Quotes about homemaking help women like the one in this photo. She is kneeling down to be face to face with her children. One is a boy, dressed in a kid's suit. The other is a girl, her hair wavy. The mother is smiling. This is a vintage image from roughly the 1950s.
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10 Quotes About Homemaking: Encouragement for Homemakers

As a modern housewife, I find that quotes about homemaking are important tools for me. When I get lost in the hard work and repetition of cooking and cleaning every day, quotes like the ones below motivate me to keep going.

When I feel like my work as a homemaker is futile, and that nothing is really being accomplished, I turn to this form of encouragement for homemakers.

Because while the work is hard, and sometimes thankless, I know in my heart and soul that it is incredibly important.

The clean house isn’t important. But the food is. The ability to invite friends and family over is important. Having the time to homeschool my child and create a hygge space is important.

In my work as a homemaker, I am serving the people that I love the most. No other job can fulfill that need, for me.

So let these quotes be an inspiration for you, too, when you are frustrated.

This vintage mom is holding up her baby, who seems to be laughing or babbling something. The mom is so happy to be with her baby. The baby is in old fashioned cloth diapers with clothes pins.
Being a homemaker is hard work, but we can find joy in the small moments

Quotes For Homemakers

I paired these quotes with classical images of homemakers. They are vintage images from the 30s to the 50s, mostly.

Looking at these images of old fashioned homemakers is about more than nostalgia for a time I never knew (and never really existed).

These photos remind me of all the conveniences we homemakers now have, that we didn’t have before.

Our lives are so much easier now. Easier than they have EVER been.

And for that, I am so thankful.

So while I do adore that retro housewife aesthetic, I also adore the reminder that life could be harder.

I may not be a glamorous old fashioned homemaker, but I am doing my best with what I have.

It’s about learning and practicing those simple homemaking skills.

You don’t learn how to be a homemaker in one day, you learn your whole life.

So please enjoy these housewife quotes. I hope they inspire you to work a little bit harder with an even bigger smile!

Quotes for homemakers won't always make you as happy as this mom, but they can help. She is holding out a soft hair brush to her baby, who is checking with her before he grabs it.
I look up to old fashioned homemakers, who almost all had it harder than me!

10 Quotes About Homemaking: Encouragement for Homemakers

Often, homemaker thoughts get stuck on how tough their work is. But reading quotes about home and family can help us to see the purpose of everything we do.

Creating a hygge home is an important task. We help our family to come together, to heal from trauma, and to build their confidence.

Quotes on housewife duties help to put our work into perspective. And this perspective can be strong encouragement for homemakers.

Homemaking Is The Most Important Work In The World

Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world, C. S. Lewis. Behind this quote is a woman looking in her fridge for some food. On the door is two milk bottles. The vintage housewife is wearing an apron and cute dress, plus dark heels.
Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world

The world would have us think differently, but the homemaker props up everyone else. Our work is essential.

We teach our children, we comfort friends and family, and we care for the hygiene of our home.

The home is where all good things start, and it all starts with us.

Homemaking Is Beautiful

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
Thomas Wolfe
Behind the quote is a homemaker looking at something
There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves

We may not feel beautiful while we are making the home, but homemaking certainly is a beautiful act.

Even when we are sweaty and dirty from a hard day’s work, we shine with beauty to those that respect our work.

Homemakers Need No Justification

The career of motherhood and homemaking is beyond value and needs no justification. It's importance is incalculable.
Katherine Short

Behind this quote is a mother looking lovingly at her baby, who is looking off to the side.
The career of motherhood and homemaking is beyond value and needs no justification. Its importance is incalculable.

When the world makes you question your choice to stay home, remember this quote.

Your work as a homemaker is building society, even if some don’t see it.

Homemaking Is A Passion

Homemaking is a passion you can pass on from generation to generation.
Elizabeth George

Behind this quote is a couple of teenagers from the 1950s going for a walk. The young woman is holding a camera. The young man is wearing a printed tie.
Homemaking is a passion you can pass on from generation to generation.

Not everyone has a passion for homemaking like you and I do. And that’s okay!

But if you do have the passion for it, it’s also okay to have off days.

Remember that you are human, and that it’s okay to ask for help from others.

Homemaking Is Nurturing

I'm a very nurturing kind of person and a sort of a homemaker. I'm just interested in things remaining fresh.
Jacqueline Bisset

Behind this quote is a homemaker with big, beautiful hair holding some food on a plate.
I’m a very nurturing kind of person and a sort of a homemaker. I’m just interested in things remaining fresh.

