these are two layouts that were published in the winter issue of Scrap-Art-Zine. the first is a wintery one about some wonderful winter memories shared with Danielle!
the second one was inspired by a 50ies style advertisement, and i think i chose the background paper according to that theme (somehow it reminds me of a pattern on an apron). the layout contains two of my most favourite quotes about the work i (predominantly) do nowadays (i also do occupational therapy in an old folks home, write and sell some photography, but most of the time, i work within the home). i strongly dislike the titles "stay at home mum" or "housewife", they limit the precious work we do to just certain areas or aspects. i prefer homemaker! so here come the quotes, maybe they're just what you need this morning:
When someone asks where you work, don’t answer, “I don’t work; I stay at home.” Instead, answer, “I work at home.” When you manage your home, plan the meals, handle the finances, juggle the calendar, and make sure that family members enter the world relatively groomed and sanitized, you work a lot.
Tsh Oxenreider - on Simple Mom
“The mission of developing the home environment has belonged primarily to women in past civilizations. Whoever may now assume this responsibility, the role of homemaker remains essential to human destiny. Today, although some of us enjoy the greatest affluence the world has ever known, we find that developing a home environment that serves the human spirit, a home of beauty, order, and simplicity, remains a very challenging task.”
from a book called "Montessori from the Start", via The Making Life
have lovely (homemaking or what ever you do) day!