The things that characterize a good homemaker are easy to recognize when you see someone do it well. We as Moms and women play an important role in the success, organization, and spirit of our homes.
This is a sacred trust that we should take seriously. I have observed many Godly ladies over the years, who were excellent homemakers. While watching them I gleaned from their wisdom and noticed 5 things that characterize a good homemaker and I want to share them with you here!
5 Things That Characterize a Good Homemaker
While I was in the trenches raising my 8 kids and homeschooling, there were days where I felt like I couldn’t keep up. Life is demanding when your job is running your home and everything that entails. There are no breaks, there is no end to your workday. They all just go one right into the next.
Knowing this, what is the importance of homemaker? Being a full-time wife/mom/caretaker is a demanding and important job. I’d argue, one of the most important jobs on the planet!
As a homemaker you have to be intentional about the little things.
Because all of the little things being in order make the big things so much easier to manage.
Here are a few observations I made of the Moms that I admired who seemed to do this all so well.
1. Being joyful is evident in a good homemaker.
I can’t say that I’ve always been a joyful mom or wife, but it’s something that I strive for. It is very important for our husbands and kids to see us joyfully tending to our responsibilities.
Our joy sets the right spirit for the home.
Do you sing and smile throughout the day, or do your kids hear you grumbling often?
Make it a point to not let frustration, anger, and resentment creep into your responsibilities. Know that you have control of how you react when things don’t go as planned, so don’t let the little things steal your joy.
Furthermore, let your joy be evident in all that you do in your home, honoring God in all that you do.
2. Be organized in your housekeeping.
Those who are good housekeepers have learned the importance of being organized. It’s important to have a place where things belong and to keep things picked up and in their place.
A lack of clutter makes for a more peaceful home. (Need some help with the clutter? Join me for a 30 day Declutter Challenge – only 15 minutes a day!)
3. A schedule is vital to managing a thriving household.
Disciplining ourselves to schedule our time, and stick to that schedule will help us accomplish our priorities daily.
Teach your kids to live by a scheduled routine also, and much stress will be avoided.
4. The homemakers I admire are flexible.
Even though it’s important to schedule our time, life happens. Kids get sick, cars break down, etc.
We can let the unexpected throw us all off, and get us upset, or we can roll with it.
The beauty of being self-disciplined and scheduling our time is that it is much easier to be flexible when needed, because we’ve kept up on the important things, and it’s not going to throw us for a loop.
We will be able to easily just get right back on track.
5. Nurture yourself spiritually when managing your household.
Some of the ladies that I admire and really look up to taught me the importance of keeping my relationship with the Lord a top priority.
When we keep that relationship strong and right, He speaks to us and tells us what is important. This helps us to schedule our days according to His priorities.
Spending time with Him will renew our spirit, and enable us to fulfill His plans for us daily.
Never forget how important your job is! Ask God to help you to be your BEST as a homemaker.
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