I love KonMari. Don’t get me wrong. I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and felt all the feels, and said all the YES! This was the “romance novel” that set my tidy heart on fire! I went on a decluttering crusade and converted countless friends and family members to my KonMari ways. But I’m sad to say, there… Read More
Making a Home is making a life
Homemaking sounds like an old-fashioned notion, doesn't it?
Maybe it's because of the way it was used to label a woman's profession, which then became seen as a term for a lack of profession. "No, she doesn't work, she's a homemaker." Of course, no one discredits the fact that homemaking is indeed work, but I think we all--both men and women--take for granted the importance of the task.
Homemaking, Making a Home, is indeed, the very essence of creating a life of comfort, productivity, and joy.
Everyone requires a home. The basic tasks of home--cleaning, organizing, decorating, finances, shopping, cooking, laundry--are handled is the core of the functionality and feel of a dwelling.
To put it bluntly:
Nothing works right when home doesn't work well.
If you want success in your career, your home-based business, your life, your family, you must make proactive, intentional choices about the way you manage these tasks.
My ultimate goal at Gathering Joy is to help homemakers achieve graceful goodness in the basic tasks so they can chase their dreams of growing a business or earning money from home and claim their joy of fellowship and fun with their family.
Let's get that laundry sorted, shall we?
A few years ago, we had a lot of debt. To be honest, I don’t even know how much. I didn’t want to total it all up and see the depressing figure. We’d been struggling to pay this mess off for years, and I was sick of it. We were hopeless, drowning, and held back from our dreams. Read: My… Read More
Have you ever been really engrossed in a task and thought, “Man, I’m getting hungry. What time is it?” Only to realize it’s dinner time and your toddler needs to go to bed in like 45 minutes and oh my word no wonder he’s been cranky for the last hour. Just me? Oh. Well… for all you super organized and… Read More
Kids come with clutter. It’s just part of living with people whose needs are constantly changing and evolving. One thing they always seem to have enough of is toys. I love that my kids have toys and like to play with them. I 100% believe in the value of play! For that reason, I try to control the quality of… Read More
Even if you live in the heart of the big city, you may feel your heart flutter when you see those images of a dreamy farmhouse. There’s something about the farmhouse/cottage style that resonates with almost all of us. It’s a simplicity, a quietude, a hearken to the good old days. Honestly, I think it’s the American version of hygge…. Read More
A 10 minute dinner? What can you cook in 10 minutes? I’ve got an idea…. There’s a scene that repeats itself far too frequently in my house. I wander into the kitchen around 30-45 minutes before I get ready to eat and begin to think about what we’ll have for dinner. Then I remember that it’s Wednesday night and we… Read More