I bet in reality you’re just a mediocre housewife.
Maybe you have kids, or maybe you’re childless staying at home (like me). Maybe you can’t seem to settle into a routine (also me) or just hate doing the things (hi sis).
You probably feel guilty about that.
Maybe you feel like your housewife skills are okay, but not when compared to *whoever in your life that is probably just faking it really well*.
Someone, at some point (probably yourself), has made you feel like you aren’t enough, even though most days you are exhausted and go to bed with so many things left to do and so many things on your mind. You stay busy and what you do is important to your home and your family. Most of all it’s important to you.
STOP COMPARING! We all fall short of someone else’s arbitrary measure of skill or success. As long as we do exactly what we want and what is best for us, we’ve done it perfectly.
Not everyone is Pinterest-perfect. Who has time for that sh*t, anyway??
Being a housewife doesn’t make you lazy, or unimportant, or old-fashioned. On the other hand, being a business woman who has no time for homemaking tasks and doesn’t care about what’s for dinner doesn’t make you any less deserving, either.
You don’t have to be religious to be a homemaker. In fact, if you’re here, you’re probably at least a little bit witchy.
Whether you have small kids, grown kids, no kids, fur kids.
Whatever your family setup is, if your setup works, then you have made a home. You are a homemaker.
At Mediocre Housewife I promise to (irreverently, at times) always inspire and motivate you to honor that in every way. I promise to teach you witchy ways to enhance your homemaking life and appreciate yourself.
I’m a mediocre housewife. In fact, I am a childless stay at home witch wife, but I have a job.
In my time of being married and trying to embrace homemaking, I’ve come to love my job. My job is to make our house a home, to develop myself in whatever areas I see fit to explore, and to take care of our family to the best of my ability.
Sometimes my ability is better than other times. Sometimes I’m just mediocre.
But you know what? That’s okay.
Full disclosure: I mostly do witchy things instead of housewife things.
My name is Shanna (it rhymes with iguana). I’m married to a mediocre homeowner and we have two dogs and two cats. We live in South Carolina where we both work from home and I dream about owning a witchy cottage on a lonely beach.
Edna St. Vincent Millay – 1892-1950She is neither pink nor pale,And she never will be all mine; She learned her hands in a fairy-tale, And her mouth on a valentine. She has more hair than she needs; In the sun 'tis a woe to me! And her voice is a string of colored beads, Or steps leading into the sea. She loves me all that she can, And her ways to my ways resign; But she was not made for any man, And she never will be all mine.