When I see or hear the words keeper of the hearth, I imagine human-sized fireplaces and old one-room homes where everyone slept nearby, to keep warm on winter nights. I also imagine women getting up to stoke the fire or add another log.
But when I think about modern-day hearth keepers, I picture women lighting candles. But also cooking, cleaning, and doing other homemaking tasks.
And I started thinking about this question - what does the keeper of the hearth wear? If she had a daily uniform, what would it be?
For me, it would be my super-cozy oatmeal sweater duster and my long, brown knit house dress. Or, my basic daily uniform: duster, v-neck top and leggings.
But I got curious and decided to Google what do homemakers wear?
There were many articles and posts to choose from, but my favorite title was “why it’s important for homemakers to dress for the day you want to have.”
Her article suggested that homemakers should go beyond yoga pants and sweatshirts and take pride in getting dressed each day in simple, easy outfits that are a clear upgrade from pajama wear. That doing so honors both God and the role of homemaker, and will help them feel better and because of that, get more done.
Try this experiment and get fully dressed every day, in something you love. If you want to be a homemaker who’s put together, even-keeled, confident in her work, and ready for whatever the day may bring, then dress like her. You might not feel like that expert homemaker, yet, but I promise you that dressing like one will help you grow into that role. -RichlyRooted.com
Here are links to other posts on the topic…
Book review of The Curated Closet
This second one describes a process she learned in the book, and gives examples of what changed for her as she went through the process herself.
What comes to mind for you when you hear the words, “keeper of the hearth” or “homemaker?”
Do you have a daily uniform?
See you tomorrow!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, hygge lifestyle blogger & connoisseur of delight writing about how to create a hygge lifestyle, with hearthcraft, comfy capsule wardrobe tips and cozy home decorating ideas. More here.