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Hats off to the homemakers - A promise fulfilled

Updated on August 30, 2012
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It’s a tribute hub for the so talented house wives. Or should I say HOME MAKER? Let’s better use the word homemaker here though in a previous hub (purely written on a lighter note) I have used and reused the words as house wives and non-house wives. But reasons for using those words were that it was a lighter hub only. But now this is a hub for serious view and a salute to my highly talented friends. So it’s a personal preference to shift gears to higher standard of mental hubbub. So it is clearly to be understood that, the aim is to put up a more then ordinary hub for my beloved experts. (Though the capacity to judge the hub rely on the readers)

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‘I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.’ - Elizabeth Taylor


Here are the words of famous Elizabeth Taylor and quoted here to praise the homemakers for their extra ordinary ability. They are not ordinary at all and they should never pretend to be one. Leaving the warm comfort of the family, to take the responsibility of becoming a home maker is really a matter of pure strength which is so generally looked down upon so far. No matter even if one stays in nuclear style family. But the 24 x 7 responsibility is really a matter to be praised for. After marriage the whole gamut of the frame is changed in total contradiction to earlier carefree life style. The pampered daughter/sister suddenly has to turn to a more serious person with full constancy to run a home to all perfection. Perfection concerning all-round aspect regarding the sudden LADY is a very common expectation. Sudden lady because the bubbly girl next door has to change the role play into a respectable first lady of the house may be very fast. An arranged marriage may give a chance for proper change of mind set. But it may not happen so always. There is also a vast difference between theory and practical situations. Mere decision to perform the role of a home maker is very brave indeed, and yes BRAVO my dear friends !

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‘I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.’ - Marilyn Monroe


Ask the spinster the aches in heart for the role of homemaker to play. In the words of fantasy queen Marilyn Monroe, it has to be understood that even the celebrated celebrities also fantasize about the much popular character. It’s kind of never ending strong appeal of the greener side of the distant mountains. Everybody just dreams about a home to make in own way with a loving husband with voices of kids around. It’s a common dream of may be every girl born on earth. Time may change but hardly some uncommonly beautiful common dreams change with time. That is the beauty of human mind. Modern girls and ladies play many different positions with success at par with the male counterparts. But daydreams and wishes like the fairy tale of the prince charming coming on a horse to kiss on a full moon night never change. May be for this very reason the ultra modern girls also in the bottom of heart nurture a butterfly of hope to fly in the sky of success but always there is this acceptance of the fact of marriage. Smartest of girls then turn to be a homemaker to have her own home in much love and affection.

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‘I have become a housewife and there is no better job.’ - Celine Dion


Responsibility of homemaker is much more serious compared to any kind of other job. In any other job nobody is bound to be expert in multitasking. But here in this case multitasking is such a normal traditional aspect that nobody realizes the value of it. Managing the many chores for the kids ( no matter how old they are, kids are always kids) and then the works for husband with the many relatives and friends are like a roller coaster ride which is always a no matter aspect for the homemakers. There are always numerous occasions of guests, parties, get-togethers and other gatherings which need to planned and managed so expertly. Everything is always very very important and needs detailed attention. But for homemakers, these all are not even an affair to think about. A homemaker is so highly expert in multitasking that they do not even realize how actually tough it is. Ask one like me (there can not be any better example here). Here is a list of so mundane routine in a household but just go through it nicely and one will realize how really tough it is…and the gentlemen our there who are so professionally successful may be (including the non-homemakers) just asked what is their polite view …!

  1. Morning variety of tea, health drink, and lunch boxes with readying the uniforms, shoes, socks, dress for husband, watering the flower pots, instructing the maids for dusting and other things and the many demands of breakfasts are just a matter of cutting a piece of hot cake for the homemakers. But hey, have you noticed the variety? And these are just NOTHING material to ponder for the ever so great homemakers.
  2. The shopping of groceries, dress for kids, keeping the house all sparkling clean then to attend a get-together in the neighborhood with never ending charm and even keeping a track of the homework of the two children and cooking a Chinese style homemade dinner to treat the family for surprise is just a matter of everyday scene for them. And homemaker expertise don you think is so extra ordinary that you don even get full term training?

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The list can be extensive and very scary for the other category. But a glimpse here is well enough to make one realize the strength and scope of the less spoken arena. These are so common that we do not even stop and think. But should we not stop and pay much deserving gratitude toward our so expert friends here who only knows to give comfort to the HOME to make one paradise on earth?

