The value of a the job of a homemaker
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A homemaker is a person whose main job is to take care of his or her own family home and children. Traditionally, the job of homemaker is done by women, and the job of a provider is done by men, but both men and women can be providers and homemakers.
In my view, the old fashion job of a homemaker is the most valuable position I can hold. I am very happy and honored that God has entrusted me to be the fabric that holds my family together.
My path may not be that different than many of you. I have been a part-time, sometimes, not very good at, a want-to-be and a full-time housewife in my career, and have always perform the job to the best of my ability.
Has my home always been clean and tidy and been organized like a tightly ran ship? No, but it has been a place my family could come home to and find love. It is a place my husband does not have to worry about because he knows I am there taking care of things; like making sure the bills are paid, making good wholesome meals, and keeping things in good repair.
Being a homemaker is not easy and usually comes with a lot of sacrifices, but the benefits have always outweighed any sacrifice I thought I might have to make. I have to admit over the years being a homemaker was lonely and at times frustrating when I felt under-appreciated, but in the end I have always reminded myself that God made me a woman to be in charge of the home.
Whatever stage you are in, I encourage you to approach your role as a homemaker with grace and humility, knowing that God will reward your dedication to your family back to you one day.
Homemaker job description
Job duties include but are not limited to the following and can be accepted on a part-time or full-time basis:
- Running of the Household – The homemaker is responsible for all aspects of taking care of the home from cleaning and maintenance to overall general upkeep of the family dwelling. All decorating and overall living comfort is a key aspect of this position. All meal planning, laundry duties and organization of the home will be part of the daily tasks.
- Food Preparation – All family meals, lunches, and entertaining is the responsibility of the Homemaker in charge. Shopping and planning within the budget is expected. All food storage, preserving and light gardening will be required. The Homemaker may delegate some of these duties to older children or a spouse as needed.
- Cleaning – Cleaning duties may include dishes, bathrooms, floor cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, windows and laundry and may be asked to perform lawn maintenance as needed. The Homemaker may delegate some of these duties to older children or a spouse as needed.
- Financial Officer – The Homemaker is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the family budget. To include all banking and household finances. It is expected that the Homemaker review the budget monthly and review with their spouse any unseen expenses and future planning needs.
- Childcare/Adult care – If the home has children, the Homemakers role is to be the primary caregiver to all children and to coordinate all activities and homework responsibilities. The Homemaker may delegate some of these duties to older children or a spouse as needed. At times may also be required to provide assistance to the elderly family members.
- Nurse – The Homemaker is responsible for all basic first-aid needs, which includes small cuts, scraped knees, the common cold, flu and headaches. Doctors, Dentist and Eye Doctors should be contacted, and services rendered when needed.
- Errands and Appointments – The Homemaker is charged with running errands and scheduling appointments when necessary. May be called on to arrange home repairs and service on all vehicles as needed. The Homemaker may delegate some of these duties to older children or a spouse as needed.
Must be able to provide 24-hour care with a loving heart, be a multitasker, be a gracious help mate, work for little pay, and must be able to create a joyful atmosphere in the home.
According to Proverbs 31:27, a godly wife “looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
What advice would you give to a new homemaker? Please share with us in the comments below.
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