Mrs. Kiwi's Homemaking Blog

Discover homemaking tips to help you create a home that nurtures you and your family. Learn about cleaning, cooking, and self-care for homemakers.

The Pollyanna Homemaking Technique (How to Stop Hating Housework)

In this post, I share a homemaking technique that can help you enjoy your least favourite homemaking tasks.

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Myths About Cooking (What I Wish I Had Known as a New Cook)

In this post, I debunk seven myths about cooking. These are the things I wish I had known when I first started cooking for myself and for my family.

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How to Have an Extra Clean Bathroom (Tips for Cleaning Everything in Your Bathroom)

This post is about how to have an extra clean bathroom. You’ll discover seven tips to help you clean your bathroom more thoroughly, so that you can transform your bathroom into a sparkling clean haven.

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Hobbies for Homemakers (Interesting Hobbies to Do at Home in 2022)

My hobbies help me to get my housework done on time. Just the thought of rewarding myself with half an hour of painting or sewing or felting is enough to give me the energy to fly through my chores, even on days when I just don’t feel like cleaning and tidying.

That is why this post is all about hobbies for homemakers. In this post, I share seven hobby ideas that are perfect for homemakers. These hobbies enrich my life, and I hope they enrich yours too.

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Three New Homemaking Skills I Learnt in 2021 (End of Year Reflection)

The year is drawing to a close, and in this post I reflect on three new homemaking skills that I learnt in 2021.

The end of the year is my favourite time to look back on lessons learnt, and I hope this post inspires you to reflect on and celebrate the progress that you have made in your homemaking journey this year.

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How to Have a Peaceful Christmas at Home (A Guide to Annual Leave for Homemakers)

Christmas is just around the corner, and in this post I share one of my favourite homemaking traditions. Each year at Christmas, I take at least a week’s holiday from my normal homemaking routine, and I fondly call this tradition annual leave for homemakers.

My annual leave for homemakers takes place in my favourite place on earth—my home. My holiday always consists of three simple, restful activities, and these three activities combine to create the perfect recipe for a peaceful Christmas at home.

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An Autumn Day in My Home (Autumn Homemaking Diary)

In this post, I walk you through a day of autumn homemaking. If you’ve ever wondered what a homemaker does all day, come on in, and let’s get started.

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Self-Care for Homemakers (A Beginner's Guide to Nurturing Yourself)

This is a beginner’s guide to self-care for homemakers. In this post, you’ll discover four categories of self-care. You’ll learn how to look after yourself—and why it’s crucial for you to do so.

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Autumn Homemaking Checklist (Autumn Cleaning and Cooking Ideas)

Autumn is here, which means that it is time to begin working through my autumn homemaking checklist. In this post, I share six seasonal homemaking tasks that I like to do each year to coax my home into the autumn spirit.

If it’s autumn where you live, I invite you to join the fun and complete some (or all) of these tasks in your home as well. Happy autumn!

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What Is Homemaking? (The Three Homes of a Homemaker)

To be a successful homemaker, you need to be able to answer two questions: What is homemaking? What is a home?

In this post, you’ll discover the answers to these questions. You’ll learn about the definition of homemaking—and you’ll also learn about the three homes (yes, three homes!) that a homemaker needs to nurture.

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