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5 Ways To Get Over Homemaking Hurdles

Homemaking is hard work. Before we get married, we dream of what the perfect home will look like. We fill binders with recipes. We see ourselves making homemade breads, cookies and jellies. We have this idea in our head of exactly how it will be.

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Then, we envision motherhood. Our sweet blessings will bring joy to our lives and we will help train them to have beautiful servant hearts. We’ll love them, and they’ll love us. We think about how happy they will make us. 

Then, reality comes, and if we are honest, it doesn’t always look like our dreams.

Our laundry looks like an eruption in the laundry room. Beds go unmade and dishes pile the sink. The kids complain while they take out the trash- on the 4th reminder of the day. The hustle and bustle of life gets in the way of the perfect ideas we had in our head of what it *should* be like. 

Our homemaking feels like a hurdle race – and we don’t know how to jump. We don’t know how to make it any better. So, what do you do?

Here are 5 ways to get over those hurdles:

  1. Make a plan– There has to be a plan in place in order to make this making our house a home work. Start by looking at your week and deciding what days you are busy- and what days you are going to be home. Plan out your week and write down what needs to be accomplished.
  2. Balance– Don’t over plan. If your Monday is at Homeschool Co-op- don’t plan to make bread that day! Balance your days with the task that have to be done. Write a priority list to be sure the most important things don’t get saved for last.
  3. Delegate– Have a family meeting and delegate task according to age appropriateness and schedules. This allows teachable moments for our children to begin to work beside us- we are training them (boys and girls!) and their future homes will thank us!
  4. Grace– Yes,Mama- there are days that grace is needed. You will have more in your list than you can do, and that is okay. Remember that God gives grace and his mercy is new each morning. Rely on that grace to get your through the day.
  5. Work as for the Lord– We have to remember who we are working for. It is not our kids or our spouse. It is not even for ourselves. We must remember that our home is a tool we use to soar as and share the gospel. It belongs to the Lord. When we work for Him, he can stretch us in new ways. 

Grab a book to inspire you homemaking even more!

The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and BecomingThe Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and BecomingMrs. Beeton's Book of Household ManagementMrs. Beeton’s Book of Household ManagementA 1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950sA 1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950sThe Hands-On Home: A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping

 

Homemaking is a blessing– but it sure can be a race. Rather than letting it get us down, let’s overcome those hurdles and may we run our race well and do so to glorify God.

Do you have any tips or tricks on getting over the homemaking hurdles that are a part of your race? Share your tips below!

In Awe,

Laura

 

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