Category: Homemaking

I Want to be a Housewife When I Grow Up

As a little girl, all I wanted to be was a housewife. What I dreamed of was being an old-fashion homemaker. I found comfort in programs like Little House on the Prairie and The Walton’s. I idealized June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver and Aunt Bea from The Andy Griffith Show. Even as an adult I still have an idealistic view of a woman whose primary job is to take care of their family. If I think back to my middle school years, I can honestly say I never had trouble getting good grades in Home Economics and...

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Which Organic Foods Should You Buy

I just read a study on which organic foods we should buy. I was shocked at the pesticides, additives, and hormones that are used to grow them.  The report listed the top foods that were affected and it just reinforced how important it is that we choose organic alternatives whenever we can. We grow many of our own vegetables, raise our own beef, pork, and chicken and buy raw milk, so I feel good about checking those items off the list.  However, many of the other foods on this list I buy organic fruits and vegetables when I can,...

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Could you do it?

Live like your great grandmother did on wash day? I only have one memory of my great grandmother.  It was her standing at an upstairs window watching me play in the yard of my grandmother’s house.  I don’t remember talking to her but I can still see her standing at that window like it was yesterday. As she was facing the last years of her life, I was a little girl full of life with no cares to what tomorrow would bring. I often wonder what she was thinking as she was watching me play.  Was she reminiscing about...

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A Look out my Kitchen Window

Everyday the view out my window looks different.  The sky may be a pretty shade of pink when the sun is about to set or it may be a bright blue sunny South Carolina day. No matter what I see I can’t help but pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. It took us so long to get here that realizing we’re living in the country and I see nothing but nature all round brings me joy.  Today as I wash a sink full of dishes I can’t help but notice what I hear and not so much what...

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5 Steps to Happy Homemaking

I’m happy being a homemaker I wake up every day thankful God made me a woman and I take my role as a homemaker seriously. I have a real sense of accomplishment and contentment attached to doing the work God put me on this earth to do.  Whether you work from home, are a full-time mother or work for someone else there are ways you can approach your homemaker job with a happy heart. I can tell you first hand it’s not always easy. I have been a homemaker in one sense of the word for over 35 years and as...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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