And yes, there can never be a home away from home. Because home is where the heart is! And Heart is where the God is. God is the maker and a part of God to be present among us as homemaker. Nevertheless, a basket full of flowers here for the ever blooming gorgeous smile of the HOMEMAKERS to brighten the world little more. May God bless their so much energy and zest to make a world and their home a better place to live.

This hub was a promise I made to write in my previous hub. I do not know whether I could be successful in my effort here. But it is truly my respect to my friends who enjoy in making house a HOME. My many accolades for the unsung expertise of our great HOMEMAKERS !


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    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you dear, You are very kind. Happy to meet you for sure.

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      catgypsy 

      5 years ago from the South

      I am so glad someone finally made a tribute to homemakers. It is one of the hardest and most important jobs there is and it's high time we gave them credit. A great hub!

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you my dear newest friend..Rema,

      So nice to have your view here about my this hub. I tried my level best to do the justification about the idea, rest depends on the readers do decide how far i could have been successful in my endeavor. Thank you very much for your insightful comment here.

      Looking forward for a long friendship ahead.

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      Rema T V 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Great hub Deergha. Very well presented. I totally agree with your views. Home makers do an awesome job and as you rightly said their contribution to the society often goes unnoticed because they are taken for granted. Nice hub. keep it up. Cheers, Rema.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you very much @MsDora for your comment here.

      Your visit here is indeed much appreciated .

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

      I love your approach to the topic. Adding the celebrity quotes enhanced your perspectives beautifully. Good job.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you @ jbrock2041, for your kind visit and comment here. Wish you all the very best for your dreams ahead.

      Luv

      deergha

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      jbrock2041 

      6 years ago from Park City, UT

      Nice hub! I don't often see hubs about such a personal topic that I enjoy. You created a great story in a way and it made me think of my own mother who worked but also was always there for us as a housemom. I'm not a mom yet but when I do I hope to embrace it and be a good housemom.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear Jan,

      Thanks for finding it unique. It so nice to know that you found the hub interesting and enjoyed reading.

      luv

      deergha

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      Janhorner 

      6 years ago

      Very interesting hub. Loved the celebs you introduced into it. Something unique,enjoyed the read.

      Jan

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear Gypsy,

      Thank you for your kind visit here. I really do appreciate your comment and passing it on always.

      Take care,

      Deergha

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful tribute to homemakers. Passing this on.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hey IntegrityYes, Thank you for your inspiring support always. Its so nice to see you. Your votes and comment is always much appreciated.

      deergha

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      IntegrityYes 

      6 years ago

      WHOA! That is another great one. I vote up for sure.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you Shara ..for your nice and heartfelt comment here. Its indeed an important hub for me and your comment here is much appreciated for. Your are very right in your view here. You are always welcome dear....

      deergha

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      Dear midget, thank you for you stopped by and took time off to go through this hub. Your view is much welcome here always.

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      Dear Patty,

      You very right here. Women all are always amazing, I cant agree more with you. Its really an awesome experience to have been on both sides of the fence. But the role of 24 x 7 homemakers (even with helping hand) is very much difficult. It can not be compared to anything else in the world as the responsibilities are really very heavy like to teach good habit to our children, being always their to support husband in low time and the list goes on. Here there is not even any chance of any mistake which you will rectify later . So its indeed a much responsible job but hardly being praised in the society.

      Thank you for your insightful and very practical view with votes here.

      ..............................................................................................................

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      Patty Kenyon 

      6 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      I have been on both sides of the fence...At times I would work up to 80 hours a week (including travel time) and have played the Home-Maker as well.

      From my point of view, it was much easier paying someone to take care of the kids while I worked and I would just go grocery shopping on my way home and clean when I needed to.

      Taking care of the children and house 24 x 7 without extra help, is a very difficult job...granted I do have 4 kids...lol...However, I commend all women regardless of whether or not they are a Home-Maker...Women are Amazing!!!! :)

      Excellent Hub!!! Voted Up and Awesome!!!!

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      It is an awesome tribute, dghbrh!! Well done, my friend. If only society paid more respect to the homemakers!

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      Farhat 

      6 years ago from Delhi

      I agree with 'Celine Dion'.....There is no better job than being a housewife'....its a full 24 hour job, performing different roles at different time... how aptly a housewife better say home maker switch herself over to adapt as per need of the role, and no degree/certificate is as prestigious as the degree of a Home-Maker. A house remains a material thing untill unless the 'Home maker' not comes to make it a 'Home' with a soal and its own vibrance.

      Great Topic and a very well written Hub...Thankyou Deergha!

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