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Homemaking and Chronic Illness

by bella hambrick  
6/16/2017 / Health

"She looks well to the ways of her household & does not eat the bread of idleness" (Proverbs 31:27).

This is super intimidating for me. I have to admit when I was diagnosed I had already been dealing with the pain for a while. However, the depression that comes with the pain caused me to become apathetic to my whole situation. I ignored everything and everyone I cared about. I wasn’t sure how to do deal with the pain and I struggled with accepting that I was always going to be hurting.

However when readjusting to life I realized that my house isn’t going to clean itself. Not that my husband has not picked up a TON of the slack but still. My husband have a division of chores that worked for us. But when I got sick every time I would get up to clean I would get overwhelmed.


pretty much sums up me every time  I would try to tackle my house since climbing out of this depression.

But I have a standard to meet and I have to adjust it so that I can still be the best wife possible without giving in to this depression.

But God tells us in Psalm 73:26

26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.
So with that amazing motivation I decided to get practical!
I chose to create a Home Management Binder that would be perfect for some one like me:
Here are the Printables and Recommendations:
  • Get yourself a Columnar Pad. It costs about $10 at Walmart, but when you divide that by 12 it is cheaper than any printables with the price of ink and it allows for you plenty of room. Click here to purchase! 
  • Also get your self some Dividers and Find the cheapest ones! I found these on but they have cheaper ones in store! Click here to purchase. 
    • It should be kept simple! Do not overload it. You are better off creating a separate binder or that continuously adding to the Home Management binder. The Following Should be kept in binder.


    Home Inventory

    Pantry Inventory

    Fridge Inventory

    I make attempts to stock pile and use coupons. Due to Fibrofog I tend to forget what I have and don’t. This will help me keep track and fight the fog!

    2.  Daily Tasks

    Click here to get it! 

    I used this one because it allows me to have a small set of proiorites. That way I can say wow I did what I had to and extra with out overloading myself with tasks which is something I am known for!

    3. Bills

    4. Cleaning

    This check list is great because it allows yo to check off indivual tasks that need to be done in a week very add and fibro friendly list!

    5. Emergency&Important Info

    Dates to remember

    Emergency Info 

    Password Keeper

    6. Misc (stuff that comes and goes. Do not let it REMAIN)

    For number 6 I just used a divider and lined paper.

    If you need more or less for you Binder, this site has the most friendly of printables!


Recently my life changed dramatically. After finding out I was sick I managed to find my way back to Christ and the Church.

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