I consider myself an artist, I love photography, sculptures, sewing, drawing, knitting.. really, I love anything that has to do with being creative, but my favourite art of all is homemaking.
Our home is a big part of our life, Anthony works from home,
I am a “stay-at-home-mum” & we homeschool our children.
I realise it is not the same for a lot of people, but I still believe that home should be the place where family life happens.
A home should represent the people in it & their interests.
(music, of course! That triangle? Definitely the favourite!)
Some of our most important family values are , right after family always comes first, that we all know that our home is a place where we can be who we want to be & know we will get all the support we need,
where we can admit to problems & won’t be judged, & where love is the only language we speak.
While I know that my little one’s might well choose to get a full-time job and send their children to school , I try my best to teach them our values.
As we all know, children learn best through play, so in our home we have a homemaking corner. It’s where the playkitchen is, the doll’s beds, Emi’s knitting needles & wool , and everything else you need.
Both Emily & George love playing together, it’s even more popular than dressing up around here.
George has his own favourite doll who he will carry around & push in a pushchair, coming home just in time for the lovely home-cooked dinner of mushrooms & noodles that Emily prepared.
To make that pretend dinner-time even more special, Oma recently sent us some pretend tea-lights that really look wonderful. (thank you!)
Really, one of the best things that was ever said to me, (even though I am reasonably sure it was meant to be an insult) was “your home looks like a kindergarten”, because, of course it does. We have children, they live here, they are part of our family, why shouldn’t their things & interests be part of our home?
Homemaking is not about cleaning the bathroom every day, it is about creating an environment that reflects every person living in that home, their hobbies, favourite things & current projects.
What are some ways you make your house a home?
What are some blogs or websites you visit for inspiration?
One of my favourite blogs is written by the very lovely Kristin of “Reclaiming the Home“, definitely worth a visit.
Wishing you a lovely day in your home,