Looking for some inspiration in your role as homemaker? Check out these 31 beautiful and inspiring homemaking quotes!
Sometimes, as homemakers, we need a little encouragement to help us get through the day to day. As with anything, we can lose our zest and passion from time to time.
If you’re feeling discouraged or lacking inspiration as a homemaker, I’ve rounded up 31 beautiful, homemaking quotes to put a little pep in your step!
Even if you’re not feeling discouraged and you just want someone to put to words your LOVE and PASSION for homemaking, you’re in the right place!
Being a homemaker is an amazing role and something you should cherish and hold dear. When you’re feeling inspired in you’re homemaking you’re excited and ready to jump out of bed every morning! You have routines that help you, your family, and your home to function better.
As a homemaker you find beauty in the simple things in life and in your home. A quiet, morning cup of coffee, the afternoon sun coming through the windows, and a from scratch dinner around the kitchen table with your favorite people.
Everything you do in and around your home, and for your family, is important and something you should treasure. Sometimes we just need to hear something beautiful and inspiring about our roles as homemakers.
I hope these quotes encourage you and help you to find the beauty in keeping home.
Beautiful Homemaking Quotes
“I have found that there is romance in housework: and charm in it; and whimsy and humor without end. I have found that the housewife works hard, of course–but likes it. Most people who amount to anything do work hard, at whatever their job happens to be. The housewife’s job is home-making, and she is, in fact, ‘making the best of it’; making the best of it by bringing patience and loving care to her work; sympathy and understanding to her family; making the best of it by seeing all the fun in the day’s incidents and human relationships. The housewife realizes that home-making is an investment in happiness. It pays everyone enormous dividends. There are huge compensations for the actual labor involved…There are unhappy housewives, of course. But there are unhappy stenographers and editresses and concert singers. The housewife whose songs I sing as I go about my work, is the one who likes her job”majorie kinnan rawlings
“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.”louisa may alcott
“Rain is in the forecast. A pot of coffee is brewing on the counter, and the kitchen is fragrant with apples and cinnamon. Eleanor Tomlinson’s album is playing on repeat; I could listen for the rest of my days and never tire of it. Autumn is in full swing here in Maine and it makes the rhythms of homemaking all the more joyous.”Samantha lindsey
“A true home is one of the most sacred of places. It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the world’s perils and alarms. It is a resting-place to which at close of day the weary retire to gather new strength for the battle and toils of tomorrow. It is the place where love learns its lessons, where life is schooled into discipline and strength, where character is molded. Few things we can do in this world are so well worth doing as the making of a beautiful and happy home. He who does this builds a sanctuary for God and opens a fountain of blessing for men. Far more than we know, do the strength and beauty of our lives depend upon the home in which we dwell. He who goes forth in the morning from a happy, loving, prayerful home, into the world’s strife, temptation, struggle, and duty, is strong–inspired for noble and victorious living.”j.r. miller
“It’s okay to live a simple life if that is what brings you joy and peace. We are not all called to be ball-busting CEO’s, “Boss Babes,” or superstars. It’s okay to have a day that is simply filled with rhythmic chores, hobbies, hushed conversations, and peace.”Mrs. midwest
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”ludy maud montgomery, anne of green gables
“Housekeeping creates cleanliness, order, regularity, beauty, the conditions for health and safety, and a good place to do and feel all the things you wish and need to do and feel in your home. Whether you live alone or with a spouse, parents, and ten children, it is your housekeeping that makes your home alive, that turns it into a small society in its own right, a vital place with its own ways and rhythms, the place where you can be more yourself than you can be anywhere else.”cheryl mendelson
“I am sure that there is no place in the world where your message would not be enhanced by your making the place (whether tiny or large, a hut or a palace) orderly, artistic and beautiful with some form of creativity, some form of ‘art.’”edity schaeffer, the hidden art of homemaking
“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”louisa may alcott, little women
“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”jani ortlund
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“The housewife’s job is home-making, and she is, in fact, ‘making the best of it’; making the best of it by bringing patience and loving care to her work; sympathy and understanding to her family; making the best of it by seeing all the fun in the day’s incidents and human relationships.”
