Want to know what I've been doing today?
Browsing the blogs of very christian wives and mothers for homemaking information. No, I'm not turning into a surrendered wife or anything, it's just that the only decent, knowledgable and intelligent homemaking advice seems to be on those blogs. If I might have little to talk to these christian cousins about in terms of politics or religion they certainly have a lot I can learn from them.
Menu planning, budgeting, gardening, cleaning, baking, scheduling, organization...It goes on and on. A rich treasure trove of deeply useful stuff that most of the rest of society has deemed either useless or abandoned to for-hire services.
Well, that's not quite true. We do have Martha. So either it's beneath us or so far above us that the best we can really hope for is to browse a glossy monthly. Either way, homemaking and it's arts aren't things we're actually supposed to do.
So the christian housewives come to my rescue. They won't tell me to have a maid in once a week or to decant liquid dish soap but they'll navigate the reasonable and practical middle and help me craft a cleaning schedule. I think I can manage that.