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Not So Heavenly Homemaking

After being at home for the last few months, I have discovered many things about myself; one of them is that I love to bake. The other is that I actually really enjoy taking care of my home and making it look nice.

When I was working as a preschool teacher 5 days a week, I would come home exhausted at the end of the day. I didn’t want to clean up my home, and I definitley didn’t want to bake anything. I didn’t even want to THINK about baking or cleaning at all! I had no interest in either, aside from the fact that I knew if I didn’t clean I would turn into a typical “young person” who lives amongst pizza boxes and dirty underwear.

Now that I have been spending the majority of my time at home, job searching, or now writing articles for clients, I have so much more energy. This energy is now being channeled in ways I didn’t think I wanted to use my energy. I’m enjoying baking different kinds of cookies for the last month or so. The other day I made some awesome cookies with macadamia nuts and white chocolate. I wasn’t very confident in my new skills, but they turned out great. I’m also finding a big sense of satisfaction from cleaning up messes in my house and completing different tasks everyday.

I definitely now have more time for other online fun stuff too – so yesterday I created a new page on Facebook called “Not So Heavenly Homemaking”. As I discovered my love for baking and taking care of the home, I also discovered a lot of people online

had created “Homemaking” groups that were primarily centered around preaching and Bible Thumping. It was almost impossible to find a homemaking page that wasn’t filled with “God’s Word”. I was previously unaware that Homemaking had to be an extremely religious thing as well as strictly for women? (What year is it again?) Well, I don’t agree with that. So my new FB page “Not So Heavenly Homemaking” is for anyone who considers themself a “homemaker”, whether woman or man, whether religious or not. It’s about making the “practical” stuff you have to do at home more fun and entertaining! I had NO idea I would ever consider myself a bit of a homemaker, but now that I do, I am not ashamed of it at all. What’s wrong with loving baking and taking pride in how your house looks? Nothing. Now, I don’t know if this will be the same for me when I add a child to the mix, but quite honestly, I can’t wait to find out. 🙂

(Here is the address to my FB page if you want to take a look:

Pillsbury Xmas Tree Cookies

Pillsbury Xmas Tree Cookies which I added some leftover Macadamia nuts to.

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