Do you want to know a secret?
Being a homemaker is not for the faint at heart but I’m sure if you have been running a home for any amount of time you already know what I mean. Whether you do everything yourself or you have an awesome spouse who helps, homemaking is super important.
I feel the need to preface this post by saying I am a stay at home mom and have been for 17 years. While I have done things along the way to earn money, like this blog, I have not worked in a traditional job outside of my home in a very long time. Whether you work in an office, work from home or don’t work at all for money we are all still homemakers. We are the one’s who manage the home.
Secret Habits that will make you a Rock Star Homemaker
I like to consider myself a successful homemaker, not a perfect one but successful nonetheless. There are things on this list, mostly if it involves cooking, that I don’t consistently do well. However, I have been working on that weakness and shared my Meal Planning Menu Board Strategy recently. It has been a life saver at meal time.
4 Habits of a Rock Star Homemaker:
Habit #1: They put their family first.
I know as a woman we are always putting others first but the people who live inside our home MUST come before all others. This means if you volunteer to deliver food for someone who recently had a baby, consider your family first. Don’t let them go hungry or eat out at fast food because you put someone else before them. I’m all for helping others, I promise, but always consider your family first then offer to help others if you can work it out.
For example, in the above scenario, be sure to double your recipe and feed your family as well. Or bake a cake and cut it in half for each family. It’s the little gestures when we put our family first that make for rock star homemaker status.
I had a dear friend model this behavior to me while my kids were toddlers and I’m so glad she did.
Habit #2: They plan.
Plan everything! Meals, doctor appointments, school activities, etc. Use a central calendar for everyone to see. I like good old paper and pencil. Pencil because there are many times things change I need to erase and I hate scratching through pen. Some of you love using digital calendars, that’s fine too.
Habit #3: They say no.
Stop saying yes to outsiders if it means saying no to insiders. This goes back to habit #1. There are also times when you have your family all taken care and there is no seemingly real reason to say no. That is still not a reason to say yes. Stop saying yes to things because you are afraid to offend someone. Especially at church! I love Jesus and church too but just because you have toddlers doesn’t mean you need to lead another craft night with the kids or take on VBS. Say yes because you love it! Otherwise, it’s ok to say no.
Rock Star homemakers need a break too.
Habit #4: They serve.
Serving others comes natural to some people. It’s instinctual. If this is you, thank you, you make the world a better place. If this is not you then I have some help. Serving your family from the heart is key here. I’m not talking about lazy family members who yell for things from others rooms and get mad when you don’t bring it.
I’m talking about serving your family out of love. Try this. Ask your husband and kids if there is anything you can do that would make their day better and easier. You will be surprised at what they will say.
Being a servant to your family isn’t the same as being a slave. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for wanting to serve your family. After all, you created that family for a reason!
There is so much more that goes into being a homemaker like cooking and cleaning but I think there must be a foundation from where we start.
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Now go and be a Rockstar!