When homemaking feels like a hamster wheel
Home Management | Homekeeping

When homemaking feels like a hamster wheel

When Dread and Overwhelm Overpower Homemaking Responsibilities The problem with homemaking is that it never ends. By the time you’ve cleaned your home, it is dirty again.  As soon as you do laundry, you’ve already dirtied something you’re wearing.  This can end up feeling exhausting and overwhelming.  Like it’s hard to keep up. It’s easy…

The best laundry solutions to conquer piles of dirty clothes
Home Management | Homekeeping

The best laundry solutions to conquer piles of dirty clothes

overwhelmed with laundry? try these great laundry solutions. We’ve all struggled to keep up with dirty laundry at some point in our lives.  Whether it involved getting behind and needing to wash load after load or dealing with piles of heavily stained clothes, it’s easy to procrastinate and put off washing clothes when overwhelmed with…

Homeschooling Benefits: What Moms Love about it
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Homeschooling Benefits: What Moms Love about it

What Moms have to say about the benefits of homeschooling Whether you are just considering homeschooling, are brand-new to homeschooling this fall as a result of the pandemic, or you have been learning at home with your kids for many years, you know that days at home do not always go as planned. I want…

When real life derails your healthy homemaking habits
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When real life derails your healthy homemaking habits

Healthy Homemaking Habits start with having a plan It’s said that it takes approximately 30 days to form a new habit and longer to unlearn a bad one.  Staying on task, maintaining a clean home, and sticking to menu planning isn’t easy for most people.  Developing healthy homemaking habits can take a while, and it’s…

My Homemaking Journey: Tiny Tweaks for a Happier Home
Homekeeping | Systems and Routines

My Homemaking Journey: Tiny Tweaks for a Happier Home

In Other Words, My Baby Steps Homemaking Journey My homemaking journey has been one of baby steps and backsliding, but along the way, I’ve discovered a few tiny tweaks that have made a big difference in my quest for a happy home.  If you are naturally a neat person who loves creating a beautiful home,…

Simple Suggestions for Cultivating Calm While Stuck at Home
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Simple Suggestions for Cultivating Calm While Stuck at Home

4 Ways for Cultivating Calm while stuck inside Sometimes we intentionally declutter our schedules, like Shara did when she moved to Hawaii. At other times, forces beyond our control simplify our calendars for us, whether we want them to or not. In mid-March, millions of us around the globe had our schedules dramatically decluttered by…

How to Positively Change Your View of Modern Homemaking
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How to Positively Change Your View of Modern Homemaking

Why Modern Homemaking Isn’t What You Think What comes to mind when you hear the word “Homemaker”? This word can have a negative connotation.  The 1950’s definition can make women feel like all they’re good for is cooking and cleaning.  It insinuates that a woman’s role in the home is less valuable than the man’s…

How to run a household: the importance of home management
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How to run a household: the importance of home management

The Importance of Home Management as a Basic Need One of life’s basic necessities involves having a place we call home. During the 1940’s a psychologist, Abraham Maslow, determined that there are 5 basic needs: physiological, safety, love/belonging, self-esteem, and purpose.  This isn’t an absolute list, but is where the importance of home management comes…

The Best Cleaning Tools I use are Norwex Products
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The Best Cleaning Tools I use are Norwex Products

The Best Cleaning Tools: Norwex to the Rescue! Having the best cleaning tools will help you clean your home more quickly and efficiently. Using Norwex products also helps cut down on toxic chemicals. I love Norwex products because of these benefits. And they are also great for the environment.  I am so impressed with the…

Create a Realistic Cleaning Schedule that Works for You
Homekeeping | Systems and Routines

Create a Realistic Cleaning Schedule that Works for You

Creating a realistic cleaning schedule needs to start with a shift in our mindset on how to approach cleaning.  Putting cleaning into perspective will help us meet our cleaning goals.  On the one hand, we place too much emphasis on cleaning.  On the other, we don’t make it enough of a priority.  This causes inner…