This will not be a tutorial on homemaking. I would have to know about it before I could teach it.
It amazes me that even after 12 years of being a wife and homemaker, I still have no routine, no groove, no normal day or week. About the only thing that I do the same every day is get ready. Take a shower, brush my teeth, wash my face and put on deodorant (in that order).
I always thought that by now I would have some sort of norms, you know, like doing laundry on Monday and getting groceries on Thursday. I thought I would "know" what my specialties were and what to take to a potluck.
I mostly fly by the seat of my pants. For the most part, I clean when it gets to where I can't stand it. I do laundry when we need it (or for now, when it's sunny). I get groceries when we are out of milk or when someone is having a deal that I can't pass up (like Pop Tarts for $1 a box). I don't take out the same amount of money ever week or have a budget.
These things bother me. I want to have some order in my life. I want to wake up and know what I'm doing that day. I want to know before 5:00 pm what is for supper. I don't want to run out of things and "have" to go to the store.
I'm working on my homemaking skills. There are a lot of things I could do better. I'm sure that I could make my husband happier and things run more smoothly. It would mean a less stressed out mom which would mean happier kids.
Some of the things that I'm working on right now are budgeting, meal planning (in addition to healthier meals), and decluttering/organization. In the next week, I will post some of the things that I am trying and links to websites that are helping me get to a more "simple" life.