Thursday, February 3, 2011
In today's busy world, families are away from home more and more. Even stay-at-home Mothers are doing an enormous amount of traveling, doing errands, and going out on a daily basis. There is something missing at home.
There has to be a way to cut back on outside activities and cultivate a home. We need to spend more time on the home arts - cooking, baking, cleaning, hospitality. We need to make Home the Base of our lives. That base must have a strong foundation. We need to spend a lot of time there to keep it sturdy and secure.
I realize older children have jobs or events they attend. I understand they often need transportation. But something has to be changed in order for Mother to occupy the home.
There is a saying, "Keep the home fires burning." Someone had to be at home to keep the place warm. They kept up with the cleaning and baking and laundry. Someone was there on a regular basis and that someone was Mother.
I want to see my children come and go out in the world. I want to them to look forward to coming home, finding me there, and telling me all about their adventures. I want to help nourish them and make them comfortable and warm and happy. I need to be here in order for that to happen.
Somehow, some way, in order to have the old fashioned family survive, Mother must occupy the home. To occupy is to reside. It is to be there. It is to keep busy on projects related to the home. Mother is the shining light of the family.
May her smiling presence at home be the greatest gift to the family.
Household chills in The Neglected Parlour.
My greatest goal in life is to Stay Home. A home visit in - Putting the House in Order.
A Special Treat for my Homemaking Break - Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Lovely Dishes.
Homeschooling - Books - Oxford - Reading Lists - and Swagbucks
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