I began this blog back in September 2012, right before the birth of our 11th baby, as a way to reach out to other Christian homemakers. I had been writing on my original internet home, Renewing Housewives, but wanted a change. This blog has seen ups and downs over the years as the seasons in my own life change. (Note: I lost the Renewing Housewives domain name and it was purchased and is currently being used, it is not me, and I don’t recommend it).
So, who am I? On a personal level, I’m a California girl living in the Midwest. A wife to an incredibly visionary man, and homeschooling mother to our 11 children ages 4 -25, a mother-in-law and grandmother of our sweet new grandson! And of course a daughter of the LORD and so undeserving of His amazing grace.
Some things you should know:
My husband reads most of the posts before they go live. He is my leader and guard, I’m so thankful!
I’m not a blogger. I know that sounds strange, but it’s true. I fail miserably at trying to share about eBook bundles at just the right time or optimize posts so google can find them to share with the world. I don’t schedule out 2 weeks worth of posts months or even weeks in advance. Often what you read this afternoon didn’t exist last night.
I also don’t subscribe to a recommended blogging schedule. It’s all random, I pray it’s the LORD’s hand. I write what I know.
I was raised by the perfect homemaker. Dinner was never late or over cooked. The house was always clean, the laundry never piled up anywhere and it was peaceful. Mom taught me everything, from how to make a salad to how to clean the bathroom the right way. Much of this is in our Homemaking DVDs, what you see there, Mom deserves the credit for. Those videos would not be here today if it weren’t for her training me when I was younger.
And last, but not least, sharing here with you, being able to offer words of encouragement is life for me. It is my passion. I know how hard the days can be with children and housework, but I also know how life giving it can be to those in your home. If anything I’ve written has encouraged or blessed you in some way, praise the LORD, it is only through His strength that any good comes from me.
As always, weary not in well doing. The work you do in your home each and every day is truly life changing. Faint not!