Hi! Welcome to The Proficient Homemaker. My name is Karen Tero, and I love equipping women to fulfill their calling as wives, mothers, and homemakers.
After years of encouragement from my daughters and my friends, I’m finally taking the leap into the world of blogging! The Proficient Homemaker is my little home online where I share lessons learned “in the trenches” of marriage, motherhood, and more.
Have you ever felt inadequate after reading the description of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31? Are your days filled with stress as you juggle the responsibilities of being a wife, mother, and home-keeper? Do you find yourself wondering if you are doing enough – and doing it well enough? Or are you simply looking for encouragement and motivation to keep you moving forward in your quest to be a godly wife and mother?
The Proficient Homemaker can help!
In 1979, I married my best friend, David, and began learning life lessons of faith, practical living, and relationship skills as they apply to being a wife and keeper-at-home. In 1982, my journey into motherhood began. The Lord added twelve children to our family over the course of twenty-seven years. I have experienced the joy and satisfaction of nurturing, training, and caring for my children from infancy through adulthood. Each stage brings its own set of rewards and challenges. My children now range in age from twelve – thirty-nine years, and we are now experiencing the added blessing of sons- and daughters-in-law as well as grandchildren. This has opened up a new “classroom,” for me. I am learning the art of letting go of my children while embracing each new member of our family.
As a pastor’s wife and home school veteran, the Lord has opened up many opportunities for me to share the life lessons I have learned. Home school conferences, Mom’s Nights Out, Sunday School classes, Bible studies, prayer retreats, missions retreats, and one-on-one discipleship are just a few. I’m excited to now be entering into the world of blogging as an outlet for sharing life lessons – past, present, and future.
what you’ll find at the proficient homemaker
Don’t know where to start? Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find here. See something that sparks your interest? Click on the link to read more.
Marriage – We’ll delve into the world of being a “helpmeet” as we discuss the multi-faceted role of being a wife.
Parenting – I’ll share the successes, failures, challenges, and blessings of being a mom, plus the lessons learned along the way.
Homemaking – Here you’ll find practical tips and suggestions for cleaning, organizing, laundry, meal planning & preparation, hospitality, DIY crafts, and more.
Homeschooling – I’ll talk about curriculum choices, teaching methods, lessons I’ve taught, and lessons I’ve learned.
Christian Living – These posts are designed to encourage you in your walk with the Lord. I’ll share thoughts from my daily devotions and “hindsight insights” gleaned from my prayer journals from the past 30+ years
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