What is homemaking, anyway?
Homemaking is often seen as a set of never-ending, dreaded cleaning tasks that need to be completed.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds completely boring to me!
Fresh Homemaking is dedicated to providing fresh inspiration & modern homemaking strategies to help you turn your house into a home.
At Fresh Homemaking, we want to re-write the script on what homemaking means. To us, homemaking means creating a home life you love whole-heartedly. No matter your season in life, we all deserve a home that provides a sacred energy where we can rest, laugh, and love. In our busy world, it’s a chance to slow down and release our creative energy into building a haven we love.
We’ll cover the fun stuff, like like how to make an instagram-worthy pie, beautiful cookbooks to add to your collection, and planning special home date nights with your partner.
But we’ll also cover the parts of turning a house into a home that aren’t as pinterest-perfect and take on the challenges modern households face, like how to navigate splitting household responsibilities with your spouse, how to keep the house clean when you work full-time, and other systems to put in place to make your home a retreat rather than source of stress.
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Hey everyone, that’s me up there (with my amazing husband!). My name is Natalie and I am so happy you are visiting Fresh Homemaking.
I have a confession to make… I’m really not that great at homemaking at all. My house is rarely perfectly clean, I work full-time and don’t always get around to crossing everything off my to-do list, and my husband and I order pizza far more often than I’d like to admit.
So you may be wondering why I out of all people started a homemaking blog?
Because even though I’m far from perfect, I still crave a home that is welcoming, beautiful, organized and balanced. It’s my one little slice in this hectic world that I get to call my own and I want to make it the best it can be for my family. Ever since I was little and helping my grandma carefully set the table decorations for Easter, I have viewed homemaking as my favorite way to express my creativity.
I decided to start Fresh Homemaking after realizing many of the resources out there about homemaking didn’t resonate with me. I have a few beliefs about what homemaking means:
Anyone can be a homemaker- regardless of if you have children, work outside or inside the home, or your religion, I believe we all can create a welcoming home we love.
Homemaking ≠ cleaning. Sure, cleaning may be a part of homemaking, but in my opinion it’s the least important part! I love to focus on the more fun aspects, like recipes, traditions, & what truly makes a house a home.
Homemaking isn’t about meeting expectations. I believe that homemaking should be done out of a place of love and inspiration, rather than out of a sense of obligation.
I’d love to get in touch with you about what you love about homemaking or what you would like to learn more about!