The housewife living in the Tao.

Life has been different these days.  Grannie moved out and I have been scrubbing and baking and decorating for days.  We have our second bedroom back and the space was missed.  Arjan and Sammy’s clothes and toys are all back in there, along with part of the old couch (the chaise lounge part, very fancy…not really), and my new indoor wooden drying rack I purchased from Pennsylvania Wood Workers.  That thing is sturdy.  I can have guest stay once more and no more piles of toys in my living room.  Not as many piles, that is. And the living room.  … Continue reading The housewife living in the Tao.

The joys of the simple life. Why we choose it when we choose family.

I wish more than ever that more and more people in mass movements would catch the simple life bug.  It is truly what life and family should be.  I don’t know why others aren’t making the choice by the millions except that we have been brainwashed by society, teachers, politicians, parents, and peers to chase that career ribbon and have that big, official title that will proclaim to the world that you are #1! Forget all that.  It means nothing one day on your deathbed.  Ask any dying person.  Ask them what was the most important thing in their life … Continue reading The joys of the simple life. Why we choose it when we choose family.

Why I love homeschooling…so far.

Ah, so far so good.  But who am I to talk about homeschooling and all its wonders and delights?  My oldest is 5 for God’s sake.  It’s all fun and colorful.  All rainbows and sparkly things.  Or mud and wet shoes in our case. We haven’t hit the calculus and chemistry years.  We are nowhere near puberty when I’ll want them out of the house for hours. We start homeschooling the minute a baby sits up on their own, don’t we?  The reading of stacks of books, singing toddler tunes, talking about everything from colors, numbers, shapes, and how to … Continue reading Why I love homeschooling…so far.

The conciencous housewife. How to be the solution and find peace in this modern day through a little old fashioned living.

  I sat down yesterday to write up this piece and my internet went down. Ironic right? Most of the street was out until today and I’m sure many people were gnashing their teeth and tearing at their robes over it.  The addiction with the media and technology is very high.  We didn’t suffer.  I had to stop blogging, obviously, but life for our household went on as usual.  When the internet goes down we don’t even blink.  We pick up one of our hundreds of paper books or go out to the backyard to play and garden. Grannie is a … Continue reading The conciencous housewife. How to be the solution and find peace in this modern day through a little old fashioned living.

My day as a housewife on the suburban farm.

  This farming business keeps a lady busy!  I am sitting in my apron taking a rest at the laptop after cleaning out the hen’s coop and yard.  That consists of removing the top layer or straw from the coop that has poop and throwing it in my garden beds, raking their yard and putting the piles in the girls very own compost, cleaning and filling their large waterer, filling their pan of crumble, throwing them more scrapes and greens, spreading diatomaceous earth in their dusting spots which I discovered today.  Funny, I woke up in the middle of the night … Continue reading My day as a housewife on the suburban farm.

The blessings of being a housewife and making that choice to be one.

7 years ago I threw myself a 40th birthday.  I’m not much for birthdays, however, 10-year increments seem worthy.  They are milestones and we grow and change so much in our twenties, thirties, and forties that we need to celebrate this.  I had a good life at 40.  I lived in a charming and very pink victorian and I had a good job.  Not so good on pay but I gained so much from this job in the way of education, health, and friends I still have to this day although the school has dwindled, switched hands and most of us have … Continue reading The blessings of being a housewife and making that choice to be one.

Housewife and all that entails.

In this modern age, being a housewife does not have to be complicated.  There are washers, dryers, vacuums, dishwashers, and all sorts of other conveniences to make your work very quick and easy.  There convenience foods that you just slid in the oven and preschool for the little person if you need a few hours a day to regain your senses. My goodness, even bread is sliced, garlic peeled, and all your canning is done for you by the stores.  You can buy everything made…clothes, quilts, and so on. But that is so boring and has really taken the art … Continue reading Housewife and all that entails.

Return of the old fashioned housewife.

. I have created a book with a year’s worth of my blog write-ups focusing solely on homemaking, homesteading in suburbia, and living a more sustainable, slower paced life filled with old-fashioned touches. It is a bountiful dose of advice and inspiration. It will be free all week! Continue reading Return of the old fashioned housewife.

Why homestead in town?

Homesteading is still very new to us.  We have dabbled with a garden or clothesline, making bread from scratch now and then, or cloth diapers for a short period in the past.  However, now that we own a home and decent sized backyard, we are going for it on a whole new level of being sustainable and getting back to the old ways as much as you can in a suburbia. We are in an agriculturally based town and county.  There are, literally, chickens everywhere, especially WinCo and IHOP parking lots because they are watered and fed so well over … Continue reading Why homestead in town?

Home sweet home. Taking care of the house you have and taking pride in being a housewife.

I’m reading Mrs. Sharon White’s Mother’s Book of Home Economics.  Mrs. Sharon White is very old fashioned and loves God.  She is so delightful to read but beware as she refers to the modern woman in terms of “rampant feminism”.  I have to chuckle at this because I know what a fit my mother would have about that comment.  I have a love of the feminist and thank them for all our freedom and rights today.  And I love being an old-fashioned housewife.  I think the two can mix well actually as I am both. Despite some of her ways that … Continue reading Home sweet home. Taking care of the house you have and taking pride in being a housewife.