Creative Homemaking - What's in it for You!







Since changing my header I have gotten a couple of questions about what I mean when I talk about elevating Homemaking to a "Creative Art" and I have been taking some time to think about my answer since it is one that is close to my heart. 


Homemaking- As defined by Websters- The creation and management of a home, esp. as a pleasant place in which to live.


Creative Relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work:




Creative Homemaking-

 Bringing together the best of practical wisdom and  original ideas to the art 
and science of running a home.


The Gift-
To make a home is a gift, but it not just a gift given to those with children, or those with money, or with a spouse, or a cat or even a natural inclination to clean.  Making a home and doing it creatively is about  finding the happy in the mundane, comfort in the storm, and pleasure in daily of tasks. It is about an attitude that you are doing and creating something meaningful and worthy of attention, you are creating  HOME.


The Shift-
Creative homemaking is a paradigm shift of the ultimate sort and is not associated with a particular religion or political stance. It lets you come to understand that your long list of  tasks for home and possibly children and spouse are worthy of your attention. You can be a homemaker and work full time or part time or not outside the house at all, homemaking is open to everyone no matter their sex or age.


The Lift-
Creative Homemaking helps honor your own need  for creativity and purpose while making a place that people desire to be. It attracts positive interactions and the lifting up of friends and family who are part of your life. It feeds your soul. It encourages learning new skills from the practical to the esoteric with the aim of finding the joy in making and doing.


The Rift-
Now don't get me wrong, life is not all wine milk and cookies even when you embrace the idea of being a creative homemaker. Toilets still overflow, children act snarky and you sometimes forget to pay the water bill.  How you react to such things does change as well as how you work to prevent those problems in the future using creative solutions and out of the box thinking. It's a new way of being.


I have only just scratched the surface of Creative Homemaking as as Art but value your input and reflection on this topic. So if you enjoyed this please pass it on via Tweet or FB "like" which you can do by clicking on the  icons below. Please  also share you thoughts with me via a comment or dropping me a line at maddie6@bellsouth.net


Have a fantastic weekend, be creative- no matter what that means to you!


2 comments:

fadedginger said...

I like the way you defined this.

I always disliked the term "housewife," because I am not married to a house.

fadedginger said...

I like the way you defined this.

I always disliked the term "housewife," because I am not married to a house.