Welcome to the Living from Scratch Collaboration!

This year our focus is on Yesterday’s Skills for Today’s Family.

As someone who loves living a Simple Life, I frequently find myself actively engaged in skills that, although haven’t completely gone by the wayside, still aren’t often used on a daily basis. With the onset of technology, many things are now done by automation, gasoline power, or need a power cord.

Technology has it benefits, but there are just some things that either aren’t done as well or can’t be done at all using a cell phone, microwave, or by simply clicking a button. And one of those things is homemaking.

Homemaking as a Yesterday’s Skill

When we think of ‘yesterday’s skills’, memories are often evoked of sitting with Grandma on the porch, helping her to snap beans. We may think back to Grandpa bringing a pail of fresh milk into the kitchen and remember how Grandma worked to get the milk cooled and into jars.

You may remember how neat and tidy their gardens looked, and how delicious those fresh vegetables tasted. There is a possibility you even helped her to can or preserve some of the harvest.

And if you keep looking back, you might see the faded mental image of Grandma sitting in her rocker with a needle and thread in her hands, and a mending basket sitting close by.

If you stop to think about all the skills of yesterday, you may just begin to realize that many of the activities that took place were an extension of the home.

Homemaking, housekeeping, or any other term you want to give it, has been around since creation. Once a household was set up, there was cooking, cleaning, mending, and more to be done.

Being a homemaker is a noble profession. It takes creativity, strength, knowledge, wisdom, and a heavy dose of discernment to effectively maintain a home. And it isn’t all about washing windows, mopping floors, and cooking a meal. There is so much more to being a homemaker!

To find out more about what a homemaker really does, be sure to check out these links. There is a whole ‘Laundry List’ of them!

The Homemaker’s Resume

8 Facets of Homemaking

Basic Finances for Homemakers

Life In Action: Social Obligations of a Homemaker

Make it Memorable: How to Host an Old-Fashioned Pounding

Join the Club! How to Start a Social Group

Self-Care for the Homemaker

If your goal is to learn how to live a Simple Life, then be sure to look around my website and read even more posts to help you along your journey!

The ‘Laundry List’

And as you know, most homemakers really are knee-deep in laundry! When you click the link below, you will be signing up to get a free copy of my eBook – The Laundry List Workbook!

Are you ready to tackle those piles of laundry? The Laundry List workbook will help you manage your own pile of dirty clothes with a step-by-step guide – beginning with getting started and all the way through ironing. There is also a section on how to wash your quilts!

Join Us at the Living from Scratch Collaboration to Learn More!

Homemaking isn’t the only skill from yesterday that is beneficial for today’s family. You can discover and learn about more of them in the Yesterday’s Skills for Today’s Family Collaboration.

Be sure to stop by for a visit with all the other bloggers, as well. You can learn more about seed starting, bread baking, dehydrating, candle making, DIY Extracts, and so much more. You will also have access to some fun and helpful freebies, which will be offered by each blogger!

You can also join the Facebook group where you can ask questions, get tips, and visit with others who have joined the Collaboration. To join the group click HERE.

Join the fun, learn more about Yesterday’s Skills for Today’s Family, and grab your freebies just by clicking the link below!