Sure, there are other careers where you can put your nurturing qualities to good use.

But isn’t your family filled with the most important people in the world to you?

There are none more deserving of your nurturing energy than them.

Homemakers Aren’t Here To Please Strangers

She asks not how her behavior may please a stranger, or how another’s judgment may approve her conduct; let her beloved be content and she is glad.
Charles Spurgeon

Behind this quote is an image of a young woman wearing a hat and licking an ice cream cone
She asks not how her behavior may please a stranger, or how another’s judgment may approve her conduct; let her beloved be content and she is glad.

Homemaking is all about priorities.

What do you prioritize during the day?

Who do you prioritize in your life?

You won’t please everyone. A homemaker can’t spend time worrying about pleasing strangers, she is much too busy pleasing her loved ones!

Homemakers And Entertaining

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Behind this quote is a group of friends sitting around a table, their bellies full and their plates filled with food. They are deeply immersed in conversation.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it

When I am on my game as a homemaker, I am so much happier to have guests over.

Sure, my friends probably don’t care that much about laundry on my couch. But I do.

A hygge house is inviting for friends, who can then relax in the cozy environment you have created.

Great And Noble Tasks

I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. 
Helen Keller

Behind this image is a homemaker putting on makeup in a mirror.
I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.

While vacuuming may not be a great and noble task, it is one of many foundational building blocks for such tasks.

A good meal powers the brains that build rockets and cure cancer.

Remember that the small tasks add up to great things.

Homemaking Is The Ultimate Career

The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.
C. S. Lewis

Behind this image is a beautiful homemaker smiling at the viewer.
The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.

All careers exist to make homemaking a possibility.

Some may not want to be homemakers, but those that do rely on the support of people in other careers.

Our great work can only be done when we are safe and funded.

Homemaking Is A Choice

I love being a wife and homemaker - because it's my choice. My husband doesn't expect me to do it. I don't mind doing things for him because he does so much for me; we both feel that way so there is no power struggle.
Salma Hayek

Behind this image is a happy homemaker in her apron, doing something in a vintage kitchen.
I love being a wife and homemaker – because it’s my choice. My husband doesn’t expect me to do it. I don’t mind doing things for him because he does so much for me; we both feel that way so there is no power struggle.

Some women may feel forced into being a homemaker.

Other women may feel forced into leaving the home to work for others.

But homemaking is a choice for most. And when it is taken as a choice, and not a requirement, it truly can become a pleasure to care for the home.

Like Salma Hayek, I love homemaking because it is what I wanted to do.

11 More Quotes About Homemaking

There needs to be a homemaker exercising some measure of skill, imagination, creativity, desire to fulfill needs and give pleasure to others in the family. How precious a thing is the human family. It it not worth some sacrifice in time, energy, safety, discomfort, work? Does anything come forth without work?

Edith Schaeffer

Yes, women are homemakers – and the entire earth is our home. Yes, we are here to take care of the children – and every child in the world is one of our own.

Marianne Williamson

There is a strong side to me, that is of a homemaker. I look forward to spending time at home in the evenings, cooking a meal, chatting with my parents and inviting friends over.

Deepika Padukone

Housekeepers, homemakers, wives, and mothers are fundamental social relations, which rest upon woman’s characteristics, physical, mental, and moral.

R. Heber Newton

I beg of you, you who could and should be bearing and rearing a family: Wives, come home from the typewriter, the laundry, the nursing, come home from the factory, the cafe. No career approaches in importance that of wife, homemaker, mother — cooking meals, washing dishes, making beds for one’s precious husband and children. Come home, wives, to your husbands. Make home a heaven for them. Come home, wives, to your children, born and unborn. Wrap the motherly cloak about you and, unembarrassed, help in a major role to create the bodies for the immortal souls who anxiously await.

Spencer W. Kimball

When I got married and had a child and went to work, my day was all day, all night. You lose your sense of balance. That was in the late ’60s, ’70s, women went to work, they went crazy. They thought the workplace was much more exciting than the home. They thought the family could wait. And you know what? The family can’t wait. And women have now found that out. It all has to do with women, or the homemaker leaving the home and realizing that where they’ve gone is not as fabulous, or as rewarding, or as self-fulfilling as the balance between the workplace and the home place.

Martha Stewart

Keeping a home not only requires time, energy, and creativity, but it also calls for skills and experience.

Dorothy Kelley Patterson

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Proverbs 14:1

The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.

Harold B Lee

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 31:27

The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children

G. K. Chesterton

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