(85804120018102) On Homemaking

Hey, thanks for being here.

[Playing: Anywhere – 112]

I’ve probably spoken about this a hundred times already and if you’re tired of reading or hearing about it… please move on. But I’m going to be writing about Homemaking in this piece.

So my children have entered into the school system kinda full-time (I still pick up the girls and have lunch at home together – Too precious to let that one go just yet, and plus I cannot seem to explain to our financial Advisor (Me) why spending $45 or something a month on Lunch Program is necessary).

[Playing: Gimme Some More – Busta Rhymes]

This gives me from 9AM-11AM to fill in with something. 11-11:35ish is time for washing dishes from breakfast and cooking/preparing lunch. 11:40 – 11:50 is the time I leave the house to walk to the school to pick up the children.
From about 1:05 – 3:00PM, is writing time for me (since Oct. 1/2018… lets see how long this lasts).

So… on Homemaking.

It seems to me based on some of the intentionally and not intentionally ignorant comments I receive, people are under to impression that Homemakers have so much time on their hands and they don’t do anything.

I am learning to not be so affected by these ignorant comments. I understand that these are coming from people who OBVIOUSLY have not spent their days FULL-TIME raising little ones at home. It’s all good. #NoHardFeelings 🙂 To each and their own.

I did some brainstorming yesterday…or was it this morning… not sure.. I just remember jotting down in one of my books a list of “Relevent Knowledge for Building a Balanced, Healthy, and Engaged Home”. Here’s what I came up with (to which I know there are more): HOUSEBUILDING & INTERIOR DECORATING; HOUSEKEEPING; CULINARY ARTS & BARTENDING; PARENTING; CHILD CARE; EDUCATION; FINANCE; SPIRITUALITY; PHILOSPHY; BUSINESS; THEOLOGY; TECHNOLOGY; PSYCHOLOGY; POLITICS; LAW & ENFORCEMENT; MEDICINE; HOMEOPATHY; CULTURE; SOCIOLOGY; MUSIC; PERFORMING ARTS; PHYSICAL THERAPY; ATHLETICISM; GARDENING; and so much more.

How do I know this? It’s because I spent the last 6 years trying to navigate through it. All my reading material and reflections fit in the listed categories.

As a Homemaker, you gotta be everything, know everything, be everywhere, and ensure you’re 110% to provide good service and care to your family.
I liken the role of Homemaker to being like God…read the Bible, you’ll understand.

And that is why the most important thing I’ve learned here at Home, is to PLACE GOD OVER EVERYTHING.

And that’s my shpeel about Homemaking.

[Playing: Temptations – 2Pac]

I acknowledge Creator – without Him/Her/It nothing is; I acknowledge the Canadian and Treaty 1 soil I and my people have been allowed entry and resources to live and prosper; I acknowledge our Elders who made their choices to leave their Motherland, sacrificed many aspects of their lives told and untold, and aimed to give the next generation better opportunities than they had; I acknowledge our various Peers from past and present who have taught us lessons, shown us skills, and provided us with Good Company; I acknowledge the growing generations after us who look to us for guidance, knowledge, and example – may you find and do what is GOoD.

Thanks for reading.

Jen.
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