Anyone who knows me knows that I like to read blogs. I really do enjoy the glimpses into people’s lives. One thing that I’ve been reading a lot about lately is homemaking. It seems to be a lost art these days, women who stay at home and keep a clean, orderly home that is pleasing to their husband and their family. I know it’s definately a struggle for me, with three little ones, to keep our home looking fresh and clean (especially the kids bedrooms!!!!) but it’s something that I’d like to do better at. I created a cleaning schedule a while back when I started making a home management binder (another lost art that our grandmothers used to run an efficient home) and I’ve since fallen off the wagon. I’m hoping to relook at it and climb back on board because I hate feeling like I’m always playing catch up. And I hate it when Steven and my mom come home and the house looks like a tornado blew through! Especially if we are going to start homeschooling fulll time next year, I need to get my habits under controll first or everything will fall apart.
In addition to keeping up with the house I want to start doing more cooking from scratch. Even though we tend to eat pretty well, I make a lot of dinners from prepackaged items that I know aren’t as healthy for us, and are filling the kids with additives that they just don’t need! (Not to mention packing on pounds that could otherwise be lost!) But when I think about being a fresh bread, homemade yogurt making girl I’m at a lost! I just don’t know where to start to turn our eating habits around and start using more whole foods and less processed stuff!
I’m also looking at more natural ways of cleaning (which is kind of funny if you could see all the cleaning supplies I’ve stored up lately!!!). The store bought ones are so expensive, and let’s face it, they are packed full of all kinds of things that we probably shouldn’t be bringing into our homes! I figure, if our grandmother could clean their houses with vinegar, baking soda and ammonia, why can’t we?!?!?!
So I guess that brings me to the whole reason for this post! I need advice! I don’t even know where to begin. When I google whole foods, for example, I’m just inandated with information that I don’t even know how to being processing it! So, if you know of any good resources for cooking more naturally, or cleaning, or anything else that I talked about, please leave a comment and share! I love to learn about all the great stuff that is out there, and I am so ready to make some changes around here! I’ll post about how our progress is going in case it might be encouraging to someone else. Thanks for all your advice!