Hey! I am so glad that you are here. My name is Becca and I am the Mama B of Inspired Homemaking. I am a follower of God, a wife to a very supportive hubby, a mother to a crazy boy and 4 fur babies. This blog started as a way for me to share all of my homemaking adventures (and misadventures).
Why I am here
All mothers know what it is like to feel lost in motherhood at one point or another. I hope to inspire you to discover your confidence in homemaking so that you can feel like you are living your best life.
A bit of history
My professional education is actually in nursing. I worked in all different fields of nursing for 12 years with my last 5 years being in mother-baby units. Caring for mothers and their new child was such a passion of mine. I felt great accomplishment in helping a couplet establish breastfeeding. Unfortunately, things change and people change. A feeling of unease came over me the last couple of years that I worked and I knew that it was time to step out of nursing.
Mama B now
I am inspired by many things. Inspired to read and learn and live and love. I have opened my heart to issues far greater than my own and there are a few reasons why. Read more about my journey with ethical fashion and becoming an abolitionist for human trafficking here.
Why INSPIRED Homemaking?
For several years I was in quite a bad place. My life was filled with all the busy, hurried, exhausted, annoying things that no one wants around. That was a mindset problem exacerbated by a rough schedule and a toddler. I was completely uninspired. By life!
I came across a chapter in the Bible that inspired me and completely changed the course of my life. It was Proverbs 31. If you know the Bible, you may know this verse (if you are a woman anyway ? ). If you are new to the Bible, I will just paraphrase by saying it is about the ultimate wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She was the personification of a homemaker. This chapter made me feel like it was my duty to step up to this challenge called “homemaking”. It left me INSPIRED.
I was also inspired by a book called “Money Making Mom” by Crystal Paine. That is were I first learned about blogging and that is when I decided to become an entrepreneur.
So, what do I have to offer YOU?
There are a smattering of homemaking topics on my blog. Recipes, organizing, DIY, and cleaning are all things that you will find as those are absolutely Homemaking topics, right? But there is so much more to being an Inspired Homemaker than just doing the dishes.
For the Family
Because of my previous education, you will find some resources on breastfeeding, pregnancy, newborn and postpartum care on Inspired Homemaking. You truly cannot leave out one of the most important persons of a home when discussing homemaking…the mother. I am a mother, but indeed no expert on children, except on keeping them occupied and having fun! So you will find crafts and fun things to do with your own little.
Money is a huge subject that people usually shy away from. Not here! I want you to get your budget going, save your money, and spend it intentionally. My Personal Budget series of posts are a great place to start with your money. I am available to help with your budgeting questions too, so be sure to email me:)
Intentional living is a bit of a trend. And there is a good reason for it too! Being intentional with our resources and our choices is so needed in this overworked and overloaded society. You will discover posts about minimalism, ethical shopping, second hand shopping, and natural living. I feel it is important that we consider the outcomes to our actions every day from the small act of recycling to the large and heartfelt act of giving to a charity in need. I hope this is good for your soul just as it has been for my own.
Thank you for joining me in this journey of being an Inspired Homemaker. Grab a cup of coffee and rest for a bit! You deserve it ?
So, what are you inspired by? Are you learning about being an awesome homemaker yourself?
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