“There’s No Place Like Home.” Is homemaking a thing of the past?

Posted on | January 14, 2013 by Maria Kaufmann |

Homemaking is not a dead profession.

Although it may seem that today no one is a homemaker, no one values homemaking, and no one would want to degrade themselves to the diminishing status of being a homemaker, many people around the world are still speaking out about the importance of caring for the home.


Well the reason is because homemaking does mean being a family’s unpaid and unrecognized maid.

Homemaking is not merely cleaning, it is caring for one’s home so that there CAN be life at home.

Although a clean house won’t make things perfect, it will set a tone of comfort and of peace. In that tone a house can become a home.

Stress and anxiety can be relieved, tensions can be soothed… a space can be created where a family can enjoy themselves and can grow.

As Leila Lawler explains in her blog ourmothersdaughters: “Your home ought to provide two things for the development of your child… Order and Wonder…Think about it: if you can’t get dinner under control, how can you help your children explore the world with delight? I keep wanting to say to these questioning ladies: are you peaceful with your own duties? Do you see how many amazing things there are for your children to learn? Have you fed them recently? Washed their faces? Gotten up on time? Read a book?”

Today homemaking is not a forgotten old practice.

Many homemakers and people from all professions are highlighting both the importance of the homemaking, as well as giving practical advice about being a homemaker.

Among such voices are homemakers like Haley and Leila, and professionals and academics like Dr. Aguirre.

Speaking about a range of topics like food preparation, psychology, economics, and architecture, these bold men and women have one clear message: Homemaking  is extremely important for the well-being of persons living in a home.

There is a reason why “there is no place like home,” lets not forget that a house can’t turn into a home on its own.


To read  Haley or Leila’s blogs,  or to find out about the latest campaigns about the value of homemaking, click on the links below:

Carrots for michaelmas (Haley): http://carrotsformichaelmas.com/urban-homesteading/

Our mothers daughters (Leila): http://ourmothersdaughters.blogspot.com/2010/06/moderate-clean-two-secrets-to-keeping.html

Homemakers project http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZL7GFhexvsE#!

Pretty organized palace: http://prettyorganizedpalace.blogspot.com/2009/01/pretty-organizers-defining-moment.html






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