The Homemaker and Her Occupations

Of all the jobs in the world, there is only one that wears the hats of many other occupations. While some don't consider the homemaker a real occupation, it is a job many women are quickly reverting to now days.  It is an occupation Christian women should not try to hide. It is something we all can be proud of when we are asked what our occupation is.

The Homemaker and Her Occupations

I was thinking about all the things a homemaker does throughout her days and these are just a few of the occupational titles we hold.

Executive Assistant (husbands are the executives and wives are the assistants or help-meets)
Vice-President of Family (helps husband in the direction and training of the children)
Referee (puts an end to sibling rivalry)
Restaurateur (makes nutritional menus for the family and organizes meal times)
Chef (prepares and cooks the meals)
Baker (bakes and decorates birthday cakes and other goodies on occasion)
Marketing Executive (finds unique ways in preparing foods the children don’t like so they will eat them; such as spinach, carrots, etc.)
Dishwasher (self-explanatory)
Janitor (dusts, vacuums, mop floors, clean bathrooms, etc.)
Canner (canning garden produce, making preserves, freezing)
Gardener (water garden, pull weeds, etc.)
Laundry Manager (wash and dry clothes, iron if necessary)
Seamstress (mending and sewing clothes)
Interior Designer (decorates home to make it welcoming to those who enter, especially those who dwell there)
Hairdresser (Attends to children’s hair & sometimes cuts hubby's hair)
Singer (all children love to hear their mothers sing)
Teacher (we are commanded by God to train our children)
Nurse (clean and bandage cuts and scrapes)
Pharmacist (gives out proper dosage of medicine to sick children)
Veterinarian (attempts to help all living creatures brought in the house by children who find the wounded creatures)
Undertaker (gives funerals to the wounded creatures that didn’t make it)
Entomologist (must be able to tell children the names of the insects they bring home)
Exterminator (must be able to get rid of unwanted creatures in the home)
Secretary (keep home records, pay bills, etc.)
Hostess (be welcoming to all who come to your home – whether you’re ready or not)

Once when my husband and I were applying for some credit and I was asked my occupation, I smiled and said with all seriousness, "Domestic Engineer". The young man looked very impressed and said, "Oh!" Yes, we women are definitely engineers. ;-)

Now this is just the start of a list. Have fun thinking up other titles!

Sharon from Keeper of the Home


  1. Great list sharon! I'd have to stroke off canner and seamstress though... It's been a long time since I've done either!

  2. This is really good...I too think the list would be endless...we are blessed aren't we?

  3. Too Cute Sharon. And too true as well. Blessings ~ Cathryn

  4. Wonderfull post. I think I´m going to commit plagiarism and post it in my blog also :-)

  5. Dear Me, Sharon! House keepers went to Home Makers (just sounded more sophisticated.) Now we have
    all these titles? I like Domestic Engineer!

  6. Sharon, I loved this post! How blessed we are to be so fulfilled in the home.

  7. Just as good second time around!


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