Running a home has not always come naturally to me.
At first it wasn’t so bad. When I got married, I moved into an apartment with my new husband. He and I both had jobs outside the home and shared household tasks. We only had ourselves and 900 square feet to take care of.
Eventually roles shifted. I quit my job, we bought a fixer-upper, and one by one our kids were born. It became increasingly clear that I was not approaching my homemaking effectively.
My journey as a homemaker has been long (and painful at times!) as I’ve slowly learned self-discipline and effective strategy. However, I’m happy to say, I have learned quite a lot about running my home well, even in the midst of a life that feels crazy with three little kids at home!
I worked hard to learn new ways of thinking.
I’ve learned that part of being effective is understanding the easy, simple things I can do right now to make my home feel better–more under control. More manageable.
The power of our feeling about our homes as homemakers must not be underestimated! It’s not that everything is perfect (far from it!), it’s that we allow ourselves to experience bits of satisfaction along the way; little victories that bring us peace and move the needle.
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