Welcome to my brand new blog. I'm Nancy Jacobs and I'm your "How To" Homemaker. I've created this site to help teach the new homemaker "how to". I plan to cover the basics when it comes to homemaking. I know what is like to not know where to begin sometimes when it comes to different homemaking skills. I've been in your shoes. Now my oldest daughter has just turned 17. She won't be around the house too many more years and there are many skills she needs to learn. I've tried to teach her all along, as my mother tried to teach me, but as time passes I see there is still more for me to teach and more for her to learn. Heck, there is still more for me to learn for that matter. I hope I never stop learning. My desire is to be a resource and a mentor for women who are new to homemaking or women who have been flying by the seat of their pants and would like to improve their homemaking skills or women like me who enjoy picking up a nugget of useful inspiration.
When I was in high school and college, I first wanted to be an extension agent and teach home economics to the public. During college, my career path took a turn and I went in to nursing and became a registered nurse. While working as a nurse I completed a Lamaze certification course and taught Lamaze for a number of years. I've also taught religion to children for many years. I've taught many basketweaving and crafts courses to adults and children. What I'm getting at is teaching is in my blood and I've been feeling a calling to teach homemaking skills to anyone who would like to learn. That is why I've formed this blog.
I've been producing a free podcast called Making Our Home a Haven. In that podcast I cover creative ways to help us have peace, joy and comfort in our homes. If you are in iTunes, you can search in the podcasts for Making Our Home a Haven to subscribe and download it from there. You can also listen to it directly on the player on my sidebar here. Podcasting is just another way for me to teach.
I've been blogging for two years over at Basketmaster's Weavings. I feel though that it is time for that blog to stand on its own and for me to expand here. I plan to have tutorials with step-by-step directions on topics such as cooking, sewing, organizing, saving money, gardening, crafts, parenting, entertaining, decorating and more. I plan to share with you those great tidbits that I run across such as how to keep odors out of your refrigerator or how to save money on your utility bills.
I'd like to welcome you to follow me and I also am asking that you please help spread the word by letting others know about my blog over here. I feel like a little fish in a big pond starting a new blog so I want you to know I appreciate all of you, my friends, who are reading this.
Here's to Homemaking,