I’m not Martha Stewart. I’m not Dave Ramsey. I’m not Alton Brown or Joanna Gains. I love all these gurus, and I learn a lot from them. But I guess I’m more “Barefoot Contessa meets Bad Lip Reading”. (If you are unfamiliar with the creative folks at Bad Lip Reading, please acquaint yourself here. I’ll wait. Didja check it out? You’re welcome.) In other words, my best attempts at creating a graceful, comfortable life often get lost in translation.
I’m a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 8, striving for a simple life. I’m a domestically challenged homemaker. I’m a frugal spendthrift. I’m a supremely lazy ENFP with enough ideas to keep me busy for 3 lifetimes. I’m an irreverent and devoted child of God. I do so love irony.
So if you’re still with me, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I read this blog?” Well, for one thing, my side gig is as a stand-up comic. Granted, my regular audience is made up of 8 quick-witted, but unsubtle humorists who find farts funny. But I have this knack of finding humor in almost every situation (even inappropriate ones, at times). So, even if I teach you nothing, at least you’ll be laughing.
But another reason to stick with me is I think I may be relatable. I’ve been at this homemaking thing for 20 years, and I still struggle. But one thing I’ve learned is that it’s not ALL of life-altering importance. Some things just aren’t. In this blog, you will not find perfectionism. Instead, I hope to share some of the quick and easy ways I’ve found to deal with some of the more tedious aspects of homemaking. And I hope to inspire you to find your homemaking and family passions, and devote more of yourself to these. You CAN do what IS important.
I won’t lie to you. It’s hard. You know how when you’re a senior in high school, and you get asked these questions like, “What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned?” or “What will you be doing in 10 years?” Well, I specifically remember one of those questions. “What will you be successful at?” And I arrogantly answered, “Whatever I decide to do.” Ahem. Yes, well. I’m glad God is gracious and has a sense of humor. But truly, I had no clue. I had always been good at whatever I did. I was smart, creative, and determined. I never really failed at anything.
Then I became a wife and mother. How hard could THAT be, right? Heh. Well, it’s been a challenge. Downright rough, at times. But I’ve learned that God doesn’t expect me to be perfect. He expects me to understand that I need Him.
So, if I can help you on your homemaking journey, I’ll be thrilled. But if I can help you understand your deep need for God’s spirit in your life, I’ll be eternally grateful.