to hear my Cleaning Playlist and see my podcast recommendations? Those are also things that feed my mood as a homemaker, for sure.

What are your go-to resources for homemaking encouragement?

simple homemaking resources to feed your mind and your soul, ideas to motivate your homemaking and cleaning routines
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