Welcome to Passionate and Creative Homemaking. My name is Angell and I'm a homemaker with 2 boys. Although I am no longer blogging, I have decided to keep this blog up because I know it's helpful to women like me. You will see below this message, a list of all my posts. I have gone through my entire blog and have deleted the less important posts and kept just the meat of the blog. My purpose with this blog is to be as REAL as possible. There are enough homemaking blogs out there that, although can be encouraging, can hinder you by thinking that you're not good enough, that they are perfect...and leaving you feeling like "well what's wrong with me?" Life is messy, so isn't homemaking. I hope to encourage you be all that you can be as a homemaker, mother, wife, Godly woman, but most importantly to make you realize that you are normal, that no one is perfect, and we're all in this together. I make a ton of mistakes on a daily basis. I throw in the towel at least once a week. I go through the whole "what's the point?" on a regular basis. At least once a week (or even more) I want to smack my husband and my kids upside the head. I get tired of cleaning (especially the same stuff all the time). I have my own temper tantrums lol. I'm on the computer too much. I need to lose weight...on and on. I'm right there with ya. So I hope you can let your guard down here. And again, I hope you find encouragement here.
"No ordinary work done by a man is either as hard or as responsible as the work of a woman who is bringing up a family of small children; for upon her time and strength demands are made not only every hour of the day but often every hour of the night. She may have to get up night after night to take care of a sick child, and yet must by day continue to do all her household duties well; and if the family means are scant she must usually enjoy even her rare holidays taking her whole brood of children with her. The birth pangs make all men the debtors of all women. Above all our sympathy and regard are due to the struggling wives among those whom Abraham Lincoln called the plain people, and whom he so loved and trusted; for the lives of these women are often led on the lonely heights of quiet, self-sacrificing heroism. " -Teddy Roosevelt, 1905