Look at that picture. Wonder what it's all about? Maybe it's classes to teach you how to be a homemaker. I know what you're thinking. "Why in the world would anyone need classes to teach you how to be a homemaker?" It's pretty funny, eh? Or is it?
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18
Roughly translated, God tells me that I am to assist my husband towards accomplishing our purpose. In this case that would be staying home. Not only that, but I am to be qualified. That means I need to have the knowledge and skills necessary to help. We both work, but in different ways to fulfill our purpose that we set together.
There are many things I have done to assist Scott. I have taught myself how to take that money that he makes and stretch it. First, I learned how to budget. I learned to cook meals at home. I learned how to make a menu. How to shop for food using coupons. I think of creative ways to save us money and to conserve energy. Thinking outside of what is considered the norm for today. I do not waste anything now. I have learned how to reuse things. I am learning to sew and now can make a few really cute clothes for the younger children. I have learned to garden. By learning these skills I am helping to insure that we succeed.
Staying home is real work. When I worked as a nurse I had to train for years just to get a degree. I then had to take education hours to keep my license up every year(still do). I also had to go skills fairs at the hospital I worked at just so that they could make sure I was competent at the basic skills necessary to be a nurse. We should take our job of staying home just a seriously as our outside jobs, always learning new skills so that we can be successful managers of our homes.
You do not need to do everything I have done. Think about your own home though. In what ways can you, by learning how to do something new or becoming better at something you already know how to do, help to make sure that your home can survive on one income? I will say again that it is important for you to be skilled at caring for your home. Your part at home is just as important as your husband's part in providing monitarily. Be creative, think outside of the box, and most importantly, pray for God to help you. He is always faithful.
Next time I want to talk about working at home to bring in some extra cash. It is a hot topic right now with so many of women doing it. Y'all have a great day!