“Go on with your work as usual, for work is a blessed solace.”louisa may alcott, little women
“The kitchen is your natural setting as a woman and you should look beautiful, not bedraggled, in it. Whether you go to work or work at home- or both- take advantage of the opportunity the kitchen offers for expressing your wifely qualities in what you wear. Pinafores, organdies, and aprons look wonderful, as do gay cotton wrap-arounds that slip on over your dress while you make breakfast. Too much attention is paid to kitchen equipment and decor; too little to what is worn in this setting. Why look like Cinderella’s crotchety stepmother when you can be a lyrical embodiment of all that a home and hearth means!”anne forgarty, wife dressing: the fine art of being a well-dressed wife
…and on that same note:
“Bake in heels.”adrienne posey
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“She must look upon her home as the one spot on earth, for which she is alone responsible, and which she must cultivate well for God.”j.r. miller
“The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.”laura ingalls wilder
“The best things in life are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”robert louis stevenson
“I’m only a housewife, I’m afraid.” How often do we hear this shocking admission. I’m afraid when I hear it I feel very angry indeed. Only a housewife: only a practitioner of one of the two most noble professions (the other one is that of a farmer); only the mistress of a huge battery of high and varied skills and custodian of civilization itself. Only a typist, perhaps! Only a company director, or a nuclear physicist; only a barrister; only the President! When a woman says she is a housewife she should say it with the utmost pride, for there is nothing higher on this planet to which she could aspire.”john seymour, forgotten household crafts
“Ma liked everything on her table to be pretty.”laura ingalls wilder, little house in the big woods
“Watching and learning from Mama and the other women in my family gave me a deep love for home and hearth and taking care of people. I knew from a young age that there was eternal value in those things.”sophie hudson
“I can use the house to create a home. I can offer my family, my friends, myself, and even strangers the gift of love by making them feel special when they are in my home.”sarah mae, 31 days to clean – having a martha house the mary way
“The attic and the cellar were full of good things once more, and Laura and Mary had started to make patchwork quilts. Everything was beginning to be snug and cosy again.”laura ingalls wilder, little house in the big woods
“Homemaking is a passion you can pass on from generation to generation.”elizabeth george
“It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existence, [but] you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?”audrey hepburn
“Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world”c.s. lewis
“There needs to be a homemaker exercising some measure of skill, imagination, creativity, desire to fulfill needs and give pleasure to others in the family. How precious a thing is the human family. Is it not worth some sacrifice in time, energy, safety, discomfort, work? Does anything come forth without work?”edith schaeffer
“What must be done is best done cheerfully.”laura ingalls wilder, on the banks of plum creek
“I beg of you, you who could and should be bearing and rearing a family: Wives, come home from the typewriter, the laundry, the nursing, come home from the factory, the cafe. No career approaches in importance that of wife, homemaker, mother — cooking meals, washing dishes, making beds for one’s precious husband and children. Come home, wives, to your husbands. Make home a heaven for them. Come home, wives, to your children, born and unborn. Wrap the motherly cloak about you and, unembarrassed, help in a major role to create the bodies for the immortal souls who anxiously await.”spencer w. kimball
louisa may alcott, little women
“I do think that families are the most beautiful things in all the world!”
“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.”thomas wolfe
Last but not least….
“Please hear me now. I don’t believe that homemaking is all that there is. I believe that some women, many women, have been called to work and use their skills to bless others in a variety of careers. But I’m fed up with our culture making women feel like they have to work outside the home. Like raising children, producing food, loving a husband, and keeping a home isn’t enough. Because it is.“shaye elliott, the eliott homestead
I could have quoted this whole article, but this was a short snippet of encouragement.
With that, I hope you found some encouragement and inspiration today and you’re ready to take on your role of HOMEMAKER with a happy and joyful heart.
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