Hello. I’m Tara.
Welcome to Simple Homemaking!
You dream of an organized and peaceful home, but it feels more like chaos.
You are tired and burnt out with the demands of running your household.
You want to simplify, but you are drowning in STUFF and are paralyzed with the thought of what to do first.
The laundry is out of control. Toys have taken over the house. It feels like you are on a never ending busy train.
You have lost your joy in motherhood.
I believe homemaking doesn’t have to be complicated!
having minimal and simple routines and systems that keep the home running smoothly.
children contributing with their daily chores
getting rid of the extra clutter that is weighing you down
having more time for things that matter most
My simple homemaking story
I will be the first to tell you that I don’t have it all together. If you are hoping I will help you to have a spotless house that passes the white glove test every single day, you are in the wrong place. My home is lived in. My children push the furniture together to make forts. At any given time, you may find art supplies strung all over the kitchen table, a puzzle in the living room floor, or a master Lego creation taking shape in the playroom. These things used to drive me batty because we had way too much stuff and no place to put it all. We were so busy managing our clutter and wasting our time.
I don’t fight those things anymore because my attitudes, mindset, and habits have changed. We have pared down our belongings to the things that we love most, so that our house no longer feels stuffed. It doesn’t take us all day to get ready for company anymore, and I’m ok if someone drops by for an unexpected visit.
We have simple systems in place that keep the home on autopilot. We have worked together to create a simple home. Still full of love. Still beautiful. Still cozy. The best part is that I don’t have to work all day to keep on top of my cleaning. To tell you the truth, I don’t even like cleaning. Ironic, right? It has to be done though, so why not make it as painless as possible?
Simple homemaking is about slowing down in life, bringing joy back in our homes, creating systems and habits that work for us instead of enslaving us, and giving moms like you encouragement to be confident homemakers.