Ahhh, the 1950’s. A simpler time. Sock hop music, poodle skirts, smaller houses, single car households, single income households, wives at home in their aprons. Its so easy to romanticize that time period. It sounds perfect to so many of us, myself included.
That picture perfect lifestyle was not for everyone though. My moms side of the family did not live in a quaint neighborhood. She grew up in the mountains. They didn’t have a lot of money. Even though my grandmas 1950’s life didn’t involve drive in movie dates with her husband, or grabbing a burger and shake at the local sock hop, her ideals were the same. Family first, cooking from scratch, a simple life.
I don’t know when this changed. But I’m sorry it did. As a whole, our focus is now on money. Who has the nicest house? Who drives the nicest car? Who has the best toys? Babies are being raised by their daycare providers. Teenagers are being left to make decisions without a parents guidance.
My passion is at home. I love caring for my husband, our children and our home. My priority has always been my family. I never wanted the career or a fast paced lifestyle. I love to spend time in my home decorating, cooking, playing games with my family. Even just bumming around watching movies.
If you spend time making dinner for your family, think about them while you’re cooking. When you make dinner with a happy heart you are cooking with love. It’s the same with cleaning or decorating, washing dishes or doing laundry. If you make it your passion, choose to be joyful while you’re doing it, you’re blessing your family and your home.
Don’t think of grocery shopping as just another chore on the list. Do the shopping with love in your heart and you’re being intentional about making healthy choices and choosing items to please yourself and your family.
This is the lost art of homemaking. Blessing your family and your home. It’s so easy to get caught up in day to day life- Work and keeping up with the Jones’s. Let’s get back to the simpler life. Back to the good ol’ days. Let’s be intentional with our days and bless our home and families. Let’s revive the lost art of homemaking. ❤️