fusion homemaking

23 08 2009


Obviously, being a “stay-at-home mom,” “homemaker,” “domestic engineer,”  “wifey”… whatever you want to call it (lol) is drastically different today than 30-some years ago when my mom quit her job to stay at home with my brother and me (THANK YOU, Mom!!).  I aspire to emulate my mom… she could sew and cook — she NEVER messed up a meal.  My mom was (is still) perfect.  Honestly, I feel like I can never live up to my mom, although I will always look up to her.  But, because of my mom, I love the idea of traditional homemaking… being an integral part of my childrens’ lives (including friends, school, music and sports), supporting my husband in his pursuits, cooking and baking, cleaning, maintaining and sustaining the household, ministering in the church, being the cornerstone of the family.  I love it — the total nurturing package — exactly what a woman was designed to do.

Fast-forward to 2009 and factor in Hotmail, Facebook, Twitter, digital photography, experimental cooking, life in the “big city” (well, a bigger city than Regina, Calgary, or Edmonton), a more complicated world, a graduate level of education (which really shouldn’t go to waste), changing and challenging views of the Church, mentoring (role modeling?) my friends and peers.

So, recently I’ve been entertaining this idea of “fusion” homemaking.  It requires further definition. But, it’s going to be an interesting journey.