I have long thought of myself as a homemaker - as in the Maker of the Home - and have been very proud to do so, after all, what could be more important than making a home for my loved ones and I. When I heard about the book Radical Homemakers I asked our library to buy it so I was very pleased to see it sitting in my library bin last week. I knew it was my kind of book almost from the moment I started reading it. Every once in a while I find books that are so good that I don't want to put them down and so with this one I managed to find a way to read it while I went about my daily round. I even found a way to clip it open so that I could read it while knitting gifts (which I've never been tempted to do before).
It is such a good feeling to come across a book telling about a group of people who value the same things you do. I enjoyed reading about each person in the book and very much felt a feeling of community while reading. And, when you choose to live your life outside the norm in our society, it always feels good to hear about others making similar life choices - it is very affirming. Such a good book! And so, I think the next time someone asks "What do you do?" I might just say, "I am a Radical Homemaker." How fun is that?