Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Homemaker's Job Description

Making a home is a commendable job, whether you are a full-time or part-time homemaker, managing your home is well worth your time.   Being a full-time homemaker I will occasionally get the "Do you work?" or the "What do you do all day?" questions.   Normally my response is cheerfully saying, "I am able to stay home full-time with my daughter!" or, "I do whatever my family needs me to do for them."

But what does this job entitle? Does staying home really constitute as work?   Of course it does! I'm always baffled by people who think that homemakers do not work.  Honestly, I believe working full-time job outside the home would be the easier route in many ways, as well as less rewarding.  Being a homemaker requires use of every skill that you have and then some!

Job Description of a Homemaker

Responsibilities: A homemaker must...

  • be willing to work 7 days a week, for the rest of your life.

  • understand that your family comes before yourself.

  • work diligently in the home for the benefit of the family and/or guests.

  • spend quality time with each child (if you are a mother)

  • maintain the laundry

  • keep the dishes clean

  • be willing to clean the entire home thoroughly and safely.

  • be willing to cook on a regular basis and provide nourishing foods.

  • be aware that you determine the atmosphere and character of the home.

  • practice thanksgiving at all times and in every situation.

  • maintain an organized and functional household, to the best of your ability.

  • educate yourself and seek out the most beneficial resources for the household.

  • be patient and able to shrug off any negative comments on your commendable work.

  • be able to maintain your work while in the midst of a difficult situation.

  • be a cook, home economist, nutritionist, dishwasher, interior decorator, organizer, writer, gardener, landscaper, teacher, housekeeper, and anything else your family may need.


  • Family - Time spent with your family is time well spent.   It is indispensable. Your bonds with each member of the family improves with every moment spent together.   Our culture wants you to believe that time spent bonding is no longer important - never listen to this lie.  Time with your family is essential and your family will benefit greatly from it.

  • Freedom -  To learn, to live, and to enjoy people!  Homemakers spend a great deal of time learning. One great benefit of being a homemaker is the opportunity to study anything and everything your heart desires! Homemakers also have more time spend developing their relationships with family and friends, time for hospitality, time for ministry, as well as more time to develop their skills and abilities.

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