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  1. I enjoyed this article. As a young woman living at home I am trying to learn how to be intentional with my time and life, so I really appreciate your tips. I am sharing this post on Pinterest also. Thanks.

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing. This article has been an inspiration for me. I too have 3 kiddos (5yr, 4yr, and 16 month old), run my Etsy shop from home, Little Missy Clothing and have found that my routine and intentional homemaking has gone to the wind. I am trying so hard to get back into some sense of routine and I often don’t manage my time right. I think I can do all these things but never have the time. Reading about time management and making lists of must do items is going to be the first thing I work on. So thank you for all you wonderful tips. I will be back referencing them frequently!

  5. I really needed this! I’m going to Pin it and put it to good use this weekend 🙂 I’ve had sciatica for the past 2 weeks and getting anything done around the house has been very trying! I’m really behind and need to get spring cleaning done too. Thanks for the inspiration!


  6. Praying over my house and learning that I don’t have all day, but only about 3 good hours to work on tasks around my home has made me much more efficient in my time. These are great reminders a focus points! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I am so glad you included praying over your home!! We moved into a new home in April, and I’ve been feeling a tad bit overwhelmed by all the projects right now… but I absolutely have NOT taken the time to pray for our house! Such a simple thing, but so easily overlooked.

    Thanks for that!

    (Found your blog via Leigh Kramer’s link up.)

  8. I am so glad that I took the time to read this article. Thanks to someone who posted it on Pinterest. God told me to build my home in 2012. And ever since then, I’ve been on this journey. Though I have strayed away thinking that doing something else was for me, God has reared me back in, and brought me back to this command of being a homemaker. Haha. Obviously, he thinks I will be very successful at it. My prayer, that I will see me as he sees me. I’m definitely going to apply the tips you have suggested. Thanks so much.

    1. So glad you found this Erica! Sometimes I feel so inadequate as a homemaker myself but God continues to remind me through little ways about the impact I am having on my family. Something I’ve had to remind myself over and over is that intentional homemaking is not necessarily about having the most “pinterest” friendly routines, decor, meal planning, etc., but the heart behind why I’m called to be a homemaker.

  9. This is really great advice! I particularly like point number 1, pray over your home, very important. I liked get inspired and clean something every day too! I laughed out loud when I read that you’re ’emotionally allergic to cleaning’, that’s a classic! Thanks for sharing and encouraging us, enjoy that little bubba of yours. Blessings, Elisha 🙂

  10. I so agree with the praying suggestion! I do believe it can make a difference and especially as mothers it’s so important to include in our everyday lives.

    All of these were great tips for anyone! Loved them, thanks! 🙂

  11. I absolutely love these tips. I am just starting to use a calendar and it helps me be more organized. I am also trying to bunch my time so that I do one task at a time until it’s done then move to the next. It seems to be helping.

  12. Thank you for encouraging message. I am an older women (60 +) battling with severe fibromyalgia and COPD, looking after my chronically ill husband who is house-bound. I have 3 children, all grown-up who do not live nearby. I have found Keeping a realistic house work routine to be a major problem, I’ll take any advice on how to cope seriously.

  13. After trying multiple schedules and still feeling overwhelmed, I’ve decided that since my heart is in the kitchen I am going to focus on keeping it clean, and delegate the mundane living room stuff to my kids. Unfortunately, dishes suck. Doing them NOW sucks. But I discovered that waking up to a sink full of dirty dishes sucks the most. It really ruins my whole day. So, I started leaving the sink full of hot, soapy water. That way I can train myself to do them as they go in.

    Incidentally, while spending so much time at the sink, my toddler has shown me where the phrase “pulling on mamas skirt tails” comes from. Also, if you have a toddler and decide to transition to wearing skirts, it’s not a good idea to wear skirts with an elastic waist. 😉

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