Homemaking skills are so needed in this world. Today, these important skills should not only be taught to daughters, but also to sons. Here is the homemaking formula I found in an old church manual:
imagination + skill = creativity
creativity + production = satisfaction
homemaking x creativity = happy living
happy living divided among others = love
I like the idea of training oneself to be a homebuilder. A certain amount of professionalism should be applied to building our homes. You get so much more accomplished if the job is taken seriously. As a homemaker for more than twenty years, I thought of myself as the manager of my own home. As with all managers, the job requires organizational skills.
To be a successful homemaker it helps to study as much as possible the best ways to go about housework, food preparation, organization, decorating, taking care of plants, pets and raising children. One homemaker gave the following description, "I learned organization as the mother of a four-year-old and newborn twins. I never got over it. I still read things, and I write down little bits of information, for later use" (Mary Ellen Jordon Haight).
There are so many great blogs now that are much easier to read than volumes of books. God bless those people who break everything down picture by picture. There's a special place in Heaven reserved for these sharing teachers who do not assume we are all brilliant. This is just one of the wonderful homemaking blogs available to us now: