“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Homemakers Movement

I have been so pleased in recent months to see the number of women making their way .. or deciding from the get-go to be keepers at home.  With that said, there are still areas in my own home that need work. 

Organic Fruit Snack (barely touched while I was away)!
Earlier this month I was gone for nearly four days.  While I was pleased to have the family step up and take care of our youngest (disabled) child, it came at a cost meal wise.  Without my influence let's just say that highly processed foods were consumed.  It would have been best to have had some home made freezer meals available (that was not the case) .. and my family saw this as an 'opportunity' to eat junk.  I must continually teach my family about the importance of good quality food.  When 'mom' is gone, no one seems to care or make the effort to prepare nutritious meals.  More work and training needs to take place about the benefits of good nutrition, and ... yes, while junk food may not harm you if eaten every so often, I need to bridge the 'GAP' (or gape) in my family's food choices when I'm away. 

Tonight there is a sporting event on TV (don't ask ... because I don't remember;) ... pizza seems to be the food of choice.  With plenty of fresh tomatoes available, it will be homemade and healthier than from a pizzeria or the frozen food isle.  

A homemakers job is vital to the well being and health of her/his family. 


Rebecca said...

I'm glad you had a get-away and that the family "stepped up" to make it possible. It's refreshing to see how seriously you take your responsibility. I'll bet your homemade pizza is delicious!

meemsnyc said...

When I go away for a few days, I always cook a weeks worth of food and put in tupperware containers for my husband to heat up and eat. If I don't do that, he ends up eating cereal and icecream every day.

Rosey said...

I agreed whole-heartedly with you! It is crucial for home-makers to set the tone for eating.

LynnS said...

Glad you had a nice 'get away' time. I agree with you about the home being considered more important than in recent past times. More women are deciding to stay home, cook from scratch, and enjoy the basic processes that I thought were being lost. It's comforting to know there is a return to some old ways, isn't it?