4 thoughts on “What is householding?

  1. Sounds gorgeous to me. πŸ™‚

    Of course, yesterday was park day. The kids were all running around wacking each other with homemade weapons while the parents all knitted (or crocheted — I made a cute little pink jellyfish) and offered each other homemade cookies and brownies. πŸ˜€

  2. “In essence, I am making a call for a return to the home as a political act, an economic stance, and a spiritual movement.”
    This is exactly what came to my mind when I read the Orion article with the Gary Snyder quote a few months ago. Gary Snyder said, β€œThe most radical thing you can do is stay home.” Don’t you think this is what he was referring to?

  3. It’s funny you posted this, because I was just going to tell you about the 2 women (both mothers) I know who consider it anti-feminist to cook. They might not state it quite so baldly, but basically they feel it’s their duty to subvert the stereotype, to NOT be barefoot and pregnant, stirring a pot of soup in the kitchen …

    I love that article. I do think think that homemaking should be a point of pride. This evening I got my kids home from gymnastics at 6:30 and (with my husband’s help) got them a homemade dinner by 7, and had my littlest one in bed by 8. Without any tears or screaming. VICTORY! I feel like a superstar.

  4. Harriet Fasenfest has an article in the spring 09 issue of Oregon Humanities Magazine, which arrived at my house yesterday. It is humble and funny. She wrote, “I’m not sure when I became nostalgic for a rural life that I never lived. … My forebearers went straight from Ellis Island to a four-story walk-up in the Bronx.” I think you’d like that whole issue (topic: nostalgia) if you can find it.

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