Homemaking unleashed: A source of strength and self-expression

By Esther Muhozi
On 3 October 2023 at 01:41

There is a certain sense of freedom in transforming something that once confined you into a thing of beauty. Whether it involves revisiting past experiences or tackling a task that was once unpleasant, the process can be incredibly liberating. For many women in previous decades, their role as homemakers often felt like a tether, binding them to a house where their efforts were underappreciated and undervalued.

They were expected to manage the household while their husbands were at work and their children ran about. Some of these women aspired to pursue careers or establish themselves beyond the confines of their homes but felt trapped by societal expectations. It is hardly surprising that many women turned away from homemaking in an attempt to distance themselves from the very thing that seemed to imprison them.

In recent times, homemaking skills have seen a resurgence. It’s as if women are returning to reclaim what was once used against them. Skills that might have faded over the generations are now being reawakened by a deep desire to create, prepare, and care for both ourselves and our loved ones.

Homemaking skills no longer carry the negative associations of the 1950s; instead, they are instilling power and pride in the hearts of women everywhere. Pastimes like baking, sewing, cooking, cleaning and gardening are becoming increasingly integrated into the lives of women who are eager to acquire new abilities and provide for themselves.

Mothers have been integrated in the world of hunting, with this I mean waking up early in the morning and chasing the means.

But this has not stopped them from coming back home and looking after their households and the follow up on small details like a saucepan that broke a handle two years ago on a son’s birthday that she can not find at home.

It could be the ability hidden in their nature, that at times people have defined them as amazing creatures, they will know who went at school who didnt even in their absence , they will know which child is misbehaving, Making a home later on, thinking of the new sofa sets to be placed in the house and the tree behind the young sons window that needs matching.

Indeed, homemaking is a labor of love. It encompasses the creation of a clean and inviting environment, the warmth of a welcoming kitchen, the coziness of a well-maintained house, and the dedication to sewing buttons back onto shirts with care. Homemaking is a celebration of these skills, an acknowledgment of the nurturing spirit that thrives within women. It’s about cherishing the ability to turn a house into a home, a place of comfort and love that leaves an indelible mark on the lives of all who inhabit it.