For me, I felt drawn to it, even though before I had children I considered myself a working woman feminist kinda a person. Not that feminists don't stay home with their kids and clean toilets but I was young and naive and didn't know any better.
When I became pregnant, I knew instinctively I would stay home with her and provide her with a loving, wholesome home life. I did not have a stable home life a as a child and wanted above all to give her stability. Now I'm not saying those working moms who also tend towards traditional homemaking skills are not doing that as well, this is just for me personally. For me (I am a highly sensitive person, with some sensory issues, and came from an abusive, destructive childhood) I need to be home and not work in order to provide this order for my family. If I worked, I would not be able to bake bread, sew often, crochet, etc. I would be overwhelmed with work and not able to bring myself to do that. I'm amazed at the moms who are!
Plus, like a pp said, I, too, feel that society has got away from a home-centered life and I think it is a mistake and the cause of a lot of our troubles. Another reason I started cooking from scratch, baking, etc. because of the nasty ingredients in commercially prepared foods. Plus the cost
I get migraines and have to monitor my intake of certain ingredients so cooking from scratch is easier for me.
I love gardening, always have, always will, it's just something in my bones. I actually feel like I "belong" in my garden. Which is part of my problem at this new house because I can't garden here, the ground is pure clay and back breaking work. I stick to containers here. I have felt that I don't belong at this house and gardening is part of why.
And as I said in the opening post, I feel that today's society, with our economy and all, I feel it is important to resurrect these lost skills for the sake our our families, communities, and society at large. We will soon have to depend on our local community cottage businesses to provide us goods, if the big box stores fail due to the crumbling economy.
BTW, my new skill I've added since starting this thread is crocheting!! I"ve made hats, neckwarmers, toys!
Ok, so now that I've written a novel, I'll go and read the rest of the posts!
Originally Posted by takebirthback
So I was wondering if any of you have given thought to why it is you tend towards traditional homemaking skills?
What are your reasons?