I was not born a fanatic housekeeper. My mother was. My mom rose at 4:30 or 5am, laundry was folded and done, dinner in the crockpot and bread made before any child stepped foot out of bed. The woman was a homemaking machine, although, I admit, I never saw her sleep.
I on the other hand, was born her genetic opposite. I was the arch rival to my mothers clean system... go ahead and ask her how many milk glasses I had next to my bed (which, my sweet hubby now patiently deals with... some things never change.) I loved a clean room. I loved the feeling of no clutter and the smell of baked bread. When I married, I was completely baffled as to how all of these things got done in a home.
Now after nearly 14 years of marriage I get it. I get that I wasn't born with the genetic clean freak gene.... even though I wish I were. I battle my disability daily... I have had to be nurtured (by my sweet mother) over the years on how to get it all done. It is possible... I'm living proof!
This week I'll be sharing a few of the tricks that have not come natural to me but that have been nurtured by me to help make my homemaking effective. I am not perfect, but I have an absolute love for homemaking and a conviction that there is no other role on earth I could do that would bring me more joy than this... even if it means I'm fighting a genetic flaw and feel like a 3 legged greyhound in a high stakes race!
How has homemaking come to you? Are you a natural homemaker or one who's nurturing her homemaking skills?