Friday, 30 March 2012

My happiest times are at home

Welcome to my new blog, The Happiest homemaker. To introduce myself I will say that my happiest times are those spent at home. I'm a homebody. A homemaker. A mother of 2 little ones. I spend my days cooking and cleaning up (and then cleaning up again), reorganising storage cupboards and shelves, tidying books and toys, planning meals and getting caught up in the lives of my children, the dreams they have and the silly games we play. I also indulge in a little Real Housewives of (insert city here) on my laptop -it's mummy's guilty pleasure and a reward for hard work done. I adore being home. I love making things nice. I wish and dream that I'll be able to fulfil this fantasy forever.

Even before I was a mother and wife I found that my happiest times were at home. As a single girl living alone in the city I was always happiest cooking for one and re-cleaning the loungeroom tiles, re-organising the furniture and making my kitchen pop by putting pretty dishes in special places. I found myself at ease at home, and little did I know that I would be a stay-at-home mother. My mother was one, having not worked fulltime since my brother and I were born some 30years ago, and both my grandmothers were stay-at-home mothers, as was the go back then. But in this day and age I find that it's almost taboo to say that you dream of this lifestyle. But I do. I always have, even without really knowing it. I always wanted to have a family and without thinking it I expected to be able to stay at home. Not all my friends are lucky enough to be in this situation; some have mortgages they need to help pay, or rent that can't be covered by one income. But I've made choices in my life that have allowed me to stay home. I'm grateful for that, for the freedom to choose. I'm grateful to God that I have the opportunity and support to be able to stay at home with my children, make my household a home, and to thrive in such an environment.

Through this blog I hope to share wisdom I have gained as a mother and homemaker, things I've read and am reading, and to share challenges I face and/or have overcome. I hope you will join me, and I hope you will share my joy at making a house a home, and a home a place where everyone can be happy. We'll talk about how to make your kitchen pop too at some stage.


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