I recently came across a snippet of paper that perfectly sums up my homemaking philosophy. I believe it was distributed by General Mills, under the pen name of Betty Crocker. Although not considered relevant for modern women, it is perfectly relevant for me! I can only hope to impart these values to my daughters, who in turn, will impart them to theirs....
I believe homemaking is a noble and challenging career.
I believe homemaking is an art, requiring many different skills.
I believe homemaking requires the best of my efforts, my abilities and my thinking.
I believe home reflects the spirit of the homemaker.
I believe home should be a place of peace, joy and contentment.
I believe no task is too humble that contributes to the cleanliness, the order, the health, the wellbeing of the household.
I believe a homemaker must be true to the highest ideals of love, loyalty, service and religion.
I believe home must be an influence for good in the neighborhood, the community, the country.
And so, in keeping with the Homemakers Creed, I strive to make my humble home a place of respite and calm in a world of chaos. Home truly is where you make it - be it a shop, a tent, a barn or a mansion. Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.