WHAT EXACTLY IS A HOMEMAKER BY DESIGN?
Hello! Welcome to Homemaking By Design. I’m Katherine and through this blog I hope to encourage and equip women to pursue God’s design for their home and life. In my opinion we’re all homemakers, from the newlywed wife to the busy stay at home mom of 5. Together we’re striving to find the time and energy to get it all done.
Being a homemaker by design is about acknowledging the position we as women play in our homes. We strive to seek out what it means to be a Godly wife, mother and homemaker. My ultimate goal is to simply encourage you to be a Godly homemaker. A Homemaker by His design.
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27
This blog may post about kid activities, parenting, marriage, recipes and projects but we also talk about faith. Homemaking is what God has called us as women to do. I believe that it is by Gods Design that I’m a homemaker, and my ministry is to serve Him by serving others (my family, friends and YOU!).
YOU MAY BE THINKING, “WHY SHOULD I READ THIS BLOG”?
Do you find yourself struggling to juggle little ones while also holding onto your sanity? Are you trying to balance cleaning, crafting, meal planning, doing the laundry while also working? Maybe your sick of trying to find the time to pray, read your bible, maintain your marriage and keep those little hands busy? If any of that sounds familiar then please know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE, this is the place for you!
THE TYPES OF POSTS YOU’LL FIND HERE:
- Biblical encouragement and inspiration for wives and mothers
- How to cultivate peace and contentment in the home and in life
- Practical tips and advice for overwhelmed homemakers
- How to balance motherhood and working from home
- Tips for women looking to make an income online
- Family activities and kids crafts to create lasting memories
- DIY projects to turn your house into a home on a budget
- Easy healthful recipes for getting food on the table fast
- Honest product reviews (I only recommend what I would use)
- Personal stories of my homemaking journey pursuing God’s will
- Anything else that God lays on my heart!
HOW THIS BLOG WAS STARTED
I’m a wife and stay at home mama of three boys. I personally know the struggles of parenting while trying to maintain my house and marriage. There have been many times I wished a mom starting out like me would write about how she does it all, while she is still figuring it out herself. In my experience the best advice comes from someone who has just left the battlefield we are entering. It is still fresh in their mind and the insights are invaluable.
In 2014 I decided to create the blog I had been looking for. I wanted to pass along the passion of homemaking to other women and mothers. Perhaps even creating a resource site for the next generation of homemakers. My belief is that as moms we can learn from each other, exchanging ideas and gaining wisdom. We all have something to teach and share. We officially launched this site July of 2016 and have seen great growth and interest in homemaking. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter, if you haven’t already. You can read more about the me and my family below.
MORE ABOUT ME:
My husband Joshua and I have been married for 5 years and have 3 boys, Harland, Ephrome and Ambrose. It’s pretty crazy around our house with 3 kids under 4 years. Together we bought our first home in April of 2015 and reside in the extremely sunny city of Phoenix.
I love the Lord. I’m very thankful that He died on the cross for me. I’m grateful that I can easily come to Him anytime through prayer and that I can freely read my bible and understand His purpose for me in this world.
I truly enjoy going to church and my favorite part is our song service and hearing my church family sing praises to God together. My husband is the youth pastor at our church and we both enjoy working with the teens in our Sunday School Class and helping them grow spiritually.
Since 2013 I have been a stay at home mom and have enjoyed managing our home and raising our boys. I adore my husband and believe God brought us together because I truly couldn’t have picked a better spouse for myself.
Some facts about me: I hate laundry, mayo, teething toddlers, Falafel (yuck) and changing diapers. I LOVE making lists, baking cookies, sewing my own clothes, painting ugly furniture and treasure hunting at my local thrift store. My favorite food is a toss up between Pad Thai and Hot Cheetos (if those count as food). I tend to listen to loud Italian music from the 40’s while I cook dinner. I try to sing along even though I don’t speak the language.
If you’ve read this far….THANKS!
I appreciate you reading about why I started this website and a little about me and my family. Hopefully you found this interesting and made you want to be my digital friend. If you can relate to me as a homemaker, mother, do it yourself-er, a Child of God or all of the above! I would love to hear from you.
I love to meet new people and make new friends!
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