Thursday, May 24, 2018

                           Why did I stop...confession of a homemaker

  As a homemaker I feel I am being pulled in a hundred different ways. Look at the photo above this homemaker has a table of food she loving prepared and set out for her family. Note: their is a table cloth,drinks, condiments, desert platter, and a non-stop movement of life. She has a dog on her lap while sitting she is feeding a horse through a open door. Her mother/in-law is sitting partaking. The husband just getting home and putting up his things. I can only imagine what the rest of her evening will look like after the meal is over with 3 children. I admire her tenacity to the fact she has plants on her sill that are beautiful. I don't have a green thumb to save my life,lol. Another thing to work on (smiles).

  This is not the scene of the average family. Most families eat in the kitchen while standing looking at their cell phones, bedroom, or in front of the TV. Disconnected from one another. We had made it a point to have our meals together as a family.  But as my husband hours grow longer and longer into the evenings it simply isn't happening. My energy level has diminished as well as my interest in the kitchen. I'm taking active steps to change this.

  We all know the importance of the kitchen a place of gathering, sharing, and family. A kitchen nourishes the family and is also your pharmacy when one is sick. Learning the uses of herbs and spice's to help cure a family member. I bought a book of herbs that would help me create tinctures and I haven't followed through. Only to my determent. Since I have been ill this may have helped me.

I have also stepped back from my prepping efforts for my pantry/home. My husband tapped me on the shoulder and said "Hey, whats going on with the prepping". My answer.... not much..I need to kick it back into gear. So, I am stepping up my efforts to have a pantry for my family to care for them in case of an emergency, sickness, accident,job loss or death. As a single income family my preps will determine if my family of 6 will be feed and cared for with less stress on the budget. My prepping also includes medicine, clothing, emergency kits, water etc...  Every family is different and has different needs. I want to learn to can food and learn other practical things to help my family.

These are but a few things I am trying to conquer. What are you trying to conquer/change in your home I would love to know.


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