Thursday, November 8, 2012

Introduction to Homemaking 101

This year I decided that after we moved and got settled in here at the farm, I needed to start a homemaking class for the girls.  They are super excited about it!  Probably the excitement will disappear when they have to start the cleaning portion of the class, so I started with a fun section, "Cooking".  I know cooking and baking are totally different, but I've lumped them into the same category.  And who wouldn't be excited when we started by making chocolate chip cookies.  I pray that by the end of this class the girls will know how to do everything they need to know for going out on their own.  At least the basics will be covered, and they can learn the other stuff as they need to. 

We will be covering lots of fun and not so fun things. : )  The sections of their Homemaking Binders will be Cleaning, Cooking, Dinner Time, Menu Planning, Hospitality, Sewing, Laundry, Crafts, Frugality, Entrepreneurship, and a special section that I am labeling as "Wailing" taken from the portion in Jeremiah 9:17-19 (we will talk about attitudes and our hearts for others).  I'm so excited to see where my girls will be when this class is over with.  I foresee some big changes and much growth. 

If you want to follow along and teach your girls the same things we are going over, feel free to follow our blog.  I think it's going to be a lot of fun!  Also, if you want to make it a curriculum for other years, I am hoping to put all of the lessons together in one section of this blog, so that they will be easy to find and refer back to.  Let me know if you are joining us with your daughters.  I'm sure my girls would love knowing who is following their journey of learning how to care for their home and family.  And if you live close by, maybe at the end we can do a party with all the girls who have joined in the fun.  It would be a great time to show some of the crafts you've done, sewing projects, recipes you love, and how this helped your family and daughters.  I hope many will join us and take the step to teach their daughters what the schools don't and what it seems like we just don't have time to teach.  It's important, so we're doing it!  Please join us at raising up daughters with hearts to serve their families and those surrounding them.