Just a few days before maternity leave was over with my son, my aunt came to our house to sit with him while I went to an appointment. She asked me how I felt about returning to work, and all my feelings came spilling out.
I just wasn’t ready to go back. I’ve always felt deeply that babies needed their mommas. And I was not ready to leave my sweet, 12-week old baby.
We started talking about homemaking and how uncommon staying at home has become. The sacrifice of a hard hit budget is difficult, but the value is great.
Having been home when her children were young, she agreed. She then told me about how she and her middle son had recently watched an old episode of Leave It To Beaver. My millennial cousin noted a cake that had been casually baked by June Cleaver. “Why did she just bake a cake? It wasn’t anyone’s birthday or a special occasion. And those kids just took a piece without asking!” She proceeded to tell him that decades ago it was common to bake treats regularly, so food would be ready in case a friend dropped by or the kids wanted a snack after school.
They continued their conversation, and she ended with, “It really is crazy how uncommon homemaking has become. It’s really become a lost art.”
And that’s where the idea for Homemaid Momma was born…
I am determined to work as hard as I can for my family, but not with you traditional 9-5. Here is where I’ll share tips, tricks, and share all the in-between. Join me as I search to revive the lost art of homemaking!