Here we are beginning another new week and halfway through the month of January already..
I am enjoying these Winter evenings..
Our weather thus far has not been too bad and usually the evenings are nice and cozy..
Cups of lovely tea and reading or searching the web for wonderful creative ideas..
We are hoping to have a Keepers meeting in a week or so and I find myself looking for ideas that will be interesting to the girls..
To change the subject. smile.
I had asked this question in the questionnaire..
10.. Have you heard about the talk of the new trend called "the New Domesticity?
No one seemed to have heard of it..
In my reading I came across this and found it kind of interesting and thought perhaps you would, too..
What they are saying is that in this scary world that seems to have lost it's way with the economy, environment and wars that there is a growing movement of smart young women and some men who are embracing what they call the new domesticity..
It seems they are getting back to basics like cooking, crafts, gardening and other domestic tasks..
They are enjoying learning to make jams and jellies, preserving green beans and crocheting or knitting hats and mittens..
I have noticed a change in the blog world where there are so many blogs now written by young mamas who are kind of hippie like in their goals of creating homesteads and home schooling their kids..
They are making home made everything from yogurts, home cleaning products and even their toiletries...
They may have decided to change from the traditional careers to writing blogs, growing their own veggies and starting Etsy shops on the Internet to sell their crafty goods or earning money by writing ..
They are saying that there seems to be a trend of leaving fancy jobs and finding substitutes in traditional home making and selling wares on the Internet and having home businesses..
People are writing books about it and wondering how this is going to affect the future generation of young women who have during the past culture had goals of being corporate workers but are now putting home and hearth first..
They are wondering what role the media and blog culture are playing in making domesticity look very appealing..
They wonder how this has happened and if it bodes ill for gender equality..
They are calling it the New Domesticity and are discussing whether women can or should have it all..
This is basically what I have read and took notes from a couple of sites so I could share it with you..
I found it all a bit heart warming to tell you the truth..
I think it is a wonderful move and I think that families will be enriched..
Personally, I am not a bit worried about gender equality and whether women can have it all or not..
How about you?
I think children will be blessed to have their mothers there in the morning when they get up and still there when they come home from school if it is possible to do..
Husbands who come home to find their wives running home businesses and home schooling their children will no doubt be much happier with the end result..(Just my opinion) smile
I know that with the world's economy women need to work sometimes but just maybe with foresight and frugality there is a way for some to stay home and raise families..
What do you think?
Have you noticed this going on?
I am happy if there is a move to place home, hearth and family first..
Of course, that is not always possible and I did read that lots of girls don't really want to give up their careers but spend their free time reading blogs about the ones who are doing this but as for themselves they just want to read about it..
All in all as far as I am concerned the main thing is that the home is Christ centred and by putting Him first in lives and hearts then whether the lady of the house works outside or not then it will be a happier home..
What say you...
I hope you will comment and perhaps we can have a little discussion going on.. eh?
I do have a couple of recipes for you that are very simple and good..
I made this simple salad dressing tonight and loved it..
Of all the dressings I have made I don't know how I have missed this one.
My new fave..
Homemade French Dressing..
6 T. canola oil
2 T. wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste..
Whisk all together and pour over a mixed salad.
We had this for supper, too..
I am not a meat eater so we always share a chicken breast..
That is my piece.. grin..
Lemon Oregano Chicken Breasts..
2 chicken breasts (I used the bone in and 1 big one)
1 lemon ..
1 T. olive or canola oil
pinch of dried oregano
sea salt and pepper..
Rinse and dry chicken breasts..
With a sharp knife make a couple of slits across the tops and place on a plate..
Mix the marinade and pour over the chicken..
I let this sit for an hour and turned the chicken over halfway through..
Heat a frying pan on medium heat and when hot add the chicken and marinade..
Cook on each side 6 minutes or until done..
This would be good with something besides mashed potatoes but I made my husband eat an all veggie soup for lunch and was not happy that there were no potatoes in it.. grin..
Mashed potatoes for supper..
Thank you, dear hearts..
So glad you dropped by and please leave a comment..