I am not a homemaker…

I am not a homemaker. I have been fine with this, even joking about it, until recently. After reading other “stay-at-home mom” blogs in the past weeks I’ve begun to feel guilty and I’ve realized that I really could be doing more than I do. Before a couple weeks ago I rarely cleaned and I almost never cooked. One of my goals for 2009 that I shared with my mom’s group was to “cook once a week”. It’s not that we eat out all the time (though we probably do that more often than we should), it’s that I eat a tv dinner or something else easy to make or Sinisa cooks when he comes home from work. I really am going to try to make an effort to cook more this year. This is my next step in becoming more “domesticated” (is that even a word?)

Right now though, my focus is on keeping my house “company ready”. Before I could never just invite people over when I felt like it because I always had to “prepare” my home for visitors. For the first time this past weekend I was on the phone with someone and said “why don’t you come on over?”. Let me tell you how great it felt to be able to say that. Granted it was only family (my sister in law) but before I had never felt comfortable enough to say that and the thought of someone coming over unannounced gave me anxiety. Even though my house has stayed clean, I am not following my “daily” and “weekly” lists that I made for myself so that is one area I would like to improve on.

I’m off to get some things accomplished now. My to-do list for tonight includes:

-Putting laundry away that’s in the dryer

-Update “goals”

-Going through my email inbox and deleting some old emails (my inbox has over 3500 emails in it!) My goal is to delete 500 tonight…

-Write up a monthly budget (or at least start it)

-Post some pictures of Jacob on facebook

Of course I also am going to watch tv, including the Bachelor. Should be interesting tonight because it’s the “women tell all” episode…

5 thoughts on “I am not a homemaker…”

  1. It’s not easy to have a full time job and come home and turn into super mom. But I find that if you learn to make “all in one meals” the ones you chop up, throw in a pan, add some seasonings, olive oil and garlic to and toss it in the oven you save 30 minutes to and hour on cooking time. And while your dinner is cooking you can quickly finish a few chores. I always try to grab something that is out of place every time I leave a room and put it away as I’m traveling to another room in the house. If you do little things constantly you’ll find it so much easier to keep up. Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the post:) I feel like I’m in the same boat:) I definitely feel guilty when I see some “homemaking” bloggers’ sites:)
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  3. I have been a homemaker since I got married, but turned more into a stay at home parent once my kids were born. Sometimes the house is a mess and I don’t feel like cooking. I just let it go until tomorrow, because to me its more important to spend time with my kids and husband.


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