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31 Days of Imperfect Homemaking

31 Days of Imperfect Homemaking - a series on imperfecthomemaker.com



I didn't name this blog Imperfect Homemaker for nothing.  Before I started blogging, I enjoyed reading other blogs, but often would walk away discouraged.  On one blog I would see these wonderful ideas for organizing and decorating, on another I would see all the things I should be doing for my husband and children, on yet another I would see so many healthy changes I needed to make for our family.

I was overwhelmed!

And it paralyzed me.  I couldn't do anything because I didn't know where to start.

So I created this blog as a place where I don't pretend to have it all together.  If I post a recipe or craft, it's because I found something easy.  If I can do it, I know you can too!  If I post some spiritual encouragement, it's because the Lord revealed a weakness in my own life that had to be addressed.  If I post something about cleaning or organizing, it's because I'm desperately trying to figure out how to keep my own home clean and organized!

A couple years ago, I had a theme on the blog for an entire year called “Anti-Procrastination Year”.  I challenged myself to do one thing every day that needed to be done but always got shoved to the bottom of the pile, and I blogged about it. In spite of simultaneously battling chronic fatigue, it was one the most productive years I have ever had!

But it's so easy to fall back into the rut of overwhelm.  Of constantly saying “I need to do {fill-in-the-blank}, but I just don't have time right now.”

The truth is, I do have time.  I just don't have time to do it the way I'd like.  I don't have time to organize every cupboard in my kitchen, so I leave them all a mess.  I don't have time to prepare the coolest craft ever for my kids, so I don't do a craft with them at all.  You get the idea.

I have a feeling I'm not the only woman out there with these struggles.  No — I know I'm not the only one.  I've seen your emails and your comments on Facebook.  And you are not alone.

So here's what we're going to do.  We're going to overcome our overwhelm!

We're going to serve our families, even when we don't have time to do everything exactly like the picture-perfect (unrealistic) ideals in our heads!


I'll be giving you one simple task to complete each day, and we are going to do it together!  Anything we do, no matter how imperfectly, will bless our family more than doing nothing at all!

The  challenges will be in the following areas:

    • Sunday – Your walk with the Lord
    • Monday – Loving your husband
    • Tuesday – Taking care of your own and your family's health
    • Wednesday – Ministering to your children
    • Thursday – Taking care of yourself
    • Friday – Managing your finances
    • Saturday – Housekeeping

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I'll be adding the link to each day's challenge to this page. If you happen to miss a post, just click the “31 Days of Imperfect Homemaking” button on the sidebar and it will bring you here!

Challenge #1: Time Management 101

Challenge #2: Meal Planning to Save Money

Challenge #3: Deep Cleaning Doesn't Have to Be Hard

Challenge #4: The Most Important Thing of All

Challenge #5: Showing Love to the One You Love

Challenge #6: One Easy Way to Boost Your Health

Challenge #7: Loving the Little People

Challenge #8: Use Your Brain

Challenge #9: Simple Ways to Save Money

Challenge #10: Quick and Easy Decluttering

Challenge #11: Scripture Memorization

Challenge #12: The Way to a Man's Heart

Challenge #13: One Step at a Time

Challenge #14: Who Cares if You're Not Crafty?

Challenge #15: Taking Care of Yourself

Challenge #16: Shop Ahead and Save

Challenge #17: Throw it Away




Bonus! Follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #imperfecthomemaker and encourage other members of this community throughout the challenge!

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